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How to become a user

We encourages interested scientists from academia, government, and industry to submit proposals for PARADIM resources. All access to PARADIM resources are managed via an externally reviewed proposal process. Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. We accept proposals for hands-on use ("Full Access" ) of our thin film, bulk crystal, characterization, and theory facilities. PARADIM staff will instruct and assist users in meeting their goals. Projects can be conducted on-site by the user (encouraged) or remotely by collaboration with PARADIM staff. Additionally, users may submit a “sample-only” proposal to request materials that they see in publications from other PARADIM users that were made in PARADIM facilities. These materials will be made by PARADIM staff using the optimized recipes that were developed within PARADIM facilities by the discoverers of these materials. PARADIM staff will also characterize the samples they supply in response to “sample-only” proposal employing the same methods as the discoverers. Users requesting samples will be supplied with superimposed analysis data so they can see how the samples made for them by PARADIM staff compare to the original samples.


PARADIM facilities are exclusively for the growth and characterization of novel electronic materials and interfaces. Furthermore, PARADIM is a materials-by-design platform. Users are encouraged, but not required, to make full use of iterative design loops involving the three aspects of PARADIM resources--Growth, Characterization, and Simulation--to discover and understand new interface electronic materials.


The User Information pages provide access to the necessary resources for submitting a proposal, accessing PARADIM facilities, and the related policies.


All published work resulting from use of the NSF-MIP: PARADIM must carry the following acknowledgment, regardless of whether PARADIM staff are included as authors:

"This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM) under Cooperative Agreement No. DMR-1539918."


Any PARADIM scientist who has made significant contributions should be included as an author and will expect to review the manuscript before its submission to a journal.




2020 user meeting

2020 User meeting (link)





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2019 User meeting, Boston

Recent research presentation videos 2019 finger


2018 User meetig

MRS User meeting 2018