Solar Energy and Environmental Physics 

Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

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Ashkenazy, Yosef, Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

Climate dynamics and modeling; 
Sand dunes dynamics and modeling; 
Paleoclimate; 
Statistical analysis (linear and nonlinear) of climate records.

 

184pxBashouti, Y. Muhammad, Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

Molecular optoelectronic 
Hybrid Nanodevice
Physical Characterization: Surface photo-voltage , Atomic Force microscopy, Kelvin Probe, X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.
Energy Transfer at interfaces  
Modelling and Simulations                                                                                                             

Chemical Reaction at nanomaterials 

 

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✔Climate dynamics (physics, statistical analysis and machine learning)

✔Biophysics

✔Nonlinear dynamics 

✔Flow and transport in disordered media

✔Single molecule spectroscopy 

✔Non-equilibrium statistical physics


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Fluid dynamics (current interests: water waves, hydrodynamic stability) 
Applications of symmetry based methods to differential equations 
Soliton dynamics

 

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Solar radiation measurement 
Characterization of concentrator photovoltaic systems 
Investigation of (vanadium redox) storage batteries 

 

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Production of nanomaterials using highly concentrated solar radiation 
Design of optics for concentrating solar collectors. Selective coatings

 

 

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 Nanomaterial synthesis by highly concentrated solar and ultra-bright lamp light 
Physics and characterization of ultra-efficient solar cells 
Advanced solar concentrator optics 
Radiometry and illumination optics 
Bio-inspired systems


 

https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/SIDEER/DSEEP/StaffImages/Arnon%20Karnieli.jpgKarnieli, Arnon, Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

 Remote sensing 
Geographic information systems 
Climate change, precision agriculture


 

https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/SIDEER/DSEEP/StaffImages/Eugene%20Katz.jpgKatz, Eugene A., Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

Photovoltaic characterization of various solar cells 
Organic, hybrid organic-inorganic (perovskite) and nanostructured solar cells 
Photovoltaic operation under concentrated sunlight

 

https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/SIDEER/DSEEP/StaffImages/Ehud%20Meron.jpgMeron, Ehud, Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

Nonlinear physics 
Spatial ecology 
Pattern formation 
Desertification 
Biodiversity

 

https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/SIDEER/DSEEP/PublishingImages/Staff/L.ORLOVSKY.pngOrlovsky, Lea, Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

Land cover and land use changes 
Remote sensing for ecological applications 
Use of satellite imagery for study land degradation and desertification




https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/SIDEER/DSEEP/StaffImages/aviniv.jpgNiv, Avi, Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

✔ Optics 
✔ Nanotechnology 
✔ Solar cells

 

https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/SIDEER/DSEEP/StaffImages/leonid.jpgPrigozhin, Leonid, Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

Mathematical modeling 
Variational and free boundary problems 
Numerical methods 
Granular mechanics and Aeolian sand transport 
Applied superconductivity

 

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Physico-chemical hydrodynamics 
Membrane electrochemistry 
Electrokinetics in micro-nano fluidics 
Concentration polarization in charge selective ionic systems

https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/SIDEER/DSEEP/StaffImages/Roiy%20Sayag.jpgSayag, Roiy, Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

Fluid Mechanics 
Non-Newtonian Flows 
Elasticity 
Free Boundaries 
Stability and Pattern Formation 
Porous Media 
Geophysical flows 
Ice-sheet Dynamics

 

https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/SIDEER/DSEEP/StaffImages/Iris%20Visoly-Fisher.jpgVisoly-Fisher Iris, Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

Organic photovoltaic and optoelectronic materials and devices 
Surface science: Thin films 
Scanning probe microscopy 
Surface photo-voltage 
Characterization through a ‘bottom up’ approach – from the properties of a single building block to understanding the system’s behavior

https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/SIDEER/DSEEP/StaffImages/Arik%20Yochelis.jpgYochelis, Arik, Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

Renewable energy and pattern formation 
Photo-electro-chemistry (e.g., water splitting) 
'Soft' solar cells (e.g. organic) 
Ionic liquids (a.k.a. molten salts) 
Auditory system 
Reaction-diffusion-advection systems 
Global bifurcation theory and spatially localized states (e.g. dissipative solitons)

 

https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/SIDEER/PublishingImages/Zaltzman.jpgZaltzman, Boris, Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

Physico-chemical hydrodynamics 
Membrane electrochemistry in micro-nano fluidics 
Concentration polarization in charge selective ionic system




https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/SIDEER/DSEEP/StaffImages/Yair%20Zarmi.jpgZarmi, Yair, (Emeritus), Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics

Environmental physics 
Nonlinear dynamics (solitons and their interactions, wave phenomena in nature) 
Physical aspects of algal biomass production 


 

https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/SIDEER/DSEEP/StaffImages/Amos%20Zemel.JPGZemel, Amos, (Emeritus), Alexandre Yersin Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics 

Optimal management of natural resources 
Optimization under uncertainty 
The theory of Dynamic Optimization