MRL Facilities Orientation

Orientation for New MRL Researchers - Spring 2020

To help you get started with research at the MRL Central Research Facilities, the MRL staff present an orientation for researchers new to this facility. You’ll learn:

  • how to find your way around the facility and better understand the various instrumentation options
  • strategies for working safely at MRL
  • how to use the training request and scheduling system
  • answers to common questions about the facility

You can attend the orientation even if you have not yet submitted a proposal or if your proposal has not yet been approved. If you haven’t already submitted an online proposal to use the MRL Central Research Facilities, please do so. Instrument training requires project approval and an MRL user ID.

MRL Orientation is required before all other training can be scheduled. Completing MRL Orientation consists of:

To be admitted to the in-person MRL Orientation session, you must bring:

  • Both of your DRS certificates (paper or electronic)
  • Your University I-Card

After completing MRL Orientation, you may request training for specific instruments/techniques, if your proposal has been approved for those techniques.

MRL Orientation and Cleanroom Orientation Schedule

MRL Orientation sessions for new researchers will be held in 280 MRL from 3 to 4pm. Expect to stay the entire hour. Please see schedule below.

If your research requires access to the MRL cleanrooms, attending the MRL Cleanroom Orientation is also required. The MRL Cleanroom Orientation will be in room 201 MRL from 3-4:30pm, unless otherwise noted. Please see schedule given below. In order to obtain more information on the requirements to perform lithography, etching or deposition, email Dr. Xiaoli Wang.

Cleanroom sessions may be attended in any order.

November
Thu Nov 7 Cleanroom Orientation
Tue Nov 19 MRL Orientation
Thu Nov 21 Cleanroom Orientation
December
Mon Dec 2 MRL Orientation
Tue Dec 10 Cleanroom Orientation
January
Tue Jan 14 MRL Orientation
Tue Jan 21 MRL Orientation
Thur Jan 23 Cleanroom Orientation
February
Mon Feb 3 MRL Orientation
Wed Feb 5 Cleanroom Orientation
Thu Feb 13 Cleanroom Orientation
Tue Feb 18 MRL Orientation
Wed Feb 19 Cleanroom Orientation
Thu Feb 27 Cleanroom Orientation
March
Mon Mar 2 MRL Orientation
Wed Mar 4 Cleanroom Orientation
Thu Mar 12 Cleanroom Orientation
Tue Mar 24 MRL Orientation
Wed Mar 25 Cleanroom Orientation
April
Thu Apr 2 Cleanroom Orientation
Mon Apr 6 MRL Orientation
Wed Apr 8 Cleanroom Orientation
Tue Apr 14 MRL Orientation
Thu Apr 16 Cleanroom Orientation
Tue Apr 21 MRL Orientation
Wed Apr 22 Cleanroom Orientation
Thu Apr 30 Cleanroom Orientation
May
Tue May 5 MRL Orientation
Wed May 6 Cleanroom Orientation

**No sessions during Spring Break and Finals Week.