This course will cover a broad range of topics in the polymeric materials science and engineering field. We will address the structure and property relationships in thermoplastics, thermoset, amorphous, semicrystalline, oriented and biological polymeric materials; synthesis and processing (including rheology) of polymers; flow and fracture of polymeric materials under different conditions. Modern polymer characterization techniques will be introduced. Frontiers in the recent findings in biopolymers, polymer based 3D printing, polymers for tissue engineering will also be discussed.

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