Advisory Faculty: Professor: KARABINOS, D. LYNCH. Associate Professors: L. PARK***, STRAIT. Assistant Professors: AALBERTS, S. BOLTON, SCHOFIELD***.

Materials Science is an interdisciplinary field which combines microscopic physics and chemistry in order to understand and control the properties of materials such as plastics, semiconductors, metals, liquid crystals, and biomaterials. Williams students with an interest in the properties of materials or in pursuing careers in materials science or a variety of engineering disciplines would benefit from following the courses in this cluster.

Note: Chemistry introductory course sequence will change in 2002. Please see the chemistry section of the catalogue for details.

Core Course in Materials Science:

  1. Chemistry/Physics 318 Materials Science: The Chemistry and Physics of Materials

Cluster Courses:

  1. Biology 101 The Cell
  2. Chemistry 016 Glass and Glassblowing
  3. Chemistry 201-202 Organic Chemistry
  4. Chemistry 301 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics
  5. Chemistry 302 Physical Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics
  6. Chemistry/Environmental Studies 304 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  7. Chemistry 305 Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry
  8. Geosciences 202 Mineralogy and Geochemistry
  9. Mathematics 209 Differential Equations and Vector Calculus
  10. Mathematics 315 Groups and Characters
  11. Physics 015 Electronics
  12. Physics 201 Electricity and Magnetism
  13. Physics 202 Waves and Optics
  14. Physics/Mathematics 210 Mathematical Methods for Scientists
  15. Physics 301 Introductory Quantum Physics
  16. Physics 405T Electromagnetic Theory
  17. Physics 411T Classical Mechanics
  18. Physics 451 Solid State Physics