On The Scope – A Masterclass in Practical Scanning Electron Microscopy

Next Offering: May 2022

Description

CEMAS

On The Scope – A Masterclass in Practical Scanning Electron Microscopy is a training program covering the fundamentals of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) operation. The program is provided by The Ohio State University Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS), a unique facility containing more than $40 million in electron microscopes, expert technical staff, and a state-of-the-art digital theater. The program consists of two components:

  1. Component #1: A series of lectures/demonstration sessions delivered 100% online or in-person over three days and available both synchronously and asynchronously.
  2. Component #2: A two day, “hands-on” training workshop on the electron microscopes. These training events are delivered in a safe, socially distant manner to small groups. The workshops are delivered in person using the established educational facilities and equipment at CEMAS.
Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:
  1. Understand the operating principles and applications of SEMs.
  2. Perform a variety of common SEM imaging and analysis tasks.
  3. Improve the quality of their own SEM data collection and analysis.
  4. Participants who complete the program also receive a certificate of completion from CEMAS and the College of Engineering. 

Program Dates

CEMAS

Component #1 (online or in-person):  
May 2, 2022 - May 4, 2022

Component #2 (in-person): Participants choose one of three dates to attend. 

  • Option 1: May 5, 2022 - May 6, 2022
  • Option 2: May 9, 2022 - May 10, 2022
  • Option 3: May 12, 2022 - May 13, 2022

Note: A minimum of four people are required to operate each two-day workshop with a maximum of twelve. All efforts will be made to accommodate preferences.


Program Component Details

Please click here to access a tentative daily schedule

Component #1: 
A series of lectures/demonstration sessions delivered 100% online or in-person over three days. CEMAS will enhance the lectures with live demonstrations on the microscopes to illustrate each topic. Along with a recommended foundation of topics, a selection of elective lectures will be offered (listed below).

Component #2: 
A two day “hands-on” training workshop on the electron microscopes. The workshops are delivered in person using the established educational facilities and equipment at CEMAS. Along with a recommended foundation of topics, a selection of elective labs will be offered (listed below).


Program Learning Objectives

After completing both the lecture and laboratory components, participants will be able to:


Prerequisites

The workshop has open admission. While prior hands-on experience with SEMs and/or current employment in the field of SEM characterization will be beneficial, it is not a prerequisite. Experience with laboratory instrumentation such as spectrometers, vacuum systems or other imaging tools will be beneficial.


Health and Safety Protocols

All participants will be required to abide by the university's safe and healthy protocols. Contact the program administration for more information or if you have questions. 


Cancellations and Refunds

A full refund minus a $75 administrative fee will be made if cancellation is received three weeks prior to the start of the course - no refunds within three weeks of the course start date. 
 

COURSE REGISTRATION

Registration ends Friday, April 29, 2022. 

Click below to register;

PRICE
 

Course Fee:
$2,995 per person
 

Early Bird Discount:
$2,495 per person
if registered by Friday, April 11th at 12PM. 

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

David McComb

David McComb, PhD, is the Director of the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS), an Ohio Research Scholar and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University. David is an expert in the development and application of electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) as a sub-nanometer scale probe for chemistry, structure, and bonding. He has developed and implemented approaches to studying inorganic, organic, and molecular systems using electron microscopy techniques.

Tyler Grassman

Tyler Grassman, PhD, 
is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at The Ohio State University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. After holding postdoctoral and staff research positions in Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Institute for Materials Research at OSU, he joined the faculty ranks (in MSE and ECE at OSU) in 2015.

Vaghte

Daniel Veghte, PhD, ​​​​​​​is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS). In his role he manages the scanning electron microscopes and works closes with users to characterize a broad range of materials. During his career he has enjoyed pushing the limits of electron microscopy with an emphasis on performing in-situ experiments.

About the Center for Electron Microscopy Analysis

CEMAS is the preeminent materials characterization hub for business and academia. There are over 300 active users and $130 million dollars used for research per year. For more about CEMAS, click here. 

There's no better place on planet Earth to do microscopy than right here at CEMAS".
Don Kania, Former CEO of FEI Company

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions regarding this course, please contact:

Darla da Cruz
Professional & Distance Education Programs

eng-profed@osu.edu

Call: 614-292-7153

Text: (614) 654-8875