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The Latest Advances in AFM for Nanotechnology (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


In proud partnership with the Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, Park Systems is proud to announce a free workshop and live demo to take place on August 3, 2017 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The workshop will cover topics such as AFM automatizing software with Self-Optimizing Scan Control and Scanning Ion Conductance Microscopy (SICM) technology, both from Park Systems. In the subsequent live demo, Park Systems will also unveil the functionality of the Park NX10 SICM System—a tool designed to enable innovative studies in electrochemistry. The entire event is open to all interested parties and includes lunch.


  • Event Date and Time : Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

  • Event Venue : Seitz MRL, Rooms 280 and 208 — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, IL


Dr. Sang-il Park, distinguished Stanford alumnus and founder of Park Systems, will be a featured presenter at the event. His talk will cover continuous innovations at Park Systems including the revolutionary Park SmartScan software, a pioneering AFM intelligence that produces high quality images with only a single click.

park-ceoDr.Sang-il Park
Chairman & CEO, Park Systems
park-nx10-sicm-x200Park NX10 AFM System
w/ SICM Module


Event Agenda
  • 10:00 AM — Event opening / Intro and Welcome (Dr. Mauro Sardela, UIUC)
  • 10:15 AM — "Automatizing AFM using Self Optimizing Scan Control" (Dr. Sang-il Park, Park Systems)
  • 11:00 AM — Snack break / intermission
  • 11:15 AM — "Park SICM Technology and Applications" (Dr. Mina Hong, Park Systems)
  • 12:00 PM — Lunch
  • 01:00 PM — Live Demo of Park NX10 SICM System
  • 03:00 PM — Event closing

About the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory

The Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) fosters interdisciplinary research at the forefront of materials science. MRL brings together world-class faculty and students in condensed matter physics, materials chemistry, and materials science in a highly collaborative research environment. Many departments on campus are represented, including:

  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
  • Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
  • Physics


MRL is also home to several large-scale, multi-investigator research programs. These research activities are supported by the Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division (DOE BES\DMS); Department of Defense (DOD) agencies and DARPA; the National Science Foundation (NSF); other federal agencies; industry; and the University of Illinois.

We aim to educate scientists and engineers at the graduate and post-doctoral levels in the broadly defined discipline of materials science, and to transfer science and technology developed at MRL to other DOE National Laboratories and to U.S. industry via research collaborations, mutually supportive interactions, and hiring of our outstanding students and post-doctoral researchers.

MRL boasts an exceptional array of research facilities, including:

  • Center for Microanalysis of Materials
  • Micro/Nanofabrication Facility
  • Laser and Spectroscopy Facility


We are the largest supplier of scientists and engineers educated in the use of advanced instruments for the materials sciences. Approximately 400 new users are educated each year.

Since its inception in 1962, there have been eight directors at MRL; Prof. Paul V. Braun currently serves in that position.


•  Link : https://mrl.illinois.edu/

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