Eligibility For Academic Membership.

Any graduate student, post-doc, visiting scholar, faculty, staff, or LBNL researcher is eligible for Academic membership. If the funding is through a UC source, no additional overhead is charged. If funding is through a non-UC institution, a 9% UC Berkeley AFC (Administrative Full Costing) fee is charged on all external funds. If funding is through an industry source, researcher is eligible for Affiliate membership. Undergraduates are eligible only under the mentorship of an active member, who must directly supervise and physically accompany the undergraduate while in the lab.

To become a NanoLab member, complete the 5 steps below. Your lab membership begins once you pass the NanoLab Safety Test. You will then be automatically qualified to access the NanoLab. Your official campus ID (Cal 1 Card) will be set up for card-key access to the Sutardja Dai Hall building and the Nanofabrication Laboratory 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. If you are an external academic member, or an LBNL employee, a separate card-key will be provided.

 

 

Discuss proposed research and laboratory needs with your faculty advisor, project supervisor, or other members of your research group. If your advisor has not used the NanoLab previously, discuss your research needs with NanoLab Executive Director Bill Flounders bill at eecs.berkeley.edu, who will review the compatibility of your project with the NanoLab's capabilities. Once it is determined your research project is compatible with NanoLab's capabilities, apply for lab membership.

Complete and sign the New Member Form. The form must include the billing information by a UC Berkeley campus chartstring (aka: Chart of Account (COA)) or an Intra University Transfer (IUT) for LNBL, or a Purchase Order (PO) for any learning institution that is not a University of California campus (non-UC University). The form must be signed by your research faculty/Principal Investigator's authorized administrator. NanoLab Financial Analyst Eric Chu (echu711 at berkeley.edu) is the point of contact for campus chartstring, IUTs and POs.

Submit the completed form to adminstaff@silicon.eecs.berkeley.edu.

1. Complete the NanoLab Virtual Orientation. NOTE: You may save your progress as you complete each section of the orientation. After you have completed all sections, at the very end you must ‘Submit’ the google form for the system to successfully record (date and time stamp) your completion.

All researchers are required to complete the following Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) trainings: EHS101 Fundamentals of Laboratory Safety and EHS207 Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19.

Complete training through UC Learning Center

Be sure to screen grab and save (in pdf, jpg, or png format) each completion certificate. Once your NanoLab membership is active, you will need to upload each certificate to MercuryWeb as proof of training compliance and for facility access.

1. Complete the NanoLab Virtual Orientation. NOTE: You may save your progress as you complete each section of the orientation. After you have completed all sections, at the very end you must ‘Submit’ the google form for the system to successfully record (date and time stamp) your completion.

All non-UC Berkeley (external) academic researchers are required to complete the following Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) trainings: EHS101 Fundamentals of Laboratory Safety and EHS207 UCB Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19. Links to both training sessions are noted below.

Be sure to screen grab and save (in pdf, jpg, or png format) each completion certificate. Once your NanoLab membership is active, you will need to upload each certificate to MercuryWeb as proof of training compliance and for facility access.

After you submit all the training documentation and the New Member Form, you will receive an email inviting you to come to the NanoLab Front Office at 520 Sutardja Dai Hall to finalize account activation. You must bring valid photo identification (preferably your Cal 1 Card). Once identity is verified, the Computer Systems Manager, Olek Proskurowski will assist you to set up password and initial log in. The front office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00-12:00PM and 1:00-5:00PM (closed during the lunch hour).

You will also need to complete a 1-hour in-person Safety Tour with a NanoLab Process Engineer. A staff member from the Process Engineering team will be in touch to set up a time. To minimize trips to the office you are encouraged to finalize your account activation and arrange for the safety tour on the same day.

Along with the UC Berkeley’s Office of Environment, Health & Safety requirements, all new members are required to pass the online NanoLab Safety Test and the Covid-19 Hygiene Plan 'chp19' Test.

    1. NanoLab Safety Test - Read the NanoLab Chemical Hygiene Plan- Chapter 1.1 of the NanoLab Equipment Manual. This online test takes approximately 1-hour. You can take the test right after setting up your password, by using one of the available computer terminals at the front office or any time by logging into MercuryWeb from any computer. Once you pass the NanoLab Safety Test, your NanoLab Membership will be active. Billing is on a 30-day cycle and begins on the 25th of each month.

    2. Covid-19 Hygiene Plan Test - Read Chapter 1.2 (CHP19 Hygiene Plan) of the NanoLab Equipment Manual. Log in to MercuryWeb and at the Bottom Right "Portal" under Tests and Quizzes, enter chp19 in the box adjacent to Online Test / Quiz - and take the chp19 test.

    3. Upload EHS101 and EHS207 completion certificates - Log into MercuryWeb, go to the Tests and Quizzes section, in the ‘Online Test/Quiz’ text box enter "ehs101". The test contains 1 question, which is to "Upload Document". Upload your EHS101 training verification certificate. Repeat these steps to upload your "ehs207" certificate.

IMPORTANT: All new occupants of Sutardja Dai Hall must be familiar with the Sutardja Dai Hall Building Emergency Plan (BEP) and the CITRIS Injury and Illness Prevention Plan (IIPP).

Academic researchers, whose home campus is UC Berkeley, are also expected to have completed EHS 502 Workplace Safety Training (code: BEEHS502-181207). The NanoLab does not track this.



 

Academic Lab Recharge Rates

Effective June 25, 2021

Lab Use and Equipment Use Fees

FY 2022

Lab Access Fee/Month

$90.40

General LabRate Use/Hour

General Lab Rate Max/Month

$47.40

$1,400.00

Tier 1 Special Equipment Rate Use/Hour

Special Equipment Rate Max/Month

$24.00

$200.00

Tier 2 Special Equipment Rate Use/Hour

Special Equipment Rate Max/Month

 

$51.60

$1,400.00

Rate over Tier 2 cap: $5.90/hour

Tier 3 DUV and E-beam Nanolithography,
High Performance SEM/Hour

DUV and E-beam Nanolithography,
High Performance SEM Rate Max/Month

 

$62.40

 

$1500.00
Rate over Tier 3 cap: $19.50/hour

Staff Services/Hour

$102.60

 


06/22/21