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.  


Members of the University of Pittsburgh community, and non-Pitt users who have completed contracting as described under Become a User, will have the unique ability to access the NFCF after completing the following registration and training process, listed below. For complete instructions on each step, please click on the links.

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

2. Fabrication / Cleanroom -*If applicable

*If fabrication / cleanroom access is NOT needed, skip step 2.

3. Equipment Training Access

  • Pitt ID is now activated to open the applicable lab doors.
  • FOM access is granted.
  • 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.)