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August 16, 2019

CNSI's Problem-based Initiatives for Powerful Engagement and Learning In Naval Engineering and Science (PIPELINES) program has been selected as a 2019 Program to Watch by Excelencia in Education. Excelencia in Education, founded in 2004, accelerates Latino student success in higher education to address the U.S. economy’s need for a highly educated workforce and for civic leadership.  Led by Dr.

August 01, 2019

CNSI Technology Incubator member company Mentium Technologies has joined the semiconductor industry’s highly acclaimed incubation program at Silicon Catalyst, the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on solutions in silicon.

March 28, 2019

In the last six months, Professor Bolin Liao has received early career awards from the U.S. Army Research Office, U. S. Department of Energy and now the National Science Foundation.  The project periods of these three awards span a total of five years with combined research funding of $1,610,000.

March 05, 2019

UCSB physicists Ania Jayich and David Weld, and materials scientist Kunal Mukherjee, have received a research grant to develop atom-defect hybrid quantum systems.  This research has been funded with a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Sciences.

November 26, 2018

Milo Sensors was awarded 1st place honors and a $75,000 investment at the Vertical Venture Partners 2018 University of California Startup Showcase.

October 31, 2018

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara now have 300 teraFLOPs of computing power at their fingertips, thanks to the recent installation of the campus’s new computing cluster. Named Pod, the $1.1 million high-performance computing (HPC) cluster is hosted by the campus’s Center for Scientific Computing (CSC) at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) and Materials Research Laboratory (MRL), and is available for scientific and engineering research to any UCSB researcher who needs it.

August 23, 2018

CNSI is pleased to announce  that four proposals submitted through our department for the prestigious DOE Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) competition were successful.  Rachel Segalman will co-lead the "Center for Materials for Water and Energy Systems - M-WET)" with UT Austin and Ram Seshadri/Anton Van der Ven will co-lead with UCLA (lead campus) the "Center for Synthetic Control Across Length-scales for Advancing Rechargeables (SCALAR)”.  Ania Bleszynski Jayich will participate in a LBNL-led EFRC project, entitled, "Novel Pathways to Quantum Coherence in Materials (CNPQCM)."  Additi

July 20, 2018

CNSI Faculty Member Bolin Liao has been selected to receive an Early Career Award by the U.S. Department of Energy for his research project entitled, "Probing Coherence in Nanoscale Energy Transport with High Spatial-Temporal Resolution."

April 19, 2018

CNSI Director Craig J. Hawker has been elected as a member of the 238th class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His selection, one of three UCSB faculty members, brings the total number of UCSB faculty members who have been named fellows of the academy to 37.  The academy is an independent policy research center that conducts interdisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. 

AB2664 Irwin Visit to UCSB
March 22, 2018

Signed into law in 2016 by Gov. Jerry Brown, AB 2664 provided $22 million in one-time funds to be evenly distributed among the 10 UC campuses to expand or accelerate economic development in the state in ways that are aligned with other efforts to support innovation and entrepreneurship.