Kavli Institute of Nanoscience

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The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft was established in 2004 at the Department of NanoScience, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology through a grant by the US-based The Kavli Foundation.

The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology consists of two departments, Department of Quantum Nanoscience and Department of Bionanoscience, which were created after the Department of NanoScience was split, and a nanofabrication cleanroom facility. With a staff of 25 professors and over 80 PhD and postdoctoral students, the Institute studies new physics and exploits novel principles in nanostructured devices with a new functionality. The nanostructures vary from superconductors to biopolymers and are obtained from nature or fabricated with bottom-up methods (starting with atoms or molecules) or top-down techniques (such as electron-beam lithography).

An article in de Volkskrant, a Dutch national newspaper in 2012, claimed that four of the ten most cited scientists in the Netherlands belong to the institute.[1]


  1. ^ van Calmthout, Martijn (October 27, 2012). "Topwetenschapper is natuurkundige of arts". de Volkskrant (in Dutch): 9. 

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