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UCSB and UCLA Lead New NSF BioPACIFIC MIP
July 29, 2020

NSF awards UC Santa Barbara, UC Los Angeles $23.7 million for collaboration focused on using natural building blocks to make new materials

Accelerating Research
September 04, 2020

The Center for Scientific Computing (CSC) at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) and the MRL are managing a new, state-of-the-art graphics processing unit (GPU) computer cluster that was installed on campus this month. This GPU was funded by a $400,000 Campus Cyberinfrastructure(CC*) grant from the National Science Foundation to accelerate scientific computing workloads.

Bifrost
August 26, 2020

CNSI researchers will participate in three of the five new Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. These research centers have been established to support the National Quantum Initiative Act of 2018, meant to “accelerate the development of quantum information science and technology applications” to benefits to national security, the economy and scientific discovery.

Craig Hawker
August 17, 2020

Congratulations to CNSI Director Craig Hawker for winning the American Chemical Society Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success!

This ACS National Award recognizes "outstanding entrepreneurs who have created a commercially viable business within the chemical enterprise. The hallmark of this award is impact: positive impact on people's lives and positive impact on the economy by creating chemistry jobs that produce a significant economic benefit.”

July 30, 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $25 million over five years to establish the NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute (QLCI) for Present and Future Quantum Computation. Facilitated by the California Institute for Quantum Entanglement (CAIQuE), a UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI), the QLCI for Present and Future Quantum Computation connects UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles and UC Santa Barbara with five other universities around the nation and in California.

July 27, 2020

The Roy T. Eddleman Center for Quantum Innovation has been launched through the generous $1,500,000 gift from philanthropist Roy Eddleman. The Center, which will be lead by Professors Ania Jayich, Stephen Wilson and David Weld, will enable the acceleration of progress in quantum science and engineering research, education and programs.

CNSI Uses 3D Printers to Make Protective Gear
March 29, 2020

CNSI's Innovation Workshop and Microfluidics Laboratory Manager, Dave Bothman, is leading CNSI's effort to 3D print face shields for local hospitals and law enforcement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 23, 2019

Researchers led by UC Santa Barbara/Google Scientist John Martinis demonstrate the power of 53 entangled qubits in a cover article published in Nature followed by a feature in Scientific American.

October 15, 2019

CNSI Members Professors Megan Valentine (CNSI Associate Director), Michael Chabinyc and Omar Saleh elected as APS Fellows.

ScienceNews 10 to Watch
October 02, 2019

Associate Professor Michelle O'Malley and Assistant Professor Andrea Young are named by ScienceNews as ten early- and mid-career scientists to watch. Nominated by Nobel laureates and recently elected members of the National Academy of Sciences, these scientists are focusing on science's big questions. 

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