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Calendar of Event/Training

Currently, the HMS microfluidics core does not hold a regular training series. However, any training held it is always announced on here. If you are interested in any of our specific training please contact Calixto Saenz (




  • MICROFABRICATION SAFETY ORIENTATION: Thursday August 10th, 2017. From 2:00pm-3:30pm.

This is a 1 hour and 30 minute session that focuses on introducing the policies, hazards and safety requirements in the laboratory to the new users. It also covers the locations of the safety equipment.

  • EQUIPMENT AND MICROFABRICATION TRAINING: Monday August 14th, 2017. From 1pm-2pm.

This is a 1 hour session that focuses on explain the use and manipulation of each equipment needed in the fabrication process, including: Mixer, Mask Aligners, Headway Spinner, Plasma Etcher, etc.

  • PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY DEMO: Thursday August 17th, 2017. From 10:00am-11:30am. 

This is a 1 hour and 30 mins hand-ons training that emphasizes in transferring the features and patterns on a mask to the surface of a silicon wafer. The steps involve wafer cleaning, barrier layer formation, photoresist coating, soft-baking, mask alignment, exposure, development and hard-baking.

  • PDMS CASTING TRAINING: Thursday July 20th, 2017. From 3:00pm-4:30pm

This is a 2 part hand-ons training that emphasizes in the softlithography process of the PDMS, which involves the replication of the topographically defined structure (photoresist master) in a soft elastomer (PDMS), for posterior bonding  process to glass.

  • LAURELL SPINNER TRAINING: Wednesday Oct 5th, 2016. From 1:00pm-1:30pm 


  • PROFILOMETER TRAINING: Tuesday August 15th, 2017. From 2pm-2:30pm. 

  • SURFACE TREATMENT/SILANIZATION TRAINING: Tuesday August 15th, 2017. From 2:30pm-3:00pm.