Sept. 2017:  KIC Director and John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science Paul McEuen has been named a Citation Laureate for his seminal contributions to carbon-based electronics.  Read more about his research focus and impact.

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August, 2017: David Muller, KIC co-director and Professor of Applied & Engineering Physics discusses his electron microscope pixel detector (EMPAD), and what it means in terms of gathering data at the atomic level. Read more about his research, and the significance of the Kavli Institute at Cornell in the Cornell Research News.

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July,  2017: Professor of Physics and KIC Member Itai Cohen researches ant-mimicking spiders, a remarkable example of adaptive evolution. His research was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  Read the Cornell Chronicle article here.

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July, 2017: The search for the superconductor of the future takes a significant step forward following a breakthrough by six research teams in the US and Europe led by Professor of Physics and KIC Member Seamus Davis. Click here for more details.

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July, 2017: KIC Member Jeevak Parpia and a team of Cornell researchers build on the Nobel Prize discovery of the superfluid state of liquid helium and find new implications for the study of superconductivity and theoretical models of the origin of the universe.  Their findings were recently published in Nature Communications.  Read more about this exciting research in the Cornell Chronicle.

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April, 2017: Cornell launches a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows program and a Society of Cornell Fellows for Cornell Postdoctoral Researchers participating in prestigious and competitively awarded programs, such as the Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow Program.  Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

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April 2017:  Joshua Frieman will explore the “Dark Universe” with his 2017 Hans Bethe Lecture at Crrnell.  His talk will give an overview of what we have learned about the Dark Universe, and will describe new experiments and observatories that aim to illuminate its enigmas. Frieman is a member of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago.  Full article at Cornell Chronicle.

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March 2017: KIC co-Director David Muller and KIC member Sol Gruner collaborate to come up with an exciting improvement to their electron microscope that yields a wealth of information. Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

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February, 2017: Darrell Schlom, KIC Member and the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.  Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.

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January, 2017:  KIC Member and Physics Professor Sol Gruner works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and physicists to create the first self-assembled superconductor structure. Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.

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December, 2016: KIC Member and Professor of Physics Seamus Davis is among 25 Irish leaders who are at the top of the science and technology world, as recently named by SiliconRepublic.com. To read the entire SiliconRepublic article, click here.

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November, 2016: Paul McEuen, the John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science and director of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, is heading Provost Michael Kotlikoff’s new faculty hiring initiative task force on nanoscale science and microsystems engineering (with co-director Professor David Muller). He spoke to the Chronicle about pushing nanoscience at Cornell to the next level, the challenge of recruiting midcareer faculty who bridge disciplines, “radical collaboration,” and the importance of asking, “What if?”

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David Muller, professor of applied and engineering physics (AEP), and grad student Pinshane Huang hold a 3D model of the atomically thin glass that earned them a spot in the 2014 Guiness Book of World Records.September, 2016: David Muller, KIC Co-Director and Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics, has been selected to receive the 2016 Peter Duncumb Award from the Microanalysis Society.  This award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of microanalysis through technical accomplishment, leadership, and educational and professional activities.  The full award announcement is available on the Cornell AEP website.

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August, 2016: KIC member and MSE Assistant Professor Jin Suntivich and KIC Postdoctoral Fellow Chris Evans lay the groundwork for a chemical sensor on a chip that could be used in small portable devices to analyze samples in a lab, monitor air and water quality in the field, and perhaps even detect explosives. Their research was published in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Photonics. Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

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parpiaJune, 2016: In a paper entitled “Tunable phonon-cavity coupling in graphene membranes,” KIC member Jeevak Parpia and his graduate student describe the ability to use graphene’s tension as a  mediator between vibrational modes, allowing for direct energy transfer from one frequency to another. Read more at Phys.org news.

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    Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology (TU-Delft)

    Kavli Institute for Bionano Science & Technology at Harvard University (KIBST)

    Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at the University of California, Berkeley (ENSI)

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