AIF will offer SEM Short Course in a regular basis. Please check the recent news for upcoming course.

In 2016, the SEM short course will be offered on every six Friday. The tentative schedule is as following: Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 11, Apr 22, Jun 10, Jul 22, Sep 9 and Oct 21.


NCSU’s Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) offers a hands-on short course on Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) on a routine basis.  In addition to two lectures on SEM theory, each student will get hands-on time (90 minute or more per student) running the AIF variable pressure SEM (VPSEM).  The goal of the course is to provide students a basic understanding of both theory and practice such that they can operate any SEM with minimal training.  By the end of the day, the students should be able to operate the VPSEM without assistance. To insure each student receives maximum hands-on time, the course will be limited to 3 participants.

Date Friday, Jan 8th, 2016
Time 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location 318 Monteith Research Center, Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University
Cost NCSU student $50; non-profit $50; industry $350


For more details and to register, please contact Chuck Mooney at