Olympus Workshop: Light Microscopes and Confocal Microscopes - Advances and Applications

Location: 108 Stinson-Remick


Join Olympus technology experts on April 10 for an advanced product and technology open house featuring demonstrations and hands-on workshops with Olympus industrial microscopes. The event, which will be held in 108 Stinson-Remick Hall, is open to faculty, students, and staff who want to learn more about optical microscopes. There is no registration fee, but pre-registration is required.

Users of Olympus microscopes are also invited to submit their images to the Microscope Imaging Contest. Winners will be announced at the workshop. See details below.

Register for the Olympus workshop by April 8!



  • Chris Vander Tuuk, Olympus Sales Account Manager

  • Dr. Mina Hong, Olympus Application Specialist

8:45 – 9:00 am Opening Remarks
9:00 – 9:30 am Optical Theories: How Olympus Microscopes Can “Enlighten” You
9:45 – 10:15 am Digital Imaging and Measurement Software Basics for Optical microscopes
10:30 – 11:00 am AFM or Laser Confocal Microscopes? Choosing the Right Tool for Your Research
11:15 am – 11:45 am Using Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy for 3D Surface Metrology Applications
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch provided by Olympus
1:00 – 2:30 pm Announcement and Presentation of Imaging Contest Winners
2:30 – 5:00 pm Open discussion and hands-on demonstrations

Microscope Imaging Contest!


Microscopy not only allows us to research the tiny structures that make up our world, it also provides a stunning array of beautiful imagery. Showcase your skills and artistry, and celebrate Olympus’ 100-year anniversary by participating in the 2019 Olympus / Notre Dame Microscope Imaging Contest!



Offered through the Department of Electrical Engineering, the contest recognizes and celebrates exceptional achievements in microscopic imaging using Olympus microscopes. Contest winners will receive an Olympus certificate and gift card.



Rules and Registration Information



  • Images must be acquired using Olympus optical microscopes (BX, GX, SXZ, etc.) or 3D laser confocal (LEXT OLS) microscopes.

  • Data must be submitted by April 1, 2019, using the ND-Olympus Image Contest Registration Form.

  • Submit application form and sample image to Mina Hong, Ph.D., Application Scientist. E: mina.hong@olympus-ossa.com


  • Images will be evaluated on quality, artistic merit, imaging technique, and research innovation. The judges’ panel will consist of Olympus application scientists, and Notre Dame professors and lab managers.
  • Awards will be announced April 10, 2019, during the Olympus / Notre Dame workshop, Advances and Applications with Light and Confocal Microscopes.


Register for the Olympus workshop by April 8!

For more information

Chris Vander Tuuk
Sales Account Manager, Olympus
E: christopher.vandertuuk@olympus-ossa.com
P: 815-514-3914

Originally published at nano.nd.edu.