Equipment & Training Schedule


Penn State University Users:
Non-Penn State University Users:

Available upon request:

Request MCL Rates:
Request Nanofab Rates:

Lab Tracking

Your accrued charges will be managed by the Laboratory Equipment Operations system (LEO), which is a web-based software tool for reserving, tracking, and billing facilities usage.


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COVID-19 Procedures

For MRI facilities (MCL, Nanofab, and 2DCC) operations and updates related to COVID-19, please visit: MRI Labs Sharepoint Website


No user is permitted to use the facilities unless they have been approved. See full details during COVID-19 HERE.
When you use our facilities, you will either be a:

  • Penn State University User, or
  • Non-Penn State User

All users must complete all required pre-requisite training in order to gain access to the Millennium Science Complex and the labs within.

STEP 1: Required Pre-requisite Training

  • Introduction to Safety (15:51 minutes)
  • Chemical Safety (41:44 minutes)
  • Hazardous Waste Management and Disposal (o18:06 minutes)
  • Emergency Preparedness (18:10 minutes)
  • (For Nanofab Users ONLY: Safety Training and Orientation, See Working in the Nanofab HERE.)

For step-by-step instructions to these pre-requisite training courses, visit our Safety Training page.

Other specific EHS training may be required depending upon the lab to be used. Your technical contact will provide additional information as needed; Individual equipment training will be required and can be scheduled by contacting the appropriate technical or administrative staff for each facility.

STEP 2: Building Access

Penn State University Users:

Access to the Millennium Science Complex and labs within will be granted upon successful completion of all required training. After completing the required training, fill out the Facility Access Authorization Form. A Principle Investigator (PI) signature is required.

Non-Penn State Users:
  • Non-Penn State users will be issued a swipe card for building and lab access.  This can be acquired from Jaime Reish or in N-107 MSC building.

STEP 3: Creating a LEO User Account Profile

Penn State University Users:

  • Visit and click on Register/Modify to create 1.) a user profile, and 2.) one or more billing account(s).

Non-Penn State Users:

  • MCL USERS: Request a Consultation
  • NANOFAB USERS: Contact Guy Lavallee
  • Complete the Academic Research Services Order (ARSO)
  • If you plan to become a personally trained equipment operator, complete the ARSO and the External User Term Sheet (EUTS).

Academic Research Services Order (ARSO)

External User Term Sheet (EUTS)