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

Core Course in Materials Science:

Chemistry/Physics 318 The Chemistry and Physics of Materials

Cluster Courses:

Biology 101 The Cell

Chemistry 201-202 Organic Chemistry

Chemistry 301 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics

Chemistry 302 Physical Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics

Chemistry/Environmental Studies 304 Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Chemistry 305 Inorganic/Organometallic Chemistry

Geosciences 202 Mineralogy and Geochemistry

Mathematics 210 Differential Equations and Vector Calculus

Mathematics 315 Groups and Characters

Physics 201 Electricity and Magnetism

Physics 202 Waves and Optics

Physics 210 Mathematical Methods for Scientists

Physics 301 Introductory Quantum Physics

Physics 405T Electromagnetic Theory

Physics 411T Classical Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics

Physics 451 Solid State Physics