Convenient and Easy Billing

You can use the facility day or night, whether it's a holiday or not. If you have a pressing deadline to make, we try to maintain access to the facility 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.

Our system allows accurate tracking and billing for hours used. Industrial and academic institutions can be easily billed through a simple recharge system.

 

How to Get Started

Academic, Industrial, and Government users who are interested in using the UCSB Nanofabrication Facility, please review the rates below and submit a job proposal:
 

Rates

Use of Facility and Equipment

These rates include training:

  • Academic: $37.50/hour
  • Industrial: $139/hour

E-beam Lithography Equipment Use

  • Academic: $180/hour
  • Industrial: $540/hour

Dedicated Staff Support

  • $100/hour for academic users (training is included in the rates above)
  • $150/hour for industrial users (training is included in the rates above)
Additional Resources Available at UCSB

Facility users will benefit by having access to multiple labs on campus to perform their research.  The list of Mult-User Labs can be found at the following website:

 http://www.bfs.ucsb.edu/procurement/contracts-property/multi-user-lab-access

 

There are two methods for performing work thorough the UCSB Nanofab facility.

 

One is to gain access to the lab yourself and perform the processing as an external user at the recharge rates listed above.

 

The other is to submit remote work to our staff scientist, Brian Thibeault who will determine feasibility and compatibility with our tool set and lab. This type of work will be billed at the above rates which will include equipment use plus staff support time per hour.  We are not a foundry and have limited staff so we will only accept jobs that we are capable of performing with success and will provide a rough estimate of time and cost.  You will work directly with Brian or his staff to schedule the work, if accepted.  There is no guarantee of research results or success in fabrication.  Actual time and materials are billed to the user monthly and payment is Net30, regardless of project outcome. Credit card payments are accepted through our website.

              

The two methods of Nanofab work each require a different set of UCSB paperwork.  The remote work is much simpler as you are not on campus or in the lab which requires a greater company liability as outlined below.

 

 To submit remote work to our staff requires three steps:

 1)     Submit a Detailed project description to Brian Thibeault at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2)      Nanofab staff acceptance

3)      Signed UCSB Service Agreement (attached form)


To gain access to the lab and perform the work yourself requires the following eight steps:

 1)     Submit a Detailed project description to Tom Reynolds at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2)      Nanofab staff acceptance

3)      Provide a General Liability Insurance Certificate: 

            Commercial Form General Liability:

  1.     Combined Single Limit per Occurrence                          $1,000,000
  2.     General Aggregate, Bodily Injury, Property Damage     $2,000,000

 

**The Regents of the University of California must be named as an additional insured. 

 

The CERTIFICATE HOLDER shall be identified as follows:  

 

The Regents of the University of California

Contracts & Property Office

SAASB Bldg., Rm. 3203

University of California

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2095

 

An example certificate is attached.  Your certificate should have the same basic format and information as shown. The certificate should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4)      Provide Proof of Workers’ Compensation Insurance or equivalent coverage

                        Proof of Workers' Compensation is required under California State Law.

If the required certificate of insurance is not received and approved prior to the Facility User's intended use of facility, Facility User shall not be allowed to use University facilities. 

 5)   UCSB Blanket Liability Waiver signed by all actual lab users (attached form)

 6)   UCSB Facility Use Agreement signed by an official company signatory (attached form)

 7)   UCSB EH&S online safety course

 8)   UCSB Nanofab orientation/training by the lab manager with review of lab policy document (attached)

 The Nanofab orientation is the last step before gaining access to the lab after all the paperwork is in order.  Please fill out the attached questionnaire and email back to me.  The orientation takes between 1-2 hours and is scheduled based on new user demand.  The orientation will explain actual lab use, equipment scheduling and trainings, discuss safety policy, enter users into the access system, tour the gowning room area and explain any questions about lab or tool use.  Please feel free to call or email to discuss in more detail.

 

Tom Reynolds at 805-893-3918 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brian Thibeault at 805-893-2268 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Billing inquiries: Please contact Claudia Gutierrez at (805) 893-7989 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.