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. Technical issues should be fully discussed between the PI and the staff specialist first, such that the Director can be provided detailed information to inform strategic decision-making. 
  • 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