KNI News

Teri Odom - KNI Distinguished Seminar
KNI Distinguished Webinar with Teri Odom (Northwestern University) on Tuesday, December 7
November 19, 2021

Join us for our final KNI Distinguished Webinar with Dr. Teri Odom of Northwestern University on Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Dr. R. Lee Penn
Diverse Minds Seminar with Dr. R. Lee Penn
October 29, 2021

Join us on Tuesday, November 16th for an engaging scientific talk and discussion with Dr. R. Lee Penn (University of Minnesota) on their passionate advocacy work in STEM.

3d photonic crystal lattices from the Greer Lab
Greer Lab Demonstrates an All-Angle Negative Refraction 3D Photonic Crystal
October 29, 2021

The architected nanolattices have the potential to serve as new optical components and devices across infrared frequencies.

October 26, 2021

The call for proposals for the inaugural KNI FAST Prize is now open. Learn more about this small-scale research award for Caltech faculty & KNI staff collaboration.

Black phosphorus three atoms thick
Controlling Light with a Material Three Atoms Thick
October 25, 2021
Chad A. Mirkin (Northwestern University)
KNI Distinguished Webinar with Chad A. Mirkin (Northwestern University) - Mon, Nov 1
October 22, 2021

Dr. Chad A. Mirkin (Northwestern University) will give the next KNI Distinguished Seminar on Monday, November 1.

KNI Seminar with Dr. Lucy Li
KNI Special Seminar: Dr. Lucy Li, KNI Prize Postdoctoral Fellow - Nov 9
October 19, 2021

Dr. Lucy Li will present her latest research on "Light-Driven Catalysis: Untangling Thermal and Non-thermal Effects".

2021 KNI Postdoctoral Fellows
Meet the 2021 KNI Prize Postdoctoral Fellows
October 2, 2021

Welcome Drs. Aisulu Aitbekova and Haozhe Wang!

Mikhail Shapiro
Mikhail Shapiro Named HHMI Investigator
October 1, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Mikhail Shapiro on being named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator this year!

Jennifer A. Lewis - KNI Distinguished Seminar
KNI Distinguished Webinar with Jennifer A. Lewis (Harvard University) - Tues, Oct 5
September 20, 2021

Dr. Lewis will present her group's latest developments on "Responsive soft matter via 3D multi-material printing" at this free, public event.

Joseph Falson
Joseph Falson Named Moore Fellow
August 23, 2021

Congratulations to Joe Falson on being named a Moore Fellow!

Chiara Daraio
$3M Center to Advance At-Home Health Care Technology
July 12, 2021

Daraio to lead the Caltech arm of a multi-institute partnership aimed at developing clinically-validated technologies for remote patient healthcare

2021 KNI SURF-the-WAVE Prize Fellowships
Meet the 2021 KNI SURF-the-WAVE Prize Fellows!
July 1, 2021

The KNI welcomes its newest cohort of summer undergraduate research fellows.

Nano-Architected Material Absorbs Supersonic Impact
Nano-Architected Material Resists Impact Better Than Kevlar
June 28, 2021

Thinner than a human hair, new material can absorb impacts from microparticles traveling at supersonic speeds.

Ellis Meng
KNI Distinguished Webinar with Caltech Alumna Ellis Meng (USC) - Tues 5/25
May 20, 2021

Dr. Ellis Meng will discuss her latest work on "Polymer-based Microfabricated Implants".

EAS New Horizons
EAS Opportunity: New Horizons Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Award 2021
May 4, 2021

The division of Engineering and Applied Science has announced a new awards program recognizing efforts across diversity, equity and inclusion.

Haley Bauser
2021 KNI Catalyst Awardee Spotlight: Haley Bauser
April 26, 2021

Applied Physics graduate student Haley Bauser is the inaugural recipient of the KNI Catalyst Awards program, which honors scientists for their outstanding commitment to community outreach, diversity, equity and inclusion at Caltech and JPL.

Daniel Mukasa
2021 KNI Catalyst Awardee Spotlight: Daniel Mukasa
April 26, 2021

Materials Science graduate student Daniel Mukasa is the inaugural recipient of the KNI Catalyst Awards program, which honors scientists for their outstanding commitment to community outreach, diversity, equity and inclusion at Caltech and JPL.

2021 KNI Catalyst Award Recipients
2021 KNI Catalyst Award Recipients: Haley Bauser and Daniel Mukasa
April 23, 2021

KNI is delighted to recognize nanoscience community members who are actively engaged in building a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment at Caltech and in STEM.

Harry Atwater
New EAS Division Chair Announced
April 21, 2021

Harry A. Atwater, the Howard Hughes Professor of Applied Physics and Materials Science and founding KNI faculty board member, has been selected as the new chair of the Division of Engineering and Applied Science.

KNI Distinguished Webinar with Paul McEuen
KNI Distinguished Webinar with Dr. Paul McEuen (Cornell) on Tuesday, April 13
April 8, 2021

Dr. McEuen will give a talk on "Microscopic Robots?" at this free, public event.

Betar Gallant
KNI Distinguished Webinar with Betar Gallant (MIT) - Tues 3/23
March 19, 2021

Dr. Gallant will give a talk on "Advancing the Materials and Chemistry of High-Energy Batteries" at this free, public event.

Wei Gao
Wei Gao Receives 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award
March 15, 2021

Wei Gao, Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering, has been selected to receive the prestigious 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award from 3M Corporation.

KNI Seminar with Dr. Jeong Hoon Ko
Wednesday, March 11: Special Seminar with KNI Prize Postdoctoral Fellow
March 8, 2021

Dr. Jeong Hoon Ko will discuss his work on "Polymer Coating of Gas Vesicles for Extended Ultrasound Bioimaging"

Rothemund Atwater Polarimeter
Researchers Demonstrate Ability to Place Nanoscale Molecular Devices in Specific Positions and Orientations
February 22, 2021

A collaboration involving the Rothemund and Atwater labs led to the design of 3,000 DNA molecules which were precisely positioned and oriented on a single chip.

Gao and Hutzler Receive 2021 Sloan Fellowships
Gao and Hutzler Receive 2021 Sloan Research Fellowships
February 17, 2021

KNI-affiliated faculty members Wei Gao and Nick Hutzler are among two of this year's recipients of the prestigious award

Dr. Jaimie Marie Stewart
Wednesday, Feb 24: Special Seminar with KNI Prize Postdoctoral Fellow
February 13, 2021

Dr. Jaimie Marie Stewart will discuss her work on "Synthesis and Characterization of RNA Condensates".

Zhenan Bao
KNI Distinguished Webinar with Zhenan Bao (Stanford) on Tuesday, Feb 9
February 1, 2021

Dr. Zhenan Bao will discuss "Skin-Inspired Organic Electronics" at this free, public event.

KNI Catalyst Awards
Kavli Nanoscience Institute Launches KNI Catalyst Awards
February 1, 2021

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute has established the Catalyst Award program to formally recognize community members who are advancing equity, inclusion and diversity across Caltech and STEM channels.

Wei Gao
KNI Special Seminar with Wei Gao - January 26 @ 4 pm
January 19, 2021

Assistant Professor Wei Gao will discuss his lab's latest work on biosensors for non-invasive analysis, including testing for SARS-CoV-2.

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