Bar Ilan's Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA) is a dynamic and growing scientific community. At BINA, a renowned research staff – including a large number of young faculty members recruited from abroad – educate Israel's next generation of nanoscience professionals, while collaborating with academic and industrial experts on nano-based approaches to energy, magnetism, optics, clean tech and biomedicine.
Established in 2007 and housed in the Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Nanotechnology Triplex, BINA boasts 40 cutting-edge laboratories as well as state-of-the art "Scientific Service" facilities for electron microscopy, nanofabrication, surface analysis, fluorescence, and magnetic measurement, all of which are available for use by the wider scientific community.
BINA’s remarkable productivity – in publications, grants, patents, and in the creation of successful start-ups from basic science breakthroughs – have made BINA highly sought after as an R&D partner. In addition to academic collaborations with some of the world’s top research institutes, BINA currently partners with leading multi-national corporations including GM, Merck, Phillips. Siemens and IBM.
BINA offers a comprehensive set of educational frameworks, including PhD and MA studies, and a selective program for BIU undergraduates majoring in the sciences.
BINA graduates have gone on to post-doctoral positions in prestigious academic institutions, and hold key positions in Israel's science-based industries.