On The Scope - Scanning Electron Microscopy

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Dates: August 16-27, 2021
 

Description

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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 over two 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 the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) at the College of Engineering.
     

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 Component Details

Component (1): 
A series of lectures/demonstration sessions delivered 100% online over two days. The lectures will cover the following topics and will be enhanced with live demonstrations on the microscopes to illustrate each topic. 

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  1. Fundamentals of SEM theory and operation
  2. Alignments and basic imaging
  3. SEM imaging and detector selection
  4. Chemical analysis in the SEM
  5. Electron backscattered diffraction in the SEM
  6. Variable pressure / low voltage SEM operation
  7. Advanced SEM techniques
     

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 the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS). The “hands-on” laboratory classes will focus on the following topics.

  1. Basic operation of the microscope
  2. Microscope alignments
  3. SEM imaging and detector selection
  4. Advanced imaging techniques
  5. Chemical analysis in the SEM
  6. Electron backscattered diffraction in the SEM
     
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Program Dates:

Component 1:  August 16-17, 2021
Component 2: Participants select one option from the following dates:

                        Option 1:  August 19-20, 2021
                        Option 2: August 23-24, 2021
                        Option 3: August 26-27, 2021

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 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, including wearing a face mask when on campus for the in-person portion of the program. 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

Select an option below based on dates:

Option 1: August 16-17 and August 19-20, 2021
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Option 2: August 16-17 and August 23-24, 2021
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Option 3: August 16-17 and August 26-27, 2021
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Registration closes August 12th at noon

PRICE
 

Course Fee:
$2,995 per person
 

Early Bird Discount:
$2,495 per person 

If registered & paid by: July 26, 2021

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.

Boona

Stephen Boona, PhD, 
joined the CEMAS staff in August of 2017 after spending four years as a Postdoctoral Researcher at The Ohio State University, first with Joseph P. Heremans in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and then with Fengyuan Yang at the OSU Center for Emergent Materials. Currently Stephen is a staff scientist at CEMAS tasked with providing training and support to users of SEM, FIB, and x-ray CT instruments.

Vaghte

Daniel Veghte, PhD
worked at the Penn State Materials Characterization
Laboratory, where he helped manage the SEM and FIB systems after he finished his Ph.D. Daniel came to CEMAS in 2018 following his postdoctoral work at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), where he studied atmospheric particles collected from field sites across the globe. His work at PNNL utilized in-situ electron and X-ray microscopy to probe the influence of different atmospheric conditions on particles.

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