The University of Iowa

IMPORTANT: The Optical Science and Technology Center and Microfabrication Facility are being retired after fall 2018 and their services reconfigured under the new Iowa Center for Research, Exploration, and Advanced Technology in Engineering and Sciences (Iowa-CREATES) and Materials Analysis, Testing, and Fabrication (MATFab) in the Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories (IATL) in spring 2019. As a result, the OSTC/UIMF site will eventually be taken down. Until then, please visit the Iowa-CREATES Website at, or read more about the new center at


Optical Science and
Technology Center

Required EHS training - ALL UIMF users

UIMF users must complete the new EHS course entitled, "GHS Labels and SDS" (W503OS) if you have not already done so.

The OSHA Hazard communication and other chemical regulations were revised by OSHA in 2012. All UIMF users are required to take this new online course since we are expected to comply with this regulatory requirement.

This training module describes the changes to chemical labels and material safety data sheets that will take place due to a revised federal regulation.

Please find the training course at HR Self service, My training. Send a confirmation pdf copy of your training page to UIMF Director Aju Jugessur by August 23.