Among the various centers that EAS and Caltech have we are closely collaborating with the following:
The Institute for Quantum Information and Matter (IQIM) at Caltech is a Physics Frontiers Center supported by the National Science Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. IQIM researchers study physical systems in which the weirdness of the quantum world becomes manifest on macroscopic scales. Their research programs span quantum information science, quantum many-body physics, quantum optics, and the quantum mechanics of mechanical systems; their faculty are drawn from Caltech's departments of physics, applied physics, and computer science. IQIM also conducts outreach programs to acquaint high school students and the general public with the wonders of the quantum world.
The KNI is an intellectual hub that emphasizes efforts which transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. It is home to an advanced nanofabrication and characterization facility that supports nanoscale research and technology on the frontiers of electronics, photonics, quantum matter and information, medical and bio-engineering, and sustainability. The KNI has been a critical element in building interacting systems capable of unprecedented emergent functionality across areas such as photonics, materials science, and biotechnology.
The Liquid Sunlight Alliance (LiSA) is a Fuels from Sunlight Energy Innovation Hub founded in 2020. Our vision is to establish the science principles by which coupled microenvironments directly generate liquid fuels from sunlight, water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen. In addition, we are on a mission to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), aspects that are essential and foundational to expanding knowledge in science and engineering and developing the scientific workforce of the future. LiSA is led by Caltech and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. LiSA includes major partnerships at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and university partners at UC Irvine, UC San Diego, and the University of Oregon.
The goal of MSC is to develop methods required for first-principles multiscale-, multi-paradigm-based predictions of the structures and properties of proteins, DNA, polymers, ceramics, metal alloys, semiconductors, and organometallics—and to apply these methods to design new materials for pharma, catalysis, microelectronics, nanotechnology, and superconductors.
The Resnick Sustainability Institute is Caltech's studio for sustainability focused on the breakthroughs that will change the balance of the world's sustainability. It marries bold creativity and deep scientific knowledge by encouraging original thinking and orthogonal ideas. Through research, education and communication, the Institute address critical challenges in renewable energy and sustainability science directed toward outcomes that have the potential to make a global impact.