New User Forms

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In order to establish your KNI lab membership, please fill out the relevant form below and submit to Tiffany Kimoto (, then follow the next steps below. External users will be required to submit additional paperwork. You can find information on our usage rates here.

KNI Information & Billing Forms

External Users

Non-Caltech Academic/Government and Industry/Corporate members are considered external users. There are additional requirements to set up an external user's KNI lab membership:

  • Facilities Use Agreement (FUA)
  • Proof of Liability Insurance (COI)
  • Purchase Order (PO)

Please contact Tiffany Kimoto ( for full instructions and the required paperwork for setting up your external lab membership.

Next Steps

For all users: Once paperwork has been submitted, please contact Associate Director of Technical Operations Guy DeRose (, and Lab Coordinator and Safety Officer Bert Mendoza (, to schedule New Member Orientation and Chemical Handling training. Training will take about 3 hours total, including the in-lab Chemical Handling portion. Training is offered the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, starting at 9am and ending at 12pm.

NOTE: If you will be using the Tecnai TF-30 TEM only, you can bypass the general safety training requirement and contact Guy DeRose ( directly to schedule instrument training.