The use of computational modeling tools is ubiquitous in materials research. The Computational Materials minor provides a fundamental graduate education in materials simulation techniques. The course work:
Provides foundational courses in materials modeling, offered at various length scales,
Integrates both broad foundational courses for students interested in a wide range of modeling techniques and/or specialized courses allowing students to develop depth in a specific modeling technique/scale, and
Provides a flexible set of electives that will assure students are exposed to materials-related phenomena in their area of expertise.
The minor provides students the recognition of having built a background in Computational Materials, as well as the access and oversight of faculty in the minor to help them integrate these concepts with their doctoral research.