Electronic & Photonic Materials Track

The list of materials for electronics and photonics applications transcends diverse materials classes of ceramics, metals and polymers. We live in an age in which electronic and/or photonic devices can be made mostly or even completely from polymeric films. New technologies in electronics and photonics will rely increasingly on understanding how inorganic and organic materials are interfaced and integrated. Graduating materials scientists and materials engineers will need a broader perspective on the possibilities of materials: for example, photonic functions based on hierarchal organization from nature may provide low-cost, environmentally friendly solutions to a range of sensing and energy harvesting needs. How might inorganic nanostructures produced by bottom-up synthesis methods bring electronics and photonics to new materials platforms? This interdisciplinary track is designed to prepare students for careers in the electronics or photonics industry and for graduate research programs in electronic and/or photonic materials in electrical engineering, materials science, physics, chemistry and other disciplines. The track provides a strong foundation for nanoscience and nanotechnology as it relates specifically to the properties of electronic and photonic materials.

Suggested Course Sequence

  • ECEE 302
  • PHYS 311
  • PHYS 452 or MATE 512
  • MEM 417

Relevant Courses

Course # Course Title Credits
MATE 512 Solid State Materials (Required) OR 3
PHYS 452 Solid State Physics (Required) 3
ECEE 302 Electronic Devices (Required) 4
ECEE 304 Electromagnetic Fields & Waves 4
ECEE 451 Electroacoustics 3
ECEE 352 Analog Electronics (Required) OR 4
MEM 417 Introduction to Microfabrication (Required) 3
PHYS 311 Classical Mechanics I 4
PHYS 451 Quantum Structure of Materials 4