Massive Open Online Course for Nanotechnology

“Spearheaded by faculty members at NC State, Duke University and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, the new online course opens a wealth of opportunities for students, entrepreneurs and business people to learn about and use machinery involved in making high-tech products and studying materials on a molecular scale.”

A Maker’s Course at is now open to register and free to audit. A certificate of completion is availalbe for $49 and financial aid is available. This course has been developed by faculty and staff experts in nano-fabrication, electron beam microscopy, and nano-characterization through the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN). The RTNN offers training and use of the tools demonstrated in this course to schools and industry through the United States National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure program. The tools demonstrated in this course are available to the public through the RTNN.

College of Engineering News reported the Maker’s course in Coursera. Click here for the link.

AIF Position Opening: Business Service Coordinator

The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) is seeking a talented individual to join our team as Business Services Coordinator. The job posting is here:
The Business Services Coordinator oversees the business and financial management of a complex and evolving Service Center with a variety of funding sources within the College of Engineering. This individual performs a range of responsibilities in areas including Business Administration, Financial Management, Information Analysis and Decision Making, Communication, and Human Resources. Most notably, the individual is required to analyze and evaluate facility operations and data and is empowered to make decisions to increase efficiency.
Please encourage well-qualified applicants to apply.

Nov 10th, 2017 – Carolina Science Symposium at NCSU

AIF Is Pleased To Host Carolina Science Symposium this year on Nov. 10th, 2017 (previously be MRS/ASM/AVS joint symposium).


Meeting Overview

We are pleased to continue a joint symposium between the Materials Research Society, ASM International and the American Vacuum Society.  The meeting is expected to draw about 100 participants, both locally and from the surrounding region. Topics in materials science, processing, nanotechnology, characterization, and biomaterials will be presented by both invited and selected student contributors.For more information consult the meeting flyer

Invited Speakers and Topics (TBD)

John Paul Maria (NCSU) – High Impulse Magnetron Sputtering

Michael Daniele (NCSU) – Wearable Electronics

Jacqueline Cole (NCSU/UNC) – The Role of Vascular Structure and Perfusion in Bone Mechanics and Health

Jinsong Huang (UNC) – Perovskite Research: History, Status, and Future Perspectives


The meeting will be held at the NC State University Mckimmon Center. Parking is free. Please click here for location information and directions.

For those coming in from out of town and spending the night, please note that you are eligible to receive the NCSU rate when you reserve a room at either the Holiday Inn Express on Gorman Street or at the DoubleTree on Hillsborough Street. Be sure to request the NCSU rate at the time you make your reservation.

Meeting Registration

Meeting registration is now open online.
Students will be asked to indicate whether they would like to submit a poster or paper after registering. Abstract submission and registration can be done using the same form.

The registration fee includes lunch and coffee service in the morning and afternoon. It may be paid at the time of the meeting or in advance by check only.

Meeting Registration Fees
Professional $20.00
Student $10.00

Please make checks payable to Materials Research Society and mail to:

NC State University
c/o Fred Stevie
Campus Box 7531 Room 318 MRC
2410 Campus Shore Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695

Note: If you submit a poster you are automatically registered for the meeting. However, if there will be more than one author attending, each person will have to register separately.

Vendor Registration

Online vendor registration is open.
Submitting the form automatically registers the Company Representative for the meeting. Vendor registration includes a 1-page advertisement in the digital proceedings and placement of the company logo on the meeting webpage.

Vendor registration fees
Registration $100
Registration + Table Fee* $250

Please make checks payable to Materials Research Society and mail to:

NC State University
c/o Fred Stevie
Campus Box 7531 Room 318 MRC
2410 Campus Shore Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27695

Please send 1-page advertisement (DOC, DOCX, or PDF  format) and company logo (JPG or PNG format) to Roberto Garcia at

*Space is limited, so register early to guarantee a table


We are pleased to announce two workshops.

Non-ambient X-ray Diffraction (XRD) workshop at NC State, is co-organized by PANalytical and the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN). This symposium will feature lectures by leading international researchers developing and using non-ambient diffraction on laboratory instruments, synchrotrons, and neutron beamlines. Lectures will focus on the research potential of non-ambient diffraction and practical advice for collecting accurate and useful data. Attendees are encouraged to present a poster on their work related to this symposium. Registration can be done via Workshop website.  
Date Nov 8th and 9th, 2017
Time 1:00 pm (11/8) to 4:00 pm (11/9)
Location NCSU, MRC 136

AIF Atomic Force Microscopy (AIF) workshop, is co-organized by Aslyum and the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN). Registration can done via this link.

Student Poster/Oral Sessions

A student poster session will be held and 3 student contributed papers will be selected for 15 minute oral presentations. When registering, you will be asked to indicate whether the abstract should be considered for a poster or for a talk (eligible for an oral presentation). Cash prizes will be awarded for the best student oral presentation and for the top 3 poster presentations. Poster size up to 48 in by 36 in. First 32 posters submitted will be judged. Later submissions can be displayed but not judged. Over $1k prizes to be awarded. Primary authors will be asked to register for the Symposium if they have not already done so. Abstract deadline is Nov. 3.

Abstract and Poster requirements

  • Please use plain text for abstract submission
  • Poster size should be 48 inches by 36 inches

Meeting Contacts

Name Affiliation Email Phone
Carrie Donley UNC-CH 919.843.2859
Fred Stevie NCSU 919.515.7037
John Lannon, Jr. RTI 919.248.1872
Shanthi Iyer NCA&T
Roberto Garcia NCSU 919.515.8628
Toby Tung NCSU 919.515.1676
Charles Parker Duke 919.660.5592
Joe Becker Kurt J. Lesker 919.562.9967
Phillip Strader RTNN
Maude Cuchiara RTNN