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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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Neuroscience in the 21st Century

Live webcast: TODAY (Oct 1) 11 am to 2 pm PDT
Watch the webcast and learn more about BRAIN initiative.

Dr. Amir Arbabi/Faraon Lab/Caltech

Shaping Light in Exotic Ways
Flat devices capable of manipulatinglight in ways that are very difficult or impossible to achieve with conventional optical components have been created by members of the Faraon group. The new devices are made of silicon nano pillars, arranged in a honeycomb pattern, that results in a "metasurface" which can control the paths and properties of passing light waves. [Read more] 8-31-15

Efficient Fuel Production
A key barrier to a clean-energy economy is the ability to generate and store renewable energy. Researchers at JCAP, working with KNI Board members Harry Atwater and Nate Lewis, have made major advances towards the goal of finding a cost-effective method for producing fuels by mimicking photosynthesis. [Read more] 8-28-15

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute invites applications and nominations for Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nanoscience. This Fellowship Program has been established to offer scientists, typically within a few years after receipt of the Ph.D., the opportunity to pursue new and innovative experimental research at the frontiers of nanoscience and engineering. Learn more...

Are Metallic Glasses Amorphous?
Researchers in the lab of KNI Board member Julia Greer have shown that metallic glasses do indeed have an atomic-level structure–if you zoom in closely enough. [Read more] 9-21-15

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