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Materials Technology for Energy and Sustainability Graduate Certificate

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Analyze the challenges and opportunities of materials design and processing in the energy sector.

Technology that enables clean power generation is key to sustaining global society and shaping the future. This graduate certificate program will provide students the fundamental basis and practical aspects of materials science and engineering used in sustainable energy technology. Students in this program will be able to analyze the challenges and opportunities of materials design and processing in the energy sector and provide sustainable solutions in the relevant technological and societal context.

Who should consider this program?

The Materials Technology for Energy and Sustainability Graduate Certificate program is designed for students in the following programs who wish to pursue careers in green technology (electric transportation, renewable energy, energy storage, etc.):

  • chemical engineering

  • mechanical engineering

  • material science

  • environmental engineering

  • physics

  • chemistry

Educational Objectives

Graduates will be able to:

  • Establish societal, economic, and scientific foundations for materials used in sustainable energy research and industry.

  • Gain knowledge of the most up-to-date, leading technology and market trends of materials in energy harvesting; conversion, and storage technology.

  • Synthesize multidisciplinary ideas to define critical problems and analyze relevant data related to materials for sustainability applications.

  • Assess the viability of diverse materials technology to address problems in energy and sustainability.

Educational Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the basic concepts and design principles of energy harvesting, conversion, and storage devices and their material components.

  • Read, analyze, and evaluate key data sets relevant to the sustainable energy industry.

  • Obtain hands-on knowledge of the latest processing and analysis tools for renewable technology.

  • Determine and apply materials selection criteria to engage in collaborative projects to address sustainable energy challenges.