Jan 20th, 2017 – FIB Short Course

FIB short course

AIF is going to offer another FIB short course in Jan 20th, 2017. The FIB short course includes lectures covering an introduction to the FIB technique, an overview of the principles and operation of the FIB as well as applications such as FIB prepared SEM and TEM cross section. Also, there will be hands on demos of these applications on the AIF Quanta Dual Beam FIB-SEM. To insure each student receives a maximum of time on the FIB, the course will be limited to 4 participants.

Date Friday, Jan 20th 2017
Time 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Location 324 Monteith Research Center, NCSU Centennial Campus
Registration cost (student and non-profit) $50
Registration cost (industry) $350

 

For more details and to register, please contact Fred Stevie at fred_stevie@ncsu.edu.

AIF 2016 Best Paper Award

Please join us to congratulate Yanqi Ye from the group of Zhen Gu (BME) for a publication in Advanced Materials introducing a microneedle-based cell therapy and Kelly Stano from the group of Philip Bradford (TECS) for work published in Small on nanotube networks. Congratulations to these authors on their excellent work!  Their research work involves employing many analytical instruments housed at AIF.

The AIF Best Paper Awards are given annually to reward and encourage exceptional research results that utilize the state-of-the-art facilities and staff at AIF. Recipients are selected by a committee of faculty and staff. The award is presented at the annual MRS/ASM/AVS Joint Symposium at NCSU and student authors receive a cash award.

Microneedles Integrated with Pancreatic Cells and Synthetic Glucose-Signal Amplifiers for Smart Insulin Delivery

Advanced Materials

PI: Zhen Gu

First author: Yanqi Ye

Atomic scale structure and chemistry of Bi2Te3/GaAs interfaces grown by metallorganic van der Waals epitaxy

Small

PI: Philip Bradford

First author: Kelly Stano

 

Nov 18th 2016 – Basic Vacuum Technology Short Course

 

Date Friday, Nov 18th, 2016
Time  8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Location Monteith Research Center, Rm 320 (NCSU Centennial Campus)
Instructor Fred Stevie
Registration Cost NCSU student $50; non-profit $50; industry $350

This is primarily a hands on course with some lecture time. Individuals will work on two functioning vacuum systems. Each attendee will manually remove and install components to learn practical knowledge when dealing with vacuum systems. Covered components include forepumps, turbomolecular pumps, ion pumps, thermocouple and cold cathode gauges, valves, flanges, and feedthroughs.

In addition to hands-on instruction, attendees will receive the following:

  • Digital copy of lecture materials
  • Tour of AIF facility

 

The course instructor will be Fred Stevie. Fred has 40 years of experience with vacuum instrumentation and is an American Vacuum Society instructor. He is currently responsible for the Surface Analysis Laboratory at NC State.