Materials Science & Engineering Program
Materials Science &
Engineering
Graduate Program Orientation
September 28, 2010
Bourns Hall Room A171
Agenda
Materials Science & Engineering Program
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Welcome
Faculty Introductions
Student Introductions
MS&E Advisor/Recruitment
Graduate Program Overview
Questions
Materials Science & Engineering Program
MS&E Research Advisor
Assignment/
Recruitment
Presented by:
Cengiz Ozkan, Professor of
Mechanical Engineering and
MS&E/Graduate Advisor,
Admissions & Recruitment
AY2010-2011 Graduate Students
Materials Science & Engineering Program
Graduate Student
Bobek, Sarah
George, Aaron
Guo, Lei
Liu, Yiding
Ma, Quan
Moon, Chung Hee
Wang, Wei
Zhu, Jianxin
Research Advisor
Ludwig Bartels
Cengiz Ozkan
Francisco Zaera
Yadong Li
Ludwig Bartels
Nosang Myung
Cengiz Ozkan
David Kisailus
Recruitment Goal AY2011-2012
Materials Science & Engineering Program
The MSE program is ramping up
AY2010-2011 welcomes 8 graduate
students to the program (all PhD)
For AY2011-2012, we are projecting to
increase the graduate student
population by 10-12 new PhD students
Materials Science & Engineering Program
MS&E Graduate Program
Overview
Presented by:
Ludwig Bartels,
Professor of Chemistry
Graduate Advisor/Academic
Affairs, MS&E
Graduate Program
Requirements
Materials Science & Engineering Program
36 units of approved coursework (trivial, 3
quarters at 12 units)
Ph.D.: At least one class in all five areas of
MS&E is recommended
-Foundations of MS&E
-Materials Structure
-Materials Characterization or Simulation
-Functional Materials
-Materials Synthesis or Processing
Ph.D. Program
Preliminary Exam
Five written tests (1 hrs), one in each area.
Materials Science & Engineering Program
I will ask the instructor of your class in each area
for the exam
The exam will be collocated with the EE exam.
Materials Science & Engineering Program
Ph.D. Program
Advancement to Candidacy Exam
• Qualifying Committee (4 members from MS&E, 1
outside member)
• Please suggest committee members and clear
their availability
• Thesis Proposal (2-4 pages)
• Oral Presentation
• Plan on 25-30 min
• Introduction and Relevance
• Preliminary Results
• Plan of Research
• You will be asked plenty of questions during
and after the presentation. The exam will take
2h.
• Show that you take ownership of your project
Ph.D. Program
Dissertation and Final Oral Examination
Materials Science & Engineering Program
• Dissertation Committee (3 members)
• Membership should be arranged before
Advancement Exam
• Thesis Defense
Graduate Program
Requirements
Materials Science & Engineering Program
36 units of approved coursework (trivial, 3
quarters at 12 units)
M.S.: At least one class in five areas of MS&E
(for exam Masters) or three areas (for thesis
Masters)
M.S. for concurrent students: Under
development, Likely one class in each area,
if not already covered for primary degree
-Foundations of MS&E
-Materials Structure
-Materials Characterization or Simulation
-Functional Materials
-Materials Synthesis or Processing
Ph.D. Steps
Description
Form(s)
When
Deadline
Preliminary Exam
Take and pass 5
written exams
and 1 oral exam
Preliminary
Exam Intent
Form and Oral
Exam Form
End of year 1
(3rd quarter)
Offered in Spring
& Summer
announced by
department
Qualifying Exam
Committee
Nomination
Nominate 5
members. 1
member must be
from outside
area.
Form 2 and
Report of
Departmental
Requirements
Form
Usually after
completion of year
2 (6th quarter of
matriculation)
At least 2
weeks prior to
the exam date
Qualifying Exam
Oral exam for
approval of.
dissertation
proposal
Form 3
See above
submitted to
GA no more
than 24 hours
after taken
Final Defense**
Ph.D. dissertation Form 5
final defense
(open to the
public)
Varies between
4-5 years
Submit to
Graduate
Assistant as
soon as
possible after
defending
Ph.D. Steps
Description
Form(s)
When
Deadline
Dissertation Draft
Rough Draft of
n/a
final dissertation
n/a
One week
before the final
draft is due.
(check
Graduate
Division
Calendar for
specific date)
Dissertation Final
Draft
Final draft of
Ph.D.
dissertation
n/a
On or before
the last day of
the quarter.
(check
Graduate
Division
Calendar for
specific date)
Acceptance &
Deposit form,
ProQuest
Publication
Agreement, 2
optional
surveys
M.S. Required Steps
Description
Required Form(s)
Deadline
Advancement to
Candidacy
List all courses taken that
are relevant to your
degree.
Application for
Candidacy for M.S. in
MSE
Deadlines posted in the
Schedule of Classes and
are posted every
quarter.
Final Defense
Preparation
Schedule the date of your
final defense with your
committee members and
reserve a room.
Submit the title and
abstract for your thesis
announcement to GA
Abstract and Title must
be submitted no later
than 9 days prior to
your defense.
Defense Result
Report the results of your
thesis defense
Report on Final
Defense for Master’s
Degree
Submit to GA as soon
as possible after your
defense.
Thesis Draft
Rough Draft on Final
Thesis
n/a
One week before the
final draft is due. (check
Graduate Division
Calendar for specific
date)
Thesis Final Draft
Final draft of M.S.
dissertation
Acceptance & Deposit
form, ProQuest
Publication Agreement,
2 optional surveys
On or before the last
day of the
quarter.(check GD
Calendar for specific
date)
Materials Science & Engineering Program
Course Enrollment
Every Quarter
• Enrolled in a minimum of 12 units
• MSE 250(Colloquium) – 1 unit
• Research (MSE 297 or MSE 299) – 1-12
units
• MSE 200 – you can repeat it, if you
intend to give part of the
introduction. You will receive a
grade then.
Materials Science & Engineering Program
Course Enrollment
Normal Registration Process
• Advising Form
• Confirm courses with your Faculty
Advisor
• Obtain Faculty Advisor signature
• Turn in form to Nicole Morginsky
• Enroll into courses online through
GROWL
• Nicole Morginsky enrolls you into
MSE 297/299
• Nicole Morginsky helps with
enrollment, if GROWL does not accept
your choice.
Materials Science & Engineering Program
Employment/Financial
Support
Presented by:
Nicole Morginsky,
Graduate Student Affairs
Asst.
MS&E Information
Materials Science & Engineering Program
CEE Information
Employment/Financial Support
• GSR Appointments
Employment/Financial Support
• Quarterly Reviews
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• TA/GSR
Payday Appointments
• Quarterly
– Check or Reviews
Direct Deposit
– GPA
Fellowship: 1st day of the month
for current month
– payday
TA Evaluations
st day of the month payday
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GSR:
1
• Payday
for previous month
– Check or Direct Deposit
– Gap:
During summer months
– 1st day of the month payday
switched from fellowship to GSR.
July is paid on August 1st. Plan
ahead.
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