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).
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
May 11, 2018 | UCLA and Leica establish center of excellence in microscopy at California NanoSystems Institute
UCLA, in collaboration with Leica Microsystems, Inc., has established the Leica Center of Excellence at UCLA. Housed in the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, the unit will provide a framework to fast-track the commercial development of new optical...read more
April 13, 2018 | UCLA study produces clearest images to date of HSV-1, the virus that causes cold sores
UCLA researchers have produced the clearest 3-D images to date of the virus that causes cold sores, herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1. The images enabled them to map the virus’ structure and offered new insights into how HSV-1 works. UCLA study produces clearest...read more
March 14, 2018 | Nanostructures created by UCLA scientists could make gene therapies safer, faster and more affordable
UCLA scientists have developed a new method that utilizes microscopic splinter-like structures called “nanospears” for the targeted delivery of biomolecules such as genes straight to patient cells. These magnetically guided nanostructures could enable gene therapies...read more
A research team led by UCLA scientists and engineers has developed a method to make new kinds of artificial “superlattices” — materials comprised of alternating layers of ultra-thin “two-dimensional” sheets, which are only one or a few atoms thick. Unlike current...read more
February 8, 2018 | Device that measures cell strength could help identify drugs for asthma, hypertension and muscular dystrophy
Engineers, doctors and scientists at UCLA and Rutgers University have developed a tool that measures the physical strength of individual cells 100 times faster than current technologies. Device that measures cell strength could help identify drugs for asthma,...read more
Silicon — the shiny, brittle metal commonly used to make semiconductors — is an essential ingredient of modern-day electronics. But as electronic devices have become smaller and smaller, creating tiny silicon components that fit inside them has become more challenging...read more
The Spliceosome: Now Available in High Definition Melody Pupols | November 16, 2017 CLA researchers have solved the high-resolution structure of a massive cellular machine, the spliceosome, filling the last major gap in our understanding of the RNA...read more
UCLA researchers have imaged and created the first ever atomic resolution reconstruction of a herpesvirus capsid at 3.9 angstrom, a unit of length where individual amino acids or basic building blocks of proteins can be identified. UCLA researchers reconstruct first...read more
Carbonics Introduces First ZEBRA Carbon-on-Silicon Solution for RF Components in Rapidly Expanding Next-Generation Wireless Markets
Carbonics Introduces First ZEBRA Carbon-on-Silicon Solution for RF Components in Rapidly Expanding Next-Generation Wireless Markets Carbon 5G Wireless Chip Startup Is Backed by $5.5 Million in Investments and Industry-Funded Research January 11, 2017 ...read more
The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the newest Single Molecule Detection confocal microscope (TCS SP8 SMD) from Leica Microsystems, a leading developer and manufacturer of optical microscopes and imaging...read more
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