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SEM Short Course

We offer 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 running...

Vacuum Technology Short Course

The Vacuum Technology short course covers the vacuum pumps, gauges, fittings, and other equipment commonly found in vacuum systems. Students will learn how to operate and make...

SEM Short Course

We offer 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 running...

Raman Spectroscopy Tutorial

Raman Spectroscopy has gained much attention in the past 25 years as a material analytics and diagnostics method, often used as a complement to diffraction...

X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Short Course

This introductory XRD short course will cover basic principles of X-ray diffraction, operation of diffractometers in Bragg-Brentano geometry (typically used for powders), and basic phase...

Meet Stephen Furst

Stephen Furst is the founder and CEO of Smart Material Solutions, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Smart Material Solutions is an NC State start-up with expertise...