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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - CES6947
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-07-24
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2006-04-20
  2. Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 2104 0000 00
  5. Contact Person: Alberto A. Sagues
  6. Phone: 4 5819
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: CES
  9. Number: 6947
  10. Full Title: Electrochemical Diagnositc Techniques
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Electrochem Diagnost Techniq
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: EGN 3365 or equivalent basic Materials Science course
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Fundamentals and applications of electrochemical diagnostic techniques. Focus on electrochemical impedance spectroscopy to evaluate reaction rates in corrosion and interfacial phenomena of materials. Includes research project.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Course introduces widely used modern electrochemical methods used in many engineering and science disciplines. These methods are not sufficiently convered by available Graduate offerings.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Course serves the needs of students with an interdisciplinay interest, who are conducting M.S. or Ph.D. studies in Engineering (Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical), Engineering Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biological or Marine sciences in which familiarity with electroanalytical research tools is desired.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Course has been offered previously 4 times, about every two years.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Instructor must have a doctorate in materials science or a related field in engineering, chemistry or the physical sciences.
  29. Objectives: To familiarize the student with the fundamental concepts, experimental methods, and engineering materials applications of electrochemical diagnostic techniques, especially electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Emphasis will be given to the use of EIS and other transient techniques (polarization resistance, potentiondynamic testing) in the nondestructive measurement of reaction rates in corrosion and interfacial phenomena. Selected application topics will include the use of EIS in evaluating durability of engineering systems, in materials processing and in environmental interactions.
  30. Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course the student will be able to plan, conduct, and interpret the results of commonly used electrochemical impedance and related transient electrochemical experiments to evaluate electrochemical phenomena on the surface of electronic conductors in contact with electrolytes. The student will be able to lay out and perform preliminary modeling calculations to estimate the outcome of the experiments.
  31. Major Topics: Review of electrical and electrochemical fundamentals; electrochemical impedance spectroscopy; current distribution effects; non-dieal interfacial capacitance effects; impedance of coated metals;passive metals; instrumentation; data analysis; numerical modeling; conduct research project.
  32. Textbooks: “Lecture notes on Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy for Corrosion Testing”, A. Sagüés, 2002, provided to students. Recommended additional source: “Impedance Spectroscopy, Theory, Experiment and Applications”, 2nd. Ed., E. Barsoukov and J. Macdonald, Eds., J. Wiley, N.Y., 2005.
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  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
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