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Prof. Menny Shalom
Group Leader.
Menny Shalom completed a B.Sc. in chemistry summa cum laude at Bar Ilan University in 2007. He conducted his Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Arie Zaban at Bar Ilan University. Afterward, he did postdoctoral research in Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (MPI), Germany together with Prof. Markus Antonietti. In 2013 he was appointed as a Group Leader at MPI. Menny joined the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Chemistry in October 2016. 
Menny's research is focused on several fundamental scientific topics, ranging from new synthetic methodologies for 2D metal-free materials, sustainable solar to fuel conversion, and the development of new materials and concepts for clean fuel production (e.g., hydrogen and carbon-based fuels) by using photoelectrochemical cells and electrocatalysis. 
His undergraduate honors include Bar Ilan University’s Dean and Rector Awards for outstanding students and the Wolf Foundation Award. His awards include the Wolf Foundation Award for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, the Israel Chemical Society (ICS) prize for outstanding Ph.D. student, Israel sustainable energy society prize for the best Ph.D. thesis, Minerva fellowship for postdoctoral research, the Toronto prize Excellence in Research for young faculty members, and the Israel vacuum society (IVS) early career excellence award.

Twitter handle: Menny Shalom Group (@at_bgu)

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Dr. Michael Volokh - Lab Manager/ Staff scientist

Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies in Nanotechnology, BGU, 2017
M.Sc., Chemistry, BGU, 2012
B.Sc., Chemistry, BGU, 2011
B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, BGU, 2011



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Dr. Neeta Karjule  
Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India.
M.Sc in Organic Chemistry
Fergusson College, Pune, India.


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​​Dr. Jiawei Xia
Ph.D., Material Chemistry, 
Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China, 2019.


Dr. Biswajit Mondal
Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2017–2020.
Ph.D., Chemistry, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India
, 2017.
M.Sc., Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, India, 2011. 
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Graduate Students 

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Jonathan Tzadikov -  Ph.D. Student
M.Sc., Chemistry, BGU, 2018
B.Sc., Chemistry, BGU, 2016

Adi Azulay -  Ph.D. Student
M.SC., Chemistry, BGU, 2020
B.Sc., Chemistry, BGU, 2017

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Liel Abisdris -  Ph.D. Student
M.Sc., Chemistry, 2021
B.Sc., Chemical Engineering,
 BGU, 2018


​​Junyi Li -  Ph.D. Student
M.Eng., Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, 2019
B.Eng., Inorganic Nonmetallic Materials Engineering, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, 2016 
​​Ayelet Tashakory -  M.Sc. Student
B.Sc., Chemistry, BGU, 2019
​​Gabriel Mark -  M.Sc. Student
B.Sc., Chemistry, BGU, 2020
Tirza Rein -  M.Sc. Student
​​​​​B.Sc., Chemistry, Bar Ilan University, 2020

Visiting Students/Scientists 

Rotem Geva -  Visiting Researcher (Sabbatical leave from NRCN)
M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, BGU, 2012
B.Sc., Chemical Engineering,
 BGU, 2003
​​Undergraduate Students

  Former Students 
​Dr. Ying Wang
Postdoc 2020
​Dr. Jiani Qin
Postdoc 2018–2020
​Dr. Jesús Barrio
Ph.D. (2017–2020)
​Radu Bors
​Visiting exchange student (2019 via HISCORE)​
Patrick Schnell
Visiting exchange student (2019 via HISCORE)
Dr. Guiming Peng
​​Postdoc 2017–2018
Jaiwei Xia
Visiting Ph.D. student 2018
Dr. Jingwen Sun

Postdoc 2017–2018
Gabriel Meilikhov
​​Undergraduate research project 2018
Lee Tobias
Undergraduate research project 2018

Wenyao Zhang

Visiting Ph.D. student 2017