The ​Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology brings under one roof a community of scientists working on aspects of the fields that are related to the understanding and manipulation of matter at reduced dimensionality. Cutting edge research in nanotechnology is carried out at the IKI in a variety of areas such as energy conversion and storage, nano-photonics, nano-biotechnology, nano-medicine, biophysics, water purification and desalination, biological and chemical sensing, quantum science and technology, thin films and nano-materials synthesis, characterization and interactions. For supporting the above-mentioned research, the IKI provides state-of-the-art facilities for nano-scale fabrication and characterization to the benefit of the entire research community in the Negev.