The Orientation Course consists of 4.5 hours of class time and 1 hour lab tour. Lab tour groups are assigned on the day of class. You need permission to switch groups. Lunch break is from 12:00 to 1:00 PM (sandwiches provided). The Orientation Course is offered monthly.


When, Where, How


Class and Lab Tour, 8:30 AM to ~ 3:30 PM

Note, our Class starts at 8:30, not 10 minutes after


8:30 - 9:30


Bill Flounders, NanoLab Executive Director


9:30 - 10:30


Joanna Bettinger, Process Engineer


10:30 -10:45




10:45 - 12:00

Lab Tours

Meet at NanoLab Entrance


12:00 - 1:00


Return to Conference Room


1:00 - 1:45


Olek Proskrurowski, Computer Systems Mgr.


1:45 - 2:15

Lab Etiquette

Joanna Bettinger, Process Engineer


2:15 - 3:00


Process Engineering Team


3:00 - 3:30


Sharon Norris, NanoLab / Cory Hall Machine Shop Admin. Manager


242 Sutardja Dai Hall (**unless specified), UC Berkeley main campus (map)

Register To Attend

To register to attend send an email to, indicate which date you would like to attend and provide the following information:

  1. Your name
  2. Your telephone number
  3. The name of your advisor or supervisor
  4. Campus department or company name
  5. Current status (e.g. graduate student, postdoc, visiting scholar, visiting industrial fellow, faculty, staff or industry affiliate)


Review the class handouts.


NanoLab Front Desk 510-809-8600



2019 Lab Orientation Course Schedule:

The Lab Orientation Course is held the third Thursday of every month in 242 Sutardja Dai Hall (**exceptions are noted)

* Please note, the NanoLab December Orientation is frequently cancelled due to low attendance during the holidays. If you plan to participate in the December Orientation, you must register by Dec 12th.
NanoLab will determine if there is sufficient interest to hold the December Orientation and send notice of confirmation or cancellation to anyone who has registered by December 13th, 2019.
Thank you.