Academic Catalog

Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering (9801)

9801:605. Polymer Physical Chemistry. (4 Credits)

Fundamentals of polymer chain characteristics, common polymerization types, and overview of polymer physical chemical behavior.

9801:615. Polymer Characterization. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 9801:605. Introduction to widely used polymer characterization techniques (3cr) with accompanying experiments (1cr).

9801:635. Rheology, Processing and Evaluation of Polymeric Materials. (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: 9801:605. Introduction to several types of polymer processing and several tests of properties (3cr) with accompanying lab environments (1cr).

9801:645. Research, Problem Solving and Communication of Technical Information. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 9801:605. Introduction to the research and development enterprise, problem solving, and the communication of technical information to various audiences.

9801:665. Emerging Markets & Technologies. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 9801:605, 9801:615, and 9801:635. Overview of emerging markets and technologies involving polymers as well as analyses of these technologies with respect to life cycle, carbon footprint, and sustainability.