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.

For complete guidlines to become a user at NFCF, please select your affilliation type below:

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.


Billing and Usage Related Fees:

The NanoScale Fabrication and Characterization Facility is a fee-based labratory supported.  Please take a moment to review the fee schedule and details related to billing procedures that are pertinent to the NFCF.


A general overview of the process for signup is provided as follows:


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.