Training

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World-class education in the theory of electron microscopy and all aspects of its use and operation is at the heart of our mission.

It is our goal to make CEMAS a user-friendly facility where you can complete your research in a productive way. A support team of technical, research, administrative and academic staff based at CEMAS provides comprehensive support to all users through a variety of mechanisms from contract research to collaborative projects.

Creating a pathway to independent operation of CEMAS equipment, there are two methods for training:

1) Direct

Users may be trained by a member of our technical staff to independently operate the equipment. Once training has been completed, the user is granted access to reserve the equipment and self operate the microscope to complete their research as the schedules allow.

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2) Masterclass

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 consists of two components:

  1. Component #1: A series of lectures/demonstration sessions delivered 100% live, online or in-person over three days.
  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 CEMAS.

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.

Participants who complete the program also receive a certificate of completion from CEMAS and the College of Engineering. 

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