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Water-Purification-Membrane
March 12, 2021

Professor Scott Shell, CNSI researcher and member of the Center for Materials for Water and Energy Systems (M-WET) is leading efforts to develop energy efficient water treatment solutions. The Shell Lab leverages the CNSI Center for Scientific Computing to investigate the molecular interactions between water and advanced filtration membranes.

Tanya Das
March 11, 2021

We are delighted to congratulate Tanya Das, PhD, newly appointed Biden Administration Chief of Staff for the Office of Science at the Department of Energy. Dr. Das credits CNSI’s Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships with providing the mentorship and training that helped her launch a successful career in science policy work.

Arias Lab
March 08, 2021

Carolina Arias, UC Santa Barbara Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and CNSI-affiliated faculty member, is leading campus efforts for COVID testing and screening. She has recently partnered with the CNSI Biological Nanostructures Laboratory to analyze the genetic sequences of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains. The Arias lab are experts in microbiology and viral infection, and their efforts, pursed in collaboration with UCSB Student Health and Cottage Hospital, are critical to local efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Shuji Nakamura and Steven DenBaars
February 26, 2021

CNSI Faculty Members Steven DenBaars and Shuji Nakamura to be honored at the 2021 Central Coast Innovation Awards

AIMBE Fellows
February 16, 2021

We are delighted to congratulate 2021 American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) Fellows: CNSI Co-Director, Megan Valentine, and CNSI Members Sumita Pennathur, Linda Petzold and Dennis Clegg.

Image of Power Plant
February 09, 2021

C-Zero Raises $11.5M Series A to Produce Clean Hydrogen from Natural Gas

February 09, 2021

The CNSI is excited to announce that Professors Craig Hawker and Rachel Segalman have been elected to the 2021 class of the National Academy of Engineers.

Megan Valentine
February 03, 2021

We are delighted to announce that Professor Megan Valentine has agreed to serve as Co-Director of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI). Previously, Professor Valentine was Associate Director of CNSI at UC Santa Barbara. This move represents unprecedented growth for the Institute and an increased dedication to serving the needs of California. “We are fortunate to have someone of Megan’s caliber and experience step up to help guide CNSI,” said Professor Craig Hawker who will continue as Co-Director.

CNSI members in the lab. Credit: Marc Roseboro
December 07, 2020

The California Institutes for Science and Innovation celebrate their 20th anniversary. In December 2000, Gov. Gray Davis created four UC-based California Institutes of Science and Innovation to support interdisciplinary research in fields that were critical to the state's economic future: Biomedicine, bioengineering, nanosystems, telecommunications and information technology.

Multiprincipal Alloys
October 12, 2020
A group of researchers at UCSB, including materials professors Dan Gianola, Tresa Pollock and Irene Beyerlein and postdoctoral researcher Fulin Wang, combine theory and experiment in this project, described in a recent article in Science.

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