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I. CORE MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING COURSES
1. Defects in Materials (27-728)                        
A first-year graduate-level foundational course on imperfections in materials
6 units of lecture
Fall:        2013 (Mini I)

2. Defects in Materials (27-202 / 212)
A sophomore-level foundational course on imperfections in materials
6 units of lectures + 3 units of labs in 202; 6 units of lectures in 212
Spring:    2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
Fall:        2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 (Mini II)

3. Enginereering Materials of the Future (27-100) (old title: Materials in Engineering)
A freshmen-level introduction to Materials Science and Engineering
9 units of lecture
Spring:    2003, 2002
Fall:        2003, 2002                                  
3 units of lab
Spring     2000

4. Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory I/II (27-303 / 27-304)
Project-based, semester-long courses in laboratory methods for MSE
3 units of lab 
Spring:    1999 (27-303)
Fall:        1999  (27-304)

II. CERAMICS COURSES
1. Powder Processing of Materials (27-323) (Old title: Processing of Ceramics)
A junior-level introduction to ceramic and powder processing
9 units of lectures with a lab project
Spring:    2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2004
Fall:        2015, 2000

2. Properties of Ceramics and Glasses (27-551 / 751)                        
A senior- / graduate-level elective on the properties of ceramics and glasses, including examples of applications
9 units of lectures in 551; 12 units of lectures in 751
Spring:    2008                                                                 

III. SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL and ENERGY APPLICATION COURSES
1. Materials for Future Energy Systems (27-728)
A graduate-level elective relating the technology of energy systems to materials, including photoelectrochemical semiconductors, SOFCs, and thermoelectrics.
6 units of lectures
Spring:    2013, 2011    (Mini III)
Fall:        2016, 2014    (Mini I)

3. Energy Conversion and Supply (39-610)
A graduate-level core course in the Energy Science Technology & Policy Master's Program (CIT) that introduces the basic workings of the systems that supply, distribute, and utilize energy.
6 units of lectures
Fall:    2017 (Mini I)

3. Special Topics: Materials for Energy Systems (27-765)
A case-study graduate-level overview of Solid Oxides Fuel Cells
1/3 of 6 units of lectures
Spring:    2009, 2007                                                              

4. Processing Design: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (27-421 / 27-721)
A graduate-level elective including a case study on the design, processing, and use of SOFCs. 1/3 to 1/2 of 9 units of lectures
Spring:    2001, 2000        

5. SAMS Fuel Cell Summer Program for High School Students
Powering Future Engines: An Introduction to Fuel Cell Technologies
A high-school level overview of electrochemstry and SOFCs
Lectures and laboratory experiences
Summer:    2003

IV. MISCELLANEOUS COURSES
1. Independent Research
(27-555, 27-###)
Plan, advise, mentor students in independent research.
Spring:    2011
Fall:        2014, 2010

2. Independent Reading (27-###)
Supervise and advise students in independent reading on topics of their choice.
Past Projects: Shape Memory Alloys, Diamond Coatings, High Temperature Superconductivity.

3. Graduate Seminar (27-774)
Organizer of Departmental Seminar Series
(Invited Seminars)
Spring:    2017
Fall:        2017, 2016
(Invited and Student Seminars)
Spring:    2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
Fall:        2003, 2002, 2001, 2000