Women's History Month at CNSI

Celebrating Women’s History Month at CNSI

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we would like to honor the women members of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. These researchers, all from a variety of backgrounds, have made significant contributions to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology—conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as nanomedicine, nanoelectronics, and nanomaterials. Their work has resulted in new technologies and materials that have the potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries, from healthcare to electronics to energy.

In addition to their research, these women are also leaders and mentors within the scientific community. They have served as role models for the next generation of female scientists and have worked tirelessly to promote diversity and inclusion within their field.

We would like to recognize and thank our women members of CNSI for their exceptional work and dedication to advancing the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Their contributions have paved the way for future generations of female scientists and have helped to create a more diverse and inclusive scientific community.

Featured News – Women’s History Month

May 30, 2024 | Compound Interest

May 30, 2024 | Compound Interest

Last year, researchers here at Quantinuum, a quantum computing startup, used a chip with eight ytterbium ions to compute the precise arrangement of a hydrogen molecule’s two electrons in their most stable state, out of myriad possible configurations. In and of itself, that computational feat is barely worth noting; a typical laptop can manage it in seconds. But it marked the first demonstration of…

March 26, 2024 | 2024 Glenn T. Seaborg Symposium and Medal Dinner

March 26, 2024 | 2024 Glenn T. Seaborg Symposium and Medal Dinner

On January 19, 2014, the UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry honored Professor Juli Feigon (UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry) with the 2024 Glenn T. Seaborg Medal in recognition of her seminal contributions to the field. A symposium entitled...

December 5, 2023 | Rachel Miller – Nanoscience Is for Everyone!

December 5, 2023 | Rachel Miller – Nanoscience Is for Everyone!

For the past five years, Rachel Miller has been working on ways to make new materials for wearables and soft robots. She enjoys finding creative solutions to difficult problems that can positively impact our daily lives. Sometimes, her ideas lead to dead ends; other...

August 2, 2023 | From sea monkeys to shelf-stable insulin

August 2, 2023 | From sea monkeys to shelf-stable insulin

It’s not every day that a gag gift at a holiday party sparks a new line of research, but that turned out to be the case for Heather Maynard, a polymer scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). As she watched little shrimp-like sea monkeys emerge...