Training

Training Request Form

The Training Request Form is used to request training for all UIC courses offered. Please complete the form, have your advisor or supervisor approve the training and submit the form to the appropriate UIC Staff member. If you have any questions, please stop by or call the UIC at 603-862-2790.

 

XPS Training

Instructor:  John Wilderman
Description of the course/training content:  Initial training for the basic use and operation of the XPS. 
Duration: 2 two-hour sessions
Objective of the course/training: To familiarize a student, staff, or faculty with the XPS use, controls, and parameters for basic operation and use.
How often is the course held: As needed. Typical training is one-on-one or groups of two.
Prerequisites: Lab safety and X-Ray training from UNH EH&S.
Equipment/Software: Kratos Supra XPS running ESCApe software.
Instrument Page: XPS

SEM Basic Training for Materials Science (EBSD and EDS)

Instructor(s): Nancy Cherim
Description of the course/training content: Training provides a working knowledge of SEM and EDS x-ray microanalysis. Learn how to get the best resolution photo by varying accelerating voltages, how to deal with difficult samples (like beam sensitive materials), particles, rough surfaces, and layered materials.
Duration: 2 – 3 two-hour sessions
Objective of the course/training: Learn basic operation of the SEM controls so researcher can operate microscope safely and independently.
How often the course is held: Individual training sessions throughout the year
Prerequisites: Lab safety and X-Ray training from UNH EH&S
Helpful classes with a lab with SEM/EDS:  ME561, Physics 506  
Equipment/Software: Tescan Lyra 3 GMU Version 4.2.27.0 build 1382 (64 bit), EDAX TEAM™ Version 4.5 with OIM Analysis 7
Instrument Page:  SEM
 

SEM Basic Training for Biological Samples

Instructors:    Nancy Cherim  
                              Mark Townley
Description of the course/training content: Training provides a working knowledge of SEM and shows researcher how to get the highest quality results from their samples.
Duration: 2 – 3 two-hour sessions
Objective of the course/training: Learn basic operation of the SEM so researcher can operate microscope safely on their own.
How often the course is held: Individual training sessions throughout the year
Prerequisites: Lab safety and X-Ray training from EH&S
Helpful classes with a lab in SEM: Natural Resources NR782/882, Biology BIOL 795/895
Equipment/Software: Tescan Lyra 3 GMU Version 4.2.27.0 build 1382 (64 bit), EDAX TEAM™ Version 4.5, Anatech Hummer V Sputter Coater, Tousimis Samdri 795 Critical Point Dryer
Instrument Page:  SEM

Introductory Training for TEM

Instructor: Nancy Cherim
Description of the course/training content: Training provides a working knowledge of the LEO 922 TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy). Learn how to get the best resolution photo for your sample. Training emphasizes the importance of specimen preparation.
Duration: 2 – 3 two-hour sessions
Objective of the course/training: Learn basic operation of the TEM controls so researcher can operate microscope on their own. (EM personnel needs to be present to do specimen exchange).
How often the course is held: Individual training sessions throughout the year
Prerequisites: Lab safety and X-Ray training from EH&S
Equipment/Software: Zeiss Leo 922Ω, RMC MT-XL Ultramicrotome
Instrument Page:  TEM

NMR Basic Training

Instructor: Patricia Wilkinson
Description of the course/training content:Training provides an introduction to the safe operation of the 400 MHz NMR spectrometer. Sample preparation, 1D proton and carbon data acquisition and processing will be covered as it applies to your research samples. An introduction to 2D NMR is included.
Duration: ~ 6 one-hour sessions
Objective of the course/training: Learn basic instrument operation to acquire NMR data safely and independently.
How often the course is held: Fall semester and Summer session
Prerequisites: Lab safety and Magnet Safety training from EH&S
Equipment/Software: Agilent/Varian Mercury 400 MHz NMR running vNMRj software, Mnova NMR processing software, and ACD NMR Prediction software
Instrument Page:  NMR

NMR Advanced Training

Instructor: Patricia Wilkinson
Description of the course/training content: Training provides advanced NMR training including, for example: variable temperature, 2D NOESY, TOCSY, HSQC, HMBC (etc.) data acquisition and processing.
Duration: Usually 1 -2 hours but variable, depending on content
Objective of the course/training: Learn advanced techniques to study more complex structural and dynamic properties of samples.
How often the course is held: As needed.
Prerequisites: Lab safety and Magnet Safety training from EH&S, NMR Basic Training from the UIC
Equipment/Software: Agilent/Varian Mercury 400 MHz NMR running vNMRj software, or Inova 500 MHz NMR running vNMRj software
Instrument Page:  NMR

FTIR Basic Training

Instructor: Patricia Wilkinson
Description of the course/training content: Training provides an introduction to the operation of the FTIR spectrometer. Sample preparation and data acquisition will be covered as it applies to your research samples. 
Duration: 30 minutes
Objective of the course/training: Learn basic instrument operation to acquire FTIR data safely and independently.
How often the course is held: As needed
Prerequisites: Lab safety trainingfrom EH&S
Equipment/Software: Thermo Nicolet iS10 FTIR with ATR and Transmission accessories and Omnic software.
Instrument Page:  FTIR

Confocal Basic Training

Instructor:  Mark Townley
Description of the course/training content: Training provides an introduction to the safe operation of the confocal microscopes. Aspects of sample preparation, data acquisition and processing will be covered as it applies to your research samples.
Duration: 2 two-hour sessions
Objective of the course/training: Learn basic instrument operation to acquire confocal data safely and independently.
How often the course is held: Individual or small group training sessions throughout the year.
Prerequisites: Lab safety and BSL-2 Safety training from EH&S
Equipment/Software: Nikon A1R-HD confocal microscope
Instrument Page:  Confocal Microscope - Nikon
                                   

Flow Cytometer (Analyzer and Sorting) Basic Training

Instructor: Mark Townley
Description of the course/training content: Training provides an introduction to the safe operation of theBecton-Dickinson FACSCalibur Flow Cytometerand/or theSony SH800Z Sorting Flow Cytometer. Aspects of sample preparation, data acquisition and processing will be covered as it applies to your research samples.
Duration: ~ 2 hours FACSCalibur, ~ 3 – 4 hours Sony SH800Z
Objective of the course/training: Learn basic instrument operation in to acquire data and sort samples safely and independently.
How often the course is held: Individual or small group training sessions throughout the year.
Prerequisites: Lab safety and BSL-2 Safety training from EH&S
Equipment/Software: Becton-Dickinson FACSCalibur Flow Cytometer and/or the Sony SH800Z Sorting Flow Cytometer
 

 

Light Microscopy Basic Training

Instructor: Mark Townley
Description of the course/training content: Training provides an introduction to the safe operation of the Olympus IX81 Inverted Fluorescence/Brightfield microscope, the Zeiss Axioplan 2 Imaging Upright Fluorescence/Brightfield Microscope, Olympus SZX9 Stereomicroscope, the ThermoFisher Invitrogen Evos FL Auto 2 Cell Imaging System, and/or the Molecular Devices SpectraMax M2e Microplate Reader. Aspects of sample preparation, data acquisition and processing will be covered as it applies to your research samples.
Duration: 1 hour per instrument
Objective of the course/training: Learn basic instrument operation to image and/or analyze samples safely and independently.
How often the course is held: Individual or small group training sessions throughout the year.
Prerequisites: Lab safety and BSL-2 Safety training from EH&S
Equipment/Software: Each of the following require a separate training - Olympus IX81 Inverted Fluorescence/Brightfield microscope, Zeiss Axioplan 2 Imaging Upright Fluorescence/Brightfield Microscope, Olympus SZX9 Stereomicroscope, the ThermoFisher Invitrogen Evos FL Auto 2 Cell Imaging System, and/or the Molecular Devices SpectraMax M2e Microplate Reader
Instrument Page:  Light Microscopes

Micro Computed Tomography Introductory Training

Description of the course/training content:  Initial training for the basic use and operation of the Zeiss Versa 610 Micro Computed Tomography System (µCT). 
Duration: 1 two-hour sessions
Objective of the course/training: To familiarize a student, staff, or faculty with the Micro CT use, controls, and parameters for basic operation and use.
How often is the course held: As needed. Typical training is one-on-one
Prerequisites: Lab safety and X-Ray training from UNH EH&S.
Equipment/Software: Zeiss Scout and Scan Control System, Zeiss Reconstructor, Zeiss TXM3D Viewer 
Instrument Page:  Micro CT – Zeiss Versa 610 

Micro Computed Tomography Advanced Training

Description of the course/training content:  Advanced training on the use and operation of the Zeiss Versa 610 Micro Computed Tomography System (µCT) and Drangonfly Pro secondary image processing software. 
Duration: 3 one-hour sessions
Objective of the course/training: Learn advanced methods for manual reconstruction and secondary image processing and segmentation.
How often is the course held: As needed. Typical training is one-on-one or in groups of two.
Prerequisites: Lab safety, X-Ray training from UNH EH&S, UIC’s Basic Micro Computed Tomography Training and demonstrated proficiency in basic use.
Equipment/Software: Zeiss Scout and Scan Control System, Zeiss Reconstructor, Zeiss TXM3D Viewer, Dragonfly Pro
Instrument Page:  Micro CT – Zeiss Versa 610

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