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.
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.
Professor Chiara Daraio's proposed project on serial section tomography by dual beam microscopy will bring 3D nanoscale analysis capabilities to the KNI Lab.
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!
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.
The Kavli Nanoscience Institute at Caltech is an intellectual hub and facilitator of nanoscale research at the frontiers of electronics, photonics, quantum matter and technology, medical engineering, bioengineering, and sustainability.
Our multi-user laboratories and cleanrooms are located in the Steele Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. Specially designed for nanostructure synthesis, fabrication, and characterization, our facilities are available to researchers within Caltech and across academia, government, and industry.
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.
Greer’s research focuses on creating and characterizing classes of materials with multi-scale microstructural hierarchy, which combine three-dimensional (3D) architectures with nanoscale-induced material properties. Her group develops fabrication and syntheses of micro- and nano-architected materials using 3D lithography, nanofabrication, and additive manufacturing (AM) techniques, and investigate – among others - their mechanical, biochemical, electrochemical, electromechanical, and thermal properties as a function of architecture, constituent materials, and microstructural detail. We strive to uncover the synergy between the internal atomic-level microstructure and the nano-sized external dimensionality, where competing material- and structure-induced size effects drive overall response and govern these properties. Specific topics include chemical and biological devices, ultra-lightweight energy storage systems, damage-tolerant fabrics, additive manufacturing, shape memory polymers, hydrogels, and smart, multi-functional materials.