Published: Jan. 8, 2021 By

A microscope in the lab

The facility offers a common platform for the convergence of multiple disciplines and facilitates collaborative research.

The Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) core research facility will have a virtual open house on Jan. 29 via Zoom. Located within the College of Engineering and Applied Science, COSINC provides access to state-of-the-art equipment in the areas of micro and nanofabrication, nanomaterials characterization and metrology and offers expertise and advanced hands-on training in the same related areas. It is an open-research facility serving the academic, industrial and governmental researchers across campus and beyond. Facility Director Aju Jugessur and guests will provide an overview of the newly built Material Characterization facility on the east campus, followed by research talks on the applications of various material characterization methods and live hands-on demonstrations on several instruments.

Registration is required and can be done through an online form. An Outlook invitation with meeting details will be sent before Jan. 25. For questions, contact Jugessur or Catie Gibson in the Research Support Office.


  • 11-11:10 a.m.: Introduction of the new COSINC Characterization facility
  • 11:10-Noon: Basic principles of Qualitative and Quantitative Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) Analysis with Richard McLaughlin PhD from Oxford Instruments
  • Noon-12:40 p.m.: Light at the tip of a needle: optical nano-focus engineering for ultrafast imaging of quantum materials: Professor Markus Raschke and Wenjin Luo (CU Physics/JILA)
  • 12:40-1 p.m.: Live demonstration on the Focus Ion Beam (FIB)-SEM instrument 
  • 1:10-1:30 p.m.: Live demonstration on the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)/EDS instrument

Register for the Virtual Open House