CNSI Technology Centers

Leading edge resources for transformative research

Electron Imaging Center for NanoMachines

A leader in high-resolution CryoEM imaging

Molecular Screening Shared Resource

State-of-the-art High Throughput Screening

Integrated Systems Nanofabrication Cleanroom

Fabricating the most demanding nanoscale structures and devices

Advanced Light Microscopy & Spectroscopy Laboratory

Optical microscopy at the limits of resolution

Nano & Pico Characterization Lab

An unprecedented collection of surface analysis instrumentation

Integrated NanoMaterials Laboratory

Semiconductor nanomaterials synthesis & characterization

The CNSI Technology Centers provide unrestricted access to fully integrated R&D infrastructure, professional support and collaborative research opportunities in the fabrication, characterization and screening of nanomaterials, systems, and devices. Directed by a group of leading scientists, the Centers develop technologies that promote discovery through direct grant support, user proposals and industrial partnerships. Access to these facilities is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for students, postdocs, staff, faculty and industrial scientists, and is managed through the CNSI Laboratory Management System (CLMS).

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The Technology Centers also offer educational opportunities for the general public as well as non-expert academic and industrial communities in the form of tutorials, symposia and hands-on workshops.

Technology Center News and Events

March 4, 2019 | UCLA-led study could point to ways to better control inflammation in autoimmune diseases

Hypothermia Devices Inc., a Brentwood-based medical device company that develops patient cooling-and-heating machines for emergency vehicles and hospitals, has raised nearly $11 million in investor funding, according to a Nov. 6 securities filing. March 4, 2019 |...

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October 22, 2018 | Direct electron detection and x-ray analysis bring new possibilities for materials characterization in the EICN

Housed in the CNSI Electron Imaging Center for NanoMachines (EICN), the FEI Titan 80-300 scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM), is an advanced electron microscope capable of atomic-level imaging and analysis on a wide range of materials and nanostructures....

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August 27, 2018 | UCLA-led study reveals the mechanism that helps malaria parasites take over human red blood cells

Researchers from UCLA and Washington University in St. Louis have discovered the previously unknown mechanism of how proteins from Plasmodium parasites — which cause malaria — are exported into human red blood cells, a process that is vital for parasites to survive in...

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