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Department Chairperson​​


Visoly-Fisher Iris, Associate Professor

irisvf@bgu.ac.il

Research Interests:

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.


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Ashkenazy Yosef, Professor​​​

ashkena@bgu.ac.il

Research Interests:

Climate dynamics and modeling; dunes dynamics and modeling; paleoclimate; statistical analysis (linear and nonlinear) of climate records.​​

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Bashouti Muhammad, Senior Lecturer​

bashouti@bgu.ac.il

Research Interests:

Molecular Electronics; Hybrid Devices; Surfaces Dominated Materials; Surface Functionalization & Characterization ; Charge Transfer at Surfaces

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Bel Golan, Associate Professor​

bel@bgu.ac.il

Research Interests:

Physics of climate dynamics; Statistical climate dynamics; Physics of algal

biomass production; Localized states in non-linear dynamics of water-limited vegetation; 

Transport in nano-channels; Single-molecule spectroscopy; Non-equilibrium statistical physics.

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Katz A. Eugene, Professor

keugene@bgu.ac.il

Research Interests:

Photovoltaic characterization of various solar cells; organic and nanostructured solar cells; 

photovoltaic operation under concentrated sunlight.

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Meron Eh​ud, Professor

ehud@bgu.ac.il

Research Interests:

Nonlinear dynamics and pattern formation far from equilibrium; spatial ecology; complex systems.

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Niv Avi, Senior Lecturer

aviniv@bgu.ac.il

Research Interests:

Optics; Nanotechnology; Solar cells. Research Group Website

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Orlovsky Leah, Researcher Grade B

orlovsky@bgu.ac.il

Research Interests:

Land cover and land use changes; remote sensing for ecological applications; use of satellite imagery to study land degradation and desertification.

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Regev Ido, Senior Lecturer

regevid@bgu.ac.il

Research Interests:

Statistical Physics, Soft condensed matter physics; Physics and mechanics of 

granular materials and glasses, Physics and mechanics of granular materials and glasses; Wetting and drying of porous, elastic materials and drying fracture; Biophysics and developmental biology of plants and animals.

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Sayag Roiy, Senior Lecturer

roiy@bgu.ac.il

Research Interests:

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

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Naftali Smith ​, Senior Lecturer

smithnaf@bgu.ac.il​

Research Interests:

Non-equilibrium statistical physics, stochastic processes, nonlinear dynamics. Large deviations in Brownian motion, lattice gases, surface growth and population dynamics. Random matrix theory. Cold atoms, and in particular spatial properties of trapped Fermi gases. The research is mainly theoretical but includes numerical simulations too.


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Visoly-Fisher Iris, Associate Professor

irisvf@bgu.ac.il

Research Interests:

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.

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Hezi Yizhaq, Adjunked Professor​
yiyeh@bgu.ac.il​

Research Interests:

Mathematical modeling of aeolian bedforms on Earth and Mars. Aeolian geomorphology.  Mathematical modeling of veg​​etation patterns in water limited systems. 

Ecosystems response to prolonged droughts and climate change. Ecohydrology in drylands. Wind speed and wind power analysis.   Computational Fluid Dynamics of wind flow in a wind tunnel.    ​


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Yochelis Arik, Senior Lecturer

yochelis@bgu.ac.il

Research Interests:

Nonlinear dynamics in a pattern forming systems; spatially localized states in activator-inhibitor systems; autocatalysis & electrochemistry; charge transport/transfer in 'soft' solar cells; energy storage.

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​Zaltzman Boris, Professor

boris@bgu.ac.il

Research Interests:

Physico-chemical hydrodynamics; membrane electrochemistry; electrokinetics in micro-nano fluidics; concentration polarization in charge selective ionic system.