Optical Science and
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January 20, 2015

Course Title: Fundamentals of Micro and Nanofabrication link to pdf

Course code: 029:135 (PHYS: 3750), 3 s. h.

(Lecture Tue. &Thu., 12:30-1:20 pm, Labs every two weeks, starting Jan. 26)

Learn how to make devices or structures that are about 1000 times smaller than the size of human hair.

• Learn how devices such as Iphones, computers processors, various electronic gadgets, sensors, bio-medical devices, DNA chips are fabricated using stateof- the-art tools and techniques.

• Go on a field trip to the Argonne National Lab to see some real-world nanotechnology applications and nano-scale manufacturing.


September 12, 2014

Fabrication technologies to manufacture structures 10,000 times smaller than the width of human hair

  • Learn about the manufacturing technologies involved in the next-generation of nano-devices from DNA sequencing chips, nano-sensors for cancer cells detection, drug delivery to solar cells, computing and communications.
  • Participate in hands-on demonstrations on state-of-the-art nanotools in a dust-free facility.
  • Listen to leading industry experts in the field of nano-scale device fabrication and process development.

Nanotechnology is an enabling platform technology for a wide range of scientific and technological applications


August 12, 2014

Aju Jugessur, Core Facility Research Manager, Optical Science and Technology Center
Core Facilities/Shared Equipment Grant

Enhancing the Capabilities of the University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility

The University of Iowa Microfabrication Facility (UIMF is an interdisciplinary central research facility and service center that provides access, hands-on training on state-of-the-art equipment and education opportunities in the areas of micro and nanofabrication, metrology and device characterization. Funds are requested to acquire three key instruments (spinner coater, thin-film measurement system, high-resolution optical microscope) that will directly impact several innovative research projects within the UIMF. The research areas range...

May 2, 2014


Friday, May 2, 2014

OSTC Annual Symposium & Poster Registration
Iowa Advanced Technology Center

February 11, 2014

University of Iowa - Microfabrication Facility
Nanotechnology Training

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is a “Nano” technology, allowing thin films of a few nanometers to be deposited in a precisely controlled way.

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is a thin film deposition technique that is based on the sequential, self-limiting surface reaction based on the temporal separation of two or more reactants.

Key Applications: high-k gate oxides, capacitors, solar cells, organic semiconductors, microfluidic, MEMS, Bio MEMS, memristors

Date and venue: Feb. 11, 9:30 am, IATL 104

Training details:

Lecture: 9:30 – 10:45 am