University of Pittsburgh Internal Users

Expectations of All Users

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


As a member of the University of Pittsburgh community, you have the unique ability to access the NFCF after you complete the registration and training process listed below. For complete instructions on each step, please click on the link.

1. Online Requests and Trainings - complete instruction for each step is provided at the links below.

2. Walk-Through Orientation and Access - once all of the above steps are complete, you should send an email to to arrange the final orientation and enrollment steps.

  • NFCF Staff will contact you to inquire about your equipment access requirements 
  • Cleanroom users will complete a Walk-Through, Characterization users will finalize access - Click Here for Walk-Through Details

3. Equipment Training Access

  • Discussion of scope of project available with NFCF Staff
  • Equipment training requests are submitted through FOM, and you will have access to equipment training once the above process is completed.


All billing for University of Pittsburgh users is through a 32-digit University account number. This must be obtained from your department accounting staff  (students can contact their supervisor if they are unsure about the account number). The subcode for all account numbers must be 6491.  You may wish to review the Fee Schedule for NFCF.


(Note: If you are planning to use the X-ray diffractometer you must obtain a Certificate of Analytical X-Ray Training from the Radiation Safety Office: email contact at, or via phone at 412-624-2728. After completion of the radiation safety training you will receive radiation ring and can schedule equipment training.)