Getting Started

Easy Access to World-Class Resources

The Singh Center supports nanotechnology innovation by providing easily accessible fabrication, characterization and measurement of nanomaterials and devices in a single, central location for both nanoscientists and nanoresearchers.

Access to the Quattrone Nanofabrication Facility

  1. Complete the New User Project Form, providing information on the nature of your project.
  2. Attend the QNF Open Forum, where you can discuss your project needs with QNF Staff. The Open Forum is held every Wednesday, 2pm – 4pm, and can be attended in person or via Zoom. Use the following link to book a slot in the Open Forum. Open Forum Link
    • If you are not able to make the scheduled QNF Open Forum times, contact Eric Johnston (ericdj@seas.upenn.edu) via email to make other arrangements.
  3. Submit an access request at iris.nano.upenn.edu. After submission, you will receive a populated pdf form via email to be signed by your PI. Be aware that it may be filtered into a spam folder. If you have previously submitted an access request, you do not need to submit another one. You will need to have your PI sign the document and provide account.
  4. View the QNF orientation video training and take the orientation quiz, via the following link. Orientation Training Link.
  5. After passing the quiz, contact Feaz Kalamodeen (feazka@seas.upenn.edu) and cc Charlie Veith (charles2veith@gmail.com) and Eric Johnston (ericdj@seas.upenn.edu) with the following information to set up your gowning:
    • Last name
    • First name
    • Height
    • Waist size
    • Hair length (short, bob, long, braided-long)
    • Shoe size (American standard)
    • Do you wear eyeglasses?
  6. Sign up for the QNF Walkthrough by going to iris.nano.upenn.edu → Events (do not login to IRIS).

Access to Nanoscale Characterization, and Scanning and Local Probe Facilities

  1. Contact the facility to discuss project feasibility and for design assistance.
  2. Go to the online portal https://iris.nano.upenn.edu/ and submit an access request.
  3. Complete and submit the downloaded user form provided
    • For external users, complete an external user agreement.
  4. Attend a facility specific orientation (QNF only) and safety class. Receive training on equipment.

Access to the Property Measurement Facility

Contact propertymeasuregroup@nano.upenn.edu to discuss project feasibility and for design assistance.