User Resources

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This page provides information and resources for LNF users and other members of the LNF community. It includes details about laboratory policies and corresponding documentation that can be used as reference. Material from the LNF user communications meetings and the LNF technology seminar series are also archived on this page. Links to other resources that can be useful to the LNF community are also included.

Lab policies

This section includes links to the LNF user manual and other documents related to LNF policies.

General lab policies

This section includes links to the LNF user manual and other documents related to LNF policies.

Material and chemical policies

After-hours lab access

Safety policies and information

Incident reports (Note that you will need to login with your LNF online services account)

  • Please see the Safety section of the wiki for more information

Usage charges and financial information


User communication meetings

The next User Communication Meeting will be in late summer 2024

Please see below for slides presented during recent LNF User Communication Meetings, which provide updates about lab operations and other information relevant to the user community.
May 16, 2024 presentation slides and video recording.
February 29, 2024 presentation slides and video recording.
November 1, 2023 presentation slides and video recording.
May 18, 2023 presentation slides and video recording
January 19, 2023 presentation slides

Slides from earlier user communication meetings

Link to archived announcements, including LNF monthly email update

LNF Council

The LNF Council consists of at least six members, typically faculty users of the LNF from a variety of departments. The role of the LNF Council is to assist the LNF Director with strategic planning for the LNF and to provide guidance concerning operations. See this page for more details about the LNF Council. Feedback and/or questions about LNF operation are always encouraged. The LNF council is an important point of contact for independent discussions. You can contact them at (please note that this email address does not include the LNF director or managing director, whose emails are and, respectively.

LNF Users Committee

The LNF Users Committee is formed by volunteer academic, or non academic, members of the LNF users community. The group meets every other week to discuss matters relevant to the users such as: lab improvement, policies, social activities, outreach, safety, etc. The LNF Users Committee is an important resource for LNF users as it is a path to voice concerns and bring new ideas and solutions. Users can contact the committee at All users are encouraged to participate and be part of this group. The LNF Users Committee has an important role in LNF outreach activities and the welcoming of new users.

Other communication methods

For more updates and to stay in touch, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. And to ensure that you don't miss any time-sensitive announcements, subscribe to our separate LNF Alerts twitter feed!
For existing members of the LNF community, the Helpdesk ticket system is the best way to request something from the LNF staff.

In addition to the Get in Touch page that is available on the LNF website, we have set up several email list to contact groups of LNF staff.

User Training and Education

Virtual training modules

These modules are being developed to supplement in-person training sessions and allow for more effective support while maintaining the required low onsite occupancy and absence of group sessions. The first modules were released in September 2020 and more are being added as they are developed.

LNF Tech Talks (technology seminar series)

The LNF Tech Talks (formerly known as the LNF technology seminar series) aim at educating and better informing users of LNF capabilities and technologies. The talks typically start with an overview of the technology or technical topic, including physics and applications, then provides specifics details about the corresponding LNF capabilities. Finally, there are opportunities for discussion of LNF user specific challenges. All archived video recordings are available here. See below for individual recordings and separate copies of the slides.

The next LNF Tech Talks will be in Fall 2024

During the lab closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we scheduled weekly virtual Quarantine Tech Talks. Slides and video recordings are listed below.

Archived Tech Talks

This is a page with older versions of LNF Tech Talks

LNF Graduate Student Panels

These are video recordings of informational panels hosted by senior LNF members.

  • Video recording of the May 16, 2024 panel on "Tips and Tricks for Being Successful in the LNF".

Other resources

Here are additional resources that can be useful to the LNF community.

LNF acknowledgments

Logos, acknowledgments etc

List of External Contractors providing Processing Services

Below is a list of external contractors who perform processing in the LNF as a service. These consultants are not affiliated with the LNF, but are authorized, experienced users of the facility who accept contract work for fabrication projects. Please contact them directlty if you have any questions or want to enquire about using their services.

Hawk Semiconductor, LLC
Thomas Daunais
(231) 740-2720

Crystal Cybernetics LLC
Christopher L Frewin
1230 S Otter Creek Rd
Monroe, MI 48161
(813) 545-7065

NUMED Technologies, LLC
Robert Hower
(734) 827-4370

Eywa Neuro
Kaustubh Deshpande

Information for proposals

Facility description for proposals

Overview slide to include in presentations: see below for two layout options.

Additional pages