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2008

We are pleased to announce that the KNI has awarded two KNI Prize Postdoctural Fellowships this year: Shannon Boettcher received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCSB and will pursue research with Nate Lewis and Harry Atwater. Se-Heon Kim received his Ph.D. in Physics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and will work with Axel Scherer.

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) and the Microdevices Laboratory (MDL) at JPL joint seminar series, featuring talks on current research at each facility, continues on Monday, December 1, at 4 pm in 125 Steele Lab, with an informal reception to follow. This month's topic is "Superconducting Materials and Detectors" featuring talks by KNI Board member. Nai-Chang Yeh, Professor of Physics at Caltech, and Dr. Henry G LeDuc, Principal Engineer Microdevices Lab at JPL. 11-24-2008

The KNI invites applications for the KNI Prize Postdoctural Fellowships in Nanoscience. Strong preference will be given to applicants who propose research in interdisciplinary area of nanoscience. The two-year Fellowships are to begin in Fall 2009. View PDF of flyer. Applications will be accepted until 5 pm on Monday, December 1, 2008. 10-03-2008

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute (KNI) and the Microdevices Laboratory (MDL) at JPL are hosting a joint seminar series featuring talks on current research at each facility. The monthly series continues on Monday, October 6, at 4 pm in 125 Steele Lab, with an informal reception to follow. This month's topic is Semiconductor Lasers R&D featuring talks by Oskar Painter, Associate Professor of Applied Physics at Caltech, and Siamak Forouhar from JPL. 09-17-2008

Julia Greer, Assistant Professor of Materials Science, has been recognized by Technology Review magazine as one of the world's top innovators under the age of 35 for her work with materials on a nanoscale level. Selected from more than 300 nominees by a panel of expert judges and the editorial staff of Technology Review, the TR35 is an elite group of accomplished young innovators who exemplify the spirit of innovation. Read more... 08-19-2008

KNI and the Microdevices Laboratory (MDL) at JPL will host a joint seminar series featuring talks on current research at each facility. The series will kick-off on Thursday, August 14, at 4 pm in 125 Steele Lab, with an informal reception to follow. Hosted by Professor Thomas Tombrello this meeting will provide an overview of the KNI given by Michael Roukes and Axel Scherer, Co-Directors of the KNI, followed by an overview of the MDL provided by Jonas Zmuidzinas, Director of MDL. 08-12-2008

We are pleased to announce that the KNI has awarded two KNI Prize Postdoctural Fellowships this year: Shannon Boettcher received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCSB and will pursue research with Nate Lewis and Harry Atwater. Se-Heon Kim received his Ph.D. in Physics from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and will work with Axel Scherer.

The first recipients of the million-dollar Kavli Prizes were announced at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on May 28, 2008. The seven pioneering scientists who share the inaugural prizes in nanoscience, neuroscience, and astrophysics include Maarten Schmidt from Caltech. Read more... 05-30-2008

Sign up for our upcoming user group meeting: Plasma Etch Tech 2008 – Pushing the Limits, July 17-18 in Winnett Lounge at Caltech.

Plenty of Room: 50 Years and Beyond – a Celebration of Feynman's Vision for Nanotechnology. Save the date for a celebratory symposium: December 9-11, 2010 at Caltech. Details to follow.

Rassul Karabalin has won the 2008 Demetriades-Tsafka-Kokkalis Prize in Nanotechnology and Related Fields. Endowed by a generous grant from Sterge Demetriades and his wife, Anna, this prize recognizes the best Ph.D. thesis, publication, or discovery by graduating student(s) in the area of nanotechnology and related fields.

image"If you make structures that are impeccably designed, they also often tend to work really well," says Michael Roukes, professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Bioengineering. He along with senior research associate in computation and neural systems and computer science Paul Rothemund are scientists who can now add artist to their resumes. Rothemund's DNA origami and a colorized electron micrograph of Roukes's nanoscience work will be displayed now through May 12 in Design and the Elastic Mind at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Roukes's micrograph was even selected for the museum's permanent collection. Read more... 04-10-2008

Nanotechnology: The Power of Small is the first major television series to look at the implications of advances in nanotechnology--the ability to measure, see, manipulate and manufacture materials that are usually between one and 100 nanometers in size. The series will be broadcast on KCET in Los Angeles on consecutive Mondays in April, beginning April 7, at 8pm. Michael Roukes, Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Bioengineering, is a contributor to the second episode which explores nanotechnology’s potential contributions to health and human enhancement. Visit www.powerof small.org for details.

Call for Nominations The KNI is currently accepting nominations for this year’s Demetriades - Tsafka - Kokkalis Prize in Nanotechnology and Related Fields. Endowed by a generous grant from Sterge Demetriades and his wife, Anna, this prize recognizes the best Ph.D. thesis, publication, or discovery by graduating student(s) in the area of nanotechnology and related fields. Submission deadline is 5:00pm Wednesday, April 30, 2008. Learn about nomination criteria.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception celebrating the Completion of the KNI Cleanroom was be held on March 4, 2008 in the Steele Laboratory. 03-04-2008

A symposium on The Next Generation of Medical Diagnostics: Applications of Nanotechnology will be held on March 4, 2008. Plenary speaker is David Baltimore, Nobel Laureate and Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology. Read more...

The Microfluidic Foundry provides Multilayer Soft Lithography (MSL) fabrication services for the academic community, both inside and outside of Caltech. Learn about our fabrication capabilities and how to design your own microfluidic devices by visiting our new website. Click here to visit the Foundry.

The KNI Nanoscience Colloquia Series continues on Monday, January 28 with a talk entitled "Semiconductor Nanowires: Building Blocks for Future Digital Computation and More" presented by Jie Xiang, KNI Prize Postdoctural Fellow. Colloquia are presented monthly at 4 pm in Beckman Institute Auditorium unless otherwise noted. 01-2008

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