​Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology (IKI), Founded in 2006, the Ilse Katz Institute for Nano-Science and Technology (IKI) at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) operates under the Israeli National Nanotechnology Initiative (INNI). The IKI brings under one roof a community of scientists working on aspects of the fields that are related to the understanding and manipulation of matter at reduced dimensionality. Cutting edge research in nanotechnology is carried out at the IKI in a variety of areas such as energy conversion and storage, nano-photonics, nano-biotechnology, nano-medicine, biophysics, water purification and desalination, biological and chemical sensing, quantum science and technology, thin films and nano-materials synthesis, characterization and interactions.

For supporting the above-mentioned research, the IKI provides state-of-the-art facilities for nano-scale fabrication and characterization to the benefit of the entire research community in the Negev.


Nano Research Support Laboratories​


Contact Person: Dr. Efrat Forti
Head of the Research Support Laboratories
​Tel: +972-8-6428643,  Fax +972-8-6428638,  Cell: +972-52-8966927​


Nano-Fabrication Center


​Contact Person: 
Dr. Erez Golan​

Head of BGU Nano-Fabrication center
Tel: +972-8-6428427,  Fax: +972-8-6479049,  Cell: +972-52-6839402​