The Nano and Micro Devices Center (NMDC) at UAHuntsville has established an external user base to promote growth of the center, improve educational opportunities for UAHuntsville students, and provide a national resource for Nano and Micro Device research. Customer Support and User Programs Becoming a NMDC Partner! Step 1:Read the IP statement regarding work performed at the NMDC and choose a type of usage plan. Step 2:Contact Patrick Reardon, Associate NMDC Director, via email (email@example.com) or phone (256-824-2530). Dr. Reardon and his group members can advise you on the feasibility of your proposed project at our facility and can give an approximate timeline and cost estimate. Step 3:Upon this initial contact, you will be asked to submit a brief project description that discusses the nature of the work to be performed. Please download the Project Application Form. Step 4:After review and acceptance, user contracts and/or cooperative research agreements will be provided as needed. Step 5:Return the completed contract with a purchase order. Setting up a new project can take one to two weeks to ensure all details and requirements are correct. There is a required orientation and safety training course (about 6 hours spread over 2 days). Many new users change their plan of attack significantly once they arrive and become better acquainted with the facility, it's faculty/staff, and capabilities.