Tool Talks

MIT.nano Tool Talks are designed to introduce the latest transformative technologies, tools, methods, and even new sciences that are emerging from research innovations.

Tool Talks are sponsored by individual tool suppliers but geared towards the entire MIT community — applicable to a generalized scientific audience from materials science to electrical engineering, applied physics to biology and medicine, mechanical engineering to environmental science and more — for broadest impact and to provide educational value for all levels of students, postdocs, staff, faculty, and collaborators.
Scheduled approximately once a month, the Tool Talks are flexible in format to enable more learning and cross-pollination through the technical and scientific knowledge-based seminars, as well as discussions and/or demos. Occasionally shorter Tool Talks Express seminars may also be offered to complement the regular monthly Tool Talks. Previous and upcoming events are listed on the MIT.nano website.

Upcoming Tool Talks / Tool Talks Express


Tool Talks with Rigaku

Join us to learn from Rigaku experts on the development of the X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) and the technology behind it.
Thursday, April 25th, 2019
12-0168, MIT.nano (basement level), Building 12
60 Vassar Street (rear)
Cambridge, MA

Tool Talks with Bruker

Join us to learn from Bruker experts on the latest advances in AFM nanomechanics, nanoindentation and NanoIR spectroscopy technologies

May 7th, 2019
12-0168, MIT.nano (basement level)
60 Vassar Street (rear)
Cambridge, MA

Pushing the Boundaries of Nanoscale Processing, Characterization and Analysis

Join us to learn from Oxford Instruments and Asylum Research on the latest tools and technologies for nanoscale processing, characterization and analysis in materials and life science research. 

Tool Talks
October 16th, 2018
12-0168, MIT.nano (basement level)
60 Vassar Street (rear)
Cambridge, MA

Open AFM Lab
October 17th, 2018
9:00am -5:00pm
DMSE Bldg 8 Room 114

*Please sign up if you would like to attend the Demo

Advanced Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy with s-SNOM: From Nanoscale Chemical Identification of Polymers to Real-Space Visualization of Exotic Waves in 2d Materials

Tool Talks Express with Neaspec and fellow MIT researchers

Monday, May 7, 2018
36-462, Allen Room (4th floor)
50 Vassar St.
Cambridge, MA
11am-1pm (Lunch included)

Demo at Harvard CNS on Tuesday, May 8