Surfaces and Interfaces (MFGE561) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Surfaces and Interfaces MFGE561 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Cemal Merih Şengönül
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to acquaint the students with surface, near surface and interface phenomenon since many everyday situations concerning manufacturing engineering are very much dependent on interfacial processes.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will develop an understanding of interfaces, its thermodynamics and the forces involved in their formation.
  • Students will get acquainted with solid surface energies, adsorption isotherms, liquid solid interfaces, wetting
  • Students will attain knowledge of surface roughness, and cleaning processes.
  • Students will cultivate understanding of surface wear and friction.
  • Students will learn plating, vapor coating as well as organic coating processes.
Course Content Interfacial forces, thermodynamics of interface, study of solid surfaces, interfaces between liquid and solid, surface cleaning methods, surface wear, plating and coating methods, marine biofouling, advances in anti-fouling marine and biomaterial surfaces, smart surfaces.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Interfacial Forces
2 Thermodynamic description of an Interface
3 The description of solid surfaces, surface free energy, surface tension, surface imperfections, surface roughness
4 The description of solid surfaces, surface free energy, surface tension, surface imperfections, surface roughness
5 Interface between a liquid and a solid, wetting and capillarity
6 Industrial surface cleaning processes
7 Surface wear, friction and characterization
8 Surface wear, friction and characterization
9 Plating and related processes
10 Vapor deposition processes
11 Vapor deposition processes
12 Organic coatings, adsorption and surface active species
13 Marine and biomaterial anti-fouling coatings, smart (functional) surfaces
14 Marine and biomaterial anti-fouling coatings, smart (functional) surfaces
15 Final Examination Period
16 Final Examination Period


Course Book 1. Surface Coatings for protection against wear, B. G. Mellor, Woodhead Publishing limited, 2006
2. Chemisty of Interfaces, M. J. Jaycock, G.D. Parfitt, Ellis Horwood Limited, 1981
3. Physics and Chemistry of Interfaces, Hans-Jürgen Butt, Karlheinz Graf, Michael Kappl, Wiley-VCH, 2006
Other Sources 4. Principles of Modern Manufacturing, Mikell P. Groover, John Wiley and Sons, 2011
5. Advances in marine anti-fouling coatings and technologies, Claire Hellio, Diego Yebra, Woodhead Publishing, 2009

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Gains the ability to understand and apply knowledge in the fields of mathematics, science and basic sciences at the level of expertise.
2 Gains the ability to access wide and deep knowledge in the field of Engineering by doing scientific research with current techniques and methods, evaluate, interpret and implement the gained knowledge.
3 Being aware of the latest developments his/her field of study, defines problems, formulates and develops new and/or original ideas and methods in solutions.
4 Designs and applies theoretical, experimental, and model-based research, analyzes and interprets the results obtained at the level of expertise.
5 Gains the ability to use the applications, techniques, modern tools and equipment in his/her field of study at the level of expertise.
6 Designs, executes and finalizes an original work process independently.
7 Can work in interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary teams, lead teams, use the information of different disciplines together and develop solution approaches.
8 Pays regard to scientific, social and ethical values in all professional activities and acquires responsibility consciousness at the level of expertise.
9 Contributes to the literature by communicating the processes and results of his/her academic studies in written form or orally in national and international academic environments, communicates effectively with communities and scientific staff working in the field of specialization.
10 Gains the skill of lifelong learning at the level of expertise.
11 Communicates verbally and in written form using a foreign language at least at the European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
12 Recognizes the social, environmental, health, safety, legal aspects of engineering applications, as well as project management and business life practices, being aware of the limitations they place on engineering applications.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Application 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 40 40
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 167