Monteith Engineering Center; NC State University; Raleigh, NC
The NC State Nanofabrication Facility (NNF) and Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) are pleased to offer a two-day short course which will explore the science and technology underpinning wide bandgap (specifically, GaN and SiC) power devices. The target participants are professional engineers and technicians. This short course will be an avenue to develop critical skills for wide bandgap device manufacturers and researchers, particularly in the area of power applications.
The short course will include hands-on lab components in the NNF and AIF laboratories, lectures on both fabrication/characterization equipment as well as the fundamentals of wide bandgap power devices, and a keynote seminar by a prominent expert in the field of wide bandgap power devices.
Please see this promotional flier and the draft agenda for additional details. Contact Dr. Phil Barletta (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns.
Space is limited! Registration will close on November 20th. (Note: we will offer this short course again in March and June 2020.)
The NC State Nanofabrication Facility (NNF) and ALD Academy will be offering a full-day short course on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) in the Monteith Research Center. The instructors for this course will be NC State Professor Greg Parsons, along with Professor Erwin Kessels from Eindhoven University.
The itinerary for the course will be as follows (50 min each topic):
- ALD Basics I – Surface chemistry
- ALD Basics II – Precursors
- Advanced ALD Processes I – Plasma ALD
- Advanced ALD Processes II – Spatial ALD
- Atomic-scale Processing I – Atomic layer etching
- Atomic-scale Processing I – Area selective deposition
Registration costs: $50 for students/post-docs, $100 for industry researchers
Contact Dr. Phil Barletta with any questions.
Drs. Dan Stancil, Phil Barletta, John Muth, and John Gilligan celebrate NNF’s grand re-opening.
In early January, the NCSU Nanofabrication Facility (NNF) hosted a grand reopening. Dr. John Muth, Assistant Vice Chancellor Jon Horowitz (ORIED), and Dean John Gilligan (COE) opened the event, emphasizing the unique role of NNF on the NC State campus. NNF Director of Operations Phil Barletta then discussed some of the changes and improvements that are being initiated at the NNF including new equipment, a staff increase, and major building renovations. Nicole Hedges also highlighted NNF’s new website, which provides up to the minute lab conditions. Dr. Patrick Wellenius, an engineer at Protochips, and Mr. Wei-Yi Chang, a graduate student in Dr. Xiaoning Jiang’s group, spoke about the work they conduct in NNF and the support they receive from facility staff. Afterwards, attendees enjoyed pizza, refreshments, and each others’ company.
Over the past several months, the NCSU Nanofabrication Facility (NNF) has been the recipient of a significant amount of internal investment including new equipment, a staff increase, and major building renovations. In order to bring awareness to this investment — and usher in a “new era” — NNF will hold a Grand Re-opening.
NNF Director of Operations Phil Barletta will introduce some of the changes and improvements that are being initiated in NNF:
- New staff (and re-introduce “old” staff), including undergrad hire(s)
- New equipment
- New safety rules (after-hours access)
- New bi-annual meeting schedule (along with yearly user clean-up)
- New particle count/cleanliness monitoring protocol
- New website
- New social media presence
Assistant Vice Chancellor Jon Horowitz (ORIED) and Dean John Gilligan (COE) will say a few words from a University and College perspective. There will also be 3-4 technical talks, focusing on work that has been performed in the NNF. Both industry and academic users will present. Refreshments will be served throughout the event.
The event is free but please RSVP to Phil Barletta (email@example.com) by Friday, January 5.