Register now for online Summer Session classes

  • Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Cornell University Summer Session will be held entirely online.
  • All regular Summer Session online courses will proceed as scheduled. More will be added to the roster throughout the spring.
  • On-campus courses through August 16 are cancelled. We are working to convert a number of these on-campus courses into online offerings. Please check the online course roster frequently for updates.

Course description

Practical laboratory covering the characterization of materials, analysis of data, and presentation of results. Labs are based on concepts from the chemistry of materials (MSE 3010) and thermodynamics of condensed systems (MSE 3030) courses. Experiments include calorimetry, spectroscopic characterization, nanoparticle growth, polymer OLED devices, and molecular origins of spectral data features. Comprehensive data analysis including statistical data analysis, curve fitting and experimental uncertainty is emphasized. Includes an introduction to formal technical writing.

Non-Cornell students must get permission from instructor to enroll.


ENGRD 2610/MSE 2610 or ENGRD 2620/MSE 2620


MSE 3010, MSE 3030 or permission of instructor


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Previously offered classes

The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time.