CHICAGO - Evans Analytical Group is offering “Working Smarter - A Course in Analytical Techniques for Organic Materials” on May 8. The course will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Chicago – Lombard/Oak Brook in Lombard, IL.

This foundation-level course for engineers, scientists, managers, quality-control engineers and R&D personnel will expand your knowledge of analytical techniques, including how these techniques can be applied most effectively to different technologies, problem solving or research situations.

Participants will learn about techniques designed for surface analysis, polymer characterization, and material investigations including SIMS, XPS, Auger, FTIR, NMR, GC-MS, and more. This course will give an overview of what is possible and will help participants to make better choices in their work.

Course highlights include the latest analytical techniques, techniques that are best suited in different applications, basic fundamentals of each technique, and strengths and limitations of each technique.

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The company is also offering “Working Smarter - A Course in Analytical Techniques for the Semiconductor Industry” on April 22 in Boston and April 24 in Albany, NY.

This course covers the fundamentals of surface analysis including techniques such as XPS, Auger and SIMS. It provides many examples of how these techniques can be used to support the semiconductor industry. Attendees will learn how surface analysis can help them solve difficult problems and accelerate research and development timelines.

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