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

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...

April 6, 2023 | Prineha Narang Awarded 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship

April 6, 2023 | Prineha Narang Awarded 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship

Professor Prineha Narang, UCLA’s Howard Reiss Chair in Physical Sciences, has been awarded the 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship. The physical world — from gas giants in the solar system, to living organisms, and even particles — exists in a state of nonequilibrium. Narang’s...

March 28, 2023 | 5 Questions with CNSI’s Haley Marks 

March 28, 2023 | 5 Questions with CNSI’s Haley Marks 

Haley Marks is a project scientist for the Advanced Light Microscopy Lab (ALMS) at the CNSI at UCLA. She is a biomedical engineer with a specialty in nano-biosensor research, translational medicine, and optics education. Since joining CNSI in 2022, Haley has served as...