Thank you for your interest in using the High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM) Facility, one of the Shared Instrumentation Laboratories. In order to gain access to the lab, please carefully read and follow the following steps:
Users of University at Buffalo laboratories are required to have completed laboratory safety training, preferably with UB’s Department of Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S), or to produce certification of completion of training during the 12-month period previous to working in University laboratories. Training must meet requirements of 40 CFR 262 (RCRA Hazardous Waste) and 29 CFR (OSHA Right to Know). In the case of the latter, certification will be reviewed by EH&S to ensure that it meets all necessary requirements.
Laboratory users must be recertified and renew their training card at least once every 12 months. Please upload your renewed certification card here.
All users of the Shared Instrumentation Laboratories must attend an Initial Orientation and Training Session. This session carries a one-time fee of $125 (academic) or $300 (industry) for each first-time user. This session includes discussion of your project, as well as orientation/training of lab-specific safety and other protocols, an introduction to lab entry/exit procedures, instrument scheduling, and providing you with swipe-card access to the facility. The fee also includes any future training that may be required on any equipment within our facilities. See our rates page for additional information.
Initial Orientation and Training Sessions are held on an as-needed basis and therefore require registration. Sessions are held as follows:
A signed form is required to certify training. Please remember to bring the following form with you to training.
Please note that the Initial Orientation and Training Session is the first step in training for use of the Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM). Additional sessions for TEM training must be scheduled during a separate time with Dr. Yueling Qin. Instructions for scheduling equipment training are located on the bottom of this page.
This form can only be submitted when all of the above requirements are completed. To submit the form, you must have the following available to upload:
EH&S Training Certification Card
Initial Orientation and Training Session Certification
Please note that the form cannot be saved to complete at a later date.
Training is required for each piece of equipment that a user intends on operating. Staff at each of the Shared Instrumentation Laboratories provide this training by appointment only.
For instrumentation training in the Fronczak Hall High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Facility, please contact Yueling Qin, PhD (645-8698).