MRL for Courses
The MRL Central Research Facilities can be a great enhancement to coursework, including labs, instrument demonstrations, and guest lectures.
To incorporate the MRL Central Research Facilities into courses or classroom work, please look through the following options for modes of operation. If you would like to incorporate the facilities in your course in another way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Instrument and technique demonstrations
The TA, instructor, or MRL staff can demonstrate an instrument or instruments for classes, either in person or remotely. Please fill out this short form to provide information about the course so we can arrange for a user number to schedule the time. If the TA/instructor needs to be trained on the instrument, please provide sufficient advance notice so that this training can be completed.
2. Student hands-on lab experience (including senior design projects)
For students to be trained on the instruments, please fill out this form. Students will receive their own MRL user numbers associated with the class. Please provide sufficient advance notice so that students can be trained in time, especially for popular techniques where instrument availability may be more limited.
3. Staff-assisted measurements for student projects
If students need measurements for, for example, senior design projects or Engineering Open House projects, please fill out this short form. MRL staff can perform measurements for/with the students, subject to staff availability. Please provide sufficient advance notice, especially near the end of the semester and for popular techniques where instrument availability may be more limited.
4. Guest lectures
MRL staff have extensive expertise in analytical, microfabrication, processing, and imaging techniques, as well as a wealth of experience in a wide variety of research applications, and are happy to provide guest lectures about techniques or applications, subject to staff availability. Please contact the staff directly or email email@example.com to get suggestions for guest speakers.
Proposal questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Orientation questions: email@example.com
BEAP questions: BEAP@mrl.illinois.edu
MRL website: https://mrl.illinois.edu/facilities