Education & Outreach


EDUCATION

Fall 2017
ENMA688 – Seminar in Materials Science & Eng. (1 credit)
Course Description: Current research in materials science and engineering and related fields.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu) and Prof. Gary Rubloff
♦ Seminar: Fri 1:00 – 2:00 pm – CHE, room 2108.

Spring 2017
ENMA301 – Materials for Emerging Technologies (3 credits)
Course Description: This course is presented as five topical areas, each leading up to specific applications that have recently come to market or are currently experiencing heavy research and development. The goal of each module will be to introduce the basic materials science principles necessary to understand these new areas.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu)
Teaching Assistant: Ian Robinson
♦ Lecture: Tue, Thurs 9:30am – 10:45am – SPH (bldg. #255), room 3102
♦ Office hours: Thurs 11am – 1pm. CHE, room 2123

Fall 2016
ENMA312 – Experimental Methods in Materials Science (3 credits)
Course Description: Introduction to experimental methods in materials characterization; synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles; X-ray diffraction and light scattering; optical microscopy; thermal conductivity and expansion; electrical measurements; heat capacity; computational materials design.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu)
Teaching Assistant: Eugene Ostrovskiy
♦ Lecture: Tue 2pm – 3:15pm – ERG (bldg. #088), room 3106
♦ Lab class: Wed 9am – 12pm – KEB (bldg. #225, J. H. Kim Engineering Building), room 1135
♦ Office hours: Wed 1:00-2:00pm – CHE, room 2123

Spring 2016
ENMA301 – Materials for Emerging Technologies (3 credits)
Course Description: This course will be presented as five topical areas, each leading up to specific applications that have recently come to market or are currently experiencing heavy research and development. The goal of each module will be to introduce the basic materials science principles necessary to understand these new areas.
♦ Lecture: Tue, Thurs 9:30am – 10:45am – HBK (bldg. #147), room 0115
♦ Office hours: Thurs 11:00am-12:00pm – CHE, room 2123

Spring 2015
ENMA412 – Fundamentals of Solar Cells (3 credits) New course in MSE
ENMA612 – Advanced Fundamentals of Solar Cells (3 credits) Graduate level, new course in MSE (this course was not evaluated)
Course Description: Overview of the fundamentals of photovoltaic devices, including principles of operation, with emphasis on the materials science aspects of the different technologies available.
♦ Lecture: Mon, Wed 3:30pm – 4:45pm – ERG (bldg. #088), room 0108
♦ Office hours: Fri 2:00-3:00pm – CHE, room 2123

Fall 2014
ENMA312 – Experimental Methods in Materials Science (3 credits)
Course Description: Introduction to experimental methods in materials characterization; synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles; X-ray diffraction and light scattering; optical microscopy; thermal conductivity and expansion; electrical measurements; heat capacity; computational materials design.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu)
Teaching Assistant: Chen Gong (cgong1@umd.edu)
♦ Lecture: Tue 2pm – 3:15pm – ERG (bldg. #088), room 3106
♦ Lab class: Wed 9am – 12pm – KEB (bldg. #225, J. H. Kim Engineering Building), room 1135
♦ Office hours: Wed 1:00-2:00pm – CHE, room 2123

ENMA688 – Seminar in Materials Science & Eng. (1 credit)
Course Description: Current research in materials science and engineering and related fields.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu)
♦ Seminar: Fri 1:00 – 2:00 pm – CHE, room 2108.

Fall 2013
ENMA310 – Materials Lab I: Structural Characterization (3 credits)
Course Description: Introduction to experimental methods in materials characterization; diffraction (X-ray, TEM, optical); scanning techniques (SEM, AFM); optical microscopy; vibrational spectroscopy.
Faculty: Prof. Marina Leite (mleite@umd.edu)
Teaching Assistant:: Christopher Wolfram (chriswolfram@gmail.com)
♦ Lecture: Tue 2pm – 3:15pm – PLS (bldg. #036, Plant Science Building), room 1168
♦ Lab class: Wed 9am – 12pm – KEB (bldg. #225, J. H. Kim Engineering Building), room 1135
♦ Office hours: Tue 3:30-4:30pm, Thurs 11am-12pm – CHE, room 2123

OUTREACH

October 2017
♦  Leite, Zack, Natalie and Kevin present the talk “What is Materials Science? What are the possible career paths?” to 60 AP Physics2 students from 11th grade at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, in Prince George’s County.

July 2017
♦  Leite gives a presentation to 34 high schoolers through the Women in Engineering program at UMD. They talked about what is materials science and possible career paths in STEM.
♦  Amida Koroma, from Eleanor Roosevelt High School, joins the LeiteLab for a summer internship on plamonics.

October 2016
♦  Leite gives a lab tour to freshmen students from the Women in Engineering Program at UMD.

September 2016
♦  Anna Park, from Eleanor Roosevelt High School, joins the LeiteLab for a one-year academic internship on perovskite solar cells.

June 2016
♦  Anusha Dixit, from Poolesville High School, joins the LeiteLab for a summer internship on structural properties of metals.
♦  Leite presents a seminar about functional imaging of photovoltaics, including all the relevant contributions of the UG alumni and current students in the group, to the TREND REU/NSF program at UMD.
♦  Leite presents the talk “What is Materials Science?” to AP Physics2 students from 11th grade at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, in Prince George’s County.

October 2015
♦  Brazil Embassy – Science without Borders: round table about career opportunities in Academia
♦  UMD Women in Engineering – Lab tour for freshmen female students.

Summer 2015
♦  Lecture to 30 female high scholars (rising juniors and seniors) about “MSE and career paths“. (UMD Women in Engineering – Exploring Engineering at UMD)

Spring 2015
♦ Visit/lecture to Eleanor Roosevelt High School students from AP Physics1, including experiment with solar cells.
♦ UMD Women in Engineering – dinner + round table about career paths with undergraduate  students.

Fall 2014
♦ UMD Women in Engineering lab tour for freshmen students

Spring 2014
♦ Materials Sci & Eng open house for prospective undergraduate students

Fall 2013
♦ Materials Sci & Eng open house for prospective undergraduate students