KNI News

2018 NAI Fellows Barton and Tirrell
Jacqueline K. Barton and David A. Tirrell Named 2018 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
December 12, 2018

KNI-affiliated faculty members Jacqueline K. Barton and David A. Tirrell are named 2018 Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Chiara Daraio and Andrei Faraon are appointed KNI board members
KNI Appoints Two New Faculty Board Members
December 10, 2018

Chiara Daraio and Andrei Faraon are appointed KNI board members.

Lihong Wang Gives Earnest C. Watson Lecture
Lihong Wang Gives Earnest C. Watson Lecture
November 28, 2018

Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and KNI-affiliated faculty member Lihong Wang gives Earnest C. Watson Lecture on recent research.

Victor Brar and Prineha Narang
KNI Alumni Named 2018 Moore Inventor Fellows
November 19, 2018

Professors Victor Brar (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Prineha Narang (Harvard University) are named 2018 Moore Inventor Fellows

Frontiers of Nanomechanical Systems (FNS/2019)
Upcoming Workshop: Frontiers of Nanomechanical Systems - Feb 2019
November 16, 2018

The second international workshop on the Frontiers of Nanomechanical Systems (FNS/2019) will be held in Palm Springs, California from 10 to 14 February 2019.

Dr. Kevin Moses
Dr. Kevin Moses Joins The Kavli Foundation as the Vice President of Science Programs
November 16, 2018

The Kavli Foundation announces the appointment of Dr. Kevin Moses as Vice President of Science Programs.

Faraon Folded Metasurface Optics
A Space-Saving Spectrometer via Folded Metasurface Optics
October 31, 2018

The Faraon group demonstrates a compact spectrometer with a resolution of ~1.2 nm via folded metasurface optics.

Rana Adhikari Wins New Horizons In Physics Prize
October 18, 2018

Rana Adhikari and colleagues are awarded a 2019 New Horizons In Physics Prize.

Robert Conn
Robert Conn Awarded 2018 Revelle Medal
October 18, 2018

Congratulations to The Kavli Foundation's President and CEO Robert Conn!

2018 SPIE Photomask Technology and EUV Lithography Conference
KNI Collaborators Win Two Awards at 2018 SPIE Photomask Technology + EUV Lithography Conference
October 12, 2018

Dr. Scott Lewis and Graduate Student Hayden Alty Receive Awards at 2018 SPIE Photomask Technology + EUV Lithography Conference in Monterey, CA in September.

Call for Applications for KNI Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nanoscience
2019 KNI Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nanoscience
October 10, 2018

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology invites applications and nominations for its 2019 Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nanoscience.


Yiran Isabella Yang
Blood, Sweat and Biosensors: Engineering the Future of Personalized Healthcare
October 4, 2018

Graduate student Isabella Yang engineers wearable biosensors that may lead to faster, more personalized healthcare for people living with diabetes and other health risks.

superconducting metamaterials for waveguide quantum electrodynamics
Superconducting Metamaterials: Quantum Light at your Fingertips
September 26, 2018

The Painter group makes novel observations about the nature and lifetime of qubits within superconducting metamaterials via a microwave electrical circuit.

David Tirrell
David Tirrell Wins ACS 2019 National Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry
September 20, 2018

ACS's Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry is sponsored by the Ronald Breslow Award Endowment.

KNI SURF Fellow Joshua Yang
KNI SURF Spotlight: Joshua Yang
August 22, 2018

KNI SURF fellow Joshua Yang is a rising senior at University of Texas, Austin, who is studying super-conducting quantum circuits.

KNI SURF Spotlight: Maggie Anderson
August 21, 2018

Maggie Anderson is conducting research in the KNI as part of her summer research fellowship.

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.

2018 Kavli Prize Announcements
2018 Kavli Prize Announcements
May 31, 2018

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience!

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.

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.

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.

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.