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Introduction to Energy Systems
  1. 1) This course is designed to convey the ideas of basic elements of the system and define and establish the concepts of simple energy system. The concept is expanded to advanced ideas of complex energy system.
  2. 2) Objective function and boundary conditions for the designing the several energy systems are identified to develop the analytical capabilities of typical energy systems.
  3. 3) Such concept and analytical methodologies are exercised in the explanation of elements and characteristics of energy system in the fields of energy engineering, energy science, energy economy and energy policy.
Introduction to Energy Economics

The principal theories on energy physicsand principles of thermodynamics will be studied in the context of the implications of energy theories with the major social issues, like economic development, structural transformation of industries, global environmental issues, and sustainable development.

Introduction to Basic Sciences in Energy Technology

Introductory basic science course for energy technologies. Mainly deals with principles and knowledges of physics and chemistry related to energy technologies. Lectrue topics include basic thermodynamics, plasma physics, electromagnetism, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, nuclear fission and fusion, physics and chemistry of solar cells and fuel cells.

Introduction to Energy Engineering

The fundamental engineering principles on the thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics are taught. The basic energy conversion process in electric energy, solar energy and wind energy are dealt with.

Special Topics in Energy Systems Research

In this course, students will learn how to identify interdisciplinary research topics, write research proposals, carry out cooperative research, and prepare paper manuscript or report in energy-related researches. In order to accomplish these objectives, the students are required to participate actively in the class. At first, the students perform literature-searches to seek for a possible interdisciplinary research topics. After this, students will write research proposals, identify roles of each student in the proposal, and set up plans for the cooperative research. The progress of the coopeartive research will be checked in the middle of the semester with poster presentation from each group. At the end of the semester, students will give oral presentations about their coopeartive research project and write formal reports. Final objective is to publish the results in scientific journals.

Seminar in Energy Studies I

Seminar in Energy Studies I is designed to mobilize all the members' research capability with it's aim to successfully implement the interdisciplinary study for graudate students. For this purpose, every graduate students including those who already accomplish their course work are obliged to participate. Research topic will be carefully selected by graduate students who have to take this course as credit through thorough discussion with their advisory members and collaborators. Ph.D. candidate students are asked to help those students in their progress of research.

Seminar in Energy Studies II

Seminar in Energy Studies II, which is sequentially being provided to graduate students following Seminar in Energy Studies I in the second semester of an academic year, is designed to mobilize all the members' research capability with it's aim to successfully implement the interdisciplinary study for graudate students. For this purpose, every graduate students including those who already accomplish their course work are obliged to participate.
Research topic will be carefully selected by graduate students who have to take this course as credit through thorough discussion with their advisory members and collaborators. Ph.D. candidate students are asked to help those students in their progress of research.

Special Topics in Energy I

The main subject of this comprehensive course is to acquire the latest theories and technology in the development and utilization of reliable energy source such as coal. The course also analyze in detail the current energy situation in the report prepared by IAE (international energy agency), IPCC (inter-govermental panel of climate change), U.S. DOE (department of energy) with the technological basis with the conjunction to economic, social, environmental suitability.

Special Topics in Energy II

This course will focus on discussing energy problems related with the power industry, the nuclear technology and energy conversion.

Special Topics in Energy III

This course will focus on discussing energy problems related with the energy market and policies.

Special Topics in Energy IV

Basic purpose of this class is to get the graduate students be trained in using energy models. Therefore, lectures on related topics and invited speakers' session will be prepared. The topics of this class will be about climate change and distributed energy sources. Models applied on this field will be thouroughly examined. A special attention will be given to those who are preparing their thesis. Additional points will be given to those who get the awards on academic competition with the research paper being produced through this class.

Energy Economics

Introduction, Basic Economic Theory / Positive Economics and empirical validity, Issues on Energy and Environment / Production Possibility Frontier, Nominal and Relative Prices, Opportunity Cost and Decision Making / Estimation and Forecast of Energy Demand / Demand and Supply of Goods and Services / Demand and Supply in Theory and Practice
Market Economy / Industrial Organization, Market Failure / Economics of Pollution

Energy Engineering
  1. 1) The basic theories of thermodynamics and heat transfer phenomena is studied with the system configuration concepts of energy technologies and the limitation of the energy conversion and energy utilization system is discussed with the example.
  2. 2) The thermodynamic cycles and heat engine of energy utilization system is analyzed and and efficiency improvement method for the each cycle are explained. With the cyclic analysis, various fossil-fuel fired power plant are analyzed with technological, economical and environmental performances.
  3. 3) Engineering principles in nuclear energy and radiation are also studied with technological terms, models, and basic theories which can be applied energy areas as well as engineering fields.
Energy Physics

This class deal with overall feature of solar cell applications. Fundamentals of semiconductor physics related with optoelectronic devices, physical model of optoelectronic devices as well as their practical designs are discussed. The understanding of the operational principle and the basic concept of solar cell device physics will be treated.

Quantum Mechanics in Energy Science

Topics cover wave mechanics such as Schrodinger equation, matrix representation, angular momentum, that are basic postulates in quantum mechanics. Introduce application to quantum systems such as potential barrier, quantum well, hydrogen and helium atoms.

Electromagnetism in Energy Science

In this course, we treat various electromagnetic problems in static cases by solving boundary value problems. Special techniques are introduced to find solutions in differently given initial conditions. Behaviors of electric and magnetic fields in matter and light-matter interactions are also treated.

Energy Physical Chemistry

This lecture deals with various topics related to energy, which are fossil fuel, renewable energy-related materials, fuel cell, battery, and environmental friendly materials and discusses these issues based on fundamental physical chemistry concepts such as thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, spectroscopy, kinetics and dynamics. The primary goal of this course is to provide students with key concepts in physical chemistry in relation to energy with an aim to enhance student's ability to carry out a higher level research. General chemistry is required to take this course.

Energy materials chemistry

The aims of this lecture are to understand basics on crystallography and to learn practical methods for determining the crystal structure with X-ray. In addition, theis lecture deals with structure-property relation to develop new energy-related materials.

Energy Analytical Chemistry

This course will give an overview of a variety of different analytical techniques used by energy specialists. The student will gain valuable insight into analytical techniques used in industry as well as the necessary practical skills to be able to perform accurate chemical analysis. A successful student will also be able to differentiate between the techniques and be able to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the various techniques in a range of different circumstances. Topics will include atomic & molecular UV-Vis Spectrophotometry, Spectrofluorometry, Raman Spectroscopy, and FTIR Spectrometer.

Energy Organic Chemistry

The objective of this class is to provide organic chemistry concepts and organic photo- & electro-responsive molecules which have been applied to OLED, nonlinear optics, bio-imaging, solar cell systems etc.
Each section of this class will discuss the basic principles of photo-luminescence, organic materials, synthetic strategies, and the specific applications of selected organic materials.

Energy and Chemical Engineering
  • *Basic Concepts and Difinitions
  • - Energy and the First & Second Law
  • - Calculus of Thermodynamics
  • - Propertiy Relationships for Mixtures
Energy Materials Sciences and Engineering

This course put emphasis on materials selection & design and sensing and system for enrgy.
Consist of four parts;

  1. 1) Introduction of energy materials; materials selection and design of metal, ceramic and polymer
  2. 2) Energu conversion materials ands sytem
  3. 3) Sensing and Enery system
  4. 4) Energy saving tech.
Energy Reaction Engineering

Some basic concepts such as material and energy balances, physical chemistry, thermodynamics and chemical kinetics for the reactor design are introduced and discussed in detail. Based on them, the advanced methodologies for the reactor design are introduced to be applied to homogeneous catalytic reactions, polymerizations, bioreactions and heterogeneous catalytic reactions.

Energy Fluid Mechanics

This course is an advanced subject in the applications of fluid mechanics to energy systems. The course content includes the theory and practice of laminar and turbulent flow of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids.

Energy Conversion Technologies

This course contains the principles of physicochemical characteristics of fossil fuel conversion and nuclear fuel conversion which is widely used in the centralized power plant. It also contains basic theory of distributed power generation system such as solar thermal, photovoltaic and wind energy conversion. Furthermore, the course includes the principles of electric energy storage such as 2nd generation battery.

New & Renewable Energy Engineering

This course is designed to teach the status and development of renewable energy. Teachers will direct the discussion of New & Renewable Energy into scientific and technological theories to develop the capabilities of technical as well as economic analysis of NRE system. Hydrogen-fuel cells, waste energy, coal liquefaction & gasification will be introduced with detailed technical information and challenging problem for commercialization. Geothermal, hydroelectric, ocean energy are also teach with basic theory and practice application. After the midterm exam, solar-thermal, photovoltaic, wind, biomass and other renewable energy is lectured to learn the theory and technology. Improved version of nuclear energy is also introduced with concept of advanced nuclear energy systems and sustainable development of nuclear fuel cycle.

Power Project Engineering Management

This course will focus on the theories and analytical frameworks on design, construction, operations and decommission of structure, system and component of power plant. And the course also reviews on produce/appraisal, the composition of work breakdown structure, the process and cost management. Further, a case study will be implemented using data of CANDU power plant management.

Theories on Energy Policy

The course aims at providing theoretical frameworks of economic approaches by the public power to the real world so as to utilize energy resources efficiently and effectively, and to minimize the recurring costs. This course will focus on the theories and analytical frameworks on demand/supply forecasting, energy pricing mechanisms, project analysis and evaluation techniques, energy industry restructuring, and energy technology innovation etc. which are prerequisite to energy policy issues for assuring economics and security. And the course also reviews on policy cycle comprising formulation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and feed-back will be reviewed so as for the students to be familiarized with practical works. Further, as energy factor is one of the pivotal axes of the “Sustainability,” special attention will be placed on the issues of climate change in the perspective of interactive impact on stable energy supply and sustainable economic growth.

Quantitative Analysis on Energy Modeling

This course is an entry-level graduate econometrics course, focusing on general statistical inferences using regression model, especially for those who are majoring in energy studies and evironment. Scientific method is emphasized for positive economic analysis. With basic training in mathematical economics and statistics, students will learn OLS, GLS, non-linear regression model and time series.

Mathmatical Methods for Energy Problems

This course designed to teach the advanced application of mathematical theory in energy field. Energy issues are modeled with the methodologies of linear systems, partial differentail equation. numerical analysis, probability and statistics. Mathematical knowledge and skills will be taught to identify the energy problems. The faculty of Energy Studies will teach this course with the concept of co-operatuing nuclear power systems, energy conversion systems, energy policy systems to deliver the knowledge of economic and practical method when dealing woth the real energy problems.

Environmental Engineering in Energy Systems

The main subject of this course is to study the control technology of air pollutants generated in large-scale energy systems such as thermal power plant, urban waste incinerators, industrial boilers, etc. In particular, composition of fuel materials and types of energy conversion technology is analyzed in depth to evaluate the amount and path of each pollutant generation.
During the first half of the class, relationship between the composition of fuel material and pollutant generation is analyzed and the types and characteristics of pollutant control technologies for each pollutant is studied. During the second half, main culprit of global warming, carbon dioxide, is the main topic of the study. For the reduction of CO2, the capture, transportation, sequestration technology is discussed in detail and current commercial CCS technology is introduced.

Energy Process Engineering and Management

This course contains basic principles and technological evaluation methnology of energy process and efficiency management in actual energy system. It also covers energy analysis with heat balance and Shanky diagram in energy generation/conversion process. Entropy and exergy analysis is also discussed for the evaluation of individual energy process.

Fuel and Combustion Engineering

The course contains knowledges of physicochemical characteristics of fossil fuels such as combustion reaction as well as pollutant formation. It also discuss the basic principles of combustion, premixed and diffusion flame, droplet combustion and solid combustion. Combustion equipments as well as systems are also covered with basic idea and examples.

Design & Optimization of Energy Systems

It contains the modelization of energy equipments and working fluid in energy systems and further discuss on the methodology of constitution and optimization of energy systems. It also deals the analysis of energy systems in the view of energy & exergy

Nuclear Power Plant Design and Engineering

Along generic lines, rather than being divided according to reactor concept, this course deals with the nuclear reactor theory necessary for designing and analysing the system. Also the course briefly introduces the plant descriptions of PWR, BWR, CANDU, GCR and FBR, and system characteristics of the reactor, thermalhydraulics, control and radiation shielding. Some exercises for design analysis using available computer codes and for preparation of technical documentaions are included.

Nulear Power Plant Safety Assessment

The course offers the theories of Nuclear power plant system and engineering methodology that determine main design variables; theories of a light-water reactor, a heavy water reactor, a gas-cooled reactor and a fast-breeder reactor will be discussed and related computer simulation modeling will be exercised.

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Analysis and Management

This course will focus on the accompanying process, technology and a characteristic for the production, use, disposal, re-use of nuclear fuel; Non-Nuclear Proliferation, environment friendliness, resources conservation, nuclear safety and economic evaluation of several nuclear fuels.

Electric Power System Engineering

The course offers fundamentals of hydraulic theory related with hydro-power generation, thermodynamics for thermal power generation, basic theory of hydro-thermal generation system and its components, system analysis of hydro-thermal system, and control & operation of generation system.

Environmental Economics

As a subfield of economics, environmental economics is concerned with environmental issues. Central to environmental economics is the concept of market failure. Market failure means that markets fail to allocate resources efficiently. Externality, the concept of the tragedy of commons with property right is examined with various examples. Additional issues arising from the evaluation of environmental resources are also examined.

Energy Technology Management

This course is designed to enhance students’ability to analyze characteristics and impact of energy technologies through studying basic theories of technology economics. Students also deal with strategy for new energy technology development and rational resources allocation. Theories and case studies regarding energy technology development projects are reviewed as well.

Analysis of Energy Industries

Among other industries, energy intensive industries such as petrochemical, steel and iron sectors need additional research. International comparison and advanced country experiences are important issues to review. Within those industries, sector specific energy consumption pattern need additional empirical analysis. Evaluation of related technology will be also important. Survey on existing studies and empirical analysis using related industry data will be the main work in this course.

Energy and Society

The principal theories on energy physicsand principles of thermodynamics will be studied in the context of the implications of energy theories with the major social issues, like economic development, structural transformation of industries, global environmental issues, and sustainable development. For this, emphasis will be placed on the energy related topics, like civilization, economic growth, and global environment so as to foster broad perspectives on the linkage between natural sciences and social sciences, and furthering basic theoretical framework on futurology. To consolidate a concerted effort, active participation of the students and academicians, and research and industrial professionals from different academic backgrounds is recommended.

Advanced Energy Economics

This course is designed to bring students, who have completed introductory or intermediate energy economics courses, close to the frontier of knowledge, as an advanced graduate level course. . This course deals with unique features of energy issues, to promote an economic understanding of economic principles behind energy problems, not found in other economic topics such as; non-renewability, problem of common property, importance of economic dynamics and decision-making in inter-temporal setting and the emerging new “sustainable” energy markets based on the rapid technological innovation.
It reviews extensive theories on the relationship between energy, economy, technological innovation and environmental concerns, with a special attention on “dynamic” analysis for resources allocation in the energy markets. There is therefore a good deal of in-depth studies on the interchange between resources allocation theory and its application to exhaustible resources “over time”, acknowledging that time is a crucial component of the analysis of energy issues

International Energy Trade

Basic internaltional trade theory is first reviewed for energy studies. And this study focuses on international trade in energy but other international markets for goods and services are not explicitly considered although other internationally traded goods could also have eneergy related implications. This study also considers greenhouse gas implications of international energy trade.

Analysis of Korean Energy Market

Microeconomic theory on industrial orgarnization will be examined first and it will be applied to energy market to see how energy market as one of the utility industry can be understood. Recent government policy on energy market including those of new and renewable energy will also be reviewed.

Theories on Comparative Energy Policy

This course provides students with the fundamental theoretical frameworks on the characteristics of energy policy and major strategic issues to be considered in energy policy, and the integrated policy mechanism comprising of formulation, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and feedback of energy policy. Energy policy can differ from a country to the other due to the degree of possession of indigenous energy resources, historical background and socio-economic and political system as well. For a clearer understanding on the similarities and specificities of the energy policy, the case of the Korean energy policy will be reviewed trans-temporally focusing on the period of the two oil crises of the 1970s. And then, the energy policies of the major countries like, USA, EU, Japan, and China will be reviewed so as to highlight the similarities and specificities of the respective energy policy.

Comparative Analysis of World Energy Policy

General theories on the countermeasures against energy problems are reviewed through comparative analysis of regional, periodic, and technological aspects of the world energy policies. Special focus is placed on the analysis of external factors to establish energy policies, such as economic growth, national security, and technological development.

Climate change & Business Management of Industry Ⅰ&Ⅱ

Global issue of climate change.
Necessary of climate change & business management of industry.
Risk and chance of climate change.
Climate change and fossil fuel energy.

  • - Climate change & business management in oil industry.
  • - Climate change & business management in gas industry.
  • - Climate change & business management in nuclear industry.
  • - Climate change & business management in distribute power.
  • - Climate change & business management in power industry.
Advanced Quantum Mechanics in Energy Science

Advanced topics in quantum mechanics is covered, including Dirac equation, Lorentz invariance, Klein-Gordon equation, Foldy-Wouihuysen transformation, hole thoery, propagator, second quantization, scattering, vacuum polarization, self energy of electron, and Lamb shift.

Advanced Electromagnetism in Energy Science

It's a 2nd semester course of Electrodynamics. In this course, we treat the Maxwell's equation and its application in electromagnetic phenomena. Additionally, topics include basic theories to wave propagation and discussion how electromagnetic waves propagate through various materials.

Energy solid state physics

Solid state physics or condensed matter physics has played a crucial role in recent advances in materials and (opto)electronic devices. This class aims to provide basic understandings of modern condensed matter physics for graduate student working in both theoretical and experimental fields. In this class, students will learn basic theories and tools necessary for understanding condensed matter systems that they are or will deal with during the course of their researches.

Energy thermal physics

This course introduces fundamental theories for thermal and statistical physics. Based on this, we deal with methods to describe macroscopic systems. Topics treated include the principles of entropy, enthalpy, Gibbs free energy, and thermodynamics related to generation and transformation of energy.

Optics in Energy Science

This class deals with basics of wave optics and its practical applications. Topics ranging from fundamental nature of electromagnetic (EM) waves to its various properties such as interference, diffraction, Gaussian beam propagation, Fourier optics, guided optics, polarizations and crystal optics are studied. Lecture particularly shows several practical examples used in laboratory.

Plasma physics

This course will cover the state of plasmas, interactions in plasmas, generation of low-temperature plasma. To describe the state of the plasmas, we introduce concepts and conditions of temperature, density, and frequency, and distinguish low-temperature plasmas with high-temperature plasmas. In interactions inside plasmas, we define collisions process, velocity distributions of particles, elastic and inelastic collisions, collision rate, and reaction cross-sections. Additionally, excitation and ionization processes by collisions with electrons, ion and neutral particles, and light are treated. We also deal with transports by fluid and diffusion. In the generation of low-temperature plasmas, a firing voltage and glow, radio-frequency wave, and microwave discharges are treated.

Introduction to Flat Panel Display

The course is designed to acquaint the students with the wealth of knowledge of flat panel display: from historical perspective, theory of operation, specific applications, to the present state of the art. Topics treated include Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), Field Emission Display(FED), Plasma Display (PDP), Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), Organic liquid emitting diode (OLED) display, and so on

Introduction to Nanoelectronic Devices

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the science and technologies for making materials and functional devices at the nanometer scale. Fabrication, characterization, and applications of the functional nanoscale devices will be covered, with a discussion of the fundamental physics, chemistry, and the practical aspects of the devices. Topics covered include: nanolithography, self-assembly, carbon nanotubes (synthesis, structure, characterization and application), quantum dots, nanowires (synthesis and application), nanocomposites, molecular electronics, nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), nanoscale optoelectronic devices, and nanobiotechnology.

Semiconductor Physics

The course covers fundamental concepts on semiconductors and their electrical and optical properties. Also introduces fabrication, characerization, and operational principles of various semiconductor devices such as diode, transistors, optical devices, energy conversion devices.

Nonlinear Optics

Topics include various nonlinear optical phenomena which occur during the light-matter interaction. Nonlinear optical conversion methods of photon energy of laser beams such as harmonic generation, sum and difference frequency generation, optical parametric frequency conversion, four wave mixing are introduced and their applications are studied. Additionally, various nonlinear optical spectroscopic methods and their application for material characterization are treated.

Nano-Optics

This course will provide a general overview about “nano-optics” which is the study of optical phenomena on the nanometer scale, near or beyond the diffraction limit of light. The course covers confocal microscopy, near-field scanning optical microscopy, photonic crystals, surface plasmons, single molecule spectroscopy, and quantum dot spectroscopy.

Condensed Matter Physics

This class will focus on the application of quntum field theory to manybody problem. Topics include second quantization, Green function method, Feynmann diagram, Fermi liquid theory, symmetry breaking, phase transition, critical phenomena, re-normalization group theory, superfluids and superconductors.

Theory of Wave Propagation

This class treats the wave propagation phenomena in complex media especially focusing on the electro-magnetic wave propagation in optical devices. Analytical and numerical methods of wave propagation phenomena will be discussed in detail.

Laser Optics

This class deals with basics of laser optics and their practical applications. Topics ranging from underlying principle of laser physics to recent advanced laser applications are studied. Lectures will be particularly made based on the presentation about recent topics of the selected article of the lasers.

Advanced Plasma Physics

This course covers interactions between plasmas and materials, and focuses on applications of low-temperature plasmas. In interactions between low-temperature plasmas and the surface of solids, adsorption, sputtering, secondary emissions, and chemical interactions with solid surface are treated. Additionally, topics treated include physical and chemical evaporations in plasmas, and are extended to principles and applications of surface modifications by low-temperature plasmas.

Nuclear Fusion Science

Science and technology of nuclear fusion. Topics include plasma physics, plasma dynamics, hydromagnetic fluidics, plasma transport, plasma instabilities, plasma wave, Tokamak, and numerical analysis.

Ultrafast Optics

In this course, various ultrafast phenomena of light-matter interaction will be studied. Different tools and methods which are needed to initiate such phenomena will be introduced with application examples of ultrafast optics.

Crystallography

This course covers the following topics: crystal growing, X-ray diffraction: symmetry, space groups, geometry of diffraction, structure factors, single crystal and powder diffraction, crystal defects, reciprocal space, phase problem, electron density maps, structure refinement, presentation of crystal structures, and structure data bases.

Advanced Energy Analytical Chemistry

This course will give an overview of a variety of different analytical techniques used by energy specialists. The student will gain valuable insight into analytical techniques used in industry as well as the necessary practical skills to be able to perform accurate chemical analysis. A successful student will also be able to differentiate between the techniques and be able to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the various techniques in a range of different circumstances.
Analytical chemistry research is largely driven by performance (sensitivity, selectivity, robustness, linear range, accuracy, precision, and speed) and cost (purchase, operation, training, time, and space). To know the composition, physical properties and morphologies of many solid samples, electron spectroscopy as well as electron microscopy is one of the important analytical methods. This course covers the principles and methods for the surface analysis. The surface composition and morphology is very important. Electron spectroscopy, electron microscopy, and scannin probe microscopy will be covered. Topics will include XPS, AUGER, UPS, SEM, STM, and SPMA. etc. Profound discussion will be made with the state of the art of these techniques along with recent articles.

Advanced Energy Organic Chemistry

To attend this class, students must take the energy organic chemistry and advanced organic synthesis in advance. With the information regarding the organic materials from the previous classes, students are asked to propose new organic materials for the energy devices.

Advanced energy materials chemistry

The main objectives of this course are

  1. (i) to know the basic concept regarding synthesis of metal-oxide powder, This course addresses principles of powder preparation, including sol-gel method, coprecipitation method, and the basic chemistry underlying these principles.
  2. (ii) to understand the technical methods for characterization of the materials, This course will comprehensively instruct students in the application of contemporary techniques in powder diffractometry (X-ray or neutron) from data collection to data assessment and interpretation. Students will learn how to choose the correct method for data collection, to index a powder of an unknown substance, solve the structure via Rietveld method. Additionally they will learn how to use EM(electron diffraction) in determining the crystal structure of materials.
Energy Solid-State Chemistry

This lecture deals with the energy-related topics. Main subjects are structure and synthesis of solid materials, structural determination using X-ray and magnetic/electric/optical properties. The topics will be enlarged to high technology such as secondary battery, solid electrolyte and light-emitting semiconductor, etc.

Surface Chemistry

This lecture wil deal with various surface chemical issues including molecular adsorption and desorption as well as surface modification/reconstruction induced by adsorbates. Eventually, the theme converges into heterogeneous catalytic processes on solid surfaces. The fundamental laws of surface chemistry will be deliberately used to explain complex heterogeneous catalytic processes. At this point, students will understand how fundamental science meets chemical engineering at solid surfaces.

Separation Analytical Chemistry

Separation methods play very important role in modern measurement of chemical analysis for environment and energy field. Separation mechanism based on thermodynamics as well as knetic theory of samples will be focused along with many samples including biologically importnat chemicals. This course covers the principles and methods at advanced level in modern chemical analysis. Topics will include separation techniques, GC, HPLC, Spectrometry, lasers, Supercritical fluid chromatography, and Capillary electrophoresis.

Special Topics in Organic Chemistry

The objective of this class is to understand the reactivity of chemicals, the mechanism of sophomore level organic chemistry. Based on this work, the synthesis of several complicated organic molecules which has been utilized in pharmaceutical industries will be discussed. At the end of the class, students will be asked to select the target molecule and present the known synthetic methods for the target molecule.

Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry

The main subject of this comprehensive course is to acquire the latest theories and technology in the inorganic/materials chemistry. Special topics may be organometallic chemistry, coordination chemistry, photoelectron spectroscopy for inorganic compounds, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, nanoparticle synthesis, energy-storage materials, Molecular orbital calculation. Experiment (or practice) may be included if it is necessary.

Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry

Understanding of basic electronic circuits is essential to evaluate the performances of the instruments used for environmental and energy analysis. This course provides the opportunity to deal with practical application and theory of analog and digital electronics. Voltage divider, RC filters, Diodes, Transistors, Op-amps, Digital logics, ADC and DAC will be covered. This course also covers a variety of computer-aided model to treat and interpret laboratory experimental data.
This course will also give an overview of a variety of Instrumental analytical techniques used by energy specialists. The student will gain valuable insight into instrumental analytical techniques used in industry as well as the necessary practical skills to be able to perform accurate analysis. A successful student will also be able to differentiate between various instrumental techniques and be able to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each instrumental technique in a range of different circumstances. Profound discussion will be made with the state of the art of the instrumental analytical techniques along with recent articles.

Applied Electrochemistry for Energy Technology

This course introduces electrochemistry in energy storage and energy conversion devices. In basic theory, thermodynamics of electrochemistry, kinetics of the electrode reactions, mass transports, electrode double layers will be introduced. Electrochemical techniques such as fuel cells, secondary rechargeable batteries, supercapacitors, and electroplating will be covered. Various advanced topics in energy conversion and storage technology will also be covered in this course.

Advanced Energy Solid State Chemistry

In this lecture, we will study several subjects in solid state chemistry including energy converting materials and energy storage materials. Mainly the structures and properties of solids, the preparative methods and characterizing techniques are main contents. Crystal system/unit cell, X-ray diffraction, liquid/molecular crystals, piezoelectrics, defects, dielectrics and optics are also included. For this lecture, the students are required to have basic concepts on inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry.

Coordination Chemistry

The aim of this lecture is to the structure and the physical properties of transition-metal complexes. Main scope is also emlarged to the concept of chemical bonding, periodic trends for constitution, molecular symmetry and spectra, reaction mechanism and various chemical properties for some elements. The topics on application for catalyst or hydrogen storage system will be dealt.

Advanced Organic Synthesis

The objective of this class is to understand organic compound catalyzed reactions. Throughout the semester, the synthesis of several complicated organic molecules which involves the organic compound catalyzed reaction as a key step. At the end of the class, students will be asked to select the target molecule and present the known synthetic methods for the target molecule utilizing organocatalysis.

Electrochemistry for Energy Conversion and Storage

Fundamental theory and applications of electrochemistry will be discussed. Topics will include thermodynamics, electrode reaction kinetics, mass transfer by migration and diffusion, impedance method, hydrodynamic method, double layer structure and adsorption, and structure of electrodes. The applications will cover mainly the operating principles of electrochemcal sensors for biological and environmentoal applications.

Energy Conversion Materials Engineering

his course is designed to provide an understanding of energy conversion materials. Emphasis will be on basic science, synthesis and processing and device fabrication.
Topics for study will be selected from the following

  1. 1. Introduction of advanced energy conversion materials
  2. 2 Piezoelectric materials
  3. 3. Thermoelectric materials
  4. 4. Electrostriction materials
  5. 5. Sola cell and semiconductors
  6. 6. Fabrication of devices and modules
Advanced Ceramic Materials

This course put emphasis on processing and properties of advanced ceramic materials.

  1. 1) Electronic Ceramics
  2. 2) Engineering Ceramics
  3. 3) Energy Ceramics
  4. 4) Advanced Glasses
Advanced Sensor Materials

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the sensor materials and recent advanced sensor topics.
Topics for study will be selected from the following

  1. 1. Gas sensor
  2. 2. Pressure sensor
  3. 3. Fluid sensor
  4. 4. Thermal sensor
  5. 5. Bio-medical sensor
  6. 6. Optical sensor
  7. 7. Chemical sensor
  8. 8. Micro machining and MEMS packaging
Applied Mathematics for Energy Studies

This course is an advanced subject in the mathematical theories and applications of analytical techniques and numerical methods to analyse energy systems.

Luminescence and Display Materials

The advanced principles on the light-emitting and display materials can be taught.

Advanced Functional Materials

The synthesis of new functional materials and their characterizations are covered in this course. The energy conversion materials, eco-friendly materials, biomaterials, sensors, nano-materials, nano process and nano analysis are specifically dealt with.

Energy Storage Materials

The electrochemical materials such as batteries and fuel cells are dealt with in detail.

Materials Design for Energy and Environmental Materials

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the materials design and selection for energy and environmental materials.
Topics for study will be selected from the following

  1. 1. Environmentally conscious materials
  2. 2. Advanced energy materials
  3. 3. Environmentally friendly materials processing
  4. 4. 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) technology for energy and environmental materials
External Research in Energy Science

Students will learn how basic theories like physics, chemistry, engineering that they learn in classes are applied in industries and laboratories by visiting energy-related companies and national laboratories and discussing with experts in various fields. Students will be able to learn the differences between theories and applications. The course will offer opportunities for students to widen their knowledges and enhance their hands-on experiences.

Fieldwork in Energy Science

In this course, mentors who are working in energy-related industries or laboratories will be assigned to a group of students. In this way, students will have some hands-on experience in industries or laboratories. Students will have opportunities to apply what they have learned in class to real-world issues in industries and laboratories.

English for Energy Science

The advanced english for the research activities are taught in this course.

Scientific Writing in English

Research starts from the finding proper topic, moves into a research planning stage, one of the crucial component, and develops into various research activites. However, the research would not be complete without writing a summary report, or, more importantly, publishing a paper. For top-notch research, it is appropriate to have the result published in the respected international journals, for which it is essential to write the paper in English. Because of the importance of the paper publication in the international journals, we are going to train students the entire process of outlining a paper, writing a draft, revising the draft, submission of the manuscripts, and revising the manuscript again according to reviewers' reports. For the manuscript writing, we plan to teach not only Grammer and Punctuation, but also Writing Style and Word usage. Moreover, will teach the correct format of research papers.

Technology Development and Patent Application

Basic processes can be taught to register the patent from ideas and achievements during the research works containing the fundamental study. This course also cover how to investigate the prior arts and how to write the full description for the patent.

Introduction to Coorporate Culture

New strategies for the company management not only to overcome the environmental obstacles but also to catch the opportunities accompanying environmental issues are dealt with.

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