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Policies & Procedures

integrated sciences cleanroom and nanofabrication facility

Standard Operating Procedures

  • New users must run equipment at least 3 times during daytime operation (9-5) before using equipment after hours.
  • Where applicable, reserve equipment before use.
  • Use equipment only as it is intended to be used.
  • Report any problems to a staff member.


Gowning must take place from the top down. Users are required to put on their cap, hood, suit, boots, and gloves in that order. With the new hooded suits, users are only required to wear a hood (no cap), unless they have long hair that may escape from the hood. In that instance the user must wear a cap in addition to the hood.


Buddy System
For safety reasons, we ask that users utilize the buddy system when working in the lab. When performing potentially hazardous/dangerous operations always make sure someone is in the laboratory with you. When a user is only in the lab observing—as part of the buddy system—that user will not be charged clean room usage fee.


Cancellation Policy
The Integrated Sciences Cleanroom and Nanofabrication Facility has a 24-hour cancellation policy. Please notify the Manager at least 24 hours in advance if you can not honor your reservation. We realized that all projects require a certain process flow between tools, so one problem may throw off your entire schedule. Under these circumstances, the 24 hour cancellation policy would not apply.