CNF Short Course: Technology & Characterization at the Nanoscale (CNF TCN)
This intensive short course is offered by the Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility twice a year; virtual in January and in person in June. The course combines lectures and laboratory demonstrations designed to impart a broad understanding of the science and technology required to undertake research in nanoscience. TCN is an ideal way for faculty, students, post docs and staff members to rapidly come up to speed in many of the technologies that users of the CNF need to employ. Members of the high tech business community will also find it an effective way to learn best practices for success in a nanofab environment. Attendance is open to the general scientific community, but class size is limited. The short course augments but does not replace the three part training required to become a user of our facility.
Attendance is open to the general scientific community and is not limited to CNF users or Cornell students. We strongly encourage all persons expecting to become CNF users to attend this course. Attendees must be at least 18 years old to attend the in-person short course.
Schedule and Location
Tentative schedule for January:
The January short course will be held virtually (via Zoom) Wednesday through Friday, 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Day 1: Introduction & Microfluidic Systems
Day 2: MEMS Cantilever Fabrication
Day 3: Nanoelectrode Fabrication and Process Integration
Tentative schedule for June:
The June course will be held in-person Tuesday through Friday. Continental breakfast and lunch included with the course.
Day 1: Mandatory Registration, Orientation and Safety Training (5:00pm - 8:00pm)
Day 2: Introduction & Microfluidic Systems (8:00am - 5:00p)
Day 3: MEMS Cantilever Fabrication (8:30am - 5:00pm)
Day 4: Nanoelectrode Fabrication (8:30am - 5:00pm)
There is a mandatory dress code for the CNF clean room which must be followed each day of the course.
Directions and Parking
There is an hourly / daily fee for parking on campus that is not included in the cost of the course. For information on parking please visit Short-Term Parking Options.
Amtrak (Syracuse, NY)
Accommodations (for in person sessions in June)
CNF has a negotiated rate with the Best Western University Inn (607-272-6100).
The Best Western offers complimentary continental breakfast and shuttle service to campus.
Rates: Sunday through Thursday $99/night; Friday and Saturday $139/night.
Accommodation arrangements should be made in advance, Ithaca area hotels fill up quickly due to University Events.
A list of Ithaca area lodging is on the visitithaca.com website
Course fee & Cancellations
Academic Rate / Government Rate:
June (in-person) - $425.00
January (virtual) - $120.00
June (in-person) - $850.00
January (virtual) - $120.00
**These fees cover staff time, materials (and meals provided during June short course) - No complimentary registrations are available.
If a cancellation request is not received 10 days prior to the course or if you do not show up for the course you are responsible for the full course fee.
Registrations and payments must be received by EOB January 5, 2024.