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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: Monday March 12th, 2018. From  3:00pm-4:30pm.

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: Thursday Jan. 8th, 2018. From 2:00pm-3:00pm.

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: Monday Jan. 29th, 2018. From 2:00pm-3:30pm and Tuesday Jan. 30th, 2018. From 1:30pm-3:00pm.

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: Tuesday January 30th, 2018. From 3:00pm-4:30pm and Thursday February 1st, 2018. From 11:00am-12:30pm.

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 January 30th, 2018. From 11:00am-11:30am.

  • SURFACE TREATMENT/SILANIZATION TRAINING: Tuesday  January 30th, 2018. From 11:30am-12:00pm. & Tuesday  January 30th, 2018. From 3:00pm-3:30pm.

  • PDMS PORT CREATOR : Wednesday October 4th, 2017. From 2:30pm-2:30pmT

The PDMS Port Creator is a high precision instrument for making perfect and aligned microfluidic ports (inlets/outlets).  It comprises an integrated camera, an automated system to eject the removed material from the coring needle and an integrated X/Y translational stage, which simplifies the alignment of the device to the coring needle. This is a 30 to a 40 minutes training.