Become a user

The NFCF supports nanotechnology innovation by providing easily accessible characterization and fabrication of materials and devices in a single, central location for academic and industrial scientists/researchers.


Here is how to get access to the NFCF and start working! 

Steps to Gain Access to the NFCF

The procedures and forms are different for different types of facility users, so please select below what best represents you:

University of Pittsburgh Users

University of Pittsburgh undergraduate & graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty with a valid account number.  

External Academic Users

From a U.S. academic institution other than the University of Pittsburgh and non-profit organizations. 

Commercial Users

From any commercial institutions. 


User Fee Schedule  

Details related to cost of useage and services in the NanoScale Fabrication and Characterization Facility


IP/Confidentiality Statement


The NFCF is a multi-user Characterization and Nanofabrication facility, please review our expectations of all users to ensure the integrity of the facility.