Technology Center COVID-19 Update:
General building guidelines:
Updated – June 2021
- The CNSI building is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days per week for approved activities.
- Check with individual areas (Tech Centers, Magnify, etc.) for specific operating hours.
- A daily self-monitoring health survey is required to enter campus and the CNSI building. This requirement includes faculty, staff, researchers, students, UCLA-affiliated visitors and non-affiliated visitors (such as vendors, repair personnel, etc.) as described here. The section entitled “Symptom Monitoring Survey” provides guidance for individual situations.
- Face coverings are required on campus. Visitors to CNSI should be bring their own masks.
- Research areas, Technology Centers and Magnify will provide their own research-specific PPE.
- Verification of self- monitoring through campus web portal may be requested.
- Individuals unable to verify symptom monitoring (by producing a response email from the web portal) or appears to be symptomatic, will be asked to leave the building.
- Failure to follow all campus and CNSI policies may result in denial of access to the building.
For questions related to the CNSI Technology Centers, contact email@example.com.
For important updates about COVID-19 and its impact on CNSI facilities, please visit our COVID-19 guidance page.
The CNSI Technology Centers provide unrestricted access to fully integrated R&D infrastructure, professional support and collaborative research opportunities in the fabrication, characterization and screening of nanomaterials, systems, and devices. Directed by a group of leading scientists, the Centers develop technologies that promote discovery through direct grant support, user proposals and industrial partnerships. Access to these facilities is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for students, postdocs, staff, faculty and industrial scientists, and is managed through the CNSI Laboratory Management System (CLMS).
The Technology Centers also offer educational opportunities for the general public as well as non-expert academic and industrial communities in the form of tutorials, symposia and hands-on workshops.
Technology Center News and Events
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April 27, 2022 | CNSI launches three-part program to prepare students for entry into the California workforce
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February 7, 2022 | Sweating the small stuff: Smartwatch developed at UCLA measures key stress hormone
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With a new location and added instrumentation, the Integrated NanoMaterials Laboratory (INML) now offers a complete set of tools for investigators at UCLA and beyond who study and develop state-of-the-art nanomaterials or nanostructures.
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