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Located at the California Institute of Technology, the KAVLI NANOSCIENCE INSTITUTE emphasizes nano-scale research in frontiers of quantum matter and technology, medical and bio-engineering, and sustainability.

A core mission of the KNI is to push the state-of-the-art beyond current capabilities in nanofabrication. To this end, the KNI has pursued aggressive acquisition of strategic instrumentation for advanced nanofabrication capabilities. Our multi-user laboratories and cleanrooms for nanostructure synthesis, fabrication, and characterization are available to users from both academia and industry. Click here for more background and history.

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It's here!

The KNI's new Kurt Lesker e-beam evaporator has arrived. It should be fully installed by mid-April. We will be sure to let current KNI lab members know when it's ready for use. If you aren't currently a member of the KNI, send an email to kni@caltech.edu to sign up.

Science prizes for the 21st century, the Kavli Prizes recognize scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. Find out more...

KNI-MDL Seminar Series
The next seminar in the series is Tuesday, April 1 – no fooling! Sameer Walavalkar, from the Scherer group at Caltech, will speak on "Hybrid, top down/bottom up plasmonic nanostructures for biological applications". Ryan Briggs from the Advanced Microfabrication and Optoelectronics Group at JPL will speak on "Single-mode quantum cascade lasers for next-generation low-power absorption spectroscopy instruments". This joint seminar series is hosted by The Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) and the Microdevices Laboratory (MDL) at JPL.

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Lab SURFing
Pawel Latawiec, formerly with the Scherer Group, is featured in an article about Lab Spaces on page 21 of the Winter 2013 edition of E&S magazine [pdf]. Pawel started doing research in the KNI Cleanroom facility thanks to a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and then continued with the project during his senior year. He is now a graduate researcher at Harvard University. Check out E&S

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Moore Foundation         Kavli Foundation
Enabled by generous gifts from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Kavli Foundation, the California Institute of Technology has embarked upon an initiative to support a long-term program of innovative research at the frontiers of nanoscale science and engineering.

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