During our group meeting time (Tuesdays 9am-11am),  we hold tutorial sessions on an occasional basis.  These are teaching-style presentations made by group members on various topics related to research projects in our lab.  These tutorials are open to all members of the Crump Institute and other attendees will be considered upon request.

Upcoming Tutorials

 DateTime Location Presenter Topic Outline

Past Tutorials

 DateTime Location Presenter Topic Outline
 2019-02-2709:00-11:00 CNSI 5429Michael van DamSignificant figures and error estimation
  • Significant figures
  • Propagation of significant figures when performing calculations
  • Measurement uncertainty and relation to significant figures
  • Uncertainty estimates (standard deviation, etc.)
  • Propagation of uncertainty when performing calculations
  • Good practices when presenting data
 2019-01-0909:00-11:00 CNSI 5429Travis HollowayOrganic chemistry principles
  •  High-level overview
  • Part I: Molecular Shape
    • Naming (functional groups, chains, branching)
  • Part II: Bonding
    • Polarity
    • Electrophiles, nucleophiles, formal charge
    • Reactions and arrow pushing
  • Part III: Reactivity
    • Reaction equations
    • Equilibrium constant and free energy
    • Energy diagrams and transition states
    • Methods to reduce free energy
      • Temperature
      • Solvent effect (polarity)
 CNSI 5429
 CNSI 5429
Ksenia LisovaIntroduction to molecular imaging modalities 
  •  Overview of optical imaging methods and microscopy techniques
    • Bright-field, phase-contrast, coherence tomography, diffuse optical tomography, luminescence microscopy and imaging, fluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, mass spectrometry imaging, Cerenkov imaging, thermography
    • Summary
  • Overview of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques
    • MRI, Functional MRI, MR angiography, perfusion contrast imaging, diffusion contrast imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, F-19 MRI
    • Summary
  • Overview of ultrasound imaging techniques
    • Ultrasound, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, photoacoustic imaging
    • Summary
  • Overview of X-ray imaging techniques
    • Projection radiography, dual-energy projection radiography, fluoroscopy (real-time imaging), X-ray computed tomography, contrast-enhanced CT, CT perfusion imaging
    • Summary
  • Overview of radionuclide imaging techniques
    • Scintigraphy (2D), SPECT, PET, PET/MRI
    • Summary and comparison
 2017-06-2709:00-11:00  CNSI 5230Ksenia Lisova Introduction to fluorine-18 radiochemistry and radiochemistry nomenclature
  • Challenges and general approaches in 18F-radiochemistry
  • Overview of different labeling methods
    • Nucleophilic fluorination
    • Electrophilic fluorination
    • Strategies for labeling biological molecules
  • Introduction to radiochemistry nomenclature, including recent recommendations from SRS
 2017-05-0209:00-11:00 CNSI 5230Jason JonesIntroduction to LabVIEW
  • Basic principles and architecture of LabVIEW
  • Program flow structures ("for" loops, "while" loops, sequences, case structures, state machines)
  • Data structures (arrays, ...)
  • Linking to DAQ with myDAQ
2017-04-1809:00-11:00CNSI 5230Noel S. HaIntroduction to photolithography and PDMS chip fabrication
  • Principles of photolithography
  • Mask design considerations (positive/negative resist, PDMS shrinkage)
  • Preparation of master molds
  • Preparing, molding, bonding, punching PDMS chips
  • Using PDMS as a mold material (why?, silanization)
  • Tips and tricks
2015-10-2110:00-11:00CNSI 5230 Shilin Cheung Introduction to HPLC
  • HPLC operation
  • Scale (analytical vs semi-preparative)
  • Column types (reversed / normal phase)
  • Radio-HPLC
  • Understanding chromatograms
  • Injection and cleaning procedure
2009-05-13  Michael van DamIntroduction to pneumatic and fluidic fittings
  • Elements of pneumatic and fluidic systems
    • Tubing and manifolds
    • Connectors
      • Types (barbed, compression, one-touch / quick-connect), material, sex
      • Categories (unions, elbows, adapters, Ys / Ts, plus, caps, N-way unions)
  • Fluidic connections
    • Fluidic tubing (materials, sizes, tubing sleeves)
    • Common fittings (1/4-28 flat, 10-32 coned, 6-32 coned, 6-40 flat, Luer-Lok, Omni-Fit)
    • Common adapters
  • Pneumatic connections
    • Pneumatic tubing (materials, sizes, limitations)
    • Common fittings (one-touch, NPT sizes, other sizes: 10-32, M3, M5, barbed, Swage-Lok, solder joints)
    • Common adapters
  • Conclusions and final consdierations
2009-04-13  Michael van DamF-18 radiochemistry: terminology for yields and purities
  • Introduction to common analytical methods
    • Radio-TLC
    • Radio-HPLC
  • Specify carefully what yield / efficiency you mean (start point, end point)
  • Radiochemical purity versus yield
2008-07-02  Michael van DamIntroduction to Solidworks
  • What is Solidworks?
  • Online learning resources
  • Overall design strategy: 2D sketches converted to 3D
  • Constraint-driven design
  • 2D sketch primitives (lines, rectangle, circles, arcs, construction lines)
  • 3D conversion (extrude, cut, revolve around axis, hole wizard)
  • Additional tools (chamfers, fillets, arrays/grids, mirror, reference geometry)
  • There are many ways to draw any part -- choose a way that will make anticipated changes easy
  • Machinability
    • Common machining operations after sawing (facing, milling, pocketing, drilling, tapping, reaming)
    • Limitations (e.g. inside pockets generally cannot have perfectly square edges; holes can't bend internally)
  • Demonstration/exercise