Physics of Materials

Materials are central to any technological advance or solution.  Fundamental studies into the physics of materials have lead to the constantly emerging technologies that we use every day, including the Li-ion batteries that power our laptops and electric vehicles, and the computer electronics and hard-drives that enable our social media.   Clean energy is critical to our future, and materials physics promises to deliver the solutions for a sustainable future with novel low-cost solar cells and batteries.  The courses in this stream can be used towards a Certificate in Materials Science.

Recommended courses Prerequisites
*PHYC 3900: Soft Matter  
*PHYC 4230: Solid State  
PHYC 4460: Advanced Optics  
ECED 4350: Semiconductor Materials and Devices  
Plus 2 at least three of the following:  
PHYC 3540: Optics  
*ERTH 2001: Minerology ERTH1080, CHEM1011/CHEM1012
*PHYC 3303: Materials Science CHEM 1012 and PHYC 3200 (can be co-requisite)
PHYC 3250: Computational Methods  
PHYC 4250: Topics in Numerial Computing  
Physics Majors would be expected to also complete the following courses:
PHYC 3640: Quantum I  
PHYC 3210: Stat Mech  
* Completion of these courses with a minimum grade of B-, together with and honour's project with a material's emphasis meets the requirement for the Certificate in Materials Science