Kavli Institute at Cornell

Paul L. McEuen, Director
David A. Muller, Co-Director

History and Mission:
The Kavli Institute at Cornell (KIC), established in 2004, 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. Projects typically involve faculty both within and outside KIC and are encouraged to be high risk, high payoff. The KIC postdoctoral Fellows program is designed to attract the best and brightest young researchers in nanoscale science to Cornell and is a high-profile, two-year positions with significant independence and resources.

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