All in-person trainings that CNS offers are listed in one of three categories. They are as follows:

Open Event: Any training with this designation is not charged and one does not require a CNS User Name and password in order to register. As a result, you can sign-up for any training with this designation even prior to completion of the CNS User enrollment process.

CNS Users Only: Trainings under this training designation do require an active CNS UN and PW. One must have completed the CNS User enrollment process and received the new user confirmation email in order to attend a training of this designation.

LISE Cleanroom Users Only: Trainings under this designation require, in addition to having a CNS UN and PW, that one be fully cleanroom qualified before one can sign-up. Information on how to become cleanroom qualified can be found in the User Info section of the website under the Nanofabrication Facility Use tab.

CNS does offer some trainings online through the Harvard University Training Portal. They will be listed below and do not require advance sign-up. Online trainings at the portal do require a Harvard Key. If you are a Non-Harvard User who does not have a HUID or HU Key, you will get one as part of the enrollment process.

The LISE CNS Safety Training, which is required as part of the enrollment process, is not listed as it is held at fixed times. Please see the Become a CNS User tab of the CNS web site for more info regarding that training.

Important information regarding training pre-requisite requirements and training pathways for specific instrumentation can be found in the User Info section of the CNS website under the tabs: Nanofabrication Facility Use and Imaging and Analysis Facility Use.

If you cannot find a training for something you are interested in receiving training on at CNS, please see the instrument sections of our website to find the technical staff member who manages it and contact them directly. If you cannot figure out who to contact regarding training, please contact us at info@cns.fas.harvard.edu

It is CNS policy that CNS Users only sign-up for trainings that they plan to attend. It is not permitted for a CNS User to sign-up for a groupmate or other party as a placeholder.

CNS Training Events - Registration Page


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  • Open Events
  • CNS Users Only
  • LISE Cleanroom Users Only
  • Month
Date TBD - you can pre-register for this training session.
CNS staff will notify you when a date has been set.
Training: Zeiss SEM Part 1: Online training - Harvard Training Portal
Trainer: Tim Cavanaugh
The SEM Part 1 training is available in an online format. You must pass this online training before taking the hands-on SEM training for our field emission Zeiss SEMs (FESEMs) or the EVO SEM. There is no sign-up required for the online training; you can access the training course from this link:
https://trainingportal.harvard.edu/Saba/Web_spf/NA1PRD0068/common/ledetail/cours000000000007001

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRAINING IS ONLY FOR FULLY ENROLLED CNS USERS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE FREE CNS IMAGING GROUP MASTERCLASS WEBINARS, PLEASE SEE FURTHER BELOW

Please note that this training requires a Harvard Key. If you are an external user and do not have a Harvard Key, please contact info@cns.fas.harvard.edu for details.
 
Training: B15A online safety training - Harvard Training Portal
Trainer: Jules Gardener
CNS users who wish to use the instruments inside room B15A must complete the B15A safety training before gaining access to this room. The LISE B15A room safety training is available in an online format from https://trainingportal.harvard.edu/Saba/Web_spf/NA1PRD0068/app/shared;spf-url=common%2Fledetail%2Fcours000000000008101
Please copy this URL into your browser to take the training. We recommend using Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer.

You must pass this online training before room access can be granted. There is no sign-up required for our online trainings and these can be taken by CNS users at any time.

Please note that only nominated and approved CNS Imaging Expert Users are eligible to gain access to this facility at this time. Any CNS User with a HU Key is eligible to take this training, but currently only designated Expert Users will gain access. Non-expert Users are still welcome to take this training, but access will not occur until CNS returns to normal operation. Any questions regarding the Covid-era Expert User program should be sent to: info@cns.fas.harvard.edu
 
Training: Basic Arctica Cryo-EM course Day 2 - B58 control room
Trainer: Svetla Stoilova-McPhie
Practicing of the Arctica Cryo-EM workflow.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRAINING IS ONLY FOR FULLY ENROLLED CNS USERS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE FREE CNS IMAGING GROUP MASTERCLASS WEBINARS, PLEASE SEE FURTHER BELOW
 
Training: Basic Arctica Cryo-EM course Day 3 - B58 Control room
Trainer: Svetla Stoilova-McPhie
Practice and Certification to follow with Intermediate course

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRAINING IS ONLY FOR FULLY ENROLLED CNS USERS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE FREE CNS IMAGING GROUP MASTERCLASS WEBINARS, PLEASE SEE FURTHER BELOW
 
Training: Basic Arctica Cryo-EM course, Day 1 - B58 control room
Trainer: Svetla Stoilova-McPhie
CNS users will be demonstrated the Basic operation of our Tecnai Arctica Cryo-TEM workflow and have their own area set up to practice.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRAINING IS ONLY FOR FULLY ENROLLED CNS USERS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE FREE CNS IMAGING GROUP MASTERCLASS WEBINARS, PLEASE SEE FURTHER BELOW
 
Training: Cryo-TEM sample preparation - GO5
Trainer: Svetla Stoilova-McPhie
CNS users will be trained to use the Vitorbot Mark IV to freeze their samples.
CNS users need to do the training for GO5 (2h) with Sandra Nacasone, (snakasone@cns.fas.harvard.edu) to use the equipment.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRAINING IS ONLY FOR FULLY ENROLLED CNS USERS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE FREE CNS IMAGING GROUP MASTERCLASS WEBINARS, PLEASE SEE FURTHER BELOW
 
Training: HAR-053 sputter coater training (online) - Harvard Training Portal
Trainer: Jules Gardener
This training is for the EMS sputter coaters located in the CNS Imaging sample preparation room (LISE B15A). These tools are optimized for coating SEM samples with a thin conductive layer. These coaters cannot be used for coating thick (>20nm) films. Pt/Pd and Au coatings are available.

Sputter coater training is available in an online format for these tools. You must pass this online training, and have completed the B15A room safety training (also available online), before access to the sputter coaters can be granted. Once you have completed these requirements, you will have access to both sputter coaters. There is no sign-up required for our online trainings and these can be taken by CNS users at any time. You can access the sputter coater training course at https://trainingportal.harvard.edu/Saba/Web_spf/NA1PRD0068/common/leclassview/dowbt000000000004421

Please copy this URL into your browser to take the training. We recommend using Chrome, Safari or Internet Explorer.

Please note that only nominated and approved CNS Imaging Expert Users are eligible to gain access to this facility at this time. Any CNS User with a HU Key is eligible to take this training, but currently only designated Expert Users will gain access. Non-expert Users are still welcome to take this training, but access will not occur until CNS returns to normal operation. Any questions regarding the Covid-era Expert User program should be sent to: info@cns.fas.harvard.edu
 
Training: Intermediate Arctica Cryo-EM course Day 1 - B58 Control room
Trainer: Svetla Stoilova-McPhie
The Intermediate Arctica Cryo-EM course has to be taken the week after the Basic Cryo-EM course.
It will consist of working with a standard Cryo-EM sample (vesicle and Apoferritin).

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TRAINING IS ONLY FOR FULLY ENROLLED CNS USERS. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR THE FREE CNS IMAGING GROUP MASTERCLASS WEBINARS, PLEASE SEE FURTHER BELOW
 
Monday, April 12th, 2021
Training: EL-6 training - EL-6 room
Trainer: Yuan Lu
EL-6 training
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableCNS Users ONLY
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
1FULLRegistration Closed
 
Training: RIE 10 Rapier DRIE Training - CNS Cleanroom
Trainer: Ling Xie
A remote training by Zoom.
meeting ID 990 9681 5765, passcode 315648
You must bring a laptop or iPad and an ear phone to the training.
For the first hour, you can stay outside the cleanroom, then must come to the tool in the cleanroom.
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
11Register!
 
Training: Wire bonder training - Zoom
Trainer: Guixiong Zhong
Remote training for WB-1.
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableCNS Users ONLY
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
1FULLRegistration Closed
 
Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
Training: ALD-1 and ALD-4 Savannah ALD Training - Zoom Land
Trainer: Mac Hathaway
Learn all the wonders of ALD on the Fabulous Savannah ALD Systems!
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
2017Register!
 
Training: CNS Imaging and Analysis Re-Entry Training : cohort #6 - Zoom Link Sent 30 minutes before start
Trainer: David Bell
CNS Imaging and Analysis Re-Entry Training : cohort #6
For Imaging and Materials Areas
Zoom Link Sent 30 minutes before start
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableOpen Event!
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
10076Register!
 
Training: EL-6 training - EL-6 room
Trainer: Yuan Lu
EL-6 training
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableCNS Users ONLY
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
1FULLRegistration Closed
 
Training: Intro to Thin Films - ON LINE - ZOOM MEETING
Trainer: Mac Hathaway
All about Evaporative, Sputter, CVD, and ALD Deposition. Prerequisite for ALL deposition tool use.
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
102Register!
 
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
Training: CVD-14 Oxford ICPCVD - CNS cleanroom - Dry processing bay at CVD-14
Trainer: Mughees Khan
Introduction to Thin Film Growth and Processing is required before you can sign up for this training.
This training will provide users with the tools necessary to grow high quality SiO2, SiNx, and a-Si films. No doping or active cooling is available on this tool. All baseline processes are at 80C with the exception of a-Si, which runs at 200C. Full temperature range is from -20C to 400C.

Training will be conducted REMOTELY VIA ZOOM. Link will be provided after registration. Users are requested to bring the following:
1) iPad/tablet or smartphone with functioning front and rear cameras
2) Headphones or earphones
3) Dummy sample/wafer for a test run
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Prerequisite: Introduction to Thin Film Growth and Processing
1FULLRegistration Closed
 
Training: CVD-3 STS PECVD - CNS cleanroom - Dry processing bay in front of the CVD-3 tool
Trainer: Mughees Khan
Introduction to Thin Film Growth and Processing is required before you can sign up for this training.
This training will provide users with the tools necessary to grow high quality SiO2, SiNx, and a:Si films at temperatures from ~200 to 350C. These films can also be doped with B or P.
This tool is equipped with two RF generators, one at 13.56MHz (High frequency, HF recipes) and 380 kHz (low frequency, LF recipes). There are also recipes that take advantage of both RF generators to yield films with lower stress esp. silicon nitride films.

Training will be conducted REMOTELY VIA ZOOM. Link will be provided after registration. Users are requested to bring the following:
1) iPad/tablet or smartphone with functioning front and rear cameras
2) Headphones or earphones
3) Dummy sample/wafer for a test run
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Prerequisite: Introduction to Thin Film Growth and Processing
1FULLRegistration Closed
 
Training: RIE 8 STS ICP Training - CNS Cleanroom
Trainer: Ling Xie
A remote training by Zoom.
meeting ID 990 9681 5765, passcode 315648
You must bring a laptop or iPad and an ear phone to the training.
Please come to the cleanroom and wait at the RIE 8 on time.
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
1FULLRegistration Closed
 
Monday, April 19th, 2021
Training: RIE 10 Rapier DRIE Training - CNS Cleanroom
Trainer: Ling Xie
A remote training by Zoom.
meeting ID 990 9681 5765, passcode 315648
You must bring a laptop or iPad and an ear phone to the training.
For the first hour, you can stay outside the cleanroom, then must come to the tool in the cleanroom.
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
11Register!
 
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
Training: CVD-14 Oxford ICPCVD - CNS cleanroom - Dry processing bay at CVD-14
Trainer: Mughees Khan
Introduction to Thin Film Growth and Processing is required before you can sign up for this training.
This training will provide users with the tools necessary to grow high quality SiO2, SiNx, and a-Si films. No doping or active cooling is available on this tool. All baseline processes are at 80C with the exception of a-Si, which runs at 200C. Full temperature range is from -20C to 400C.

Training will be conducted REMOTELY VIA ZOOM. Link will be provided after registration. Users are requested to bring the following:
1) iPad/tablet or smartphone with functioning front and rear cameras
2) Headphones or earphones
3) Dummy sample/wafer for a test run
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Prerequisite: Introduction to Thin Film Growth and Processing
11Register!
 
Training: CVD-3 STS PECVD - CNS cleanroom - Dry processing bay in front of the CVD-3 tool
Trainer: Mughees Khan
Introduction to Thin Film Growth and Processing is required before you can sign up for this training.
This training will provide users with the tools necessary to grow high quality SiO2, SiNx, and a:Si films at temperatures from ~200 to 350C. These films can also be doped with B or P.
This tool is equipped with two RF generators, one at 13.56MHz (High frequency, HF recipes) and 380 kHz (low frequency, LF recipes). There are also recipes that take advantage of both RF generators to yield films with lower stress esp. silicon nitride films.

Training will be conducted REMOTELY VIA ZOOM. Link will be provided after registration. Users are requested to bring the following:
1) iPad/tablet or smartphone with functioning front and rear cameras
2) Headphones or earphones
3) Dummy sample/wafer for a test run
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Prerequisite: Introduction to Thin Film Growth and Processing
1FULLRegistration Closed
 
Training: RIE 8 STS ICP Training - CNS Cleanroom
Trainer: Ling Xie
A remote training by Zoom.
meeting ID 990 9681 5765, passcode 315648
You must bring a laptop or iPad and an ear phone to the training.
Please come to the cleanroom and wait at the RIE 8 on time.
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
1FULLRegistration Closed
 
Monday, April 26th, 2021
Training: RIE 10 Rapier DRIE Training - CNS Cleanroom
Trainer: Ling Xie
A remote training by Zoom.
meeting ID 990 9681 5765, passcode 315648
You must bring a laptop or iPad and an ear phone to the training.
For the first hour, you can stay outside the cleanroom, then must come to the tool in the cleanroom.
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
11Register!
 
Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
Training: CVD-14 Oxford ICPCVD - CNS cleanroom - Dry processing bay at CVD-14
Trainer: Mughees Khan
Introduction to Thin Film Growth and Processing is required before you can sign up for this training.
This training will provide users with the tools necessary to grow high quality SiO2, SiNx, and a-Si films. No doping or active cooling is available on this tool. All baseline processes are at 80C with the exception of a-Si, which runs at 200C. Full temperature range is from -20C to 400C.

Training will be conducted REMOTELY VIA ZOOM. Link will be provided after registration. Users are requested to bring the following:
1) iPad/tablet or smartphone with functioning front and rear cameras
2) Headphones or earphones
3) Dummy sample/wafer for a test run
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Prerequisite: Introduction to Thin Film Growth and Processing
11Register!
 
Training: CVD-3 STS PECVD - CNS cleanroom - Dry processing bay in front of the CVD-3 tool
Trainer: Mughees Khan
Introduction to Thin Film Growth and Processing is required before you can sign up for this training.
This training will provide users with the tools necessary to grow high quality SiO2, SiNx, and a:Si films at temperatures from ~200 to 350C. These films can also be doped with B or P.
This tool is equipped with two RF generators, one at 13.56MHz (High frequency, HF recipes) and 380 kHz (low frequency, LF recipes). There are also recipes that take advantage of both RF generators to yield films with lower stress esp. silicon nitride films.

Training will be conducted REMOTELY VIA ZOOM. Link will be provided after registration. Users are requested to bring the following:
1) iPad/tablet or smartphone with functioning front and rear cameras
2) Headphones or earphones
3) Dummy sample/wafer for a test run
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Prerequisite: Introduction to Thin Film Growth and Processing
11Register!
 
Training: RIE 8 STS ICP Training - CNS Cleanroom
Trainer: Ling Xie
A remote training by Zoom.
meeting ID 990 9681 5765, passcode 315648
You must bring a laptop or iPad and an ear phone to the training.
Please come to the cleanroom and wait at the RIE 8 on time.
TimeMax AttendeesAvailableLISE Cleanroom Users ONLY
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
1FULLRegistration Closed
 

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