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CNSI Technology Centers

Changing our view of the atomic and molecular worlds

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
Technology Center COVID-19 Update:

On March 19, 2020 Los Angeles County (PDF) and the City of Los Angeles (PDF), among other nearby jurisdictions, ordered all residents to observe “Safer at Home” orders which are actions similar to those of other large metropolitan areas attempting to limit the spread of COVID-19. Educational institutions, like UCLA, are subject to these orders but are considered essential businesses. The California NanoSystems Institute and it Technology Centers will modify operations accordingly, with the exception of those that are essential and cannot be conducted remotely. Modifications to Technology Center operations include:

  • Research activities in the CNSI Technology Centers MUST be completed no later than 5 pm PST on Monday March 23rd, 2020.
  • ONLY essential experiments formally approved by the UCLA Vice Chancellor for Research are allowable after March 23rd.
  • ALL access to and utilization of the Technology Centers after March 23rd MUST be approved by the facility Director in writing.

For questions related to the CNSI Technology Centers, contact techcenters@cnsi.ucla.edu.
For important updates about COVID-19 and its impact on CNSI facilities, please visit our Coronavirus guidance page.

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

December 19, 2019 | Introducing new capabilities for biomechanics of cells and tissues in the NPC Technology Center

December 19, 2019 | Introducing new capabilities for biomechanics of cells and tissues in the NPC Technology Center

Now combined with both a confocal (Zeiss LSM5) and  stereomicroscope (Leica M205 FCA), this state-of-the-art, multimodal system combines the power of two established techniques to interrogate the role of biomechanics in natural systems and as a platform for the...

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

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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February 25, 2019 | Lab-grown mini tumors could help identify personalized treatments for people with rare cancers

February 25, 2019 | Lab-grown mini tumors could help identify personalized treatments for people with rare cancers

UCLA scientists have developed a new method to quickly screen hundreds of drugs in order to identify treatments that can target specific tumors. February 25, 2019 | Lab-grown mini tumors could help identify personalized treatments for people with rare cancers New...

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