CNF Short Course: Technology & Characterization at the Nanoscale (CNF TCN)

The next CNF TCN will be held virtually Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - Friday, June 11, 2021 (via zoom)


The CNF TCN is going virtual for June 2021! The course is being offered at a reduced fee of $60.00 per person to enable a broader audience to attend. The course will be held Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - Friday, June 11, 2021, daily from 11:00am to 4:00pm (EDT). Each day offers 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.

Target Audience

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. It is suitable for both new and experienced researchers interested in nanoscale science. An emphasis will be placed on CNF laboratory resources, however, the concepts and techniques discussed are generally applicable to research in this field and do not require use of CNF. Please note the lab demonstrations do not replace any required formal tool trainings.


The virtual short course will be held Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - Friday, June 11, 2021, daily from 11:00am to 4:00pm (EDT).

Sample Schedule:

  • Wednesday, Day 1: Introduction & Microfluidic Systems (11:00am - 4:00pm EDT)
  • Thursday, Day 2: MEMS Cantilever Fabrication (11:00am - 4:00pm EDT)
  • Friday, Day 3: Nanoelectrode Fabrication (11:00am - 4:00pm EDT)


  • Academic Rate (including students and faculty) and Government Rate: $60
  • Industrial Rate: $60

    **Cancellations: If cancellation is not received by May 31, 2021. You will be responsible for the full course fee to cover the cost of materials shipped.


Click here to register

Your spot is not guaranteed until you have received a confirmation email. If the course is being charged to a Cornell account we will notify the PI or accounts representative. Credit cards and Cornell procurement cards are accepted -- once you submit your registration, follow the appropriate payment link on the confirmation page. 


Questions on course content please contact Thomas Pennell; Questions on registration and logistics contact Rebecca Vliet