If you are trained on the equipment in the lab and/or use the MCL for your research project, please acknowledge us in the acknowledgment section of your publication. For 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. They want 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 acknowledgment section of your paper.