The EM&D Center is a cost-center which operates on a fee-for-service basis.
Please see the FY 2016 (July 1st, 2015 - June 30th, 2016) rates below.
NOTES REGARDING THE FEE STRUCTURE:
The initiation fees cover the minimum number of training sessions that are required for unassisted operation of that particular instrument. For example, UPS instrument requires at least 3 training sessions, each 3 hours-long. Hence, the initiation fee of 540$ is equal to 9 hours at an assisted rate of $60/hour. If unassisted operation is not planned, the initiation fee is waived.
The annual subscription fees provide access to instruments that belong to either the "sample fabrication line" or "device fabrication line" as well as to certain common research materials that are used in sample or device fabrication. The external academic and industry users pay daily fees for the same services.