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May 6

UT Short Course in Materials Science

May 6, 2015 @ 8:00 am - May 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm


UT Short Course: Characterization of Materials…

Students and professionals alike will have a chance to learn some of the key elements of materials science thanks to an upcoming course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The course will highlight cutting-edge techniques for revealing materials structures and properties, ranging from atomic dimensions to the macro-scale. The course is co-sponsored by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UT, the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials and the UT chapter of the Materials Research Society.

Topics to be covered include everything from imaging and chemical analysis to nano-indentation and other physical testing techniques.

“The objective of this course is to provide an overview of techniques for assessing the structure, composition and physical properties of materials in the solid state,” said Kurt Sickafus, head of the department at UT. “The goal is to provide students with a ‘go-to’ guide to help determine what techniques they should be using in the field or at work.”

Each day’s courses run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with the individual lessons lasting about an hour each and will take place in room 307 of the Science and Engineering Research Facility, located atop The Hill at 1414 Circle Drive.

Instructors for the classes will come from a number of different locations across East Tennessee, helping not only bring varying perspective to the classes but also showing the kinds of materials science resources available in the area.

“We will be able to pay special attention to the following issues: 1) the spatial resolution of various techniques (atomic, nanoscale, microscopic, etc.); 2) the relative sensitivities of the various analytical procedures (parts per million, atomic percentage, etc.); and 3) destructive versus non-destructive analyses,” said

The cost is $200 for students and $350 for others, which covers course materials, lunches, and refreshments for breaks.

There are 100 spots available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information or to register, visit


May 6, 2015 @ 8:00 am
May 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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Univ. of Tenn, THE HILL
1414 Circle Drive, Room 307
Knoxville, TN 37916 United States
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