The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft is an intellectually inspiring environment of world-leading scientists that perform pioneering research to understand the nanoworld – from quantum physics to nanobiology. The focus is on developing novel concepts and achieving game-changing breakthroughs.

The Institute consists of two departments of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Delft University of Technology: the Department of Quantum Nanoscience, the Department of Bionanoscience and members from QuTech. These scientists share the joint Kavli Nanolab facility. The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft was founded in 2004, when it was selected and endowed by the Kavli Foundation. Delft is one of five Kavli Institutes of Nanoscience worldwide (Cornell, Harvard, Caltech, Berkeley and Delft), and the only one outside the United States (see Current co-directors of the institute are Professor Cees Dekker and Professor Lieven Vandersypen.



Bionanoscience is a vibrant and steeply growing research field that focuses on the interface between nanoscience, synthetic biology and cell biology. With our research we seek to understand life at the nanoscale.



Quantum Nanoscience is a thriving research field that studies and exploits one of the most radical physical phenomena that occur at the nanoscale, the emergence of quantum mechanical behavior.