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Dr. Heather Maynard was elected as a PMSE Fellow for 2017

February 06, 2017 - "Professor Heather Maynard has been elected a 2017 Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) Fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS)"

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Smartphone microscope offers cost-effective DNA sequencing and genetic mutation analysis

Device developed by UCLA and Swedish scientists would make genetic tests available in remote areas

Meghan Steele Horan | January 17, 2017

Just like an alphabet is made up of individual letters, DNA is composed of chemical bases. And in the same way that letters must be placed in a specific order to form words and sentences, the sequence of chemical bases is incredibly important in how DNA functions and codes our lives.
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Carbonics Introduces First ZEBRA Carbon-on-Silicon Solution for RF Components in Rapidly Expanding Next-Generation Wireless Markets


The California NanoSystems Institute is proud to see the launch of Carbonics Inc.'s first product, ZEBRA carbon-on-silicon technology for radio frequency (RF) components and devices.

Carbonics is a venture-backed startup that is focused on developing and commercializing a carbon-on-wafer single chip solution that vastly improves the power consumption and performance of w...more
Local high school students get up-close with real scientists

December 19, 2016 - CNSI grad students show them fun side of science

By: Meghan Steele Horan

Graduate student volunteers and staff from the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA recently showed more than 300 high school students from Bell Gardens High School that there’s a fun side to science at “Ask a Scientist,” an event that the high school hosts annually.

High school students flocked to the school auditor...more

UCLA researchers combat antimicrobial resistance using smartphones

December 15, 2016 - A simple, inexpensive attachment could help to expand testing to regions with limited resources

By: Matthew Chin

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Bringing science education outside of the classroom and into the community

December 15, 2016 - CNSI Volunteers teach families about nanotechnology through fun demonstrations in native language

By: Meghan Steele Horan



Every year, Cal State University (CSU) hosts tens of thousands of Spanish-speaking students and their families to take part in Feria de Educación, or “Education Fair” providing educational and college pre...more
UCLA team makes step toward long-lasting, fast-charging and high-powered energy storage

December 09, 2016 - Promising advance could lead to laptop computers that fully charge in minutes, last for hours

By: Matthew Chin

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How nanoscience will improve our health and lives in the coming years

October 26, 2016 - Targeted medicine deliveries and increased energy efficiency are just two of many ways

By: Stuart Wolpert

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Congratulations to Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, former CNSI Director (2002-2007), for winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry!

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Researchers design wearable microscope that can measure fluorescent dyes through skin

September 26, 2016 - UCLA scientists help create device that makes monitoring disease biomarkers more cost-effective

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