Department of Materials Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences
My life before BGU:
I was born in Jerusalem. I completed all three of my degrees at the Hebrew University, where I focused on plasmonic interaction with light-emitting quantum dots. I did my postdoc in Berlin, where I worked on the optical characteristics of two-dimensional materials under elastic deformations.
"Good research doesn’t require the most powerful computer or the most expensive equipment:
mostly it needs creativity."
I study two-dimensional materials. These are materials that we can make so thin, that they have just one layer of atoms. Since they are just a few nanometers thick, they can be stretched more than other solid materials. This means that we can alter their physical properties by elastic deformations. I study the physical transformations caused by the stretching using optical devices.
The Department of Materials Engineering here is very supportive, and this was already apparent during the job acceptance process. There is room to grow at BGU.
An insight from my research:
Good research doesn’t require the most powerful computer or the most expensive equipment: mostly it needs creativity.
A source of inspiration:
My inspiration is Andre Geim, laureate of the Nobel Prize in Physics. I believe he is the most creative person in science today.
If I were not a researcher, I would…
I also did a BA in history and found it very interesting.
Something that doesn’t appear on my CV:
I was a guide at Yad VaShem for seven years, mostly working with Taglit groups. I love skiing and am a fan of Hapoel Jerusalem in basketball.
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