Become an IEN Core User

Technician in the IEN Cleanroom

 

Anyone in the world can come to Georgia Tech and access the cleanrooms and laboratories at IEN. Whether you are already a member of the Georgia Tech community or a non-GT affiliate user, there are only a few simple steps to join and get access.

External Users

 

External users are researchers who have no affiliation with Georgia Tech. This includes researchers from institutions other than Georgia Tech, government labs, and industry. If you are coming from an academic or government institution, you will pay the same rates as Georgia Tech users. Prospective external users will need to first contact Dr. Paul Joseph (paul.joseph@ien.gatech.edu; 404.894.5029), who will walk you through the process of becoming one. Once we have received and processed your information, you will receive further instructions from our staff.

Internal Users

 

Join the IEN - Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility Equipment Group
  • Using your GT username and password, log in to sums.gatech.edu
  • Select “Equipment Groups” from the gold menu bar
  • Search for and select “IEN - Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility”
  • Select "Become A Member"
  • Select "Training Requirements" from the left-hand menu
  • Register for and attend one of the scheduled new user orientations
  • Take and pass the three prerequisite entrance tests upon completion of the orientation
  • That’s it! You’re now a member of the IEN - Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility
Join your Principal Investigator’s Billing Group
  • Using your GT username and password, log in to sums.gatech.edu
  • Select “Billing Groups” from the gold menu bar
  • Search for and select the billing group you intend to join
  • Select the “Join Billing Group” tab
  • Select the “Request Entry to BG” button
  • Wait for approval from your billing group administrator
New User Orientation

All prospective users of the IEN cleanrooms and labs are required to attend a new user orientation. This training will cover policies and procedures, laboratory safety, and basic processing & fabrication development. After attending an orientation and completing the prerequisite entrance tests, users will be granted access to the IEN facilities and resources.