If you are trained on the equipment in the Materials Characterization Lab (MCL) and use the MCL for your research project, please acknowledge that use in the acknowledgment section of your publication. Here is one example: “X-ray diffraction was performed by [MCL researcher] at the University of Utah Materials Characterization Lab.”
If a member of the Materials Characterization Lab does research work for you, please consider him or her as a collaborator on your project. He or she wants to be part of your team. As appropriate, please have that person participate in group discussions of the project. At a minimum, please acknowledge that person and the University of Utah Materials Characterization Lab in the acknowledgement section of your paper.