Introduction to Materials Characterization B (Electron Microscopy)
Amazing lectures. Classes were very organized. Perhaps the best prof I've had in my college years. If you pay attention and try your best, you can master the basics of SEM/TEM in 10 weeks. I learned invaluable knowledge here as these technologies are essential tools for characterizing structures of anything nano. As far as class goes, I think I ended slightly above average on the curve, but ended up with an A. He sort of mentioned that this was the most competitive class in the last 10 years, so that may be why.
Winter 2019 - BEST MSE CLASS AT UCLA. I took this course with only 6 students enrolled, which fostered a very intimate and close learning environment. The class was extremely interesting and useful as a future MSE grad and was very practical as well. Sergey expertly weaved the knowledge of light optics with electron optics and focused on aspects of electron microscopy that will be useful in industry and research. He focused on how to use the machines in lab with not too much fundamental principles. Labs were excellent with TA Xuanyi. The workload was very high due to the homework and lab report due each week alongside 2 midterms and a final. However, the work is definitely rewarding and you will feel so accomplished after completing this course. I cannot recommend it enough!