KNI News

Bloomberg interviews Ali Hajimiri
Ali Hajimiri Tackles Out-of-this-World Ideas
July 12, 2018

Bloomberg interviews professor Ali Hajimiri to discuss his latest -- and perhaps boldest -- research project.

Atwater Advises on Breakthrough Starshot Program
Atwater Shoots for the Stars with Dielectric Materials
June 2, 2018

KNI faculty board member Harry Atwater serves as an advisor on the $100M Breakthrough Starshot Program.

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Jacqueline Barton wins RSC Centenary Prize
May 10, 2018

Professor Jacqueline Barton is 1 of only 3 recipients of this year's Centenary Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Faraon selected for the 2018 Adolph Lomb medal
Andrei Faraon to be Awarded the Adolph Lomb Medal
May 7, 2018

Andrei Faraon has been selected to receive the 2018 Adolph Lomb medal from the Optical Society of America.

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Nature's Nano-properties Inspire Solution for Blindness
May 1, 2018

Hyuck Choo's group develops a solution to glaucoma-based blindness that models nanostructures found on butterfly wings.

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Breakthrough in Optical Frequency Synthesizer Using Integrated Photonics
April 30, 2018

In a project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), researchers from NIST, UCSB and Caltech - including KNI faculty board member Kerry Vahala - have made a remarkable breakthrough in optical frequency synthesizers.

Kavli Futures Symposium on Condensed Matter Physics hosted by the KNI
Videos from the Kavli Futures Symposium on Condensed Matter Physics
April 8, 2018

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute was pleased to host a Kavli Futures Symposium on the Frontiers of Condensed Matter Physics. This special one-day symposium brought together experts to discuss emerging physics and technology from the edge states of surfaces & interfaces of novel materials and nano-metamaterials.

Julia Greer's innovative battery research
Julia Greer Featured in Caltech's Break Through Campaign
April 8, 2018

KNI Faculty Board Member Julia Greer's research on improving the lifespan of batteries was highlighted in Caltech's recent Break Through story.

Asimow Group Breaks New Ground on Quasicrystal Synthesis
Asimow Group Breaks New Ground on Quasicrystal Synthesis
April 5, 2018

Paul Asimow and his research group examine the properties of exotic solids known as quasicrystals via high-impact shock recovery experiments.

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Yang and Faraon Groups Join Forces to Create a More Reliable & Predictable Light-Scattering Material
February 28, 2018

Grad student collaboration from the tennis courts to the lab leads to a surprising discovery in microscopy.

Quantum Engineering Video with Caltech Professor Oskar Painter
"Quantum Engineering: A New Frontier"
February 2, 2018

In this featured article, EAS Division Chair Guruswami Ravichandran explains how “the marriage of quantum science and engineering has the potential to result in technologies that can revolutionize all aspects of science.”

KNI-Wheatley Scholar Andrei Faraon Watson Lecture Event
January 17 Watson Lecture with Andrei Faraon on "Flat Metasurface Optics"
January 17, 2018

In this special Watson Lecture Series, Andrei Faraon, recipient of the 2016 KNI-Wheatley Scholar program, will discuss his recent research achievements in Flat Metasurface Optics.