Advancing Basic Science for Humanity
"My goal in establishing these institutes is to support research at the frontiers of science. I feel that it is especially important to pursue the most far-reaching opportunities and challenges and to seek answers to the most fundamental questions." - Fred Kavli, Founder, The Kavli Foundation
Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science is focused on creating new techniques to image and dynamically control nanoscale systems, and using these techniques to push the frontiers of nanoscale science. Paul McEuen is director and David Muller is co-director. Read More
Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology studies the potential application of nanoscience to fields such as biotechnology and photonics. In all its areas of focus, it looks beyond individual nanoscale structures and devices toward the goal of integrating them into nanosystems. Nai-Chang Yeh and Keith C. Schwab are co-directors. Read More
Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology explores the theoretical and practical frontiers of nanoscience, studying new physics and exploiting novel principles to develop new devices, materials and methods of fabrication. Cees Dekker is director.
Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology at Harvard University has two broad-based goals: the creation of new methods and instruments to study the deepest questions in biology, and the application of such knowledge to the health sciences and biotechnology. Joanna Aizenberg and George Whitesides are co-directors.
Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at the University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is dedicated to studying how nature manages energy at the nanoscale and to developing entirely new ways to capture, store, and harness energy for the world’s growing population. Paul Alivisatos is director; Omar Yaghi and Peidong Yang are co-directors.