The University of Tulsa welcomes use of the nanocharacterization and fabrication facilities by external researchers, both academic and commercial.
Collaborative programs with faculty and staff are encouraged where such arrangements would enhance the research capability of both parties.
An Academic User is someone who is not a faculty/staff/student member of the University of Tulsa but who is conducting work on behalf of another University or other academic establishment (including hospital-based research).
A Commercial User is someone who is not affiliated with an academic institution or hospital, or a TU faculty or staff member who is using the facility on behalf of a commercial entity.
External users who are trained microscopists may operate the instrumentation independently, at the sole discretion of the laboratory manager. The same hourly fee applies.
External users should note that though the NanoLab will offer assistance in interpretation of data, the external user ultimately bears sole responsibility for the application of the results to their project.
If you are interested in scheduling time at the NanoLab, please use the contact form. Contact Form
2012-2013 User Fees
2012-2013 User Fees
Cost / Hour
*please note that the billing schedule is subject to change
Access to Facilities
NanoLab is typically open on work days from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. Night/weekend use privileges are at the discretion of the laboratory manager.
Billing for all users is based upon actual logged usage of the NanoLab, in half hour increments, according to the published fee schedule. Invoices will be issued the first week of the month for the previous month’s usage. In some cases, fees for supplies or sample preparation may be applied; users will be notified of these fees in advance.
Charges are due when billed; failure to pay will result in loss of user privileges.
External users should make checks payable to The University of Tulsa and remit to:
The University of Tulsa
Attn Business Office
800 S. Tucker Drive
Tulsa Oklahoma 74104
External users may also pay by card, either via http://www.utulsa.edu/offices-and-services/controller/departments/bursars-office.aspx (click on "make a payment") or by calling 918-631-2600.
Reports and Publications
We very much appreciate being informed of publications and grant applications in which NanoLab research has been included. Acknowledgment of the use of the NanoLab is particularly helpful in ensuring ongoing support for the lab: "This work made use of the Nano Characterization and Fabrication Laboratory of the University of Tulsa.” A copy of any such publications would be appreciated.