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.
Andrei Faron and his team have developed a novel technique that allows for the projection of two different images from the same hologram.
Congratulations to Professor Nathan S. Lewis on being elected to the National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
The KNI is pleased to announce that Stevan Nadj-Perge, Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science, has been named the 2017 KNI-Wheatley Scholar in Nanoscience.
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.
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.
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.
Partnering with Stephen Hawking and actress Zoe Saldana, the KNI joins Caltech's IQIM, Trouper Productions and Cinestar Pictures in releasing Quantum is Calling. Directed by Alex Winter, the short film features Saldana and Hawking solving a cryptic riddle when Simon Pegg's cat disappears into the Quantum Realm. The video is designed to stimulate interest and promote education in the emerging scientific field of quantum information theory and quantum computing.
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.
We developed DNA origami in 2006. The process has the potential to influence a variety of applications from drug delivery to the construction of nanoscale computers.
Painter’s research looks at ways to create new optical materials and devices through the development of nano-scale fabrication techniques and through the exploration of novel physics. The type of research ranges from theory and design, to the fabrication and characterization of devices, and is naturally inter-disciplinary.
Yeh’s principal research field is experimental condensed matter physics, with special emphasis on correlated electronic systems, topological matter, spintronics, low-dimensional systems, nanoscience and nanotechnology, scanning probe microscopy, energy research including photovoltaic and fuel cells, and precision measurements using superconducting technology.
I build devices based on the fundamentals of light–matter interaction. They are all fabricated in the KNI. All this work would be impossible without it. I also bounce ideas off of KNI faculty - they are as good as it gets.
The Kavli Nanoscience Institute at Caltech is an intellectual hub that helps facilitate nanoscale research at the frontiers of electronics, photonics, quantum matter and technology, medical and bioengineering, and sustainability.
Our multi-user laboratories and cleanrooms are located in the Steele Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. These facilities, designed for nanostructure synthesis, fabrication, and characterization are available to users from academia, government, and industry.