Become a Nano Facility User

The Nanoscience Facilities at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (CUNY ASRC) are open to all users regardless of their level of expertise. The Facilities staff will work with users to help them develop an effective research plan. Novice users are highly encouraged to communicate with Facility staff frequently during the initial phases of their research. Please finish the following steps to become a user of the CUNY ASRC Nanoscience Facilities.

  1. Read and sign CUNY ASRC Nanoscience Initiative Facilities User Agreement. Turn in a signed copy to Celeste Ayala at celeste.ayala@asrc.cuny.edu or in person at ASRC room G.344.
  2. Read and sign:
  3. Fill out the CUNY ASRC Nanoscience Initiative Facilities New User Form online. Information needed:
    • User Information
    • Project description
    • PI and account information
    • Emergency contact information
  4. Principle Investigator (PI) must fill in and sign CUNY ASRC Nanoscience Initiative Facilities Account Registration and Agreement.Turn in a signed copy to Celeste Ayala at celeste.ayala@asrc.cuny.edu or in person at ASRC room G.344.
    1. Note: The account needed here must be a chargeable account that belongs to Principle Investigator at his/her respective institutes.
  5. Install Badger LMS and apply for a new member in Badger LMS.
    • Note: This step may be omitted if Users already have Badger accounts.
  6. User must complete CUNY ASRC General Lab Safety Class.
    • Note: This step may be omitted if users have completed general lab safety training at your respective institutes (any CUNY college or Columbia University only) and are able to provide written proofs from the institutions.
    • Please visit our events listings for the next General Lab Safety Class offering.
  7. You must finish the above steps and be able to login to Badger with your membership before scheduling individual equipment training with facility staff.

We will receive your new Badger member application once you finish step 5. However, at this point your Badger member is not activated yet. Next, we collect all forms in the first four steps. Your Badger member is activated once we have all forms in our record. You are able to log in Badger to check instruments and reservation calendars but not able to perform any actions at this point. Missing any item in the first five steps leads to delayed activation of your Badger membership. Last, please contact facility staff for qualification of individual instrument after you Badger member is activated.

ID Cards: After you have completed all previous steps and cleared the required compliance check, you can sign-up for a ID making session. Sessions for the NanoFabrication Facility, Nanoscience Initiative, Imaging Suite and Surface Science Suite are held on Mondays at 11AM. You must be signed-up two days in advance of a session to attend and have been cleared through CUNY’s compliance check.

ID Card Steps:

  • Check the status of your compliance check here.
  • Register for a session here: ID Sign-Up.
  • On the day of the badge session, gather at the waiting area near the bottom of the stairs on the ground floor of the ASRC.
  • If you are having any ID access issues or need assistance with access, please submit a ticket to itservices@gc.cuny.edu

Note: A $15 one-time access fee will be charged to your account when an ASRC access card is issued.

 

Imaging Facility Training

You must finish all the above user registration steps and is able to login Badger with your membership before scheduling training:

  • Schedule 120 kV Tecnai Spirit TEM training using the following online sign-up sheets: Sign-Up Sheet
  • Schedule with facility staff for individual training:

FEI Titan Halo 80-300 Cryo TEM: Tong Wang (Tong.Wang@asrc.cuny.edu)
Leica STED: Tong Wang (Tong.Wang@asrc.cuny.edu)

FEI Helios Nanolab 660 FIB-SEM: Sheng Zhang (Sheng.Zhang@asrc.cuny.edu)
FEI Titan Themis 200 TEM: Sheng Zhang (Sheng.Zhang@asrc.cuny.edu)