A newly discovered phenomenon dubbed "collectively induced transparency" (CIT) causes groups of atoms to abruptly stop reflecting light at specific frequencies.
The KNI Catalyst Award recognizes change agents, allies and organizers of advancements in diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in STEM. Nominate a colleague by May 7!
Professor Daraio will give the Earnest C. Watson Lecture in May 2023 on "Making Wearable Materials Smarter".
Alumnus, Caltech Board of Trustees Chair Emeritus, and visionary philanthropist Gordon Earle Moore (PhD '54), a pioneer of the modern electronics industry and a cofounder of Intel Corporation, passed away on March 24, 2023. He was 94 years old.
In the latest advance in nano- and micro-architected materials, engineers at Caltech have developed a new material made from numerous interconnected microscale knots.
Two Caltech professors have been awarded 2023 Sloan Research Fellowships: Alireza Marandi, assistant professor of electrical engineering and applied physics; and Kimberly See, assistant professor of chemistry.
Nearly a decade ago, researchers heralded the discovery of a new wonder class of ultrathin materials with special optical and electrical properties that made it a potential rival for graphene, a form of carbon discovered in 2004 whose own special properties interest both scientists and engineers.
The KNI SURF-the-WAVE Prize fellowship program supports non-Caltech undergraduates who are interested in pursuing nanoscience-based projects.
Caltech takes the number one spot and receives a subject score of 100 for Best Global Universities for Optics, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Electronic computing and communications have come a very long way since the days of radio telegraphy and vacuum tubes, with consumer devices now containing levels of processing power and memory that would be unimaginable just a few decades ago.
We are saddened by the recent passing of Judy Wheatley. Judy, along with her husband Chuck Wheatley, was a key contributor to the Kavli Nanoscience Institute.
With great sadness, we share the news of the passing of Nils Asplund, who served as the "MacGyver" of the KNI from 2006-2017, and contributed 41 years of service to Caltech.
A team led by Alireza Marandi have developed a switch—one of the most fundamental components of computing—using optical, rather than electronic, components. The development could aid efforts to achieve ultrafast all-optical signal processing and computing.
Scott Cushing, assistant professor of chemistry, has received a $1.1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to build a new type of all-electron instrument for measuring processes that happen on a femtosecond timescale (a millionth of a billionth of a second).
For the past two decades, the Greer lab has been at the forefront of creating new materials whose structures are designed and controlled at the smallest level, giving them unusual and useful properties.
The ability to turn superconductivity off and on with a literal flip of a switch in so-called "magic-angle twisted graphene" has allowed engineers at Caltech to observe an unusual phenomenon that may shed new light on superconductivity in general.
The Shirley M. Malcom Prize for Excellence in Mentoring, first established in 2021, was created to recognize and celebrate the important role mentors serve during the education, training, and advancement of promising students and scientists.
KNI welcomes its newest cohort of SURF-the-WAVE summer undergraduate research fellows!
Professor Yeh will discuss the design and properties of quantum materials at the Caltech Science Exchange on May 25.
KNI Prize Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Haozhe 'Harry' Wang receives the Best Poster Award at the Spring MRS conference.
A team of engineers led by Caltech's Alireza Marandi recently opened a new frontier in topological physics, which is the field that seeks to understand the topological properties that arise in coupled systems based on how they are organized and coupled.
We interviewed graduate researcher Rebecca Gallivan, 2022 KNI Catalyst Award winner, about her STEM-related outreach and mentorship work with local Pasadena students and families. Learn more about her contributions and insights.
Materials Science graduate researcher Rebecca Gavillian receives the 2022 KNI Catalyst Award for her mentorship and outreach efforts.
Winning project on serial section tomography by dual beam microscopy will bring 3D nanoscale analysis capabilities to the KNI Laboratory.
The cover photo selected for the January issue of Journal of Fungi was taken on a scanning electron microscope located in the KNI Laboratory.
Professor Austin Minnich becomes the newest member of the KNI faculty board.
KNI Lab member Dr. Ceth Parker (JPL) submitted the first place scientific image. Congratulations!
Dr. Mirhosseini is the fifth KNI-Wheatley Scholar in Nanoscience.
Dr. Radwanul Siddique is featured on PBS NOVA for his work on developing new technologies for optical implants, inspired by the glasswing butterfly.
Join us for our final KNI Distinguished Webinar with Dr. Teri Odom of Northwestern University on Tuesday, December 7, 2021
The architected nanolattices have the potential to serve as new optical components and devices across infrared frequencies.
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.
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.
Dr. Chad A. Mirkin (Northwestern University) will give the next KNI Distinguished Seminar on Monday, November 1.
Dr. Lucy Li will present her latest research on "Light-Driven Catalysis: Untangling Thermal and Non-thermal Effects".
Welcome Drs. Aisulu Aitbekova and Haozhe Wang!
Congratulations to Dr. Mikhail Shapiro on being named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator this year!
Dr. Lewis will present her group's latest developments on "Responsive soft matter via 3D multi-material printing" at this free, public event.
Congratulations to Joe Falson on being named a Moore Fellow!
Daraio to lead the Caltech arm of a multi-institute partnership aimed at developing clinically-validated technologies for remote patient healthcare
The KNI welcomes its newest cohort of summer undergraduate research fellows.
Thinner than a human hair, new material can absorb impacts from microparticles traveling at supersonic speeds.
Dr. Ellis Meng will discuss her latest work on "Polymer-based Microfabricated Implants".
The division of Engineering and Applied Science has announced a new awards program recognizing efforts across diversity, equity and inclusion.
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.
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.
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 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.
Dr. McEuen will give a talk on "Microscopic Robots?" at this free, public event.
Dr. Gallant will give a talk on "Advancing the Materials and Chemistry of High-Energy Batteries" at this free, public event.
Wei Gao, Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering, has been selected to receive the prestigious 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award from 3M Corporation.
Dr. Jeong Hoon Ko will discuss his work on "Polymer Coating of Gas Vesicles for Extended Ultrasound Bioimaging"
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.
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 will discuss her work on "Synthesis and Characterization of RNA Condensates".
Dr. Zhenan Bao will discuss "Skin-Inspired Organic Electronics" at this free, public event.
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.
Assistant Professor Wei Gao will discuss his lab's latest work on biosensors for non-invasive analysis, including testing for SARS-CoV-2.
Dr. Cynthia M. Friend steps into the role of president of the Kavli Foundation following Dr. Bob Conn's retirement.
Mikhail Shapiro is awarded a Deep Tissue Imaging grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) for his research on acoustic biosensors
Chemistry graduate student Michael Mazza presents an interesting and accessible talk and demo on carbon nanomaterials for Caltech's new Science Journeys program.
Scott Cushing, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is selected as the next KNI-Wheatley Scholar in Nanoscience.
Isabella (Yiran) Yang in Prof. Gao's research group is named one of Forbes' 2021 30 Under 30 List in Science.
Dr. Green will discuss the status, prospects & challenges of building a reliable, efficient, cost-effective low carbon energy system.
Alireza Marandi will present on "The Power of Nonlinearities: Unlocking Opportunities for Sensing and Computing with Light"
Kimberly See, assistant professor of chemistry, has been selected as one of the 2020 Packard Fellows in Science and Engineering.
KNI founding director Michael L. Roukes and collaborators have developed a novel approach for mapping thousands to millions of individual neurons in real time.
Caltech recognized 13 faculty members with the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty, a named professorship, and six faculty members with leadership chairs.
Researchers in Wei Gao's group have developed a sensor that could enable rapid at-home testing for a person's COVID-19 infection status, severity, and immunity
Professor Vahala and team awarded OSA’s 2020 Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award for their 2-Photon Optical Clock Collaboration
We sat down with our second cohort of KNI SURF-the-WAVE fellows and caught up on their summer experience "at" Caltech.
Caltech faculty to participate in large-scale DOE-funded quantum information and technology initiatives
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) and Caltech researchers are pairing up to tackle the grand challenge of quantum computing.
Greer group examines the mechanical properties of lithium at the nanoscale in pursuit of longer-lasting rechargable battery technology.
New study observes that superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene can exist away from the magic angle when coupled to a two-dimensional semiconductor
As part of Caltech's new public communication initiative, Science Exchange, Bjorkman leads a webinar for the community on the novel coronavirus.
Wei Gao Receives IEEE EMBS Academic Early Career Achievement Award
Meet our fantastic second cohort of KNI SURF-the-WAVE Prize summer undergraduate research fellows!
Assistant Professor Joseph Falson investigates the effects of novel materials for building the "holy grail" of superconductivity.
Recapping the experiences and fruitful outcomes of the KNI Lab's first cohort of Resident Experts.
Faraon group demonstrates ytterbium ions coupled to a nanophotonic cavity that are able to store information in their spin for 30 milliseconds, which may lead to new strides in quantum network technology.
Labs on campus, including Pamela Bjorkman's, utilize their technical expertise to contribute to coronavirus studies.
Vahala Group develops new laser gyroscope capable of measuring the rotation of the earth.
Greer group develops new process makes it possible to manufacture large quantities of materials whose structure is designed at the nanoscale
Professor Martin Wegener of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology will give a special seminar co-hosted between the KNI and the department of Materials Science Research Lectures (MRL).
Andrei Faraon's research on flat optical lenses was recently featured on Kavli Foundation website.
Stevan Nadj-Perge receives 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship in Physics.
Professor Kerry Vahala receives the honor of being elected to this year's cohort of National Academy of Engineering.
Professor Jelena Vuckovic of Stanford University (and Caltech alumnus!) gives the next KNI Distinguished Seminar.
Professor Hong Tang of Yale University (and Caltech alumnus!) gives the next KNI Distinguished Seminar.
Professor Amir Safavi-Naeini will give the first KNI Distinguished Seminar of the new academic year.
KNI-affiliated faculty receive Air Force research grants.
Gao is the recipient of the IEEE Sensors Council Technical Achievement Award in the field of Sensors – Early Career.
The KNI welcomes its three newest members of its Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships program.
The KNI welcomes Professor Julia Greer as new Director
KNI postdoctoral scholar Mohammad Mirhosseini will be the newest faculty member of the Electrical Engineering department at Caltech.
Marandi receives grant for research project in nonlinear photonics.
Intentional deformations add new dimension and functionality to metamaterials.
The first cohort of KNI SURF-the-WAVE Prize Fellows wrapped up their summer projects at Caltech.
The Nadj-Perge group and collaborators have generated an image of the magic angle that exists when two sheets of graphene are slightly twisted.
KNI-affiliated professors Wei Gao and Lihong Wang embark on a remarkable new way to treat digestive tumors
Professor Austin Minnich is one of three Caltech professors to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
Atwater is recognized for his contributions to photovoltaic science and technology at the 46th annual IEEE PVSC conference.
Vahala group and collaborators design vernier spectrometer with a microresonator
Over the last few years, the Kavli Nanoscience Institute has made a concerted effort to increasing the technical capabilities within the KNI Laboratory.
Tirrell is named a member of the American Philosophical Society at the organization's Spring 2019 Meeting.
Meet the first cohort of KNI SURF-the-WAVE prize fellows.
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 will present the last KNI Distinguished Seminar of the season of "The Revolution of Silicon Photonics"
Caltech article features Medical Engineering professor Wei Gao's work on personalized medical devices that analyze an individual's sweat.
Nathalie de Leon will present the next KNI Distinguished Seminar on "Engineering coherent defects in diamond".
Professor Jonathan Simon will present on "Making Matter from Light: Mott Insulators and Topological Fluids".
The Roukes group observes the complex patterns in a group of nanoelectromechanical oscillators to glean new insights on network behavior.
Professor Marko Loncar of Harvard University will give the second KNI Distinguished Seminar on Wednesday, March 6.
Faraon research group member challenges the boundaries of flat optics.
The Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching is Caltech's most prestigious teaching honor.
Aluminum oxide nanolattice structures are crushed and stretched, revealing a strength-to-density ratio higher than any other reported material.
Professor Stephen Quake visits Caltech to give talk on unraveling the nature of cellular identity.
Caltech provost is the recipient of the 2019 Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry.
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".
These on-chip integrated acoustic components could be used in unidirectional waveguides and compact delay lines for high-frequency signal-processing applications.
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.
Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering and KNI-affiliated faculty member Lihong Wang gives Earnest C. Watson Lecture on recent research.
Professors Victor Brar (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Prineha Narang (Harvard University) are named 2018 Moore Inventor Fellows
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.
The Kavli Foundation announces the appointment of Dr. Kevin Moses as Vice President of Science Programs.
The Faraon group demonstrates a compact spectrometer with a resolution of ~1.2 nm via folded metasurface optics.
Rana Adhikari and colleagues are awarded a 2019 New Horizons In Physics Prize.
Congratulations to The Kavli Foundation's President and CEO Robert Conn!
Dr. Scott Lewis and Graduate Student Hayden Alty Receive Awards at 2018 SPIE Photomask Technology + EUV Lithography Conference in Monterey, CA in September.
The Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology invites applications and nominations for its 2019 Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nanoscience.
Graduate student Isabella Yang engineers wearable biosensors that may lead to faster, more personalized healthcare for people living with diabetes and other health risks.
The Painter group makes novel observations about the nature and lifetime of qubits within superconducting metamaterials via a microwave electrical circuit.
ACS's Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry is sponsored by the Ronald Breslow Award Endowment.
KNI SURF fellow Joshua Yang is a rising senior at University of Texas, Austin, who is studying super-conducting quantum circuits.
Maggie Anderson is conducting research in the KNI as part of her summer research fellowship.
Bloomberg interviews professor Ali Hajimiri to discuss his latest -- and perhaps boldest -- research project.
KNI faculty board member Harry Atwater serves as an advisor on the $100M Breakthrough Starshot Program.
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience!
Professor Jacqueline Barton is 1 of only 3 recipients of this year's Centenary Prize by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Andrei Faraon has been selected to receive the 2018 Adolph Lomb medal from the Optical Society of America.
Hyuck Choo's group develops a solution to glaucoma-based blindness that models nanostructures found on butterfly wings.
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.
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.
KNI Faculty Board Member Julia Greer's research on improving the lifespan of batteries was highlighted in Caltech's recent Break Through story.
Paul Asimow and his research group examine the properties of exotic solids known as quasicrystals via high-impact shock recovery experiments.
Grad student collaboration from the tennis courts to the lab leads to a surprising discovery in microscopy.
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.”