The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology (IEN) at Georgia Tech will offer a short course on Soft Lithography for Microfluidics on September 21 - 22, 2023. This course module is designed for individuals interested in hands-on training in the fabrication of microfluidic devices using the soft lithography technique. This two-day intensive short course will be structured to assume no prior knowledge of the technologies by the participants. The course agenda is evenly divided between laboratory hands-on sessions, including SU-8 master mold creation using photolithography, and PDMS device fabrication in the IEN cleanroom, and supporting lectures.  The goal of this course is to impart a basic understanding of soft lithography for microfluidic applications as practiced in academia and industry.

Date and Location:

September 21 - 22, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Georgia Institute of Technology Campus
Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology
Marcus Nanotechnology Building
345 Ferst Drive, Atlanta GA, 30332

Images of participants in the course


Georgia Tech Rate: $150
Academic and Government Rate: $300
Industry Rate: $600

*rates include lunch on both days*


Registration for this course is closed.


Day 1 | September 21, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Introduction to Microfluidics
10:50 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - Noon Soft Lithography Methods of Fabrication
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Photolithography for SU-8 Master Molds
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hands-On Session 1 - SU-8 Master Molds Fabrication


Day 2 | September 22, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Bioapplications in Microfluidics
10:00 a.m. - Noon Hands-On Session 2 - PDMS Device Fabrication Part I
Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hands-On Session 3 - PDMS Device Fabrication Part II
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Project Consultations

Dress Code:

There is a mandatory dress code for access to the IEN clean room which must be adhered to.

Shoes: Socks or stockings are required. Shoes must be closed-toe shoes that fully enclose the heel and the top of the foot. Additionally, the shoes must not have a high heel (over one inch) or a deep cleat that may hold mud or other dirt. Also, your shoes must be clean and dry when you enter the facility.
Not Allowed: Sandals, open weave shoes, or shoes that expose the top of the foot.    

Shirt: Your shirt must be at least a short sleeve shirt that is long enough to reach your pants (no bare midriffs) and it must not have a deep neckline.
Not Allowed: Tank tops, halter tops, and spaghetti strap tops.   

Pants: Pants must be full-length, from waist to ankle.
Not Allowed: Shorts or short pants, tight pants. No skirts or dresses.

Directions and Parking

Parking is not included in the cost of the course. If you are a visitor, and you would like to park on campus, you will need to use the pay-by-the hour visitor parking lot, located across from the Marcus Nanotechnology Building. We are also easily accessable via public transportation and Georgia Tech transportation services. Information on these services, and directions to Georgia Tech and IEN, can be found here.

Local Hotels

Georgia Tech is located in the heart of Midtown Atlanta and has a wide variety of hotel options to choose from. Georgia Tech has partnered with a variety of nearby hotels to provide discounted rates to our visitors. View our hotel list and pricing on our Campus Travel page.


Paul Joseph
Principal Research Scientist
Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology