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The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is an integrated research and discovery facility with locations at UC Santa Barbara and UCLA. As one of four California Institutes for Science and Innovation (Cal-ISI), the CNSI builds on a visionary investment by the State of California in future education, research and technological innovation. The mission of the Institute is to create an inclusive, collaborative, closely-integrated, and strongly interactive environment that will foster innovation in nanosystems research, educate the next generation of diverse leaders in science and engineering, and bring scientific and technological innovation into the economy and society.

CNSI members form a multi-disciplinary team of some of the world's preeminent scientists from the life and physical sciences, engineering, and medicine. The work conducted at the CNSI leverages our world-class expertise in nanosystems-related research and state-of-the-art research facilities to address critical needs for California, including energy management, water purification, sustainability, quantum science and information, healthcare, and robotics. The Institute works to facilitate university collaboration with industry and to promote the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nanotechnology for the benefit of all Californians.

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