TU Delft's Kavli institute to get new sister in Berkeley

News - 03 October 2013 - Webredactie M&C

A new Kavli institute is to be established at the University of California, Berkeley: the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute. This will be the fifth of its kind and a sister institute to TU Delft's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience. 

‘We wish to congratulate Berkeley with their new institute,’ says Prof. Cees Dekker, the director of the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience in Delft. ‘We are well acquainted with our colleagues in Berkeley; they are world leaders in nanoscience. The new director, Paul Alivisatos, will be visiting us at the end of this month for a Kavli Colloquium and on 31 October he will give a lecture about how nanoscience can contribute to solving the energy problem.’

In Berkeley they will be studying how nature manages energy at the nanoscale.  This concerns fundamental knowledge on how energy can be 'captured' and directed in a useful way at the molecular level. The aim is to discover a new way of generating energy.

The Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute in Berkeley will be supported by a grant of 20 million dollars. The Kavli Foundation will pay half and ‘Berkeley’ is providing the other half. With the choice for a new institute in Berkeley, TU Delft will continue to boast the only Kavli Nanoscience Institute outside of the US (the others are at Harvard, Caltech, Cornell, and now Berkeley).


More information
Please, visit the webpage of the Kavli Foundation.
Contact: Prof. Cees Dekker, +31 (0)6 3036 2478.