Nature is brimming with examples of efficiency, from the way plants capture energy in sunlight to the molecular machines that make muscles contract. The Kavli Energy NanoScience Institute (ENSI) at UC Berkeley, partnered with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, brings together some of the world’s top researchers from across the fields of materials science, physics, engineering, and biology. Their investigations into nature’s ways of managing energy at the nanoscale will lead to real change in our capacity to generate, store, and use energy. Together, these researchers aim to improve the performance of existing energy technologies and develop entirely new ways of harnessing energy for the world’s growing population.

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The Kavli Foundation advances science for the benefit of humanity and promotes increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work.  Read about exciting new research in nanoscience, neuroscience and astroscience at Curious Stardust, the new Kavli Blog.

Other Kavli Institutes in Nanoscience:


Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology (KNI)


Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University of Technology (TU-Delft)


Kavli Institute for Bionano Science & Technology at Harvard University (KIBST)


Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science (KIC)


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