KNI News

 KNI Distinguished Seminar with Hong Tang of Yale University | November 12, 2019
KNI Distinguished Seminar with Hong Tang of Yale University | November 12, 2019
November 12, 2019

Professor Hong Tang of Yale University (and Caltech alumnus!) gives the next KNI Distinguished Seminar.

Amir Safavi-Naeini, KNI Distinguished Seminar - October 29, 2019
KNI Distinguished Seminar with Amir Safavi-Naeini of Stanford University | October 29, 2019
October 27, 2019

Professor Amir Safavi-Naeini will give the first KNI Distinguished Seminar of the new academic year.

Professor Wei Gao
Wei Gao Receives 2019 IEEE Sensors Council Award
October 11, 2019

Gao is the recipient of the IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the field of Sensors – Early Career.

2019 KNI Postdoctoral Fellows
Meet the 2019 KNI Prize Postdocs!
October 11, 2019

The KNI welcomes its three newest members of its Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships program.

Julia Greer
Julia Greer Named KNI Director
October 1, 2019

The KNI welcomes Professor Julia Greer as new Director

Mohammad Mirhosseini
Mohammad Mirhosseini to Join EE Faculty
September 28, 2019

KNI postdoctoral scholar Mohammad Mirhosseini will be the newest faculty member of the Electrical Engineering department at Caltech.

Professor Alireza Marandi
Alireza Marandi Receives 2019 Okawa Foundation Research Grant
September 20, 2019

Marandi receives grant for research project in nonlinear photonics.

Greer Group's Tunable Architected Metamaterials
Greer Group Creates Novel Tunable Architected Metamaterials
September 18, 2019

Intentional deformations add new dimension and functionality to metamaterials.

2019 KNI SURF-the-WAVE cohort
KNI SURF-the-WAVE Fellows and Their Summer at Caltech
September 10, 2019

The first cohort of KNI SURF-the-WAVE Prize Fellows wrapped up their summer projects at Caltech.

Nadj-Perge image of graphene's magic angle
Nadj-Perge Group Generates Image of Magic Angle in Graphene Sheets
August 15, 2019

The Nadj-Perge group and collaborators have generated an image of the magic angle that exists when two sheets of graphene are slightly twisted.

Targeted drug delivery via microrobots
Targeted Drug Delivery via Microrobots
August 2, 2019

KNI-affiliated professors Wei Gao and Lihong Wang embark on a remarkable new way to treat digestive tumors

Austin Minnich Receives PECASE Award
Austin Minnich Receives Presidential Early Career Award
July 13, 2019

Professor Austin Minnich is one of three Caltech professors to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

Harry Atwater Wins 2019 IEEE William R. Cherry Award
June 21, 2019

Atwater is recognized for his contributions to photovoltaic science and technology at the 46th annual IEEE PVSC conference.

Image of microresonator from Vahala group collaboration
Measuring Tunable Lasers with Fine-Toothed Combs
June 17, 2019

Vahala group and collaborators design vernier spectrometer with a microresonator

KNI Laboratory's New Capabilities
New Capabilities in the KNI Laboratory
June 1, 2019

Over the last few years, the Kavli Nanoscience Institute has made a concerted effort to increasing the technical capabilities within the KNI Laboratory.

David Tirrell
David Tirrell Elected into the American Philosophical Society
June 1, 2019

Tirrell is named a member of the American Philosophical Society at the organization's Spring 2019 Meeting.

2019 KNI SURF-the-WAVE cohort
2019 KNI SURF-the-WAVE Prize Fellows
May 29, 2019

Meet the first cohort of KNI SURF-the-WAVE prize fellows.

“Magic Cavity” superconducting quantum circuit (SQC) chip
Beyond Smoke & Mirrors: 'Magic Cavity' in Superconducting Quantum Circuit
May 24, 2019

The magic cavity represents a small – but significant – step towards realizing more complex and powerful open quantum systems of light and matter, so-called Quantum Photonic Matter. 

Michal Lipson, KNI Distinguished Seminar - May 28, 2019
KNI Distinguished Seminar with Michal Lipson of Columbia University | May 28, 2019
May 9, 2019

Michal Lipson will present the last KNI Distinguished Seminar of the season of "The Revolution of Silicon Photonics"

Wei Gao's bionsensing devices
Wei Gao on Sweating the Small Stuff
May 3, 2019

Caltech article features Medical Engineering professor Wei Gao's work on personalized medical devices that analyze an individual's sweat.

Nathalie de Leon, KNI Distinguished Seminar - April 30, 2019
KNI Distinguished Seminar with Nathalie de Leon of Princeton University | April 30, 2019
April 22, 2019

Nathalie de Leon will present the next KNI Distinguished Seminar on "Engineering coherent defects in diamond".

Jonathan Simon, KNI Distinguished Seminar - April 9, 2019
KNI Distinguished Seminar with Jonathan Simon of University of Chicago | April 9, 2019
April 5, 2019

Professor Jonathan Simon will present on "Making Matter from Light: Mott Insulators and Topological Fluids".

Roukes Group's Nanoelectromechanical Oscillators
Studying Synchronicity with Nanoelectromechanical Oscillators
March 7, 2019

The Roukes group observes the complex patterns in a group of nanoelectromechanical oscillators to glean new insights on network behavior.

Marko Loncar - KNI Distinguished Seminar - March 6 2019
KNI Distinguished Seminar with Marko Loncar of Harvard University | March 6, 2019
February 25, 2019

Professor Marko Loncar of Harvard University will give the second KNI Distinguished Seminar on Wednesday, March 6.

Mahsa Kamali
KNI Spotlight: Seyedeh Mahsa Kamali's High-Performance Research
February 15, 2019

Faraon research group member challenges the boundaries of flat optics.

Ali Hajimiri
Hajimiri Wins 2019 Feynman Teaching Prize
February 15, 2019

The Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching is Caltech's most prestigious teaching honor.

Greer Group Fabricates Robust Architected Materials with Unique Properties
Greer Group Fabricates Robust Architected Materials with Unique Properties
February 4, 2019

Aluminum oxide nanolattice structures are crushed and stretched, revealing a strength-to-density ratio higher than any other reported material.

Stephen Quake Gives Inaugural KNI Distinguished Seminar
Stephen Quake Gives Inaugural KNI Distinguished Seminar
February 2, 2019

Professor Stephen Quake visits Caltech to give talk on unraveling the nature of cellular identity.

David Tirrell
David Tirrell to Receive ACS National Award
January 29, 2019

Caltech provost is the recipient of the 2019 Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry.

Professor Jacqueline K. Barton
Jacqueline Barton Wins National Academy of Sciences Prize
January 25, 2019

The award honors "innovative research in the chemical sciences that contributes to a better understanding of the natural sciences and to the benefit of humanity".