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, CABES, CESI, NBTC).

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


KIC is housed in the Physical Sciences Building. Labs are on the basement level, while the conference room is located on the 4th Floor. The instrumentation in the KIC Facility is available to the entire Cornell community, and uniform user fees will be charged.

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Please contact administrator Bethany Dixon if you have any questions about KIC opportunities, facilities, or personnel.

420 Physical Sciences Building
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: 607-255-2324
Email: kicnano@cornell.edu

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.