Access to MIT.nano during COVID-19

MIT.nano reopened to users on Monday, June 15, when MIT overall started to enable researchers to be back on campus, at 25% reduced density.

As of July 27, 2020, operating hours have been expanded to:
Mon.–Thurs. 8 AM – 9 PM; Friday 8 AM – 7 PM.

Refer to occupancy limit maps for laboratories and support spaces in Buildings 39, 24, and 12.

Follow MIT.nano ramp-up activities on our facility updates page.

For returning users

1. Undergo all steps from central MIT administration for permission to return.

Keep in mind that your ability to get into MIT.nano is gated by MIT’s central requirements for campus access for you and/or your PI’s lab. You will receive an email from MIT once your PI has requested permission for you to return to campus.

Review helpful links to central MIT information on access to campus.

2. Attend a check-in session via Zoom

MIT.nano will host "first-time-back check-in" Zoom sessions to highlight changes and collect feedback and concerns of returning users. Email wrhess@mit.edu to schedule your check-in session. If demand increases, we will post sign-ups again for regularly scheduled group sessions.

For New Users, this information is integrated into the New User Orientation.

3. Make sure your EHS trainings are up-to-date

To get back into the lab, all users' mandatory regular EHS trainings must be up-to-date. Check your trainings in MUMMS and in Atlas.

4. Make sure you can get into the building

To have access to the MIT.nano facilities, you need to update your core facilities list in COVID access to include Buildings 12, 24, and 39.

5. Schedule your time

New gowning area management is has been implemented in Fab 12 and Fab 39 to decrease capacity and ensure gowns and lockers are safely sterilized. Detailed steps and instructions. Users must:

  1. Indicate which week(s) you will be in the lab using nanotime.mit.edu.
  2. Use CORAL to engage a locker at the start of each week.

For new users

New User Orientations and trainings have resumed, with sign-ups posted in Atlas.