All Facilities Open for Users

Industry at PARADIM

2016 Industry Event group photo


One key mission of all NSF-funded Materials Innovation Platforms is to support the commercialization of the Materials-by-Design methodology that is enabled by the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI). PARADIM recognizes that industrial users operate under different constraints than academic users and has tailored access procedures to meet these conditions.

Access to PARADIM facilities is available to industry users on a fee-for-service basis. PARADIM recognizes the importance of intellectual property and has crafted a dedicated industrial user program to acknowledge this. Unlike academic proposals which receive full external review, industrial proposals are only internally assessed by PARADIM faculty and staff. This assessment focuses only on safety, feasibility, and materials compatibility issues. Details of potential applications need not be revealed. Of course, PARADIM staff can be most helpful when they gain more understanding of scope of a particular problem. PARADIM staff can sign non-disclosure agreements as necessary; alternatively, they can merely instruct in equipment use and stand back. Most importantly, industrial users of PARADIM retain all data, IP rights, and rights to publication of their results.

Access to all PARADIM facilities and the expertise of PARADIM staff is available through this user fee for service mechanism and does not require the more normal sponsored programs mechanism. For information about industrial access to PARADIM facilities, please contact Dr. Thomas Dienel, Associate Platform Director.




Cornell University

Industrial Rates (per Day)
Theory Staff $1,000
Thin Films - MBE $4,350
Thin Films - ARPES $2,000
Thin Films - Schlom Lab $4,350
Training Only $1,000
Please see the CNF and CCMR websites for current Industrial rates for these facilities.

Johns Hopkins University

Industrial Rates (per Day)
Tilt LD-FZ: Tilting Laser Diode Floating Zone $800
HP-FZ 300: SciDre High Pressure Optical Floating Zone $1,000
Xenon FZ: Xenon Optical Floating Zone $800
Halogen FZ: Halogen Optical Floating Zone $900
Induction: Ultrahigh Temperature Induction Furnace $1,100
SPS Press: Spark Plasma Sintering Press $900
ISObs: In Situ Observability capabilities $400
SACF: Sample Alignment and Cutting Facility $400
SAS: Ancillary Synthesis Suite $400
Staff Only $1,000










For US Academic users all PARADIM facilities are available at no charge upon project approval.