Getting Started

teacher and student in labWe at the Shared Instrumentation Facility at LSU take pride in being able to offer you a diverse set of instruments in Microscopy and Microanalysis for imaging and characterization, that allow you to complete your research efficiently and effectively.

There are two main types of SIF Users:

Internal Users

An Internal User is any researcher who is directly affiliated with LSU and have a PAWS ID. Learn more about being a SIF Internal User.

External Users

An External User is any researcher (academic or industrial) that does not have an LSU PAWS ID. To become a SIF External User, please contact the Facility Manager at for assistance.