California NanoSystems Institute

Addressing grand challenges of the 21st century

Established in 2000 as one of the Governer Gray Davis California Institutes for Science and Innovation, the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is a hub of interdisciplinary research, translation, and education where scientists from diverse fields find common purpose in addressing grand challenges of the 21st century. With locations at the University of California’s Los Angeles and Santa Barbara campuses, the CNSI leverages public and private investment to drive collaborative nanoscience research across disciplines, translates discoveries into knowledge-driven commercial enterprises, and educates the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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The Impact of the CNSI at UCLA:

World Class Faculty from 35 Departments (2016)

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Percentage of UCLA Patents included CNSI inventors (2016)

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Percentage of UCLA startups involved CNSI researchers (2016)

Projects using CNSI Technology Centers (2016)

Through an integrated framework of core platforms, the CNSI at UCLA provides leading-edge R&D infrastructure and professional services to provide a competitive edge for UC-affiliated researchers and startups in the discovery, development, and application of transformative technologies.