This book emphasizes the importance of the interdisciplinary nature of education and research from a materials science perspective. This approach is aimed at helping readers to comprehensively understand the physical, chemical, biological and engineering aspects of any materials science problem. The content of this book is prepared to maintain the strong background of the fundamental engineering disciplines with the flourishing effect of integration of these disciplines for education and research purposes. Aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students in materials science and other streams of engineering, this book presents key concepts of engineering sciences as relevant for materials science in terms of fundamentals and applications. It discusses engineering mechanics, biological and physical sciences, and includes case studies on biomedical materials and renewable energy.
1.Introduction. Part I: Fundamentals. 2. Bonding and Properties of Materials 3.Advanced Bonding 4. Engineering Mechanics and Mechanical Behavior of Materials 5. Conventional and Advanced Manufacturing of Materials 6. Electrochemistry and Electroanalytical Techniques 7. Chemical and electrochemical kinetics 8. Introduction to Biological Systems 9. Elements of Bioelectricity 10. Physical Laws of Solar-thermal Energy harvesting. Part 2: Applications. 11. Environmental/Societal Needs of Alternate Energy and Energy Storage 12. Spectrally Selective Solar Absorbers and Optical Reflectors 13. Advanced Electrochemical Energy Storage Technologies and Integration 14. Ceramics for Armor Applications 15. Functionally Graded Materials for Bone Tissue Engineering 16. Design, Prototyping and Performance Qualification of Thermal Protection Systems for Hypersonic Space Vehicle 17. A Way Forward Appendix A