Published: July 21, 2022

A student working in the COSINC labCOSINC is a multidisciplinary core research facility and service center, within the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

The Colorado Shared Instrumentation in Nanofabrication and Characterization (COSINC) facility will host a day-long workshop and training session on Material 3D-Nanofabrication and Characterization from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Aug. 9 on CU Boulder’s Campus in the Gallogly Discovery Learning Center.

During these hands-on sessions, participants will work in an ISO 5 cleanroom facility to learn the operation of various state-of-the-art instruments and processes such as the 3D nano printer, scanning electron microscope, profilometer and wet processing. Participants will also fabricate 3D nanostructures and inspect their devices using material characterization tools. The skills and knowledge acquired in this workshop are applicable across multiple industries and useful for graduate work in various fields in engineering as well as the physical, medical and life sciences.

Participation is open to students, staff, and faculty as well as the broader university and Boulder community. The cost for University of Colorado system participants is $130 while the external nonprofit rate is $155, and the industry rate is $275. Registration is intentionally limited to nine participants to ensure high quality training time and includes lunch and refreshments. 

COSINC is a multidisciplinary core research facility and service center, within the College of Engineering and Applied Science, that 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.

COSINC Director Aju Jugessur said material nanofabrication and characterization techniques in a cleanroom are a critical part of the development and realization of miniature devices.

“These miniature devices have a wide range of scientific and technological applications, ranging from quantum devices, photonic, electronic to photovoltaic, bio-medical and nanomedicine,” he said. “We are looking forward to hosting a diverse set of researchers looking to expand their skills.”

A loose agenda for the workshop includes:

  • Lecture on Material Nanofabrication and Characterization
  • Lecture on 3D Nano printer and Applications (led by Nanoscribe)
  • Hands-on training in ISO 5 Cleanroom, on 3D Nano printer, laser writer, wet sample processing, profilometry
  • Hands-on training on scanning electron microscope

For more information contact Jugessur via email.

Register for the workshop