How to Access the Facilities in LMCC
The facilities within Loughborough Materials Characterisation Centre (LMCC) are located in the department of materials, but are available to all students and staff at Loughborough University. One of our aims is to provide materials characterisation which will improve the research outputs from the university. LMCC also allows users from other Academic institutions to use the equipment located within the centre.
How to Become a New Internal User
All internal users are charged a hourly rate for each piece of equipment, which is heavily subsidised. However the internal use is subsidised on the condition that LMCC is acknowledged on all publications which include data generated within the centre.
We require an internal user agreement form to be completed and signed by the student's supervisor. A signed hard copy must be provided to Lucia Ashley who is located in (S104). We request that you then contact a member of LMCC to discuss the aims of your work and we will then advise on your training needs.
Once you have provided Lucia Ashley with the signed user agreement form, an account on the online booking system will be created. You will received an automatic email with your login details. Once you have recieve your login details you will be able to view the equipment availability but will not be able to make any bookings until you have recieved formal training on how to use that particular piece of equipment.
How to Become a New User From Another Academic Institution
We advise that all external users contact LMCC to discuss your requirements. Once we have determined your requirements a formal quotation will be provided by LMCC. A purchase order will be required from your institution before the work is started. We also require an external user agreement form to be provided which is signed by your supervisor. It is vital we obtain a signed user agreement form before the work can start to ensure all parties are happy with the condition of acknowledging the centre on any publications which includes data generated in the centre. Please email the form to email@example.com.
After we have received the user agreement form an account on the online booking system will be created if necessary. You will receive an automatic email with your login details.