Contact Technical Director Greg Haugstad

Please feel free to discuss any the following topics via cfac-dir@umn.edu (optionally schedule phone, virtual or in-person meeting):

University of Minnesota faculty

  • Provide basic feedback on labs and/or services, including but not limited to – education/training/assistance, reservation/logging/billing systems, accessibility, user friendliness, downtime, analytical services
  • Receive advice on our methods, especially multi-technique aspects (i.e., complementarity of methods; whereas staff specialists are the best contacts for advice on specific techniques); may include formal presentation to your group, or a cluster of faculty groups, or a department
  • Collaboration – tapping the expertise of professional staff members in research projects, whether for hands-on analytical work, customizing methods to specific research needs, training in advanced methods, ongoing mentoring of students/postdocs in the context of their research projects
  • Strategic – ideas on prospective capital equipment, data analysis / computational systems, educational events (workshops/short courses/master classes), outreach (broader impacts), staffing/management of instrumentation

Industry

  • Your technological / process problems – potential applicability of various analytical techniques
  • Broad introduction to our capabilities – whether simple discussion (phone, virtual) or formal presentation to your company (virtual or on site)
  • Collaboration – options including IPRIME membership, other methods-development interactions, federal grant applications for industrial-academic teams (e.g., GOALI, SBIR/STTR) including subcontracting our labs

Other institutions (academic, government, nonprofit)

  • Broad introduction to our instrumentation and services – whether simple discussion (phone, virtual) or formal presentation to your group or department (virtual or visiting)
  • Collaboration – tapping the expertise of professional staff members in hands-on analytical work; may include customizing methods for specific research needs