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

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

1) Gain access to the lab yourself and perform the processing yourself as an external user at the recharge rates listed above.

2) Submit "remote" work to our staff scientists, Demis D. John & Brian Thibeault, who will determine feasibility and compatibility with our tool set and lab, and our staff will perform the work for you.

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

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:

https://www.bfs.ucsb.edu/procurement/revenue-contracts/multi-user-lab-access

 

 

Disclaimer regarding "Remote" work 

Remote work, in which NanoFab staff perform the work for you, must first be accepted by our Project Scientists. 

The 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 Demis or his staff to schedule the work, if accepted.  There is no guarantee of research results or success in fabrication. 

You will be billed for the Actual time and materials required during the job, billed to the user monthly with payment expected as Net30, regardless of project outcome. Credit card payments are accepted through our website.

              

Required Paperwork

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.

 

Remote Work (#)

To submit remote work to our staff requires three steps:

 1)     Submit Project Info + description to 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)

 

Getting Lab Access (#)

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

1)    Submit a Detailed project description (download) to 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 the lab policy which can be found at https://signupmonkey.ece.ucsb.edu/wiki/index.php/Lab_Rules

 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.

 

Important:  With any submission of a Facility Use Agreement, we will request that the institute also provide a signed Service Agreement to ensure that we have the proper agreement in place if institute requests remote work in the future.

 

University of California (Non-UCSB) - Getting Lab Access

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

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

2)   Nanofab staff acceptance

3)   Signed Facilities Use Memorandum of Understanding Inter UC Campus Use (attached form)

4)   UCSB EH&S online safety course

5)  UCSB Nanofab orientation/training by the lab manager with review of the lab policy which can be found at https://signupmonkey.ece.ucsb.edu/wiki/index.php/Lab_Rules

 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.

 

 

Contacts

Brian Thibeault (Technical/Operational Director): 805-893-2268, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Demis D. John (Process Scientist Manager): 805-893-5934, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Claudia Gutierrez (Financial Analyst):  805-893-7989, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NanoFab Job Inquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: emails Demis D. John & Brian Thibeault

Equipment Status
  • GCA Autostep Maintenance Sept 23 - Sept 25
    18 September 2019

    3C Technical will be here to service the GCA Autostep from Monday September 23 thru Wednesday September 25. The service will begin at 8:00am Monday morning, and will conclude by 6:00pm Wednesday. Silva 10:36, 18 September 2019 (PDT)

  • GCA 6300 Maintenance Sept 26
    18 September 2019

    3C Technical will be here to service the GCA 6300 on Thursday September 26. The service will begin at 8:00am Thursday morning, and will finish by 6:00pm that day. Silva 10:36, 18 September 2019 (PDT)

  • ASML Stepper: Maintenance Sept 30 - Oct 4
    18 September 2019

    ASML will be performing quarterly maintenance from Monday Sept. 30th to Friday Oct. 4th, please plan for the tool to be down during this time. // John d 08:39, 18 September 2019 (PDT)

  • Suss Bonder
    13 September 2019

    Suss Bonder is DOWN. The vendor installed all the hardware but failed to get the software to work. The vendor will be back sometime next week, the week of the 16th, to complete the repair/upgrade. Silva 15:59, 13 September 2019 (PDT)


  • Logitech Wafer Bonder: Down
    12 September 2019

    There's an issue with the heater and chamber assembly, awaiting replacement parts for the repair. Estimate 3 weeks to receive the replacement part. Silva 09:42, 12 September 2019 (PDT)