About the Foundation
The Kavli Foundation was established in December 2000 by its founder and benefactor, Fred Kavli, a prominent California business leader and noted philanthropist whose foundation is currently actively involved in establishing major research institutes at leading universities and institutions in the United States, Europe and Asia.
To date, The Kavli Foundation has established Kavli Institutes on the campuses of the University of California Santa Barbara, Stanford University, the University of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Yale University, Columbia University, the University of California San Diego, Harvard University, Peking University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Cambridge, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo, and the University of California, Berkeley.
In addition to the Kavli Institutes, seven Kavli professorships have been established: two at the University of California Santa Barbara, one at University of California Los Angeles, one at the University of California Irvine, one at Columbia University, one at the California Institute of Technology and one at Harvard.
A Norwegian-born American, Fred Kavli (1923-2013) was a physicist, entrepreneur, business leader, innovator and philanthropist. The founder, former chairman and chief executive officer of Kavlico Corporation, he divested his interest in the company and in 2000 established The Kavli Foundation. At the time the company was sold, Kavlico was one of the world’s largest suppliers of sensors for aeronautics, automotive and industrial applications.
Dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity, promoting public understanding of scientific research, and supporting scientists and their work
Rockell N. Hankin (Chairman of the Board)
Mary Sue Coleman
Robert W. Conn (Ex-Officio)
Thomas E. Everhart
Douglas K. Freeman
Richard A. Meserve
Gunnar K. Nilsen
Henry T. Yang
OFFICERS AND STAFF
Robert W. Conn Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer and President
Miyoung Chun Ph.D.
Executive Vice President of Science Programs
Director of Communications and Public Outreach
Christopher Martin Ph.D.
Science Program Officer
Sharif Taha Ph.D.
Science Program Officer
Kavli Prize Program Officer
Contracts and Grants Administrator
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Science Programs
Information Technology and Communications Specialist
The Kavli Foundation, based in Oxnard, California, is dedicated to the goals of advancing science for the benefit of humanity and promoting increased public understanding and support for scientists and their work.
The Foundation's mission is implemented
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