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Located at the California Institute of Technology, the KAVLI NANOSCIENCE INSTITUTE emphasizes nano-scale research in frontiers of quantum matter and technology, medical and bio-engineering, and sustainability.

A core mission of the KNI is to push the state-of-the-art beyond current capabilities in nanofabrication. To this end, the KNI has pursued aggressive acquisition of strategic instrumentation for advanced nanofabrication capabilities. Our multi-user laboratories and cleanrooms for nanostructure synthesis, fabrication, and characterization are available to users from both academia and industry. Click here for more background and history.

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KNI Board member Michael Roukes, joined by the balance of the original multidisciplinary team that spurred President Obama's BRAIN initiative, is urging government support for a series of centers that would make the research more efficient and effective. In the journal Neuron, the group proposed the establishment of "a coordinated, national network of neurotechnology centers, devoted to the creation and dissemination of next-generation tools for neuroscience, neuromedicine, and brain-inspired engineering." [Read more] 10-16-15

Neuroscience in the 21st Century

Watch the webcast and learn more about BRAIN initiative.

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute invites applications and nominations for Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships in Nanoscience. This Fellowship Program has been established to offer scientists, typically within a few years after receipt of the Ph.D., the opportunity to pursue new and innovative experimental research at the frontiers of nanoscience and engineering. Learn more...

Are Metallic Glasses Amorphous?
Researchers in the lab of KNI Board member Julia Greer have shown that metallic glasses do indeed have an atomic-level structure–if you zoom in closely enough. [Read more] 9-21-15

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