The mission of the SoMF is to provide the infrastructure and centralized resources for students and faculty across campus in support of their research and educational goals. The facility also welcomes collaboration efforts with other universities as well as industry.
- Instrument training can be arranged once a training request is submitted on iLab and approved by a SoMF staff. The amount of training required varies from instrument to instrument.
- Faculty will be invoiced at the end of every month for instrument use, supplies, training, and consulting.
SoMF users who have incorporated data obtained from SoMF resources into publications and presentations will acknowledge the SoMF facility and personnel who contributed.
Research carried out in part or in full using SoMF facility will thus fall into one of two categories, with services and/or contributions requiring the following acknowledgements:
- Use of SoMF facility (PI and associates carrying out the research) and contributions of SoMF staff that include development and implementation of original techniques, experimental design, interpretation, or other significant intellectual input require co-authorship and acknowledgement of facilities. The following acknowledgement should be used: “Use of the Texas A&M University Soft Matter Facility is acknowledged.”
- Provision of routine procedures and methods by SoMF Staff requires acknowledgement of facilities and individuals in the resulting publications. The following acknowledgement should be used: “Use of the Texas A&M University Soft Matter Facility and (Dr./Mr./Ms.) ____________ are acknowledged.”
Upon acceptance of your publication acknowledging SoMF, send the complete citation to Dr. David Truong. Upon publication, send a reprint, photocopy, or PDF file to Dr. David Truong at firstname.lastname@example.org or to the following address:
Dr. David Truong
Soft Matter Facility
1313 Research Parkway, Suite 100, Room 111
College Station, TX 77845