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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More