KNI Distinguished Seminar Series

The Kavli Nanoscience Institute’s Distinguished Seminar Series is a monthly series where eminent scientists and thinkers from various backgrounds in nanoscience and nanotechnology are invited to Caltech to share their expertise with the KNI community. Seminars consist of a one-hour presentation, followed by a Q&A and light reception. Invited speakers have the opportunity to spend additional time at Caltech to meet with fellow researchers and further engage in the exchange of ideas, knowledge and campus enrichment.

Scopes of the seminar presentations range from: recent outstanding scientific highlights/technological advancements, to innovative early-stage research developments, to broader cross-disciplinary topics that are relevant to KNI members. Each seminar is recorded and made available to the public via the KNI YouTube page.


Upcoming Seminars (via Zoom)

Note: each seminar takes place on Tuesdays at 4 pm PT, unless otherwise noted

January 26, 2021

"Colloidal Crystal Engineering with DNA: Repurposing the Blueprint for Life"

Chad A. Mirkin, Northwestern University

Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology; George B. Rathmann Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, and Professor of Medicine

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February 9, 2021

Talk Title TBD

Zhenan Bao, Stanford University

K.K. Lee Professor of Chemical Engineering, and by courtesy Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering; Department Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering; Director, Stanford Wearable Electronics Initiative (eWEAR)

 

April 13, 2021

Talk Title TBD

Paul L. McEuen, Cornell University

John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science; Director of the Kavli Institute at Cornell (KIC)

 


Previous Seminars

"Transitioning to a Future Low Carbon Energy System: Key Scientific and Technological Challenges" - Dr. Peter F. Green (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)

Watch the full seminar recording here.

"Rewrite the Rules of What's Possible for Your Career and Technology" - Tim Archer (President and CEO, Lam Research) & Alumni Panel Discussion

Watch the full seminar recording here.

"3D Laser Nanoprinting" - Dr. Martin Wegener (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology "KIT")

Watch the full seminar recording here.

"From Inverse Design to Implementation of Practical (Quantum) Photonics" - Dr. Jelena Vuckovic (Stanford University)

Watch the full seminar recording here.

"Integrated Chi(2) Nonlinear Photonics" - Dr. Hong Tang (Yale University)

Watch the full seminar recording here.

"Lithium Niobate Nanomechanical Devices: New classical and quantum opportunities" - Dr. Amir Safavi-Naeini (Stanford University)

Watch the full seminar recording here.

"The Revolution of Silicon Photonics" - Dr. Michal Lipson (Columbia University)

Watch the full seminar recording here.

"Engineering Coherent Defects in Diamond" - Dr. Nathalie de Leon (Princeton University)

Watch the full seminar recording here.

"Making Matter from Light: Mott Insulators and Topological Fluids" - Dr. Jonathan Simon (University of Chicago)

Watch the full seminar recording here.

"New Opportunities with Old Optical Materials" - Dr. Marko Loncar (Harvard University)

Watch the full seminar recording here.

"The Cell is a Bag of RNA" - Dr. Stephen Quake (Stanford University; Chan Zuckerberg BioHub)

Watch the full seminar recording here.