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.
In the News
Atomic Force Microscope Now Available in the KNI Cleanroom
The KNI is pleased to announce that the suite of equipment in the cleanroom has been augmented with the acquisition of a Bruker Dimension Icon AFM with ScanAsyst. Read more
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
EXCITING NEWS! The KNI-MDL seminar series is moving to a new day! Beginning in April, seminars in this series will be held on the first Tuesday of each month, at 4 pm in 125 Steele, with light refreshments to follow. Mark your calendars for the next seminar in the series: Tuesday, April 1 – no fooling! Featuring talks on current research at each facility, this joint seminar series is hosted by The Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) and the Microdevices Laboratory (MDL) at JPL. Want to be notified when the speakers are announced? Join the KNI mailing list. To subscribe send a blank email from your email account to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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.