Julia Greer Is the New Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology

Julia R. Greer, the Ruben F. and Donna Mettler Professor of Materials Science, Mechanics and Medical Engineering, has been named the Fletcher Jones Foundation Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Since its inception in 2003, the Kavli Nanoscience Institute has been an intellectual hub and facilitator of cross-disciplinary research in the areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology, emphasizing nanoscale research at the frontiers of many applied sciences that include novel device fabrication, materials science, electronics, photonics, quantum matter, medical engineering, bioengineering, and sustainability.

In accepting the appointment, Professor Greer stated: “The Kavli Foundation has provided tremendous support for the Institute, and I have plans for its future that involve enabling and facilitating new research ideas that specifically emanate from students and the community across campus. It is my vision to integrate and to strengthen the relationship between the Kavli Nanoscience Institute, our campus partners, and the foundation even more during my directorship.”

Dr. Greer’s research is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on creating 3-D micro- and nano-architected materials using 3-D lithography, nanofabrication, and additive manufacturing techniques. She joined the faculty at CalTech in 2007 and was promoted to full professor in 2013.

Professor Greer received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering (with a minor in music) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. n materials science and engineering from Stanford University.

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