KNI News

2018 KNI-Wheatley Scholar Stevan Nadj-Perge
2018 KNI-Wheatley Scholar Announced
September 15, 2017

The KNI is pleased to announce that Stevan Nadj-Perge, Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science, has been named the 2018 KNI-Wheatley Scholar in Nanoscience. 

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First On-chip Nanoscale Optical Quantum Memory Developed
One Step Closer on the Path Towards Quantum Networks
September 11, 2017

For the first time, an international team led by engineers at Caltech has developed a computer chip with nanoscale optical quantum memory. The smallest-yet optical quantum memory device is a storage medium for optical quantum networks with the potential to be scaled up for commercial use.

Kavli Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Quantum-Bio interface at Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft
Call for Kavli Postdoctoral Fellowships
August 1, 2017

In 2017 the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft started a new high-profile postdoctoral fellowship program for quantum-bio projects. The program is designed to attract the best and brightest young researchers in nanoscale science to Delft by inviting them to propose their independent research project that involves both quantum and biological nanoscience. The first call will close on September 1, 2017.

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Caltech’s Electric Light Orchestra
Caltech’s Electric Light Orchestra
March 14, 2017

Caltech has long brought together masters from many fields to create the unimaginable. In the field of silicon photonics, in particular, the open and collaborative culture of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science has allowed for the assembly of an incredible orchestra of scientific expertise.

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Engineers Create Artificial Skin That "Feels" Temperature Changes
Engineers Create Artificial Skin That "Feels" Temperature Changes
March 14, 2017

A team of engineers and scientists at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed an artificial skin capable of detecting temperature changes using a mechanism similar to the one used by the organ that allows pit vipers to sense their prey.

Signaling DNA Replication
Signaling DNA Replication
March 10, 2017

In the early 1990s, KNI-Affiliated faculty member Jacqueline Barton, the John G. Kirkwood and Arthur A. Noyes Professor of Chemistry at Caltech, discovered an unexpected property of DNA—that it can act like an electrical wire to transfer electrons quickly across long distances. Later, she and her colleagues showed that cells take advantage of this trait to help locate and repair potentially harmful mutations to DNA.

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Andrei Faraon
KNI-Wheatley Scholar Announced
January 20, 2017

The KNI is pleased to announce that Andrei Faraon, Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science, has been named as the first KNI-Wheatley  Scholar in Nanoscience. This is a new program for tenure-track faculty. Faraon will receive $25,000 in research funding and will introduce his nanoscience research during a public lecture in the spring of 2017.

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New Research Capabilities
New Research Capabilities
January 20, 2017

The KNI was recently awarded a Major Research Instrument (MRI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), which allowed for the purchase a three ion beam microscopy system for advanced nano fabrication and imaging.

Nurturing Nanoscience
Nurturing Nanoscience
January 20, 2017

The Division of Engineering and Applied Science's ENGenious magazine sat down with the KNI's two Fletcher Jones Foundation Co-Directors to discuss the past, present and future contributions of the KNI as an intellectual hub and facilitator of cross-disciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

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