NE3I/Nano-Link Industrial Workshops

NE3I/Nano-Link Industrial Workshops
Event on 2014-08-15 07:00:00

Industrial Seminars in Nanotechnology
The Nanotechnology Education, Employment and Economic development Initiative (NE3I) goals include promoting the development of nanotechnician training and expanding the use of nanotechnology in a variety of industries in the Chicago region and to boost public awareness of the potential usage of nanoscience. To date, the  facility at the IS+TP site regularly offers a series of courses in nanotechnology to district residents through Oakton Community College.  Oakton is an affiliate member of Nano-Link, a Regional Center of the National Science Foundation.  The primary mission of Nano-Link is to provide nanoscience classroom materials for use by high school and college educators as well as industry.

NE3I has developed a series of workshops targeted at the Chicago region’s industrial community, providing introductory training in the potential application of nanoscience in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and industrial research and development. NE3I seeks to expand knowledge and promote interest in nanotechnology among the widespread industrial community surrounding Skokie. In collaboration with Nano-Link, Oakton will offer a series of 3 workshops in industrial applications for nanotechnology.

We are reaching out to companies who might have use for nanotechnology, but because of the current expense and limited access to high-level nanotech labs, may not have had the opportunity to bring nanotechnology to their own products. These workshops will provide participants with hands-on lessons on the various tools and enable them to understand how nanotechnology might be incorporated into their research and production processes. Upon completion of the workshops, participants can apply for access to the supervised lab equipment to experiment and further their own knowledge of the use of the tools or they may identify employees in their companies who would benefit by enrolling in the Oakton nanotechnology training program.

The first workshop is scheduled for August 15, 2014 from 7am-9:30am. Agenda:

  1. An introduction to nanotechnology in the region.

  2. An introduction to the use of equipment in the lab.

    1. Remotely accessible instruments

      1. Nanosurf EasyScan 2 Flex AFMs

      2. Nanosurf EasyScan 2 STM

      3. Hitachi TM3000 Tabletop SEMs

      4. Bruker Dektak XT Stylus Profiler

    2. On site equipment available

      1. Agilient Cary 60 UV-Vis Spectrometer

      2. Bruker Alpha FT-IR Spectrometer

      3. Variable angle Stokes Ellipsometer

      4. izon qNano analysis packages

      5. Zeiss A1 Floresence Microscopes

      6. Innovations SSP-354 Carbon Nanotube Synthesis device

      7. NLP 2000 Dip Pen Nanolithographic tool

  3. Guest lectures by local industrial representatives illustrating how their companies have incorporated nanotechnology into their processes.

  4. How to schedule remote access of the laboratory equipment.

  5. Optional topics will be solicited during enrollment procedures.







 What is included with the registration?

A continental breakfast will be made available to attendees during the seminar.  Costs associated with laboratory supplies for all scheduled activities is included with registration.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Transportation details to the Illinois Science + Technology Park are available at this link.  The IS+TP maintains a parking garage at 4835 Searle Ave, Skokie, IL.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For information, please contact Dr. John Ireland at the following address.

John Ireland
Oakton Community College – Division 1
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your printed ticket on the first day of your workshop.  This will enable staff to scan the document as evidence of your attendance.


 This event is made possible by a grant from the Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust.

at Illinois Science and Technology Park
Conference Center Room A
Skokie, United States

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