The Materials Research Facilities Network (MRFN),
with support and encouragement from the MRSEC Program Officers at
National Science Foundation, is organizing a 1.5 day workshop to bring
together managers of shared multi-user facilities to discuss the
efficient operation and evolution of shared facilities and to share
unique solutions that individual MRSECs have developed. Attendees will
be representing NSF MRSEC Centers, with a subset of attendees from the
MRSEC-PREM, NNIN, and NSEC programs, as well as the National
The workshop will be geared primarily towards the facility managers, specifically about on-the-ground issues: keeping the facility funded day-to-day, keeping instruments operational and users trained, incorporating new technologies into the facility, and leveraging additional funding to support NSF funding.
Attendance at the workshop is by invitation only; if interested, please contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.