Billing Rates

Effective July 1st, 2018, the Utah Nanofab and Surface Analysis Lab will implement new billing rates:

Current rates good until June 30, 2018.

      On-Campus rates are subsidized by the Dean, College of Engineering and the University Vice President for Research.

Overnight unattended runs are to be scheduled as follows:

      • For the FIB: 5:00pm to 8:00am
      • For the SEM MAPS software: 5:00pm to 8:00am
      • For Cleanroom tools (Disco Dicing Saws, Heidelbergs, STS Etcher): 5:00pm to 8:00am

Nanofab Cleanroom Billing Model (see rate sheet)

The following aspects of the billing system apply to U of U campus projects

      • A monthly per-student, per-project spending cap (see rate sheet for details)
      • Costs recovered by tool usage and tool reservations only
      • Charges are per hour and vary by tool (set by the costs of operating that tool)
      • Lithography charges are simplified per coating event, where the event charge includes all coat/develop/alignment and wet etch costs for that instance.
      • No gowning or daily entry fees
      • No billable cost for use of small tools and metrology instruments in the cleanroom
      • Free (trained) safety buddies promote safe 24/7 lab utilization

Automation enables easy real-time access to all current spending reports for any lab, any student researcher, or any month the following for all lab members and PI’s on a project.

The design goals of this approach supporting (VPR and COE) subsidized on-campus users additionally include:

      • Infrequent users benefit from lower hourly tool rates, per-tool
      • Moderate and heavy users benefit from a spending cap correlated to heavy use months

Supply Rates

Current rates are available at Our Supply Rates Page.

Rates are subject to change.

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