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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.


June 28, 2017 | 9:30am - 2:00pm

Industry Seminar Series: The Future of Advanced Manufacturing
 

Combining optical microscopy, computational super-resolution, artificial intelligence, and robotics, Nanotronics is bringing the world’s most advanced microscope to every manufacturing sector. Nanotronics automate industrial microscopes used for inspection of the world’s most advanced technologies: semiconductors, microchips, hard drives, LEDs, aerospace hardware, nano-fillers, nanotubes, nano-medicine, and more. Nanotronics microscopes are an integrated part of production processes at many of the world’s leading manufacturers. This seminar will focus on the future of advanced manufacturing and how Nanotronics is bringing tools and software to market to help achieve that vision. Central to that vision is the concept of Artificial Intelligence Process Control – a concept that will be enabled through innovation. The advancements in image analysis software, automation, and a variety of specific use-cases encountered over the course of the past several years will be addressed.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This seminar is for scientists, researchers, facility managers, industrial managers and engineers who are engaged in research in nanotechnology, semiconductors, materials science, MEMS, and bio-technology.


Monday August 14 - 16, 2017

IEN Short Course: Micro-fabrication

The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech will offer a short course on micro-fabrication from August 14 - 16, 2017. This in­tensive 3 day short course combines classroom lectures and laboratory based hands-on fabrication in the IEN cleanroom. The goal of the course is to impart a basic understanding of the science and technology of micro-fabrication processes as used in academia and industry.

This short course will cover essential micro-fabrication techniques including, photolithography, thin film deposition, etching, packaging, and characterization. Attendees will gain valuable experience by fabricating simple devices in one of the most advanced uni­versity cleanrooms in North America.

Target Audience:
Attendance is open to the general technical community and is not limited to current Georgia Tech students or IEN users. Anyone interested in cleanroom fabrication techniques is strongly encouraged to attend this course. The course is suitable for both new and experienced researchers interested in micro-fabrication techniques and applications.

A course emphasis will be placed on IEN cleanroom resources, however, the concepts and techniques discussed are applicable to a broad array of research in this field.

Rates: *Rates include lunches on all days*

Georgia Tech Rate: $200
Academic and Government Rate: $400
Industry Rate: $800

Registration:
Due to the nature of the lab portion of the course, registration has a maximum of 30 participants. Your registration is not guaranteed until full payment is received. If you wish to charge the course to an IEN Cleanroom account, please contact us immediately so that we can provide the proper forms, and so that we may notify the PI or accounts representative. Credit cards are the only payment option for people outside Georgia Tech. Once you submit your registration, follow the appropriate links in your confirmation email. A waiting list of overflow registrants will be maintained in case of cancellations.

 

For course agenda and registration, click this link


August 17&18, 2017

Save the Date for a New Short Course: Surface Science Techniques – Focus on Photoelectron Spectroscopy and ToF-SIMS

Preliminary Agenda

Day1 – Photoelectron Spectroscopy:
09:00                Introduction and Scope of Short Course – Prof. F. Alamgir
09:15 – 10:00:  Lecture pt. I:  Theoretical background of Photoelectron Spectroscopy
10:05 – 10:30:  Tour of MCF characterization labs
10:35 – 10:45:  Coffee break
10:50 – 11:35:  Lecture pt. II:  Theoretical background of Photoelectron Spectroscopy
12:00 – 13:00:  Lunch break
13:05 – 13:45:  Introduction to XPS analysis software
13:45 – 15:05:  XPS hands-on operation and data analysis sessions. 
15:10 – 16:00:  General comments:  Open question and answer session

Day2 – Time of Flight SIMS:
09:30                Introduction– Prof. F. Alamgir
09:35 – 10:15:  Lecture pt. I:  Theoretical background of SIMS/ ToF-SIMS
10:15 – 10:30:  Tour of IEN microfabrication facility
10:35 – 10:45:  Coffee break
10:50 – 11:30:   Practical concerns for ToF-SIMS and Alternate Surface Science Techniques
11:30 – 13:00:   Lunch break
13:05 – 13:15:   Introduction to ToF-SIMS analysis software
13:15 – 15:15:   ToF-SIMS for hands-on analysis session.
15:20 – 15:55:   Open question and answer session
 

Registration will open July 6th, 2017

Questions? Please contact:
Prof. Faisal Alamgir, faisal.alamgir@mse.gatech.edu , or
Walter Henderson, walter.henderson@gatech.edu

 


September 21 & 22, 2017

IEN Short Course: Soft Lithography for Microfluidics

The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech will offer a short course on “Soft Lithography for Microfluidics” on April 13 & 14, 2017. This course module is designed for individuals interested in hands-on training in the fabrication of microfluidic devices using the soft lithography technique. This 2 day intensive short course will be structured to assume no prior knowledge of the technologies by the participants. The course agenda is evenly divided between laboratory hands-on sessions, including SU-8 master mold creation using photolithography and PDMS device fabrication in the IEN cleanroom, and supporting lectures. The goal for this course is to impart a basic understanding of soft lithography for microfluidic applications as practiced in academia and industry.

Target Audience:
This short course is open to off-campus researchers from academia, industry and government laboratories/organizations and is not limited to current Georgia Tech students or IEN users. Anyone who is interested in starting research in the area of microfluidics or PDMS device fabrication is invited and strongly encouraged to participate.

Rates: *Rates include lunches on all days*

  • Georgia Tech Rate: $150
  • Academic and Government Rate: $300
  • Industry Rate: $600

Registration:
Due to the nature of the lab portion of the course, registration has a maximum of 30 participants. Your registration is not guaranteed until full payment is received. If you wish to charge the course to an IEN Cleanroom account, please contact us immediately so that we can provide the proper forms, and so that we may notify the PI or accounts representative. Credit cards are the only payment option for people outside Georgia Tech. Once you submit your registration, follow the appropriate links in your confirmation email. A waiting list of overflow registrants will be maintained in case of cancellations.

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