MSE 4358. ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANTS - MATERIAL SELECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION. 3 Hours.
Materials science basics, material selection and material characterization for orthopedic implants. Survey of metallic materials, ceramic materials, polymers and composite materials applied in orthopedic implants. Introduction to surface modification, biostability, and tribology of orthopedic implants. Several laboratory practices are included. Prerequisite: Must be in a college of engineering professional program or college of science professional program or department consent.
The interdisciplinary field of materials science and engineering has become critical to many emerging areas of science and advanced technology. As a result, there is a growing demand for engineers and scientists with education and training in materials science and engineering. The Materials Science and Engineering Department provides students with such education and training through its graduate master's and doctoral degree programs. Additionally, the department offers undergraduate courses for use as electives in science and engineering, in Fast Track Programs in Materials Science and Engineering, in minor programs in this discipline and in Certificate in Nanotechnology.