Workshop: Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy

Join Olympus technology experts for an advanced product and technology workshop featuring presentations and hands-on demonstrations with Olympus’
LEXT® OLS5000 Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope.

  • Using Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy for 3D Surface Metrology Applications
  • AFM or Laser Confocal Microscopes? Choosing the Right Tool for Your Research
  • LEXT OLS5000 Demonstration
  • Lunch, Provided by Olympus

Mark your calendars! Details will be posted shortly. Email to be notified of workshop details.

Workshop: Advanced Applications of Infrared & Raman Spectroscopy

Join us to learn about Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy techniques for materials research in half-day seminar. Lunch included.

 You will learn how to:

  • Optimize FTIR spectrometer settings to get best results
  • Characterize chemical composition of  thin films on metallic and non-metallic substrates
  • Monitor fast chemical reactions, study orientation of polymer chains, identify defects and contamination using IR and Raman microspectroscopy

Examples of applications will include surface chemistry during atomic layer deposition, electrochemistry, multilayer polymer films composition, and reverse engineering.

Register for the event here.

Questions can be directed to Carrie Donley (

Apply Now: Quantum Ideas Summer School

On June 17-21, 2019, Duke University’s Software-Tailored Architectures for Quantum Codesign (STAQ) will host the Quantum Ideas Summer School. This event will cover topics including quantum computation, algorithms for near-term devices, and quantum error correction as well as hardware tutorials.

Lectures are scheduled from several quantum experts:

  • Ken Brown (Duke University)
  • Fred Chong (University of Chicago)
  • Jungsang Kim (Duke University)
  • Peter Love (Tufts University)
  • Iman Marvian (Duke University)
  • Akimasa Miyake (University of New Mexico)
  • Hanhee Paik (IBM)

The program is open to undergraduates. graduate students, and industry professionals. The application deadline is March 15, 2019. Please see the program website for more information and application instructions.

Harvard Optical Scanning Probe Microscopy of 2D Quantum Materials

This workshop will focus on optical scanning probe techniques that allow imaging of quasiparticle fields in 2D Quantum materials. Theory and Experiments using scattering-type Near-field Optical Microscopy (s-SNOM), Photo-induced Force Microscopy (PiFM) and other photon-less detection techniques to map optical fields will be highlighted. The symposium will both focus on current state-of-the-art work and explore the future of these methods to condensed matter systems at the nanoscale.

 How to participate:

  1. Pre-register. On-line Registration will close by EOB October 1st, 2018.
  2. This event is free for Harvard’s Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) Users; a fee of $30 is required for non-CNS users. Payment instructions to non CNS users will be sent after pre-registration is completed.
  3. Some modest number of contributed talks will be also accepted. For submission, a ~250-word abstract must be e-mailed to the conference chairs before EOB August 3rd, 2018. The submitted document should contain the title of the talk and the names   and affiliations of presenting and contributing authors.

Invited Speakers:

  • Prof. Dimitri Basov – Columbia University – New York City – United States of America
  • Prof. Frank Koppens – ICFO, The Institute of Photonic Sciences – Barcelona – Spain
  • Prof. Javier Garcia de Abajo – ICFO, The Institute of Photonic Sciences – Barcelona – Spain

For questions, please see the workshop website or contact the organizers: Dr. Antonio Ambrosio ( and Dr. William L. Wilson (

On Saturday October 20th, 10:00am – 12:00pm, a hands-on demonstration of commercial Optical Scan Probe platforms will be also organized. You can register for the hands–on demonstration here.

Interactive Nanomechanical Testing Workshop

NC State and Bruker invite you to a one-day workshop to explore Bruker’s vast range of quantitative nanoscale testing solutions. Gain new insights into nanoscale material behavior with live, interactive demonstrations of our Hysitron TI 980 TriboIndenter.

9:00 – 9:30  Introduction to Bruker

Taiye (Thomas) Zhang, South Eastern Accounts Manager, Bruker

9:30 – 10:30  Nanoindentation: Fundamentals and Applications

Sandip Basu, Ph.D., Applications Scientist, Bruker

10:30 – 11:30 Case Studies in Materials Design: Insights from Nanoindentation

Joe Tilly, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NC State

11:30 – 12:30  Lunch (provided for registered participants)
12:30 – 3:00  Instrument Demonstration – Hysitron TI 980 TriboIndenter

More information can be found on this flyer.

Register here.