Submit a Requisition
Users can submit an online purchase request to the MRL Business Office.
Notify Kristopher Williams at (217) 244-2943 or firstname.lastname@example.org in the Business Office as soon as you know you will be submitting a proposal. Please include the agency, due date, and program solicitation information.
Proposals must conform to the requirements set forth in the solicitation or guidelines provided by the funding agency. Failure to do so will result in the proposal being returned without being reviewed.
It is important that you complete your proposal 10 business days prior to the due date in order to submit to the University of Illinois Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration (OSPRA) for submission through Grants.gov. All other proposals not being submitted through Grants.gov must be completed no less than 5 business days before the submission deadline.
Acknowledgments of Support and Disclaimer
An acknowledgment of awarding agency support and a disclaimer must appear in the publication of any material, whether copyrighted or not, based on or developed under this project, in the following terms:
"This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Division of Materials Sciences under Award No. DE-FG02-#########*, through the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign."
* Replace ######### with the proper code for your cluster:
- 07ER46453 — Quantum Materials at the Nanoscale
- 07ER46471 — Programming Function via Soft Materials
- 05ER46217 — Materials for Extreme Irradiation Environments
The following acknowledgement must be included in all publications that incorporate any results obtained through the MRL Central Facilities (CMM, Microfab, LSF):
"... was carried out in part in the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory Central Facilities, University of Illinois."
All materials, except scientific articles or papers published in scientific journals, must also contain the following:
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the [name of awarding agency/agencies]."
Any solicitation using federal grant funds to procure goods and services (including construction) costing $500,000 or more must announce the amount and percentage of total costs to be financed with federal funds.
MRL Emergency Contacts
In case of campus emergency, dial 9-911.
Primary facilities contact:
Kristopher Williams, Director of Operations
O: (217) 244-2943
M: (217) 390-8013
If unavailable, phone the University of Illinois Police non-emergency line: 333-1216
Please visit the MRL Safety page for more information on lab safety and inspections.
Key request instructions
General keys (office or faculty lab)
These keys can be obtained at any time during regular business hours. Bring the completed "Key Request Form" (signed by the authorizing faculty member) to 2015 MRL.
Central Facilities keys
Upon completion of equipment training, keys will be authorized by the appropriate facilities staff member. Bring the completed "Key Request Form" to 2015 MRL where keys will be distributed ONLY on Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meeting room reservations
Meeting room reservations can be made by either phone or e-mail by contacting Susan Lighty at (217) 333-1370 or email@example.com; or Chris Johns at (217) 244-2121 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Rooms are reserved on a first-come, first served basis. The earliest a reservation will be accepted is one month before the beginning of the semester (August for fall semester, December for spring semester, and May for summer semester).
Meeting rooms and their approximate capacity are as follows:
- 201 MRL — 20
- 202 MRL — 16
- 280 MRL — 70
- 1003 MRL* — 35
- 1005 MRL* — 14
- 190 ESB* — 187
* No food or beverages are allowed in these rooms. These rooms are locked at all times. Keys may be obtained in 2015 MRL.
LCD/overhead projector reservations
Reserve the meeting room space first. To reserve an LCD Projector send e-mail to email@example.com with your request, stating the date, time and room number. Most conference rooms (except 1005 MRL) have an overhead projector. For 1005 MRL, you can request an overhead projector, if needed, at the time you make your reservation.
Flyer posting guidelines
All flyers/posters for announcement of meetings or seminars should be mailed to or dropped off to the Director's Office, 2015 MRL, MC-230. Staff in this office will post these items in the designated areas with approved methods of posting. Any items that are found to be posted without prior authorization will be removed.
Director's Office (2015 MRL)
The MRL Director's Office is the primary administrative office for the laboratory. Responsibilities include key management, space reservations, funding proposals, and sponsor agency reporting requirements.
Business Office (2007 MRL)
The MRL Business Office provides accounting and financial services to the laboratory, as well as dealing with general maintenance and operating procedures.