Instructions for obtaining access:

The ASRC NanoFab is open to all users regardless of their level of expertise. The NanoFab staff will work with users to help them develop an effective research plan. Novice users are highly encouraged to frequently communicate with the staff during the initial phases of their research. Following is a list of steps that outlines the cleanroom orientation and training process.

New user inquiries can be directed to

  1. Sign up here to begin on-boarding process
  2. Read the ASRC NanoFab Rules of Conduct and Use (this document does not need to be turned in).
  3. Fill out the ASRC NanoFab New User Form online. Information that will be requested:
    • User Information
    • Project description
    • PI and Account Information
  4. Turn in signed copy of the User Agreement for Access to ASRC NanoFab to Celeste Ayala (G.344) or sent digitally to
  5. Have your advisor or fill out the Account Registration and Agreement form to register chargeable accounts with the NanoFab. The signed copy should be turned into Celeste Ayala (G.344) or sent digitally to
  6. Complete CUNY ASRC General Lab Safety Class
    • This semester’s General Lab Safety Class offerings are held on the dates below, in the 5th Floor Data Visualization Room, from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.
      • 1/10/18
      • 2/14/18
      • 3/07/18
      • 4/18/18
      • 5/09/18
      • 6/06/18
    • This step may be omitted if you have completed general lab safety at a CUNY institution or Columbia University and can provide written proof from your institution. Documentation must be provided to Dr. Trevino via email or hard copy.
  7. Download and study the NanoFab Access Training and Orientation document
  8. Take the Online Quiz on NanoFab Access Training and Orientation
  9. Schedule an in-person cleanroom orientation (schedule here) and sign-off on the check list upon completion
  10. Install Badger LMS and register for a new account
  11. Information on equipment training can be found here: Equipment Training. Equipment rates can be found here: Equipment Rates.
  12. Join our online NanoFab Slack community with instructions that can be found here: NanoFab Slack.


ID Cards: After you have completed all previous steps and cleared the required compliance check, you can sign-up for a ID making session. Sessions for the NanoFabrication Facility, Nanoscience Initiative, Imaging Suite and Surface Science Suite are held on Mondays at 11AM. You must be signed-up two days in advance of a session to attend and have been cleared through CUNY’s compliance check.

ID Card Steps:

  • Check the status of your compliance check here.
  • Register for a session here: ID Sign-Up.
  • On the day of the badge session, gather at the waiting area near the bottom of the stairs on the ground floor of the ASRC.
  • If you are having any ID access issues or need assistance with access, please submit a ticket to

Note: A $15 one time access fee will be charged to your account when an ASRC access card is issued.