Vacuum System Workshop

December 12-13, 2019

 A Practical Workshop in Modern Vacuum Technology with Hands-On Laboratory Sessions 

Developed in partnership with





and the Joint Arizona Consortium for Manufacturing and Engineering Education for Tomorrow

December 12-13, 2019

ASU Tempe Campus

Tim Karcher, Instructor



Vacuum concepts, equipment, and systems information will be presented to give the attendee an operational knowledge of modern vacuum technology.  Equal emphasis will be placed on theoretical and practical instruction.  Workshop time will be equally distributed between lecture and laboratory sessions.  Lab sessions will consist of exercises to provide hands-on experience with and a working perspective of the vacuum techniques and systems principally used in industry, academia, and government laboratories.

Target Audience:

Researchers, engineers, and technicians who require an understanding of modern vacuum systems

Major Topics:

  •  Vacuum uses
  • Properties of gases
  • Vacuum pumps (from rough to UHV)
  • Pumpdown, sealing, cleaning etc.                                          
  • Measurement of vacuum levels
  • Leak detection
  • Residual gas analysis  
  • Vacuum system design

Registration link for ilab users:

Contact Information:  

Workshop Content:    Tim Karcher 480.965.9070
Registration: Emmanuel Soignard 480.965.7242
Payment:   480.965.7980


Registration Fees:

ASU Attendees: $100 Payment:  ASU area org, cash or check
Non-ASU Attendees: $500 Payment:  Cash, check, PO or credit card (Visa or MasterCard)


9 am -Noon

Lecture Session

Bateman Physical Sciences  Wing B 152 (PSB 152)

Noon- 1 pm Lunch
1-4 pm

Lab Session 

Goldwater Center B10  (GWC B10)

Visitor parking is available at the ASU Fulton Center Garage on College Avenue north of University or at the Tyler Street Parking Structure on McAllister Ave and E Tyler St.