Facility Access for QNF
1. Obtaining and Maintaining Access
To become a Facility user one must:
- Go to the ISIS/NANO home page found here, click on the "submit access request" link and fill-out, then submit the form.
- Print, complete and sign the PDF file generated after the access request is submitted. This form must be submitted to the User Program Manager prior to attending Facility Orientation.
- Execute the User Agreement (non-Penn users)
- After fulfilling the requirements listed above, you can sign-up for the regularly scheduled Facility Orientation. Registration for each session is limited to 7 people and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Deadline for sign-up is 24 hours before a given session. Please plan on the Orientation session lasting ~3 hours.
- Please contact Eric Johnston to schedule your orientation
- Once all the safety training requirements are met a valid PennCard is needed to gain access to the Facility:
Orientation takes place once every other Wednesday and consists of two parts:
1) classroom orientation conducted by Nanofab Director Noah Clay
2) Nanofab orientation conducted by Nanofab Staff members Eric Johnston or Kyle Keenan
- Graduate students, postdocs, staff, and Faculty members have 24-hour access. A safety buddy is required for Wet Processing (Bay 3) when the Facility is not staffed.
- Undergraduate students get with M-F, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm access. Extended access will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- If your PennCard does not unlock the QNF door, you are not allowed to enter the Facility.
- The activated PennCard gives access ONLY to the person whose name appears on it.
- You will maintain access for as long as your safety training is current, you follow proper procedure, and act in a professional manner.
2. Using the Facility's Equipment
- Obtain specific tool training by submitting a training request via the ISIS, QNF facility tool list web page.
- Reserve time on the tool.
- Show up, or cancel your reservation as soon as you realize that you will not be able to use it (to avoid being charged for the unused reservation).
3. Senior Design, REU, and Summer Students
- The advising PI must designate an experienced Facility user to mentor the student(s).
- The students must follow the steps outlined above to gain access to the Facility.
- The students will get M-F, 9-5 access. Extended access will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- The students must follow the steps outlined above to obtain training on the equipment.
- The students must make equipment reservations.
- The mentor must accompany the students, operate equipment, and provide further training until she/he can certify that the students are ready to operate the equipment by themselves.
- Must be approved by the Facility director.
- Must be escorted at all times while in the Facility.
- Must sign the Facility logbook upon entering and exiting.
- Are not allowed to work in the Facility, assist users, or touch any tools/chemicals.