2019 CompleteEASE Data Analysis Short Course



Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center

9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878


January 29-31, 2019 (Tues.-Thurs.)


begins at 8:30am
on January 29th

9am-5pm each day


Registration ends December 20, 2019 –  Closed

CompleteEASE Short Course Gaithersburg Maryland

The J.A. Woollam Company is proud to announce a data analysis course designed for CompleteEASE users.  We will introduce the fundamentals of data analysis at a beginner-to-intermediate level. All details will be described using the latest CompleteEASE software (currently version 6.43). This version of software will be provided to all attendees to take home with them after the course. This course is not intended for users that work with other software packages, such as WVASE or VASEManager. As with our other analysis courses participants will work computer examples throughout all sessions.

Please note this short course requires participants to bring their own laptop (Mac or Windows).

Day 1 Overview

  • Basic theory
  • Overview of Data Analysis Strategies
  • Transparent layers
  • Cauchy Dispersion
  • Thickness PreFit
  • Global Fit
  • Roughness
  • Index Grading

Day 2 Overview

  • Parameterize Layer
  • Absorbing Films
  • Semi-Absorbing Films
  • Wavelength Expansion Fits
  • B-Spline
  • Convert to Transparent B-Spline (New Feature)
  • Gen-Osc
  • Oscillator Model Theory

Day 3 Overview

  • Fitting SE + Transmission
  • Thin Absorbing Materials
  • Multiple-Sample Analysis
  • Mapping Data
  • Review

Hotel Information

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center (Host Venue for Course)

9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

Phone: (301) 590-0044



TownePlace Suites by Marriott Gaithersburg 

Address: 212 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 

Phone: (301) 590-2300 



Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg 

Address: 620 Perry Pkwy, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 

Phone: (301) 977-8900 



Holiday Inn Gaithersburg 

Address: 2 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 

Phone: (301) 948-8900 



Airport Information

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is on the Metro line, and it is simple to connect to the Red Line out to Shady Grove, from which a taxi will take you to your hotel.  Rental cars and cabs from the airport are also available.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) is in N. Virginia, and cabs and rental cars are typically used from there.  It is possible to get a cab to the Vienna Metro stop on the Orange line and make connections to get to the Shady Grove stop on the Red line.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) is the farthest but can be the cheapest.  Getting from BWI to NIST without a rental car can be complicated, but you can take the MTA train from the BWI Parking stop to Union Station in DC, then take the Red Line Metro out to the end at Shady Grove.  It is a short cab ride from that stop to the area hotels.  Newly available is the ICC Bus, which picks up at BWI and uses the Intercounty Connector (ICC) toll road to get to a park-and-ride lot that is 5 blocks from the NIST front gate and an easy cab ride to hotels.


Prior to the course we will email a map and parking instructions to all registered attendees.


Lunch will be provided all 3 days.


Registration is now closed. 

Payment Details

Upon receipt of registration, an invoice will be sent via email.

All payments are due by January 15, 2019.  Visa and Mastercard are accepted.