Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM EDT
Friday, September 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Georgia Institute of Technology Campus

Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology

Marcus Nanotechnology Building
345 Ferst Drive, Atlanta GA, 30332

Agenda :

September the 21st

9:30AM: Registration and Refreshments 

10:00AM - 10:50AM: Introduction to Microfluidics

10:50AM - 11:00AM: Break

11:00AM - 12:00PM: Soft Lithography Methods of Fabrication

12:00PM - 1:00PM: Lunch

1:00PM - 2:00PM: Photolithography for SU-8 Master Molds

2:00PM - 5:00PM: Hands-On Session 1 - SU-8 Master Molds Fabrication

September the 22nd  

9:00AM - 10:00AM: Bioapplications in Microfluidics

10:00AM - 12:00PM: Hands-On Session 2 - PDMS Device Fabrication Part I 

12:00PM - 1:00PM: Lunch 

1:00PM - 4:00PM: Hands-On Session 3 - PDMS Device Fabrication Part II 

 4:00PM - 5:00PM: Project Consultations 


Dr. Paul Joseph, Ph.D.
Principal Research Scientist
Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology
791 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332-0269


Fall 2017 IEN Soft Lithography for Microfluidics Short Course

The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech will offer a new short course on “Soft Lithography for Microfluidics” on September 21 & 22, 2017. This course module is designed for individuals interested in hands-on training in the fabrication of microfluidic devices using the soft lithography technique. This 2 day intensive short course will be structured to assume no prior knowledge of the technologies by the participants. The course agenda is evenly divided between laboratory hands-on sessions, including SU-8 master mold creation using photolithography and PDMS device fabrication in the IEN cleanroom, and supporting lectures.  The goal for this course is to impart a basic understanding of soft lithography for microfluidic applications as practiced in academia and industry.

Target Audience:
This short course is open to off-campus researchers from academia, industry and government laboratories/organizations and is not limited to current Georgia Tech students or IEN users. Anyone who is interested in starting research in the area of microfluidics or PDMS device fabrication is invited and strongly encouraged to participate.

Rates:  *rates include lunch on both days*

Georgia Tech Rate: $150
Academic and Government Rate: $300
Industry Rate: $600

Due to the nature of the lab portion of the course, registration has a maximum of 15 participants. Your registration is not guaranteed until full payment is received. If you wish to charge the course to an IEN Cleanroom account, please contact us immediately so that we can provide the proper forms, and so that we may notify the PI or accounts representative. Credit cards are the only payment option for people outside Georgia Tech. Once you submit your registration, follow the appropriate links in your confirmation email. A waiting list of overflow registrants will be maintained in case of cancellations.

** Registration is NOT complete until you have received a link to pay for your attendance through Georgia Tech's secure payment gateway. You will receive this link via email after completing the initial registration process.

Registration and full payment MUST be completed online by September the 15th, 2017: NO EXCEPTIONS. No one will be allowed to register or pay on-site.** 

Register for the Soft Lithography Short Course Here!!

Getting to the workshop is easy if you stay at the Georgia Tech Conference Center

Georgia Tech Hotel (attached to Global Learning Center)
800 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30308
404.838.2100 - Reservations
404.347.9440 - Hotel Main

Hotel reservation’s hours are Monday through Friday 8am-5:30pm; Saturday 9am-3pm

Directions and Parking:
Parking is not included in the cost of the course. If you are a visitor and you would like to park on campus you will need to use the pay-by-the hour visitor parking lot, located across from the Marcus Nanotechnology Building. We are also easily reached via public transportation and Georgia Tech transportation services. Information on these services, and directions to Georgia Tech and IEN, can be found here:

Dress Code: 
There is a mandatory dress code for access to the IEN clean room which must be adhered to. 

Shoes: Socks or stockings are required. Shoes must be closed-toe shoes that fully enclose the heel and the top of the foot. Additionally, the shoes must not have a high heel (over one inch) or a deep cleat that may hold mud or other dirt. Also, your shoes must be clean and dry when you enter the facility.
Not Allowed: Sandals, open weave shoes, or shoes that expose the top of the foot.    

Shirt: Your shirt must be at least a short sleeve shirt that is long enough to reach your pants (no bare midriffs) and it must not have a deep neckline.
Not Allowed: Tank tops, halter tops, and spaghetti strap tops.   

Pants: Pants must be full-length, from waist to ankle.
Not Allowed: Shorts or short pants, tight pants. NO skirts or dresses.

 Register for the Soft Lithography Short Course Here!!