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Training

The MCAC is open to the university, nonprofit organizations, those in industry, and all others who need access to analytical instruments.  The goal is to provide easy access for all who desire to utilize its services.  Josh Wilhide, MCAC manager, is in charge of maintaining the facility and its instruments, training and assisting users, overseeing the scheduling of instrument time, and meeting with clients to discuss.

The MCAC houses over 16 instruments, each with its own unique capabilities.  Most instruments may be run with or without assistance.  If an instrument is run with assistance, MCAC employees will run any samples that are submitted and create reports relaying the results of each sample.  If customers would prefer to run an instrument without assistance, a training process is required.

Training will consist of the development of a mass spectrometry/NMR/Chromatography background as well as supervised physical time on the instrument.  The user will be expected to show that he/she will be able to use the instrument without assistance prior to signing off on training.  Once training has been completed, the end user will be granted access to the facility with either a key code or card-swipe access to the physical location.  The end user will also be given access to the facility’s online scheduling system, Faces Scheduling.  This system will be used to maintain a record of use for the instrument, guarantee instrument availability, as well as information for billing purposes.

To discuss your analytics needs or to schedule a training session, please contact us.