Kavli Institute at Cornell
The Kavli Institute at Cornell (KIC) is devoted to the development and utilization of next-generation tools for exploring the nanoscale world.
KIC creates new techniques to image and dynamically control nanoscale systems and uses these techniques to push the frontiers of nanoscale science. KIC's measurement-oriented mission complements existing strengths at Cornell in nanofabrication.
Open to all members of the Cornell nano community,KIC funds small, innovative teams to develop cross-cutting approaches to science at the boundaries of nanoscale imaging, manipulation, and control. These come in two types, Fellow Projects and Instrumentation Projects. They will typically involve faculty both within and outside KIC. High risk, high payoff projects will be strongly encouraged.
KIC postdoctoral fellows are high-profile, two-year postdoctoral positions with significant independence and resources. The KIC Fellows program is designed to attract the best and brightest young researchers in nanoscale science to Cornell. They will have access to the unparalleled resources and faculty available at Cornell in nanoscale science and technology. Fellows will work in partnership with Cornell faculty sponsors on projects consistent with the KIC mission.
KIC instrumentation projects support the purchase, development, and use of novel scientific tools and approaches for probing the nanoscale. Projects/equipment must be designed to push the state-of-the-art of imaging and measurement science, and typically will be leveraged by proposer contributions of money or personnel. Each application must have two faculty sponsors, one of whom must be a KIC member. High-risk, high-reward projects are strongly encouraged.
KIC's membership consists of six full-time faculty working in partnership with the entire Cornell nano community. The founding members are: Paul McEuen, Physics (Director); David Muller, Applied and Engineering Physics (Co-Director); Michal Lipson, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Jiwoong Park, Chemistry and Chemical Biology; Dan Ralph, Physics; and Abraham Stroock, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. View the members page.
KIC will be housed in the new Physical Sciences Building. Labs are on the basement level, and Director’s office and conference room will be located on the 4th Floor. The instrumentation in the KIC Facility will be available to the entire Cornell community, and uniform user fees will be charged.
KIC member Michal Lipson awarded a MacArthur Fellow "Genius" Award
September 30, 2010
Three outstanding young scientists appointed as KIK Postdoctoral Fellows
September 1, 2010
Muller group makes magnetic sheets, just nanometers thick, with electric conductivity
June 17, 2010
Ralph group stretches single molecules to allow precision studies of interacting electrons
June 10, 2010
Muller group makes magnetic molecules to allow precision studies of interacting electrons
June 10, 2010
Eight scientists in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience receive Kavli Prizes
June 3, 2001
Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science
519 Clark Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Judy Wilson, Program Asst.