Faculty

Aharon Agranat

Prof. Aharon Agranat

Director of the Brojde Center for Innovative Engineering and Computer Science The N. Jaller Professor of Applied Science
+972-2-6584710

Brief Summary of research: 

Ronny Agranat's research is aimed towards the creation of generic methods, devices, and materials to be used in novel computing, communication, and sensing schemes and architectures.

Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

Nir BAr- Gill

Prof. Nir Bar-Gill

Department of Applied Physics, The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty of science
Bergman Build., room 214
+972-2-6584441

Brief Summary of research: 

Our research focuses on addressing and manipulating isolated quantum systems, with the following goals:

  • Studying fundamental quantum physics and quantum information science
  • Using them as building blocks for quantum computing and quantum simulation of many-body systems
  • Devising novel, sensitive nanoscale sensors

Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

Nano-sensors (nano-MRI, magnetic sensing), nano-quantum devices (quantum information processing, superconducting structures).
 

     

    Amir Capua

    Dr. Amir Capua

    Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science
    +972-2-5494896

    Brief Summary of research: 

    "We manipulate electronic spins in atomically engineered devices to overcome the limits of conventional electronics for sensing, processing, and memory applications." 

    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

    Spintronics 

    Ori Katz2

    Prof. Ori Katz

    Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics

    Brief Summary of research: 

    At the Advanced Imaging Lab we are developing new optics-based techniques that can look deep into opaque samples and also around corners, by combining controlled light, sound and advanced computational approaches, going way beyond what conventional cameras can do.

    Shlomi Kotler

    Dr. Shlomi Kotler

    Department of Applied Physics, The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty of science
    +972-2-6586582

    Brief Summary of research: 

    Experimental physicist in Quantum Information Processing specializing in trapped ions, superconducting qubits, hybrid-quantum devices and mechanical objects in the quantum regime.

    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

    Experimental research of quantum information processing platforms:

    • Non-classical states of macroscopic mechanical objects (Quantum Mechanical Circuits)
    • Superconducting Quantum Information Processing with microwave
    • Quantum-limited measurement
    • Hybrid quantum systems with charged particles: electrons and superconductors, mechanical systems with trapped ions
    • Quantum sensing using quantum information processing techniques
    • Quantum information theory: tomography, benchmarking and entanglement witnesses, macroscopicity of quantum mechanics
    Uriel Levy

    Prof. Uriel Levy

    Director of the Center, Department of Applied Physics
    +972-2-6584256

      Brief Summary of research

      Research is mainly focused on Silicon Photonics, Polarization Optics, Plasmonics and Opto-Fluidics.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Nano-photonics, metasurfaces, plasmonics, light-vapor interactions on chip.

       

      Lewis

      Prof. Aaron Lewis

      Department of Applied Physics Faculty of Science
      +972-2-6584764

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Nanometric confinement, manipulation and analysis of light, chemicals and light/material interactions.

       

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      • Super-resolution optical microscopy
      • Near-field optics
      • Second harmonic generation of membrane voltage
      • Chemical nanolithography of carbon nanotubes devices
      • Ultrahigh resolution laser medical devices for clinical intervention

       

       Gilad  Marcus

      Prof. Gilad Marcus

      Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science
      +972-2-6586188

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Research is focus on the  development of new attosecond* radiation sources and on pushing attosecond  tools into new areas.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      High harmonic generation.
       

      Dan mar

      Prof. Dan Marom

      The Applied Physics Department

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Our core mission is to innovate at the photonic device and optical subsystem level, to enable next generation optical communications in support of society’s information consumption.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Photonic devices.

       Yossi  Paltiel

      Prof. Yossi Paltiel

      Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science
      02-6585760

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Research is mainly focused on quantum nano-structures.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      Nano sensors, nano memories, molecules separation.
       

      Liron Stern

      Dr. Liron Stern

      Department of Applied Physics Faculty of Science
      Consultant of the Applied Physics track

      Brief Summary of research: 

      The Lab explores the foundation building blocks of chip-scale metrology with a strong focus on Quantum Sensors and Time and Frequency applications and disciplines.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      Interactions among diverse ‘flavors’ of photons and atoms in order to:

      • develop novel types of miniature quantum-sensors
      • understand the unique interactions of light and atoms that occur at micro- and nano- scale dimensions.

       

      Raed Abu-Reziq

      Prof. Raed Abu-Reziq

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Area of Specialization: HR TEM F20, E-SEM, HR-SEM, XHR-SEM, STA
      +972-2-6586097

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Design and construction of nano-catalytic systems; polymeric and inorganic micro-and nanoreactors; sol-gel based methods for micro-and nanoencapsulations.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      • Catalytic nano- and microreactors
      • Magnetically separable nanocatalysts
      • Catalytic periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) nanospheres
      • Particulate ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents and PEGs
      • Smart nanosystems for the slow-release of pheromones
      micha asscher

      Prof. Micha Asscher

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Los Angeles Bulid., room 31
      +972-2-6585742

      Brief Summary of research: 

      • Laser Pattering and lithography
      • Collision induced processes
      • Clusters characterisation and catalysis
      • Photo-catalysis of cage molecules
      • Reactiviry of porous silica

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      Model Heterogeneous catalysis over metallic nanoclusters, Plasmonic photocatalysis, Charged amorphous solid water nano-films as model for interstellar medium conditions.
       

       

       

      David Avnir

      Prof. David Avnir

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
      Alberman Build., room 10
      +972-2-6585332

      Brief Summary of research: 

      • Molecularly doped metals
      • The Measurement of Symmetry and Chirality: Concepts and applications
      • Sol-Gel Materials: Entrapment of Organic and Bioorganic Molecules
      • Fractal Geometry in Chemistry and Physics
      • Chemically Driven Hydrodynamic Instabilities

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Nanoporosity, nanocrystals, nanohybrid materials.

      Uri  Banin

      Prof. Uri Banin

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
      +972-2-6584515

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Chemistry, physics and application of nanocrystals. A special focus is given to semiconductor nanocrystals and to hybrid metal-semiconductor nanoparticles.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      • Science and Technology of Nanocrystals: 
      • Synthesis and characterization of novel nanocrystals systems
      • Optical and electronic properties of nanocrystals
      • Single Particle Microscopy & Spectroscopy
      • Deciphering the nanocrystals surface
      • Photocatalysis
      • 3D and 2d printing with nanocrystals
      • Doped NCs for Printed electronics
      • Bio-medical application with nanocrystals
      Liraz Chai 1

      Dr. Liraz Chai

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Los Angeles Build., room 33
      +972-2-6585305

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Intermolecular interactions that govern extracellular biological processes. The major research topic is bacterial biofilms. 

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Biomineralization, protein aggregation and network formation.

      daniel cohn

      Prof. Daniel Cohn

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Casali Build., room 210
      +972-2-6584520

      Brief Summary of research: 

      • Biodegradable polymers. Design, synthesis and development of new biodegradable polymeric systems.
      • Tissue engineering. Tailoring of polymers for scaffolding and regeneration of functional human tissue, especially arterial reconstruction.
      • Plasma surface treatments. Surface modification of polymers by means of polymerization of functionalization under plasma conditions, for biomedical purposes.
      • Biomedical injectables. Development of novel polymeric systems for in situ generated implants.
      • Biomedical composites. Fiber reinforced polymers for hard and soft tissue implants and prostheses.

       

       

      Lioz Etgar

      Prof. Lioz Etgar

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Los Angeles Build., room 37
      +972-2-6585325

      Brief Summary of research: 

      The research in focuses on the development of radically new nanostructures and molecular materials for the production of innovative solar cells, third generation solar cells.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      • Thin film
      • nanoparticles
         

       

      Moran Frenkel

      Dr. Moran Frenkel-Pinter

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      +972-2-6585313

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Development of accurate, general and predictive models of molecular complexity is essential to understanding the chemical origins of life and the very basics of current biochemistry.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      The Frenkel-Pinter lab studies evolution of chemical systems (i.e. chemical evolution) and generation of novel polymers with new emergent properties such as structure and function. The Frenkel-Pinter lab is merging concepts from origins-of-life and biotechnology to harness the creative potential of chemical evolution towards development of evolving functional biodegradable polymers for biotechnological applications.

       

      Assaf Friedler

      Prof. Assaf Friedler

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
      Philadelphia Build., room 311
      +972-2-6585746

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Our group is interested in the quantitative biophysical analysis of protein-protein interactions in health and disease, and the use of the data as a basis for rational drug design. We are looking at biological systems that are affected in disease, such as cancer-related pathways in the cell, or viral infection. 

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Peptide and protein chemistry, medicinal chemistry, nano-bio.

      nissim garti

      Prof. Nissim Garti

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Casali Build., room 359
      +972-2-6520262

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Novel micellar nanostructures and micellosomes for improved solubilization and delivery of bioactives.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Novel Micellar Cubic Nanostructures and the Corresponding Micellosomes for Improved Solubilization and Delivery of Bioactives -

      • Liquid nano-vehicles based on microemulsions and emulsified microemulsions.
      • Novel nanosized self-assembled liquid vehicles (NSSL technology).
      • Lyotropic liquid crystals as solubilization for non-soluble bioactives.
      • Transdermal and transmembrane competitive transport via nano-carriers.
      • Nutraceuticals and food supplements- structure, mechanisms and bioavailability.
      • Regioselectivity and interfacial enzymatic reactions.
      • Development of new and advanced analytical tools for studying structural aspects of nanosized systems such as SAXS, SD-NMR, Cryo-TEM, Dielectric Spectroscopy, DSC, rheology, EPR, NMR-chromatography.

       

      Ori Gidron

      Prof. Ori Gidron

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Consultant of the Chemistry track
      Los Angeles Build., room 29
      +972-2-6585324

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Research focuses on the design, synthesis and characterization of advanced functional materials. In particular, we target conjugated molecules and polymers, with interesting electronic and optical properties.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      Graphene Nanoribbons, Organic Electronics


       

      elad gross

      Prof. Elad Gross

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
      Los Angeles Build., room 40
      +972-2-6584926

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Our group aims at elucidating the mechanisms that governs catalytic processes in order to prepare highly controllable catalysts suited for energy-needs of the 21st century society. In order to uncover the full potential of heterogeneous catalysis for energy applications, our research focuses on surface analysis of catalytic systems via high resolution nano spectroscopy.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Catalysis, Energy, Materials.

       

      Ido Hadar

      Dr. Ido Hadar

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Aronberg Bld., Room 65
      +972-2-6586720

      Brief Summary of research:

      Our research is focused on studying the properties of novel soft-lattice semiconductor compounds (soft-semiconductors). Soft-semiconductors, such as lead-halide perovskite, combine desirable optical and electrical properties with simple, low-cost, and versatile synthesis

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      • Interactions of low-dimensionality (2D, 1D, and 0D), soft-semiconductors with light and X-ray radiation
      • Development of mixed-dimensionality composite semiconductors for light emission applications
      • Study of scintillator detectors based on low-dimensionality compounds and nanocrystals
      Daniel Harries

      Prof. Daniel Harries

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
      +972-2-6585484

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Our main interest is in the way biologically diverse environments create conditions for macromolecules to associate and dissociate and form complexes that carry specific functions in cells.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Self assembly in complex solvating environments.
       

      Mattan Hurevich

      Dr. Mattan Hurevich

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      +972-2-6586201

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Our research involves the developments of practical tools to synthesize complex sugars. We are developing automated machines that will enable the synthesis of complex sugars and will facilitate their accessibility.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Biosensors, surfaces.

      Ovadia Lev

      Prof. Ovadia Lev

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
      Casali Build., room 132
      +972-26584191

      Brief Summary of research

      Analytical chemistry and advanced materials

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

      Nanomaterials

      Shlomo Magdassi 3

      Prof. Shlomo Magdassi

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      02-6584967

      Brief Summary of research: 

      The research focuses on materials science and nanotechnology. The main research fields of the group are formation and stabilization of inorganic and organic nanomaterials, formulation of these materials in various inks and delivery systems, and their application in a variety of fields such as 3D and functional printing, solar energy and bio-medical systems. Current research projects include: conductive inks for printed electronics, transparent conductive electrodes, materials for 3D printing, inkjet inks formulations, coatings and inks for solar energy applications, nanoparticles for bio-imaging, drug delivery and cosmetic formulations.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Nanomaterials, printing, drug delivery.

      Daniel Mandler

      Prof. Daniel Mandler

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
      Los Angeles Build., room 328
      +972-2-6585831

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Mandler's group deals with a wide range of scientific activities spanning from basic to applied research. The common base of these activities is either electrochemistry, surface science or coatings.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Self assembly in complex solvating environments.
       

      gad marom

      Prof. Gad Marom

      Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
      Casali Build., room 357
      +972-2-6586068

      Brief Summary of research: 

      Composite materials, polymers and nanocomposites: Multi dimension structural morphology - property correlations.

      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

      Nanocomposite materials.
       

         

        Norman Metanis

        Prof. Norman Metanis

        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
        +972-2-6586562

        Brief Summary of research: 

        My interdisciplinary research interests range from total chemical synthesis of proteins,development of chemoselective reactions in protein chemistry, development of therapeutic
        proteins, and understanding the function of little-studied human selenoproteins. Innovations in selenium chemistry, many of which are pioneered in my group, facilitate these projects.1 Some advances include preparing seleno-organic catalysts for oxidative protein folding,2 studying the effect of cysteine (Cys) to selenocysteine (Sec) substitution on both protein structure3 and folding pathways,3-4 uncovering new chemoselective reactions based on Sec reactivity,5-6 developing new tools for total chemical protein synthesis,7 and synthesizing and characterizing human selenoproteins (Figure 1).8 These and other ongoing research projects deal with basic scientific questions with far-reaching applications in chemical biology and medicinal chemistry.

        Danny Porath

        Prof. Danny Porath

        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
        Los Angeles Build, room 26A
        +972-2-6586948

        Brief Summary of research: 

        Development of molecular nanoelectronics based on DNA. Addressing by physical approaches, central biological and medical challenges for humanity, such as DNA sequencing, early, sensitive and rapid detection of cancer and other targets like the corona virus.

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

        • Investigation of the morphology, electrical properties and energy spectra of DNA, G4-DNA, and metalized DNA by atomic force microscopy and related methods, by scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy (STM/STS) and by direct electrical transport measurements.
        • Development and investigation of new DNA-based nanowires and nanodevices using the above methods and above candidates in collaboration with other groups.
        • Development of solid-state and biological nanopores and investigation of DNA translocation through them towards DNA sequencing and other, also bio-oriented, applications.
        • Development of biomarkers detection sensors and methods, based on nanotechnology tools.
        Uri Raviv

        Prof. Uri Raviv

        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
        Los Angeles Build., room 36
        +972-2-6585030

        Brief Summary of research: 

        Our research group focuses and experts at studying macromolecular assemblies in realistic solution conditions. The structures were are investigating are often too dynamic, too soft, or too large in molecular weight to be crystalized and in some cases too thick or dense for electron microscopy. The molecular subunits of the large assemblies are often too small for optical microscopy. Hence, in many cases, the challenges of structural biophysics were inaccessible. Our lab is developing pioneering solution X-ray scattering-based technology to address and resolve these challenges.

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        X-ray scattering (SAXS and WAXS), self-assembly of virus nanoparticles, protein nanotubes (microtubule, flagellar). 
         

         

        Meital Reches

        Prof. Meital Reches

        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
        Philadelphia Building, room 312
        +972-2-6584551

        Brief Summary of research: 

        Formation of amyloid fibrils and the self-assembly of peptides into ordered nanometric structures. 

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

        Single-molecule force spectroscopy, peptide-based materials, self-assembly, antifouling materials

        renata reisfeld

        Prof. Renata Reisfeld

        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
        Alberman Build., room 65
        +972-2-6585319

        Brief Summary of research: 

        Novel Materials for Solar Energy, Lasers and Sensors Applying Nanotechnology - Professor Reisfeld research group interest is concentrated on theoretical and practical development of luminescent solar concentrators which will allow decrease of price of photovoltaic electricity. The work is based on long time research in spectroscopy of lanthanides and organic dyes in glasses; basic studies of energy transfer between ions and molecules in amorphous media. 

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        • Theoretical and practical study of sophisticated glasses including luminescent solar concentrators
        • Spectroscopy and energy transfer of rare earths and transition metal elements
        • Nanotechnology of quantum dots and noble metal plasmon in glasses
        • Porous glasses doped by luminescent species, noble metal nanoparticles its.
        Yoael Sasson

        Prof. Yoel Sasson

        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
        Casali Build., room 252
        +972-2-5667065

        Brief Summary of research: 

        Phase transfer catalysis, theory and applications. Catalytic process development. Liquid phase autoxidations. Formate salts as hydrogen and energy carriers. Gas and liquid phase halogenations. Selective bromination processes.

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        • Novel Bismuth based visible light photocatalysts
        • C3N4 catalysts
           

         

        Daniel Sharon

        Dr. Daniel Sharon

        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

        Brief Summary of research: 

        Solid-State Ionics, Polymer Science, Electrochemistry, Thin films, Nanofabrication, and Energy storage

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        Our group investigate ionic transport behavior within multiphase organic (polymers), inorganic (ceramics) and hybrid solid-state nanostructured electrolytes, as well as applying them in electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems. We use advance thin film self-assembly and nanofabrication methods to design structured electrolytes with deterministically defined ionic pathways and interfaces, that can be later visualize and quantify at the nanoscale level.

        Roy Shenhar

        Prof. Roy Shenhar

        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
        Philadelphia Build., room 206
        +972-2-6586 311

        Brief Summary of research: 

        We love structure and order. Nature does too sometimes (when enthalpy prevails), but sometimes not (when entropy wins).
        We study the principles of self-assembly in order to learn how to control it and obtain structured materials.

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        Nanoparticles, block copolymers, self-assembly.
         

         

        gil shoham

        Prof. Gil Shoham

        Institute of Chemistry,The Laboratory for Structural Chemistry and Biology, Faculty of Science
        +972-2-6585611

        Brief Summary of research

        The relationship between the 3D structure of proteins and their biological function and biochemical activity.

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        • Protein oligomers that form nano-structures of 5-20 nanometers
        • Enzymes that form nano-fibers of proteins and/or sugar polymers
           

         

        Daniel Strasser

        Prof. Daniel Strasser

        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
        Los Angeles Build., room 38
        +972-2-6585909

        Brief Summary of research: 

        We use intense femtosecond laser pulses to excite and probe ultrafast molecular dynamics. By combining ultrafast laser techniques with advanced fast beam imaging techniques we develop time resolved photo-fragment imaging that allows detection of molecular dissociation events on the relevant ultrafast time scales.

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        Size Resolved Atomic and Molecular Cluster Ions.
         

        Itamar Willner

        Prof. Itamar Willner

        Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
        +972-2-6585 272

        Brief Summary of research: 

        Functional Nanostructures for Nanobiotechnology and Materials Science.

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        • DNA nanotechnology
        • Nanoenzymes
        • Plasmonic nanoparticles
        • Semiconductor quantum dots
        • Stimuli-responsive materials
        • Nanocarriers for drug release
        • Artificial cells
        Yonathan Anahory

        Dr. Yonathan Anahory

        The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
        Danciger B Build., room 223
        +972-2-6585849

        Brief Summary of research: 

        Our group focuses on nanoscale thermal and magnetic imaging using scanning SQUID-on-tip microscopy. We are interested in molecular magnetism and superconductivity.

        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

        Scanning SQUID microscopy at the nanoscale.


         

           

          Yinon Ashkenazy

          Prof. Yinon Ashkenazy

          The Racah Institute of Physics' Faculty Of Science
          Popick Build., room 130
          +972-2-6585178

          Brief Summary of research: 

          Physical mechanism controlling material behavior, specifically in driven system. I work on phase transitions, response to external load (stress and irradiaiton) and other strong drive conditions. My work includes theoretical and computaitonal modeling of response to external load as well as kinetics and thermodynamics modeling.

          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

          Nano-plasticity, mechanisms controlling response of metallic nano-structures to external drive.
           

             

             

            michael assaf

            Prof. Michael Assaf

            The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
            Popick Build., room 116
            +972-2-6584593

            Brief Summary of research: 

            • Stochastic gene regulation under environmental noise
            • Population dynamics on static and time-varying complex networks

            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

            Gene regulatory networks, Mathematical models of microbial evolution.

             

               

               
                yaron

                Dr. Yaron Bromberg

                The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                Consultant of the Physics track and head of the committee
                Danciger B Build., room 123
                +972-2-6584614

                Brief Summary of research: 

                We study experimentally how light interacts with complex photonic systems, such as scattering media, disordered multimode fibers, aperiodic photonic crystals and more. Such systems are composed of a large number of spatial, spectral, and polarization degrees of freedom, which are strongly coupled due to disorder. Our curiosity driven research focuses on understanding the fascinating physical phenomena that emerge in these systems, which exhibit both the quantum (particle-like) and classical (wave-like) nature of light.

                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                Nanophotonics.
                 

                 

                hagai eisenberg

                Prof. Hagai Eisenberg

                The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty of Sciene
                Marks Build., room 104
                +972-2-6585228

                Brief Summary of research: 

                Quantum optics with multi-photon states and the precision of optical measurements.

                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                • Quantum limited resolution of measurements
                • A single photon on-demand source using a surface wave plasmonic collimator

                 

                Yuri Feldman

                Prof. Yuri Feldman

                Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science
                Bergman Build., room 215
                +972-2-6586187

                Brief Summary of research: 

                The research interests of my laboratory are centred on the area of soft condensed matter physics for investigation of the structure, dynamics, and macroscopic behaviour of complex systems. (CS). CS is a very broad and general class of materials, which include associated liquids, polymers, biomolecules, colloids, porous materials and liquid crystals.

                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                Water in Nano confinement.
                 

                israel felner

                Prof. Israel Felner

                The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                Kaplun Build., room 22
                +972-2-6585752

                Brief Summary of research: 

                Superconductivity and magnetism of amorphous carbon; Fe-As superconductors.

                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                Search for superconductivity in the YFe2Si2 doped systems

                Nadav Katz

                Prof. Nadav Katz

                The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                +972-2-6584133

                Brief Summary of research: 

                The purpose of the Quantum Coherence Lab (QCL) at HUJI is to explore the phenomena of macroscopic quantum coherence and decoherence. We study superconducting Josephson circuits, in which macroscopic physical quantities such as magnetic flux behave quantum mechanically. We also study implementations of macroscopic quantum coherence in slow and stored light in atomic ensembles, manipulating and storing non-trivial patterns of light and subsequently retrieving them.

                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                Superconducting qubits.
                 

                Oded Millo

                Prof. Oded Millo

                The RakahInstitute of Physics, Faculty of science
                Levin Build., room 102
                +972-2-6585670

                Brief Summary of research: 

                My group focuses on local probe measurements of the electronic properties of nanoparticles and systems that exhibit inhomogeneous electrical properties on the nano-scale level.  In particular, we employ cryogenic Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy (STM and STS) and Conductance Atomic Force Microscopy (C-AFM), along with other AFM techniques.

                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                • Superconducting Spintronics: triplet and p-wave superconductivity with ferromagnets, graphene and chiral-molecules
                • Electrical properties of individual colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals
                • Solar-cell thin-films: Perovskites and CIGSe
                  Nathalie Balaban

                  Prof. Nathalie Questembert-Balaban

                  The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty of science
                  Danciger B Buld., ground floor
                  +972-2- 6585400

                  Brief Summary of research: 

                  The goal of Biological Physics is to reach an understanding of biological processes that is based on a mathematical description that is quantitative and predictive. In Einstein’s words, we would like to describe biological systems with equations that are “as simple as possible, but not simpler”.

                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                  Microfluidics, single cell fluorescence microscopy.
                   

                   

                     

                    Ronen Rapaport

                    Prof. Ronen Rapaport

                    The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                    Danciger B Build., room 122
                    +972-2-6586270

                    Brief Summary of research: 

                    Our general research interest is of physics on the nanoscale. We are actively exploring the physics of semiconductor nanostructure, and in particular are studying collective quantum phenomena in low dimensional nano-structures as well as light matter interaction in nano-photonic and nano-plasmonic hybrid devices. Our interests range from the fundamental understanding of new physical systems and effects, to new concepts of photonic devices for possible future real-life applications.

                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                    Light-matter interactions in nanostructures, electronic excitations in nanostructures, quantum dots, single photon sources, Excitons, Exciton-polaritons, Quantum fluids of excitatations in semiconductor nanostructures.


                     

                       

                      Alex Retzker

                      Prof. Alex Retzker

                      The Rakah Institute of Physics, Faculty of Science
                      Danciger B Build., room 203
                      +972-2- 6586329

                      Brief Summary of research: 

                      • Quantum technologies, Quantum sensing, Quantum optics
                      • Quantum infromation, Quantum Simulations, Trapped Ions
                      • NV ceneters in diamond, Nanomechanics and optomechanics
                      • Bose Einstein condensates
                      Guy Ron

                      Prof. Guy Ron

                      Associate Professor, The Racah Institute of Physics
                      Kaplun Build, room 18
                      02-6585200

                      Brief Summary of research:  

                      Study of two of the fundamental forces of nature, the ElectroWeak force, and the Strong Nuclear Force by conducting experiments on systems which are affected by these forces.

                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                      Positron annihilation spectroscopy.

                       

                      Amie Saar

                      Prof. Amir Saar

                      The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                      +972-2-6585701

                      Brief Summary of research: 

                      Research is aimed at developing semiconductor-based nanostructures, investigating their fundamental properties and developing a variety of electronic, optoelectronic and photonic devices that are based on these nanostructures. 

                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                      Semiconductor nanostructures.

                       

                       

                      Eran Sharon

                      Prof. Eran Sharon

                      The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                      Levin Build., room 21
                      +972-2-6585674

                      Brief Summary of research: 

                      Experimental study of pattern formation in complex systems, equilibrium configurations of thin sheets with nontrivial intrinsic geometry.

                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                      Self assembly.

                       

                       

                         

                        eilon sherman

                        Prof. Eilon Sherman

                        The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                        Danciger B Build., room 102
                        +972-2-6586878

                        Brief Summary of research: 

                        We develop and apply combinations of single molecule localization microscopy (SMLM), including photoactivated localization microscopy (PALM) and direct stochastic optical reconstruction (dSTORM) in multiple colors. 

                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                        Super-resolution microscopy, single molecule spectroscopy, biophysics at the nanoscale.
                         

                         

                        Itay Shimroni

                        Dr. Itay Shomroni

                        The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                        +972-2-6586329

                        Brief Summary of research: 

                        We aim to explore quantum science in the novel regime of macroscopic objects, using laser light to measure and control the motion of nanostructures. We expand on the microscopic  realm of atoms and molecules to investigate the foundations of quantum mechanics and to develop new technologies. 

                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                        • Nano- and micromechanical oscillator
                        • Photonic and phononic crystals
                           
                        Hadar  Steinberg

                        Prof. Hadar Steinberg

                        The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                        02-6584339

                        Brief Summary of research: 

                        Electronic transport and tunneling in van-der-Waals devices. 

                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                        Two-dimensional materials, graphene, superconductivity.

                        adi vaknin 2

                        Dr. Ady Vaknin

                        The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                        Danciger B Build., room 121
                        +972-2-6584266

                        Brief Summary of research: 

                        Recent and on-going development of fluorescence microscopy techniques made it possible to detect directly and quantitatively the action of various components within living cells.  Interactions between molecules, physical deformation of molecules, production rate, and other molecular functions can be measured in real time, reviling new aspects of live-cells functioning.  

                         

                        Haitham Amal

                        Dr. Haitham Amal

                        School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research
                        +972-2-6758683

                        Brief Summary of research: 

                        In the field of omics technology, my group use nano-LC system combined with mass spec to identify posttranslational modifications (PTMs) such as S-nitrosylation and phosphorylation in order to provide critical information on the cellular state and cell signaling. The ultimate goal is to develop nano-based drug delivery systems to treat autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurological disorders. The Amal combines biochemical, omics, bioinformatics, pharmacological, and behavioral tools to reach their ultimate goals
                        Throughout my Ph.D. studies, we developed novel technology-based nano-sensors for building algorithms for disease diagnosis via exhaled breath. We designed analyzer devices from fabricated nanomaterial-based sensor arrays that were evaluated in 14 hospitals worldwide and developed analytical chemistry techniques for the detection of biomarkers for 17 different diseases

                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                        Throughout my scientific career and together with other scientists, we developed novel technology-based nano-sensors for building algorithms for disease diagnosis via exhaled breath. We designed analyzer devices from fabricated nanomaterial-based sensor arrays that were evaluated in 14 hospitals worldwide and developed analytical chemistry techniques for the detection of biomarkers for 17 different diseases. I published 12 papers in this field

                        In the field of proteomics, my group use nano-LC system combined with mass spec to identify posttranslational modifications (PTMs) such as S-nitrosylation and phosphorylation in order to provide critical information on the cellular state and cell signaling. Our approach will lead to the discovery of drug targets. The ultimate goal is to develop nano-based drug delivery to treat autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurological disorders. I published 8 papers in this field

                        Chezy Barenholz

                        Prof. Chezy Barenholz

                        Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Faculty of Medicine
                        +972-2-6758507

                        Brief Summary of research: 

                        Development of Liposomes based nano-drugs and lipid biophysics.

                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                        Development of liposomes based nano-drugs for the treatment of cancer, diseases that involves inflammation and auto-immune diseases, bacterial infection, osteoarthritis and toxicology of nano-particles (mainly liposomes).

                         

                         

                        Ayal Ben Zvi 2

                        Dr. Ayal Ben-Zvi

                        Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, The Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada, Faculty of Medicine

                        Brief Summary of research: 

                        Neuro-Vascular research focused on the molecular and cellular aberrations of the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) in central nervous system (CNS) pathologies. We also study the differentiation processes of BBB endothelial cells during embryonic development.

                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                         

                        BBB research.
                         

                         

                        Raphael Isaac Benhamou

                        Dr. Raphael Isaac Benhamou

                        School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research
                        +972-2-6758620

                        Brief Summary of research: 

                        Our research laboratory is focused on the emerging role of RNA as a target at the interface between chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, and molecular/cellular biology. We are using organic chemistry as a tool to answer fundamental questions in RNA-biology. The goal of our research is to synthesize and evaluate small molecules that bind to and alter function of specific RNA motifs in disease cellular models. These small molecules are used as probes to study and interrogate RNA complexes or as drugs to alleviate disease-associated characteristics. Importantly, our research is applicable to most of the pathologies from genetic diseases such as cancer to infectious diseases such as viral and bacterial infections.

                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                        Our lab research resides in the broad field of chemical biology. This field includes various areas of research such as organic/combinatorial chemistry, medicinal chemistry, structural biology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology… Notably, most of the research is done within the walls of our lab where biological and chemical infrastructures coexist. Our chemical biology lab is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that contributes to the development of novel chemical approaches to drug disease-related RNA complexes.

                         

                        Simon Benita

                        Prof. Simon Benita

                        School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                        +972-2-6758668

                        Brief Summary of research: 

                        Polymeric Nanocarriers for Drug Targeting and Improved Drug Delivery.

                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                        • Enhanced percutaneous permeation of poorly permeating drugs by means of lipid and polymeric nanocarriers
                        • Targeted delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to specific cancerous cells using nanoparticles conjugated to monoclonal antibodies for decreased toxicity, enhanced drug-cell penetration and performance.
                        • Various formulations of natural and synthetic cannabinoids  are being investigated in original self-nanoemulsifying formulations , nanoparticles , nanocapsules ,  some of them embedded in Microparticles for improved oral bioavailability of these poorly absorbed compounds.
                        • Oxaliplatin palmitate acetate, a novel Pt(IV) chemical entity,  derived from Oxaliplatin  is more lipophilic than OXA  and exhibits a quick clearance rate  from the blood circulation.  Its  systemic prolonged exposure  needs to be  investigated using   nano-delivery systems  to reach better efficacy and safety profile . 
                        • Design of Nanoemulsions and Nanoparticles for improved  ocular drug delivery.
                           

                         

                         

                        Ofra  Benny

                        Prof. Ofra Benny

                        School of Pharmacy - Institute of Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine
                        Consultant of the Drug Research track
                        +972-2-6757268

                        Brief Summary of research: 

                        Developing novel therapies and drug-delivery systems based on nanotechnology and functional biomaterials.

                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                        Nanoparticles; nanomaterials; 3D printing; responsive drug delivery; microfluidics; organ on chip; biodegradable polymer

                        galia blum

                        Prof. Galia Blum

                        School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine
                        +972-2-6758682

                        Brief Summary of research: 

                        Research in the Blum lab is diverse and multidisciplinary, where we use a combination of organic chemistry and biochemical methodologies. One area of our research focuses on proteases which are enzymes that cleave proteins. 

                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                        Nano imaging materials.
                         

                           

                          Avi Domb

                          Prof. Avi Domb

                          School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research
                          +972-2-6757504

                          Brief Summary of research:

                          Polymers play a vital role in the world of medicine. In our lab, we focus on the development of new polymers and formulations thereof to be used in enhanced and novel therapies. Our current focus is on the development of injectable biopolymers extended delivery of anticancer and antibiotic drugs, anti-depressants, cannabinoid formulations and stability, gene delivery, tissue engineering scaffolds, antimicrobial polymers and small molecules, agriculture and cosmetic  applications of controlled release, oral delivery of insoluble drugs, novel antimicrobials, oral delivery of proteins, forensic science and much more.

                          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                          • Improved bioavailability of drugs using lipid nanoparticles
                          • Surface crystallization of drugs
                          • Antimicrobial nanoparticles
                          • Gene delivery using cationic polysaccharide nano-complexes
                             

                           

                          sra eyal

                          Prof. Sara Eyal

                          School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                          +972-2-6758667

                          Brief Summary of research: 

                          Our research is aimed at better understanding of the factors that affect drug distribution across the blood-brain barrier (BBB), introducing novel markers for studying molecular changes at the BBB itself and developing delivery systems which would be able to overcome the anatomical and functional barriers to the CNS. In particular, we focus on identification and targeting epileptogenic brain tissue. 

                          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                          Improving treatment of epilepsy using nanotechnologies.

                           

                          Dan Gazit

                          Prof. Dan Gazit

                          Faculty of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine

                          Brief Summary of research: 

                          Our mission is to investigate the use of stem cell and gene therapies for skeletal tissue regeneration and to translate these technologies to clinical practice.

                          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                          Gene therapy.
                           

                          gershon golomb

                          Prof. Gershon Golomb

                          School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine
                          +972-2-6758658

                          Brief Summary of research: 

                          Targeting of nanoparticles containing cannabinoids/endocannabinoids to specific organs/tissues, and studying their effect on monocytes/macrophages.

                          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                          Nanoparticles of Drugs/siRNA/Imaging agents.

                           

                             

                             
                              Amnon Hoffman

                              Prof. Amnon Hoffman

                              Institute of Drug Research, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine
                              +972-2-6757014

                              Brief Summary of research: 

                              The main theme of our lab is to optimize drug therapy according to pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics principles. This is based on both clinical and preclinical investigations, with special interests in the biological aspects of drug delivery systems.

                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                              Mechanobiology of oocytes and embryos.
                               

                              Philip lazarovici

                              Prof. Philip Lazarovici

                              School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                              +97-2-26758729

                              Brief Summary of research: 

                              We are investigating neuronal and non-neuronal pharmacological activities of nerve growth factor (NGF), focusing on the role of its receptors trkA, p75NTR and α9β1-integrin and their signaling in neuroprotection, angiogenesis and neural tumor development. We are isolating and characterizing from Israeli scorpions and snake venoms unique toxins which may serve as lead compounds towards novel drug development. We are collaborating with medicinal chemists from our institute in preclinical research aimed to develop novel polymers for regenerative medicine as well as new drugs for neurological disorders. Intensive efforts are dedicated towards cell therapy of neurological disorders using human umbilical cord stem cells.

                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                              Nanofibers wound healing neural engineering stem cells nanocarriers.
                               

                                 

                                Katy Margulis

                                Dr. Katy Margulis

                                School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research

                                Brief Summary of research

                                  Focus on the design of innovative drug-delivery systems and employing advanced mass spectrometry imaging technologies to address fundamental questions in medicine. 

                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                  Developing methods for modifying basic physicochemical properties of drugs in order to assign desired characteristics to the final dosage form.

                                  Abraham Rubinstein

                                  Prof. Abraham Rubinstein

                                  School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research, The Faculty of Medicine
                                  +972-2-6758603

                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                  Research interests are focused on site-specific therapy and real-time diagnostics of inflammation and malignant processes in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. 

                                   


                                   

                                  Taweffeq shekh-ahmad

                                  Dr. Taw​feeq Shekh-Ahmad

                                  School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                                  +972-2-6757227

                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                  we investigate the processes and sources that contribute to the generation of free radicals and reactive oxygen species that lead to oxidative stress, and its relation with pathophysiological functions in CNS disorders, mainly in epileptogenesis (the process by which brain injury leads to chronic epilepsy) and established epilepsy. We aim to develop antioxidant therapies centered around the multiple neuroprotective effects of the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), described as the "master regulator" of the anti-oxidant response. In addition, we study novel gene therapy approaches that will be implemented in different rodent models, target genes and genetic approaches, to develop antioxidant gene therapy for targeting oxidative stress in CNS diseases.

                                   

                                  Yossi Tam

                                  Prof. Yossi Tam

                                  School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                                  +972-2-675-7645

                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                  Our lab is focused on uncovering the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in the pathogenesis of obesity and its metabolic complications, with therapeutic prospects for the development of an effective drug therapy.  

                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                  • Nanoparticles for peripheral administration of CB1 receptor blockers
                                  • Tissue (Cell and Organelle) targeted of cannabinoid drugs for the treatment of fatty liver and chronic kidney diseases
                                  Gali Nevo

                                  Dr. Gali Umschweif-Nevo

                                  School of Pharmacy Faculty of Medicine
                                  +972-2-6757025

                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                  Our group is interested in the structural and synaptic changes induced by depression and antidepressants. We focus on Neurensin-2, a recently identified depression-mediating protein that is also regulated by antidepressants. 

                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:
                                  The expression of Neurensin-2 remarkedly regulates the neuronal function and emotional behavior, possibly by synapse morphology alterations.
                                  By applying electron microscopy imaging approaches, we aim to elucidate dynamic changes in the neuronal nanostructure after stress, treatment with antidepressants, and altered Neurensin-2 expression.

                                  Eylon Yavin

                                  Prof. Eylon Yavin

                                  School of Pharmacy, The Faculty of Medicine

                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                  Our laboratory focuses on the design and synthesis of PNAs as diagnostic and therapeutic molecules.

                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                  Drug delivery.

                                    Raed Abu-Reziq

                                    Prof. Raed Abu-Reziq

                                    Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
                                    Area of Specialization: HR TEM F20, E-SEM, HR-SEM, XHR-SEM, STA
                                    +972-2-6586097

                                    Brief Summary of research: 

                                    Design and construction of nano-catalytic systems; polymeric and inorganic micro-and nanoreactors; sol-gel based methods for micro-and nanoencapsulations.

                                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                    • Catalytic nano- and microreactors
                                    • Magnetically separable nanocatalysts
                                    • Catalytic periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) nanospheres
                                    • Particulate ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents and PEGs
                                    • Smart nanosystems for the slow-release of pheromones
                                    Aharon Agranat

                                    Prof. Aharon Agranat

                                    Director of the Brojde Center for Innovative Engineering and Computer Science The N. Jaller Professor of Applied Science
                                    +972-2-6584710

                                    Brief Summary of research: 

                                    Ronny Agranat's research is aimed towards the creation of generic methods, devices, and materials to be used in novel computing, communication, and sensing schemes and architectures.

                                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                    Haitham Amal

                                    Dr. Haitham Amal

                                    School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research
                                    +972-2-6758683

                                    Brief Summary of research: 

                                    In the field of omics technology, my group use nano-LC system combined with mass spec to identify posttranslational modifications (PTMs) such as S-nitrosylation and phosphorylation in order to provide critical information on the cellular state and cell signaling. The ultimate goal is to develop nano-based drug delivery systems to treat autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurological disorders. The Amal combines biochemical, omics, bioinformatics, pharmacological, and behavioral tools to reach their ultimate goals
                                    Throughout my Ph.D. studies, we developed novel technology-based nano-sensors for building algorithms for disease diagnosis via exhaled breath. We designed analyzer devices from fabricated nanomaterial-based sensor arrays that were evaluated in 14 hospitals worldwide and developed analytical chemistry techniques for the detection of biomarkers for 17 different diseases

                                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                    Throughout my scientific career and together with other scientists, we developed novel technology-based nano-sensors for building algorithms for disease diagnosis via exhaled breath. We designed analyzer devices from fabricated nanomaterial-based sensor arrays that were evaluated in 14 hospitals worldwide and developed analytical chemistry techniques for the detection of biomarkers for 17 different diseases. I published 12 papers in this field

                                    In the field of proteomics, my group use nano-LC system combined with mass spec to identify posttranslational modifications (PTMs) such as S-nitrosylation and phosphorylation in order to provide critical information on the cellular state and cell signaling. Our approach will lead to the discovery of drug targets. The ultimate goal is to develop nano-based drug delivery to treat autism spectrum disorder, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurological disorders. I published 8 papers in this field

                                    Yonathan Anahory

                                    Dr. Yonathan Anahory

                                    The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                    Danciger B Build., room 223
                                    +972-2-6585849

                                    Brief Summary of research: 

                                    Our group focuses on nanoscale thermal and magnetic imaging using scanning SQUID-on-tip microscopy. We are interested in molecular magnetism and superconductivity.

                                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                    Scanning SQUID microscopy at the nanoscale.


                                     

                                       

                                      Yinon Ashkenazy

                                      Prof. Yinon Ashkenazy

                                      The Racah Institute of Physics' Faculty Of Science
                                      Popick Build., room 130
                                      +972-2-6585178

                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                      Physical mechanism controlling material behavior, specifically in driven system. I work on phase transitions, response to external load (stress and irradiaiton) and other strong drive conditions. My work includes theoretical and computaitonal modeling of response to external load as well as kinetics and thermodynamics modeling.

                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                      Nano-plasticity, mechanisms controlling response of metallic nano-structures to external drive.
                                       

                                         

                                         

                                        michael assaf

                                        Prof. Michael Assaf

                                        The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                        Popick Build., room 116
                                        +972-2-6584593

                                        Brief Summary of research: 

                                        • Stochastic gene regulation under environmental noise
                                        • Population dynamics on static and time-varying complex networks

                                        Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                        Gene regulatory networks, Mathematical models of microbial evolution.

                                         

                                           

                                           
                                            micha asscher

                                            Prof. Micha Asscher

                                            Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
                                            Los Angeles Bulid., room 31
                                            +972-2-6585742

                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                            • Laser Pattering and lithography
                                            • Collision induced processes
                                            • Clusters characterisation and catalysis
                                            • Photo-catalysis of cage molecules
                                            • Reactiviry of porous silica

                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                            Model Heterogeneous catalysis over metallic nanoclusters, Plasmonic photocatalysis, Charged amorphous solid water nano-films as model for interstellar medium conditions.
                                             

                                             

                                             

                                            David Avnir

                                            Prof. David Avnir

                                            Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
                                            Alberman Build., room 10
                                            +972-2-6585332

                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                            • Molecularly doped metals
                                            • The Measurement of Symmetry and Chirality: Concepts and applications
                                            • Sol-Gel Materials: Entrapment of Organic and Bioorganic Molecules
                                            • Fractal Geometry in Chemistry and Physics
                                            • Chemically Driven Hydrodynamic Instabilities

                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                            Nanoporosity, nanocrystals, nanohybrid materials.

                                            Uri  Banin

                                            Prof. Uri Banin

                                            Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of science
                                            +972-2-6584515

                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                            Chemistry, physics and application of nanocrystals. A special focus is given to semiconductor nanocrystals and to hybrid metal-semiconductor nanoparticles.

                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                            • Science and Technology of Nanocrystals: 
                                            • Synthesis and characterization of novel nanocrystals systems
                                            • Optical and electronic properties of nanocrystals
                                            • Single Particle Microscopy & Spectroscopy
                                            • Deciphering the nanocrystals surface
                                            • Photocatalysis
                                            • 3D and 2d printing with nanocrystals
                                            • Doped NCs for Printed electronics
                                            • Bio-medical application with nanocrystals
                                            Nir BAr- Gill

                                            Prof. Nir Bar-Gill

                                            Department of Applied Physics, The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty of science
                                            Bergman Build., room 214
                                            +972-2-6584441

                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                            Our research focuses on addressing and manipulating isolated quantum systems, with the following goals:

                                            • Studying fundamental quantum physics and quantum information science
                                            • Using them as building blocks for quantum computing and quantum simulation of many-body systems
                                            • Devising novel, sensitive nanoscale sensors

                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                            Nano-sensors (nano-MRI, magnetic sensing), nano-quantum devices (quantum information processing, superconducting structures).
                                             

                                               

                                              Chezy Barenholz

                                              Prof. Chezy Barenholz

                                              Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Faculty of Medicine
                                              +972-2-6758507

                                              Brief Summary of research: 

                                              Development of Liposomes based nano-drugs and lipid biophysics.

                                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                              Development of liposomes based nano-drugs for the treatment of cancer, diseases that involves inflammation and auto-immune diseases, bacterial infection, osteoarthritis and toxicology of nano-particles (mainly liposomes).

                                               

                                               

                                              Tsevi Beatus

                                              Dr. Tsevi Beatus

                                              The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science and the Benin School for Computer Science and Engineering
                                              Silberman Build., room 236
                                              +972-2-5494537

                                              Brief Summary of research: 

                                              Flying insects can perform a wide range or aerial maneuvers better than any man-made flying device. Some insects can land upside down, change direction in a split of a second and engage prey or mates in mid-air. To achieve such impressive capabilities, insects have evolved unique flight mechanisms, including a control system that exhibits the fastest reflexes in the animal kingdom. Our goal is to understand these flight control mechanisms experimentally and eventually implement them in robotic systems. This challenge involves cutting-edge topics in control theory, fluid dynamics, physiology, neuroscience and robotics.

                                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                              3d printing.
                                               

                                               

                                              Shimshon Belkin

                                              Prof. Shimshon Belkin

                                              The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                              Silberman Build., room 482
                                              +972-2-6585559

                                              Brief Summary of research:

                                              Microbial ecology of extreme environments, with a focus on the microbial populations of salt-excreting plants; Microbial water quality; Genetically engineered microbial sensors for environmental monitoring, with an emphasis on toxicity and genotoxicity assessment and on the detection of specific classes of compounds, including trace pharmaceuticals and explosives.

                                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                              Whole-cell biosensors.

                                               

                                                Ayal Ben Zvi 2

                                                Dr. Ayal Ben-Zvi

                                                Department of Developmental Biology and Cancer Research, The Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada, Faculty of Medicine

                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                Neuro-Vascular research focused on the molecular and cellular aberrations of the Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) in central nervous system (CNS) pathologies. We also study the differentiation processes of BBB endothelial cells during embryonic development.

                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                 

                                                BBB research.
                                                 

                                                 

                                                Raphael Isaac Benhamou

                                                Dr. Raphael Isaac Benhamou

                                                School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research
                                                +972-2-6758620

                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                Our research laboratory is focused on the emerging role of RNA as a target at the interface between chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, and molecular/cellular biology. We are using organic chemistry as a tool to answer fundamental questions in RNA-biology. The goal of our research is to synthesize and evaluate small molecules that bind to and alter function of specific RNA motifs in disease cellular models. These small molecules are used as probes to study and interrogate RNA complexes or as drugs to alleviate disease-associated characteristics. Importantly, our research is applicable to most of the pathologies from genetic diseases such as cancer to infectious diseases such as viral and bacterial infections.

                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                Our lab research resides in the broad field of chemical biology. This field includes various areas of research such as organic/combinatorial chemistry, medicinal chemistry, structural biology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology… Notably, most of the research is done within the walls of our lab where biological and chemical infrastructures coexist. Our chemical biology lab is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that contributes to the development of novel chemical approaches to drug disease-related RNA complexes.

                                                 

                                                Simon Benita

                                                Prof. Simon Benita

                                                School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                                                +972-2-6758668

                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                Polymeric Nanocarriers for Drug Targeting and Improved Drug Delivery.

                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                • Enhanced percutaneous permeation of poorly permeating drugs by means of lipid and polymeric nanocarriers
                                                • Targeted delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to specific cancerous cells using nanoparticles conjugated to monoclonal antibodies for decreased toxicity, enhanced drug-cell penetration and performance.
                                                • Various formulations of natural and synthetic cannabinoids  are being investigated in original self-nanoemulsifying formulations , nanoparticles , nanocapsules ,  some of them embedded in Microparticles for improved oral bioavailability of these poorly absorbed compounds.
                                                • Oxaliplatin palmitate acetate, a novel Pt(IV) chemical entity,  derived from Oxaliplatin  is more lipophilic than OXA  and exhibits a quick clearance rate  from the blood circulation.  Its  systemic prolonged exposure  needs to be  investigated using   nano-delivery systems  to reach better efficacy and safety profile . 
                                                • Design of Nanoemulsions and Nanoparticles for improved  ocular drug delivery.
                                                   

                                                 

                                                 

                                                Ofra  Benny

                                                Prof. Ofra Benny

                                                School of Pharmacy - Institute of Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine
                                                Consultant of the Drug Research track
                                                +972-2-6757268

                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                Developing novel therapies and drug-delivery systems based on nanotechnology and functional biomaterials.

                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                Nanoparticles; nanomaterials; 3D printing; responsive drug delivery; microfluidics; organ on chip; biodegradable polymer

                                                galia blum

                                                Prof. Galia Blum

                                                School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine
                                                +972-2-6758682

                                                Brief Summary of research: 

                                                Research in the Blum lab is diverse and multidisciplinary, where we use a combination of organic chemistry and biochemical methodologies. One area of our research focuses on proteases which are enzymes that cleave proteins. 

                                                Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                Nano imaging materials.
                                                 

                                                   

                                                  Ido br

                                                  Prof. Ido Braslavsky

                                                  Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science, and Nutrition, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                  +972-8-9489385

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  Research interests include ice-binding proteins investigation with fluorescence microscopy and microfluidic devices, cryobiology, freeze casting for porous materials, and food structure.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Ice binding proteins and their interaction with ice crystals, 3D printing of food materials, Cryopreservation. 
                                                   

                                                   

                                                  yaron

                                                  Dr. Yaron Bromberg

                                                  The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty Of Science
                                                  Consultant of the Physics track and head of the committee
                                                  Danciger B Build., room 123
                                                  +972-2-6584614

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  We study experimentally how light interacts with complex photonic systems, such as scattering media, disordered multimode fibers, aperiodic photonic crystals and more. Such systems are composed of a large number of spatial, spectral, and polarization degrees of freedom, which are strongly coupled due to disorder. Our curiosity driven research focuses on understanding the fascinating physical phenomena that emerge in these systems, which exhibit both the quantum (particle-like) and classical (wave-like) nature of light.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Nanophotonics.
                                                   

                                                   

                                                  Amnon Buxboim

                                                  Dr. Amnon Buxboim

                                                  The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                  +972-2-6585951

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  Our group is studying how mechanobiological inputs direct cell-fate decision-making by integrating state-of-the-art single-cell genomics, microrheology, and deep learning AI. We focus on the mechanobiology of preimplantation embryo development, stem cell differentiation, inflammation, and nucleus mechanotransduction.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Mechanobiology of oocytes and embryos.

                                                  Amir Capua

                                                  Dr. Amir Capua

                                                  Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Science
                                                  +972-2-5494896

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  "We manipulate electronic spins in atomically engineered devices to overcome the limits of conventional electronics for sensing, processing, and memory applications." 

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Spintronics 

                                                  Liraz Chai 1

                                                  Dr. Liraz Chai

                                                  Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
                                                  Los Angeles Build., room 33
                                                  +972-2-6585305

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  Intermolecular interactions that govern extracellular biological processes. The major research topic is bacterial biofilms. 

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Biomineralization, protein aggregation and network formation.

                                                  Benny Chefetz

                                                  Prof. Benny Chefetz

                                                  The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                  +972-8-9489384

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  Physico-chemical processes of organic pollutants occurring in water, reclaimed wastewater, soils and sediments. An overarching goal is to elucidate physical, chemical and biological processes that influence the fate of organic molecules in the environment with special emphasize on the agricultural environment.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Environmental Chemistry.


                                                   

                                                  daniel cohn

                                                  Prof. Daniel Cohn

                                                  Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
                                                  Casali Build., room 210
                                                  +972-2-6584520

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  • Biodegradable polymers. Design, synthesis and development of new biodegradable polymeric systems.
                                                  • Tissue engineering. Tailoring of polymers for scaffolding and regeneration of functional human tissue, especially arterial reconstruction.
                                                  • Plasma surface treatments. Surface modification of polymers by means of polymerization of functionalization under plasma conditions, for biomedical purposes.
                                                  • Biomedical injectables. Development of novel polymeric systems for in situ generated implants.
                                                  • Biomedical composites. Fiber reinforced polymers for hard and soft tissue implants and prostheses.

                                                   

                                                   

                                                  Avi Domb

                                                  Prof. Avi Domb

                                                  School of Pharmacy - Institute for Drug Research
                                                  +972-2-6757504

                                                  Brief Summary of research:

                                                  Polymers play a vital role in the world of medicine. In our lab, we focus on the development of new polymers and formulations thereof to be used in enhanced and novel therapies. Our current focus is on the development of injectable biopolymers extended delivery of anticancer and antibiotic drugs, anti-depressants, cannabinoid formulations and stability, gene delivery, tissue engineering scaffolds, antimicrobial polymers and small molecules, agriculture and cosmetic  applications of controlled release, oral delivery of insoluble drugs, novel antimicrobials, oral delivery of proteins, forensic science and much more.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  • Improved bioavailability of drugs using lipid nanoparticles
                                                  • Surface crystallization of drugs
                                                  • Antimicrobial nanoparticles
                                                  • Gene delivery using cationic polysaccharide nano-complexes
                                                     

                                                   

                                                  hagai eisenberg

                                                  Prof. Hagai Eisenberg

                                                  The Racah Institute of Physics, Faculty of Sciene
                                                  Marks Build., room 104
                                                  +972-2-6585228

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  Quantum optics with multi-photon states and the precision of optical measurements.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  • Quantum limited resolution of measurements
                                                  • A single photon on-demand source using a surface wave plasmonic collimator

                                                   

                                                  Rivka Elbaum

                                                  Prof. Rivka Elbaum

                                                  The RH Smith Institute for Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Faculty of Agriculture,
                                                  Build. A, room 2118, Rehovot campus
                                                  +972-8-9489335

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  We study the nano and micro structure, and the chemical composition of plant tissues. We work mainly in two directions:

                                                  • Hygroscopic movement in seed dispersal
                                                  • The roles of silicon oxide in plant physiology.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  • BIOMINERALIZATION: Production of  bio-silica by plants
                                                  • HYGROSCOPIC MOVEMENT: Cellulose-based structure creating movement under changes of the ambient humidity

                                                   

                                                  Lioz Etgar

                                                  Prof. Lioz Etgar

                                                  Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
                                                  Los Angeles Build., room 37
                                                  +972-2-6585325

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  The research in focuses on the development of radically new nanostructures and molecular materials for the production of innovative solar cells, third generation solar cells.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                  • Thin film
                                                  • nanoparticles
                                                     

                                                   

                                                  sra eyal

                                                  Prof. Sara Eyal

                                                  School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug Research
                                                  +972-2-6758667

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  Our research is aimed at better understanding of the factors that affect drug distribution across the blood-brain barrier (BBB), introducing novel markers for studying molecular changes at the BBB itself and developing delivery systems which would be able to overcome the anatomical and functional barriers to the CNS. In particular, we focus on identification and targeting epileptogenic brain tissue. 

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Improving treatment of epilepsy using nanotechnologies.

                                                   

                                                  Ido br

                                                  Prof. Ido Braslavsky

                                                  Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science, and Nutrition, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                  +972-8-9489385

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  Research interests include ice-binding proteins investigation with fluorescence microscopy and microfluidic devices, cryobiology, freeze casting for porous materials, and food structure.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Ice binding proteins and their interaction with ice crystals, 3D printing of food materials, Cryopreservation. 
                                                   

                                                   

                                                  Benny Chefetz

                                                  Prof. Benny Chefetz

                                                  The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                  +972-8-9489384

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  Physico-chemical processes of organic pollutants occurring in water, reclaimed wastewater, soils and sediments. An overarching goal is to elucidate physical, chemical and biological processes that influence the fate of organic molecules in the environment with special emphasize on the agricultural environment.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Environmental Chemistry.


                                                   

                                                  Rivka Elbaum

                                                  Prof. Rivka Elbaum

                                                  The RH Smith Institute for Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Faculty of Agriculture,
                                                  Build. A, room 2118, Rehovot campus
                                                  +972-8-9489335

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  We study the nano and micro structure, and the chemical composition of plant tissues. We work mainly in two directions:

                                                  • Hygroscopic movement in seed dispersal
                                                  • The roles of silicon oxide in plant physiology.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  • BIOMINERALIZATION: Production of  bio-silica by plants
                                                  • HYGROSCOPIC MOVEMENT: Cellulose-based structure creating movement under changes of the ambient humidity

                                                   

                                                  dr. Ido Goldstein

                                                  Dr. Ido Goldstein

                                                  Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science, and Nutrition, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                  Fribourg Bldg. Ground floor. Room 23
                                                  +972-8-9489626

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  Our lab investigates the response of the body to fasting. The liver is responsible for supplying the body with fuel (glucose and ketone bodies). During fasting, a set of responses are triggered within the liver in order to maintain the supply of energy to the body. This chain of reactions is made possible by thousands of genes being turned “on” and “off”.  If these reactions are not regulated, we are unable to survive fasting for more than a few hours. Conversely, if the liver produces too much fuel, this can lead to the development of diseases such as diabetes, at the root of which lies the excess unregulated production of glucose. Using genomic, metabolic and molecular biology approaches, we study the gene regulatory networks that mediate the liver’s response to fasting. We aim to better understand these networks and how their dysregulation can contribute to obesity and diabetes.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  • In studying transcriptional and chromatin regulation, we focus on the interaction of transcription factors with DNA. The affinity and dynamics of TF-DNA interaction lays at the heart of gene expression regulation. These interactions occur at the nano scale and our lab has optimized methods to characterize, quantify and manipulate TF-DNA interaction in the natural setting of chromatin-wrapped DNA in living cells. 
                                                  zvi hayuka

                                                  Dr. Zvi Hayuka

                                                  Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                  +972-8-9489019

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  In my lab we will develop chemical tools to inhibit microbial or fungal growth in food. The interdisciplinary research program will combine food science, peptide chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology toward the design of novel antimicrobial agents for applications in food science.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Design and synthesis of copper nano-crystal for crop protection.
                                                   

                                                  Yael Mishael

                                                  Prof. Yael Mishael

                                                  Soil and Water Sciences, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                  Lubell Build., room 3, Rehovot campus
                                                  +972-8-9489171

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  My scientific interests within the fields of soil chemistry and mineralogy center on colloid and interface phenomena. My approach has been to conduct basic science studies which serve as a basis for environmental application-oriented research.My expertise is modifying clay surfaces to design optimized sorbents which in turn efficiently bind pollutants. The modification is achieved by adsorbing organic molecules as monomers, micelles or polymers on the clay surface. I focus on characterizing these clay composites and studying the interactions within the composite (clay surface and modifiers) and the interactions of pollutants with these composites.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Colloid assembly, polymer-clay composites.
                                                   

                                                   

                                                  Masha Niv

                                                  Prof. Masha Niv

                                                  The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                  +972-8-9489664

                                                  Brief Summary of research: 

                                                  We are intrigued by the sense of taste, and are aiming to understand how bitterness and sweetness are elicited and modified by molecules.

                                                  Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                  Peptides, biosensors  for taste(via collaboration).

                                                     

                                                    oded shoseyov

                                                    Prof. Oded Shoseyov

                                                    Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
                                                    08-9489084

                                                    Brief Summary of research: 

                                                    Combining plant molecular biology, protein engineering and nano-biotechnology to develop super-performing materials for affordable and sustainable applications.

                                                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                    • SP1 as a nanopore for ""nanopore sequencing""
                                                    • Cellulose Nano Crystal films and coating materials
                                                    • Functional Coatings Comprised of Cellulose Nano Crystals
                                                    • Strong scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerated medicine
                                                    • 3D printed hybrid skin implants
                                                    Tsevi Beatus

                                                    Dr. Tsevi Beatus

                                                    The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science and the Benin School for Computer Science and Engineering
                                                    Silberman Build., room 236
                                                    +972-2-5494537

                                                    Brief Summary of research: 

                                                    Flying insects can perform a wide range or aerial maneuvers better than any man-made flying device. Some insects can land upside down, change direction in a split of a second and engage prey or mates in mid-air. To achieve such impressive capabilities, insects have evolved unique flight mechanisms, including a control system that exhibits the fastest reflexes in the animal kingdom. Our goal is to understand these flight control mechanisms experimentally and eventually implement them in robotic systems. This challenge involves cutting-edge topics in control theory, fluid dynamics, physiology, neuroscience and robotics.

                                                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                    3d printing.
                                                     

                                                     

                                                    Shimshon Belkin

                                                    Prof. Shimshon Belkin

                                                    The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                    Silberman Build., room 482
                                                    +972-2-6585559

                                                    Brief Summary of research:

                                                    Microbial ecology of extreme environments, with a focus on the microbial populations of salt-excreting plants; Microbial water quality; Genetically engineered microbial sensors for environmental monitoring, with an emphasis on toxicity and genotoxicity assessment and on the detection of specific classes of compounds, including trace pharmaceuticals and explosives.

                                                    Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                    Whole-cell biosensors.

                                                     

                                                      Amnon Buxboim

                                                      Dr. Amnon Buxboim

                                                      The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                      +972-2-6585951

                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                      Our group is studying how mechanobiological inputs direct cell-fate decision-making by integrating state-of-the-art single-cell genomics, microrheology, and deep learning AI. We focus on the mechanobiology of preimplantation embryo development, stem cell differentiation, inflammation, and nucleus mechanotransduction.

                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                      Mechanobiology of oocytes and embryos.

                                                      Nir Kalisman

                                                      Dr. Nir Kalisman

                                                      Department of Biological Chemistry, The Silberman Institute of Life Sciences
                                                      Silberman Build., room 451
                                                      +972-26584487

                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                      Structural biology of large protein complexes. Mass-spectrometry. Computational structural modeling based on multiple information sources. Protein structure prediction.

                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                      Structural characterization of macro-molecular nano-machines.
                                                       

                                                      eitan lerner

                                                      Dr. Eitan Lerner

                                                      The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                      Silberman 1 Build., room 435
                                                      +972-2-6585457

                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                      This laboratory is dedicated to the direct measurement of these characteristics of protein systems one molecule at a time, protein-after-protein. Using these techniques we study the molecular mechanisms leading to bacterial resistance to antibiotic molecules, through structural changes in the bacterial transcription complex. Additionally, we study the mechanisms allowing  the transduction of chemical signals through proteins mechanically, and how they assist in transcriptional regulation in bacteria and in signal transduction in the eukaryotic cell.

                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                      Fabrication of micro & nano fluidic chips.
                                                       

                                                       

                                                      Oren Ram

                                                      Dr. Oren Ram

                                                      The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                      Silberman Build., room 611
                                                      +972-2-6585408

                                                      Brief Summary of research: 

                                                      Our lab focuses on establishing and utilizing cutting edge single cell technologies to probe chromatin and transcriptional output at the single cell level. Our lab integrates optimization of microfluidic devices, molecular and cellular biology and computational biology, to reveal how regulation at the epigenetic level is established, maintained and altered during development. Our mission is to characterize chromatin mechanisms to better understand cellular processes in helath and disease. 

                                                      Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                      Microfluidics, single cell technology development.

                                                       

                                                         

                                                         
                                                          Ruth Sperling

                                                          Prof. Ruth Sperling

                                                          The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                          Silberman Build., room 554
                                                          +972-2-6585162

                                                          Brief Summary of research:

                                                          Structure and function of the nuclear pre-mRNA processing machine. Pre-mRNA splicing. Pre-mRNA processing. Regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes. Assembly and structural studies of biological systems. Autoantibodies against nuclear RNPs-probes for inflammatory myopathies and RNA processing. Physical biochemistry. Electron microscopy.

                                                          Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                          Cryo-EM of the endogenous spliceosome.
                                                           

                                                            micha spira 2

                                                            Prof. Micha E. Spira

                                                            The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                            Silberman Build., room 231
                                                            +972-2-6585091

                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                            Development of neuron-electronic hybrid systems.Neural plasticity, a multidisciplinary approach to study the mechanisms underlying short- and long-term neuronal and synaptic remodeling.The cellular, molecular and biophysical mechanisms underlying growth cone formation, navigation of neurites, target recognition, synapse formation and neuronal network construction in development, regeneration and simple forms of learning and memory processes.

                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                            • Development and fabrication of  3D microelectrodes arrays  for simultaneous multi-site wireless intracellular recordings  of neurons from freely behaving rats.
                                                            • Development of multisite intracellular recordings and stimulation of cultured neurons, myocytes and striated muscle fibers.

                                                             

                                                            Alon Zaslaver

                                                            Prof. Alon Zaslaver

                                                            The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science
                                                            +972-2-6585758

                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                            As a Systems Biology lab we combine experiments and theory to understand the design principles of biological networks.

                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                            Microfabrication of microfluidic devices.
                                                             

                                                            Computer Science & Engineering

                                                            Tsevi Beatus

                                                            Dr. Tsevi Beatus

                                                            The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science and the Benin School for Computer Science and Engineering
                                                            Silberman Build., room 236
                                                            +972-2-5494537

                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                            Flying insects can perform a wide range or aerial maneuvers better than any man-made flying device. Some insects can land upside down, change direction in a split of a second and engage prey or mates in mid-air. To achieve such impressive capabilities, insects have evolved unique flight mechanisms, including a control system that exhibits the fastest reflexes in the animal kingdom. Our goal is to understand these flight control mechanisms experimentally and eventually implement them in robotic systems. This challenge involves cutting-edge topics in control theory, fluid dynamics, physiology, neuroscience and robotics.

                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: 

                                                            3d printing.
                                                             

                                                             

                                                            Yaakov Nachmias

                                                            Prof. Yaakov Nahmias

                                                            Grass Center for Bioengineering
                                                            Silberman 3 Build., room 512
                                                            +972-2-5494640

                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                            Our work is focused on the application of tissue engineering and microfluidics to study how cells process information under dynamic physiological conditions to make metabolic decisions. Our work elucidated the metabolic regulation of viral infection, early human development, tissue morphogenesis and regeneration. Applications range from faster drug development and personalized medicine, to animal-free toxicity studies, and the development of cultured meat.  

                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                            Microfluidics, Micropatterning, Human on Chip.

                                                             

                                                            simon emmanuel

                                                            Prof. Simon Emmanuel

                                                            logo Institute of Earth Sciences The Fredy & Nadine Herrmann
                                                            +972-2-6586875

                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                            Our group studies nano-scale geological processes central to hydrology and the oil and gas industry. We use a diverse array of methods, combining cutting edge lab technology, state-of-the-art modeling, and field work.

                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                            Water-rock interaction, Environmental geochemistry.
                                                             

                                                             

                                                            Oded NAvon

                                                            Prof. Oded Navon

                                                            Institute of Earth Sciences The Fredy & Nadine Herrmann
                                                            +972-2-6585549

                                                            Brief Summary of research: 

                                                             I am fascinated by volcanoes, diamonds and pink granites*.  Perhaps this is why I am interested in the role of water and other volatiles in magmatic processes.  Volatiles are involved in most igneous processes.  They are central in formation of melts, play a major role in transporting trace elements and radio-isotopes between mantle reservoirs or between mantle and crust, and are the driving force of explosive volcanic eruptions. 

                                                            Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                            Nano-inclusions in minerals.


                                                             

                                                               

                                                              YAAKOV WEISS

                                                              Dr. Yaakov Weiss

                                                              The Fredy & Nadine Herrmann Institute of Earth Sciences The Hebrew University

                                                              Brief Summary of research

                                                              The overarching aim of my research is to better understand the global material cycles in our planet, especially how the recycling of volatiles such as carbon and hydrogen from the surface to the deep Earth are related to the fluxes of oceanic and continental crust through time.  

                                                              Specific research topics related to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:

                                                              I combine petrographic, geochemical and spectroscopic work utilizing various analytical capabilities (including TEM, EPMA, LA-ICP-MS, TIMS, gas mass spectrometry and Raman and infra-red spectroscopy), to study the trapped minerals and fluids in diamonds and the compositions of basaltic magmas that cover the spectrum of mantle compositional “flavors”, as monitors of deep Earth processes.