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MECH 331A - Introduction to Engineering Materials: Lecture

  • 3 credits

Characteristics of metallic, plastic, and ceramic materials; basic principles that relate properties of materials to their atomic and micro-structure.


Kaka Ma

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Dr. Kaka Ma is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and School of Advanced Materials Discovery at Colorado State University (CSU). She earned her Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from University of California (UC), Davis in December 2010, and continued her postdoctoral research at UC Davis and UC Irvine before she joined CSU. She was also a lecturer for an upper-level undergraduate course, Materials in Engineering Design, at UC Davis from 2014 to 2015. She received her B.S. in materials physics from University of Science and Technology of China in June 2006. She has strong teaching and research interests in sustainable materials development and manufacturing for energy and aerospace applications. Email:

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