KNI News

Cynthia M. Friend
Cynthia M. Friend Named Incoming President of the Kavli Foundation
December 28, 2020

Dr. Cynthia M. Friend steps into the role of president of the Kavli Foundation following Dr. Bob Conn's retirement.

Mikhail Shapiro Caltech
Shapiro Receives $1M Grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
December 21, 2020

Mikhail Shapiro is awarded a Deep Tissue Imaging grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) for his research on acoustic biosensors

Caltech Science Journey Talk with Michael Mazza
Caltech's Campus Programs Office Features Science Talks for High School Students
December 18, 2020

Chemistry graduate student Michael Mazza presents an interesting and accessible talk and demo on carbon nanomaterials for Caltech's new Science Journeys program.

Scott Cushing
Cushing Named 2021 KNI-Wheatley Scholar in Nanoscience
December 15, 2020

Scott Cushing, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is selected as the next KNI-Wheatley Scholar in Nanoscience.

Isabella Yang Caltech
Isabella Yang Named on Forbes' 30 Under 30 List
December 14, 2020

Isabella (Yiran) Yang in Prof. Gao's research group is named one of Forbes' 2021 30 Under 30 List in Science.


KNI Distinguished Webinar with Peter F. Green
KNI Distinguished Webinar with Peter F. Green (NREL) on Tuesday, Dec 1
November 19, 2020

Dr. Green will discuss the status, prospects & challenges of building a reliable, efficient, cost-effective low carbon energy system.

Alireza Marandi - Watson Lecture
KNI-Wheatley Scholar Alireza Marandi to Give Watson Lecture on Nov 11
October 28, 2020

Alireza Marandi will present on "The Power of Nonlinearities: Unlocking Opportunities for Sensing and Computing with Light"

Kimberly See
Kimberly See Named a 2020 Packard Fellow
October 26, 2020

Kimberly See, assistant professor of chemistry, has been selected as one of the 2020 Packard Fellows in Science and Engineering.

Integrated Neurophotonics
"Integrated Neurophotonics": A Revolutionary Approach for Brain Circuitry Mapping
October 15, 2020

KNI founding director Michael L. Roukes and collaborators have developed a novel approach for mapping thousands to millions of individual neurons in real time.

Julia R. Greer
Greer Among Select Faculty to Receive Named Professorship and Leadership Chairs
October 12, 2020

Caltech recognized 13 faculty members with the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty, a named professorship, and six faculty members with leadership chairs.

Gao Researchers Develop Rapid COVID sensor
Gao Group Develops Rapid Sensor for Multiple COVID-19 Data Points
October 4, 2020

Researchers in Wei Gao's group have developed a sensor that could enable rapid at-home testing for a person's COVID-19 infection status, severity, and immunity

2020 KNI SURF-the-WAVE Fellows
KNI Wraps Up Its Second Year of SURF-the-WAVE
September 7, 2020

We sat down with our second cohort of KNI SURF-the-WAVE fellows and caught up on their summer experience "at" Caltech.

KNI-Affiliated Faculty Participate in National Quantum Initiatve
August 29, 2020

Caltech faculty to participate in large-scale DOE-funded quantum information and technology initiatives

AWS Center for Quantum Computing
Caltech and AWS Forge Collaboration on Quantum Computing
August 11, 2020

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) and Caltech researchers are pairing up to tackle the grand challenge of quantum computing.

Greer Group Analyzes Strength of Lithium at the Nanoscale
Understanding the Challenges Behind Lithium-Ion Batteries
August 6, 2020

Greer group examines the mechanical properties of lithium at the nanoscale in pursuit of longer-lasting rechargable battery technology.

Stabilizing Effect on the Superconductivity of Twisted Bilayer Graphene
Plot Twist: A Stabilizing Effect on Superconductivity
July 17, 2020

New study observes that superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene can exist away from the magic angle when coupled to a two-dimensional semiconductor

Pamela Bjorkman Answers Community's Questions on COVID-19
Pamela Bjorkman Answers Community's Questions on COVID-19
July 13, 2020

As part of Caltech's new public communication initiative, Science Exchange, Bjorkman leads a webinar for the community on the novel coronavirus.

Gao receives 2020 IEEE EMBS Award
Gao Receives IEEE EMBS Award
June 22, 2020

Wei Gao Receives IEEE EMBS Academic Early Career Achievement Award

2020 KNI SURF-the-WAVE fellows
2020 KNI SURF-the-WAVE Prize Fellows
June 16, 2020

Meet our fantastic second cohort of KNI SURF-the-WAVE Prize summer undergraduate research fellows!

Falson Novel Superconductive Materials
Discovering New Materials for Room-Temperature Superconductivity
April 10, 2020

Assistant Professor Joseph Falson investigates the effects of novel materials for building the "holy grail" of superconductivity.

First Cohort of KNI Lab Resident Experts
A Look at the First Cohort of KNI Laboratory Resident Experts
April 3, 2020

Recapping the experiences and fruitful outcomes of the KNI Lab's first cohort of Resident Experts.

Rendering of Ytterbium Ions in Optical Cavity
Faraon Group Makes Advances in Quantum Network Technology with Ytterbium Ions in Optical Cavity
March 30, 2020

Faraon group demonstrates ytterbium ions coupled to a nanophotonic cavity that are able to store information in their spin for 30 milliseconds, which may lead to new strides in quantum network technology.

Antibodies (in yellow) attach themselves to the proteins (in green) on the surface of a virus. Credit: Caltech
Bjorkman Lab Pivots Research Efforts to Help Fight Coronavirus Pandemic
March 28, 2020

Labs on campus, including Pamela Bjorkman's, utilize their technical expertise to contribute to coronavirus studies.

New Chip-Based Laser Gyroscope Measures Earth's Rotation
New Chip-Based Laser Gyroscope Measures Earth's Rotation
March 6, 2020

Vahala Group develops new laser gyroscope capable of measuring the rotation of the earth.

Greer's Self-Assembling Microstructures into New Materials
Microstructures Self-Assemble into New Materials
March 5, 2020

Greer group develops new process makes it possible to manufacture large quantities of materials whose structure is designed at the nanoscale

Martin Wegener gives MRL-KNI Distinguished Seminar
KNI Distinguished Seminar with Martin Wegener, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | March 11, 2020
March 4, 2020

Professor Martin Wegener of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will give a special seminar co-hosted between the KNI and the department of Materials Science Research Lectures (MRL).

Flat optical lens
Highlight on Faraon's Flat Metasurface Optics
February 21, 2020

Andrei Faraon's research on flat optical lenses was recently featured on Kavli Foundation website.

Stevan Nadj-Perge
Nadj-Perge Named 2020 Sloan Fellow
February 14, 2020

Stevan Nadj-Perge receives 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship in Physics.

Kerry J. Vahala
Kerry Vahala Elected to National Academy of Engineering
February 8, 2020

Professor Kerry Vahala receives the honor of being elected to this year's cohort of National Academy of Engineering.

Jelena Vuckovic at KNI Distinguished Seminar
KNI Distinguished Seminar with Jelena Vuckovic of Stanford University | January 21, 2020
January 14, 2020

Professor Jelena Vuckovic of Stanford University (and Caltech alumnus!) gives the next KNI Distinguished Seminar.