2019 Facilities Day Open House & M3S Meeting

Facilities Day Open House on Tuesday May 21
M3S Meeting on Wednesday May 22

The Fifth Annual Facilities Day Open House will be held on Tuesday, May 21 in conjunction with a meeting of the Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (M3S) on Wednesday, May 22. Hosted by the Wisconsin Centers for Nanoscale Technology and the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, the events will take place in the Mechanical Engineering Building on the University of Wisconsin–Madison Campus.

The right techniques for your research

Join us for our tutorials and learn how to identify which techniques are appropriate for your research problems!


The Facilities Day Open House on Tuesday will feature tutorials for common microscopy and microanalysis techniques available in the UW–Madison shared facilities. These tutorials and introductions are an excellent learning opportunity for everyone, from faculty and graduate students to industrial users.

Due to the generous support of our sponsors, registration is FREE for the Facilities Day Open House.

Facilities Day Program Guide

Meeting of the Midwest Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (M3S)


The M3S meeting will be a day-long set of technical talks covering microscopy and microanalysis, primarily in the physical sciences. Leading experts from around the upper Midwest will present on the latest developments in new microscopy techniques and technologies, and the latest discoveries made with them. At this meeting, you will meet with vendors in the exhibition area and network with fellow microscopists from Eau Claire to Urbana-Champaign. More details on the program coming soon!

For more information about the M3S Meeting, contact Paul Voyles at paul.voyles@wisc.edu.

Attendance is free for M3S members.

$20 for non-members and $5 for students will be collected at the door and applied toward M3S 2019 membership.

M3S Meeting Agenda

Who should attend the Facilities Day Open House?

Graduate students, faculty and industrial users, across all scientific and engineering disciplines, will increase their knowledge of structural biology measurement techniques, nanofabrication, microscopy and microanalysis analytical methods, and their understanding of how these techniques can be applied most effectively to their research and manufacturing questions.

What you will learn:

  • The best techniques and instrumentation for characterization of your materials
  • Which techniques are best used to solve common issues, such as:

Analysis of hydrated specimens
Analysis of radiation sensitive samples
Chemical bonding
Elemental composition
Grain size, texture and orientation
Interfacial properties
Mechanical properties
Molecular organization of protein complexes
Nanometer scale patterning
Physical dimensions
Surface texture/roughness
Size distribution
Thermal properties

  • The fundamentals of each technique (i. e. how they work)
  • How to better understand the data to get the most information from your analysis
  • Strengths and limitations of each technique
  • How multiple techniques fit together to provide comprehensive solutions to your research and manufacturing problems.
  • Hands-on demonstrations of the instruments associated with these techniques
  • Methods used to fabricate nanoscale devices and structures

Learn how to apply these techniques to your research and development or manufacturing problems, meet the experts and interface with other users.

For more information contact Jerry Hunter at jerry.hunter@wisc.edu.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!

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This event is organized by the Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium, part of the
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center.