About the 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 the existing strengths at Cornell in nanofabrication (CNF, NNIN), nanoscale materials (CCMR), and mission-oriented centers (CNS, EMC2, KAUST-CU, NBTC).

Initial emphasis of the re-organized institute focuses on next-generation microscopies, physical and electronic measurement and manipulation, and optoelectronic nanocharacterization.

About the Kavli Foundation

Fred Kavli

The Kavli Foundation was established in December 2000 by its founder and benefactor, Fred Kavli. The Foundation is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity, promoting public understanding of scientific research, and supporting scientists and their work.

The Foundation’s mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, symposia and other initiatives in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics.

The Foundation is also a founding partner of the Kavli Prizes, which recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.

  • The Cornell NEXT Nano Initative

    What If....

    ...we could track and repair individual cells deep inside the body?

    ...we could build an environmental lab inside of a raindrop?

    ...we could nano-engineer batteries to make fossil fuels obsolete?

    ...we could create nanoscale machines as easily as we build electronic circuits?

    NEXT is a mult-year interdisciplinary program at Cornell created to push nanoscale science and microsystems engineering to the next level of design, function and integration.

    Our goal of hiring 10 outstanding nano/micro focused faculty members in the next five years is just the first of the NEXT initiatives at Cornell. Join us in building the future!