Leadership & Guidance

The California Nanosystems Institute Leadership Team

Jeff F. Miller, Ph.D.

Jeff F. Miller, Ph.D.

Director of the CNSI; Fred Kavli Chair in NanoSystems Sciences

Jeff F. Miller, Ph.D., studies molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis and the evolution of functional diversity in bacteria and phage. Full bio…

Sonia J. Luna

Sonia J. Luna

Executive Director

With 20 years of experience on the UCLA campus, Sonia Luna serves as Executive Director of the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute. She oversees the administrative and financial staff at the Institute and works closely with Director Jeff F. Miller. Full bio…

Heather Maynard, Ph.D.

Heather Maynard, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Technology & Development

Heather D. Maynard received a B.S. with Honors in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992 and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology in 2000 for research in the group of Nobel Prize winner Robert Grubbs. Full bio…

Andre Nel, M.B.,Ch.B., Ph.D.

Andre Nel, M.B.,Ch.B., Ph.D.

Associate Director of Research

Andre Nel is a tenured Professor and practicing allergist/immunologist at UCLA. Dr Nel is Director of the UC Center for the Environmental Impact of Nanotechnology (CEIN), Director of the Center for Nanobiology + Predictive Toxicology, and Co-Director of the UCLA Nanomachine Center. Full bio…

Aydogan Ozcan, Ph.D.

Aydogan Ozcan, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Entrepreneurship, Industry and Academic Exchange

Dr. Ozcan is the Chancellor’s Professor at UCLA and an HHMI Professor with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, leading the Bio- and Nano-Photonics Laboratory at UCLA School of Engineering and is also the Associate Director of the California NanoSystems Institute. Full bio…

Leonard H. Rome, Ph.D.

Leonard H. Rome, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Facilities Management

Dr. Rome has been on the faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA since he joined the Department of Biological Chemistry in 1979. He became a full Professor in 1988 and has been Senior Associate Dean for Research in the School of Medicine since 1997. Full bio…

Adam Z. Stieg, Ph.D.

Adam Z. Stieg, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Technology Centers

Adam Z. Stieg is a Research Scientist and Associate Director of CNSI responsible for oversight of the Institute’s six Technology Centers – a collection of open-access user facilities that facilitate university collaborations with industry, and aid in the rapid commercialization of discoveries. Full bio…