Connect with IEN

As part of IEN’s mission to develop and cultivate the next generation of technologists, our team hosts numerous professional development lectures and short courses. Course and lecture topics include cleanroom fabrication techniques, advanced lithography techniques, market sector applications of nanotechnology research, and seminars on nanotechnology as it relates to other fields of engineering. These events are open to both GA Tech and other institutions’ researchers and educators, as well as to those in industry and the interested public.

All events are listed in chronological order, please scroll down to find and register for the event for which you are interested.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 11AM - 2:30PM

NANOFANS Forum: Microfluidics in Cell Biology

Emory University | Health Sciences Research Building Auditorium (HSRB)
1760 Haygood Dr. | Atlanta, GA 30322

You are cordially invited to participate in the Fall 2017 Meeting of the NanoFANS Forum, to  be held on the beautiful campus of Emory University, just East of Atlanta, on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM. A box lunch is included at no cost to the participants.


  • Dr. YongTae “Tony” Kim, Mechanical Engineering @ Georgia Tech: “Engineered Microfluidic Systems for Disease Modeling and Nanomedicine Testing.”
  • Dr. Wilbur Lam,  Biomedical Engineering @ Georgia Tech & Emory University: “Culturing Endothelial Cells in Microfluidics.”
  • Dr. Hang Lu, Love Family Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering @ Georgia Tech: “Deep Phenotyping with Microfluidics.”
  • Dr. Fatih Sarioglu,  Electrical & Computer Engineering @ Georgia Tech: Microfluidic Systems for Tumor Cell Enrichment and Characterization.”

Registration Link to Attend the NanoFANS Forum

Monday, October 23, 2017 | 11:00AM - 1:30PM

IEN Event: Cleanroom Open House

Marcus Nanotechnology Building
345 Ferst Drive | Atlanta GA | 30332

IEN provides cross-discipline support for nanoscale lithography, fabrication, synthesis, characterization, modeling, design, computation, and hands-on training via our shared user cleanroom environments. This event is designed to give current and potential users the opportunity to tour the cleanrooms, observe tool demonstrations, and hold processing and fabrication methods consultations with our expert staff, free of charge. Additionally, IEN staff will offer technical consultation to attendees who register in advance.


11:30 – 12:00          Registration and gowning

12:00 - 12:30           Inorganic cleanroom tour; Organic cleanroom tour

12:30 - 1:00             Photolithography process demo (Inroganic cleanroom);

                                Naoscribe 3D printer process demo (Orgnic cleanroom)

1:00 - 1:30               Inorganic cleanroom metrology technique demo (SEM, profilometry, Ellipsometry)

                                Organic cleanroom metrology technique demo (SPR, VP-SEM, DSC-TGA, FTIR)

Dress Code:

There is a mandatory dress code for access to the IEN clean room which must be adhered to.

Shoes: Socks or stockings are required. Shoes must be closed-toe shoes that fully enclose the heel and the top of the foot. Additionally, the shoes must not have a high heel (over one inch) or a deep cleat that may hold mud or other dirt. Also, your shoes must be clean and dry when you enter the facility.

Not Allowed: Sandals, open weave shoes, or shoes that expose the top of the foot.   

Shirt: Your shirt must be at least a short sleeve shirt that is long enough to reach your pants (no bare midriffs) and it must not have a deep neckline.

Not Allowed: Tank tops, halter tops, and spaghetti strap tops.  

Pants: Pants must be full-length, from waist to ankle.

Not Allowed: Shorts or short pants, tight pants. NO skirts or dresses.


Register at this Link

October 24-27, 2017

Workshop: Quantitative Analysis of X-ray Powder Diffraction Data using HighScore Plus

Georgia Institute of Technology

The course will provide training on quantitative analysis of X-ray powder diffraction data using several whole pattern fitting techniques available in HighScore Plus XRD software, such as profile fitting and the Rietveld method. These techniques are used to quantify phase content (i.e. quantitative phase analysis, determining how much of each phase is present in a mixture), to quanitfy amorphous content, to calculate nanocrystallite size and microstrain, to index unit cells and refine lattice parameters, and to refine crystal structures including atom positions and occupancies. This course will also include discussion about procedures for collecting data that will provide accurate quantitative results.

For further details, and to register, please complete the registration form at this link.

November 8 - 10, 2017

Workshop: Futurecar 2017

FUTURECAR Electronics (FCE) workshop will be held at the beautiful Georgia Tech campus in Atlanta, GA on November 8-10, 2017. Don't miss this opportunity to glimpse into the future of Advanced Packaging technologies and Automotive Electronics all in one place, and network with key decision makers from OEMs, Tier 1s and 2s, and the entire supply chain.