The Hebrew University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology mission is to support the fabrication and characterization of nanoscale devices and materials for both academic and industrial users. We do this by maintaining a state-of-the-art well-equipped cleanroom facility and advanced characterization instruments with a wide range of capabilities, all operated by our highly professional staff, who are who are experts in their field. On top of being a core facility center, the nano Center provides a platform for research collaborations, encourages Interdisciplinary approach between its faculty members, Initiates and produces various events to promote knowledge and research in Nano and train the next generation of scientists by M.Sc. track with specialization in Nano. 

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M.Sc. Study Programs

Our vision is to nurture our students to become a major force in shaping the future of Israeli science and technology both in academia and in industry. A special graduate study program towards a M.Sc. degree in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology has been developed in our center, to educate and prepare outstanding students towards a successful research and industrial careers in those cutting-edge fields.

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Nano Center Prize for Outstanding BSc Students


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The Nano Center is introducing a unique prize, designated for outstanding BSc students who are taking an active part in a lab of our members.
Beyond recognizing the excellence of the students, the purpose of the prize is also to expose outstanding students to the activities of the Nano Center and to increase the number of candidates for the Center's MSc program after graduating their BSc.
The Center will distribute up to 12 prizes in the amount of 5,000 ILS each. The final number of prizes will be determined by the number of suitable applicants submitted.
Each PI can nominate only one applicant from his lab.

Eligibility Criteria:
• The applicant is a BSc student.
• The applicant has completely finished the first year of his/her BSc degree.
• The applicant's research is conducted in a lab of a member of the Nano Center and is Nano-related
• Minimum average grade of 85

Required Documents for Submission:
1. List of grades including the average grade
2. Research abstract (up to 1 page)
3. Letter of recommendation from the PI

Application Process:
Applications to be sent by the PI via e-mail to no later than April 7, 2022

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Call for students: Nano-Art competition 2022


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The award-winning Nano-Art competition allows students to be creative not only in their research field but also in art
Atoms and molecules, natural structures or structures created because of chemical and physical processing of various materials, seen by advanced characterization equipment and by using different artistic techniques become spectacular works.
We are looking for creative work that demonstrates originality, aesthetic value and the ability to project from one area (science) to another (art) - your research work in an artistic vision.


Submissions will include:

  • High-resolution image - at least 2MB picture file, preferably 40X30 cm in size
  • Image must include a scale bar
  • Full name
  • Supervisor's name
  • Department, Telephone #, Email
  • Date taken
  • Image title (up to 5 words)
  • Figure caption: A brief description of the scientific content (1-2 sentences)
  • Personal statement: free text describing your personal view of the scientific content, as depicted in the submitted image (1-2 sentences)


Please note:

  • Submitting images, which have been submitted to previous competitions of any sort, is forbidden. This includes competitions held by HUCNN or by other organizations.
  • Prizes will be granted to selected works. Attending the closing ceremony of the conference is mandatory for receiving the prize.
  • Kindly be aware that by submitting your nano picture, you are providing the HUCNN with full rights to use it for PR publications after the event. HUCNN is eligible to publish all pictures, fully acknowledging the person that has submitted the artwork. The material may be published in prints and/or may be found on the center's website.
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Dan Maydan Prize in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2022

November 9 2021

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The Hebrew University's Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology hereby invites nominations of candidates for the Dan Maydan Prize in Nanoscience Research 2022 for outstanding mid-career scientist in in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 

About the prize:
The $10,000 Dan Maydan Prize in Nanoscience Research is awarded annually to an outstanding mid-career scientist, from Israel or abroad, for significant academic achievements in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The prize enables an interchange of knowledge between the Center’s scientists and nano-scientists worldwide 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nominations are to be made by recognized scientists and academic leaders. Self-nominations are not allowed.
  • Candidates should have received their doctorate from 1.1.2005 onwards.
  • Candidates should be affiliated with an academic research institution.
  • Candidates should be significant emerging scientific leaders in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology with outstanding track record of a major discovery in the field, and current ground-breaking research activity in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. 

Nominations process:

  Applications by recognized scientists and scientific leaders nominating suitable candidates should be submitted as PDF files to the HUCNN by email to  no later than January 15st , 2022 and should include:

  • Cover page with the following info: 

           Name of applicant including contact details
           Name of nominator including contact details
           Names of recommenders including contact details 

  • CV (including relevant personal information, candidate’s contact information, and up to 10 most significant publications in nanotechnology)
  •  List of publications and summary of bibliographic citation data of the candidate
  • Short citation of the reason for awarding the prize to the candidate (up to 250 words)
  • Award justification by the nominator: Summary of main research achievements in nanoscience and nanotechnology (1-2 pages)
  • At least two additional letters of recommendation (in addition to the award justification)

Selection Committee:
A selection committee, of at least three members, headed by the current director of the HUCNN (Prof. Uriel Levy) and the founding director of the HUCNN (Prof. Uri Banin) will review all potential candidates and select the most suitable for the award. 

Award ceremony: 
The Prize will be awarded to the laureate at a ceremony in spring 2022 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Jerusalem, Israel. The prize laureate will be invited to Jerusalem for a week as a guest of the Hebrew University nanoscience community, giving academic lectures and seminars as well as engaging and interacting with faculty members, students and technical-scientific staff.  




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