All faculty, staff and students of the University of Tulsa are considered internal users. Different fee schedules, however, may apply depending on how the research is funded.
Internal users with appropriate training and experience may be allowed to use the laboratory independently, at the discretion of the laboratory manager, resulting in a reduced fee for ‘unassisted work’. If help is needed some of the time, billing will be itemized as to unassisted and assisted time.
Any student with a project which requires the use of the NanoLab may receive up to four hours of training, upon the approval of their faculty advisor. Training is conducted using the student’s sample, and these hours are billed on a 1:1 basis, i.e. 2 hours of work would result in 1 billed hour and 1 unbilled ‘training’ hour. Training hours are subsidized by the University of Tulsa Office of Research.
A valid account number is required before beginning work. If you have not used the laboratory before, you will be asked to supply a valid account number.
Internal researchers should consider applying for a Faculty or Student Research Grant from the University of Tulsa Office of Research. It provides up to $1000 for Faculty or $500 for students which can be used to pay instrument fees. Deadlines for Faculty grants are April 1 and November 1. Deadlines for student grants are the end of the third week of classes each semester, and May 4 for the summer semester.
2012-2013 User Fees
2012-2013 User Fees
Assisted Use (Cost/Hour)
Unassisted Use (Cost/Hour)
TU Internally Funded
TU Externally Funded
*please note that the billing schedule is subject to change
**please note that in the case of a consulting relationship between an internal user and an outside commercial organization,
work performed pursuant to that relationship will be assessed at a commercial rate unless the PI can justify otherwise.
‘Internally-Funded’ is defined as work that is (a) conducted by an internal user, and (b) funded by a University of Tulsa student or faculty research grant, or by start-up funding provided by the University of Tulsa.
Costs for ‘Internally-funded’ use of NanoLab instrumentation are subsidized by the University of Tulsa Office of Research.
‘Externally-Funded’ is defined as work that is (a) conducted by an internal user, but (b) funded by a grant external to the University of Tulsa.
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.