KNI News

Harry Atwater Wins 2019 IEEE William R. Cherry Award
June 21, 2019

Atwater is recognized for his contributions to photovoltaic science and technology at the 46th annual IEEE PVSC conference.

Image of microresonator from Vahala group collaboration
Measuring Tunable Lasers with Fine-Toothed Combs
June 17, 2019

Vahala group and collaborators design vernier spectrometer with a microresonator

KNI Laboratory's New Capabilities
New Capabilities in the KNI Laboratory
June 1, 2019

Over the last few years, the Kavli Nanoscience Institute has made a concerted effort to increasing the technical capabilities within the KNI Laboratory.

David Tirrell
David Tirrell Elected into the American Philosophical Society
June 1, 2019

Tirrell is named a member of the American Philosophical Society at the organization's Spring 2019 Meeting.

2019 KNI SURF-the-WAVE cohort
2019 KNI SURF-the-WAVE Prize Fellows
May 29, 2019

Meet the first cohort of KNI SURF-the-WAVE prize fellows.

“Magic Cavity” superconducting quantum circuit (SQC) chip
Beyond Smoke & Mirrors: 'Magic Cavity' in Superconducting Quantum Circuit
May 24, 2019

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, KNI Distinguished Seminar - May 28, 2019
KNI Distinguished Seminar with Michal Lipson of Columbia University | May 28, 2019
May 9, 2019

Michal Lipson will present the last KNI Distinguished Seminar of the season of "The Revolution of Silicon Photonics"

Wei Gao's bionsensing devices
Wei Gao on Sweating the Small Stuff
May 3, 2019

Caltech article features Medical Engineering professor Wei Gao's work on personalized medical devices that analyze an individual's sweat.

Nathalie de Leon, KNI Distinguished Seminar - April 30, 2019
KNI Distinguished Seminar with Nathalie de Leon of Princeton University | April 30, 2019
April 22, 2019

Nathalie de Leon will present the next KNI Distinguished Seminar on "Engineering coherent defects in diamond".

Jonathan Simon, KNI Distinguished Seminar - April 9, 2019
KNI Distinguished Seminar with Jonathan Simon of University of Chicago | April 9, 2019
April 5, 2019

Professor Jonathan Simon will present on "Making Matter from Light: Mott Insulators and Topological Fluids".

Roukes Group's Nanoelectromechanical Oscillators
Studying Synchronicity with Nanoelectromechanical Oscillators
March 7, 2019

The Roukes group observes the complex patterns in a group of nanoelectromechanical oscillators to glean new insights on network behavior.

Marko Loncar - KNI Distinguished Seminar - March 6 2019
KNI Distinguished Seminar with Marko Loncar of Harvard University | March 6, 2019
February 25, 2019

Professor Marko Loncar of Harvard University will give the second KNI Distinguished Seminar on Wednesday, March 6.

Mahsa Kamali
KNI Spotlight: Seyedeh Mahsa Kamali's High-Performance Research
February 15, 2019

Faraon research group member challenges the boundaries of flat optics.

Ali Hajimiri
Hajimiri Wins 2019 Feynman Teaching Prize
February 15, 2019

The Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching is Caltech's most prestigious teaching honor.

Greer Group Fabricates Robust Architected Materials with Unique Properties
Greer Group Fabricates Robust Architected Materials with Unique Properties
February 4, 2019

Aluminum oxide nanolattice structures are crushed and stretched, revealing a strength-to-density ratio higher than any other reported material.

Stephen Quake Gives Inaugural KNI Distinguished Seminar
Stephen Quake Gives Inaugural KNI Distinguished Seminar
February 2, 2019

Professor Stephen Quake visits Caltech to give talk on unraveling the nature of cellular identity.

David Tirrell
David Tirrell to Receive ACS National Award
January 29, 2019

Caltech provost is the recipient of the 2019 Ronald Breslow Award for Achievement in Biomimetic Chemistry.

Professor Jacqueline K. Barton
Jacqueline Barton Wins National Academy of Sciences Prize
January 25, 2019

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".