TU Delft The Kavli Foundation

The Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft aims to be a quality-driven, intellectually stimulating institute with a broad scope of research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The emphasis in our research, which ranges from single-molecule biophysics to quantum information processing of nanoscale devices, is on novel concepts and fundamental breakthroughs. The Institute has state-of-the-art general facilities, most notably for nanofabrication in the Kavli Nanolab Delft.

The Kavli Institute of NanoScience consists of two departments, both also part of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Delft University of Technology: The Department of Quantum Nanoscience, and the Department of Bionanoscience. The Institute involves about 40 scientific faculty members and about 250 people in total. Current director is Cees Dekker.


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

Quantum Nanoscience

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

Some artistic images were rendered by Tremani.