Dr. Olga Girshevitz

Head of Surface Analysis Facility
Dr. Olga Girshevitz


Olga Girshevitz, Ph.D. in surface chemistry, is heading the Surface Analysis Facility within BINA equipment center.


PostDoc. - Thin ceramic films, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Prof. Ch. N. Sukenik, 2007.

PostDoc. - Solid state electronics properties of semiconductors,Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Prof. D. Cahen, 2005. 

Ph.D.- Surface chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, 2004.

B.Sc.- Physical chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, 1998.

B.Sc.- Physics, University of Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, 1989. 

Honors and service

  • Ministry of Science, Israel, Eshkol Scholarship, 1999-2003. 
  • Shvartz excellence scholarship, 2000.




Vijay Bhooshan Kumar, Olga Girshevitz, David Avnir, Aharon Gedanken, and Ze’ev Porat: Stiffening of Metallic Gallium Particles by Entrapment of Organic Molecules, Crystal Growth & Design 2017, 17 (4), pp 2041–2045.

N. Perkas, G. Amirian, O. Girshevitz, A. Gedanken: Hydrophobic coating of GaAs surfaces with Nanostructured ZnO, Materials Letters 2016, 175, 101-105

Olga Girshevitz, Vova Richter, Efrat Shawat Avraham, Gilbert D. Nessim, and Irina Gouzman: Correlation between density and hydrogen content in vertically aligned carbon
nanotube forests by ion beam analysis, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films 35, 061403 (2017);

Netanel Shpigel, Mikhael D Levi, Sergey Sigalov, Olga Girshevitz, Doron Aurbach, Leonid Daikhin, Piret Pikma, Margus Marandi, Alar Jänes, Enn Lust, Nicolas Jäckel, Volker Presser: In situ hydrodynamic spectroscopy for structure characterization of porous energy storage electrodes, Nat Mater  2016 May 29;15(5):570-5.

Katya Gotlib-Vainshtein; Olga Girshevitz; Vladimir Richter; Chaim N. Sukenik: Charging Effects in the ion beam analysis of insulating polymers, Polymer  2015, 72, 59-62.

Irina Gouzman; Olga Girshevitz; Vova Richter; Efrat Shawat Avraham; Chaim N. Sukenik; Gilbert Daniel Nessim: High Rate of Hydrogen Incorporation in Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes During Initial Stages of Growth Quantified by Elastic Recoil Detection, J. Phys. Chem. C  2015, in press.

Netanel Shpigel, Mikhael D. Levi, ,Sergey Sigalov, Olga Girshevitz, Doron Aurbach, Leonid Daikhin, Nicolas Jäckel and Volker Presser: "Non-Invasive In Situ Dynamic Monitoring of Elastic Properties of Composite Battery Electrodes by EQCM-D", Angew Chem.  Int. Ed. Engl. 2015

Anastasia Shapiro, Avital Hozeh, Olga Girshevitz, Almogit Abu-Horowitz and Ido Bachelet: "Cooperativity-based modeling of heterotypic DNA nanostructure assembly", Nucleic Acids Research , 2015

Gotlib - Vainstein, Katya; Gouzman, Irina; Girshevitz, Olga; Bolker, Asaf; Atar, Nurit; Grossman, Eitan; Sukenik, Chaim: "Liquid Phase Deposition of a Space-Durable, Antistatic SnO2 Coating on Kapton", Applied Materials & Interfaces Manuscript  2015, 7 (6), 3539-3546

I. Eliyahu, Y.S. Horowitz, L. Oster, L. Weissman, A. Kreisel, O. Girshevitz, S. Marino, S. Druzhyna, S. Biderman, I. Mardor: "Probing the defect nanostructure of helium and proton tracks in LiF:Mg,Ti using optical absorption: Implications to track structure theory calculations of heavy charged particle relative efficiency", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B  2015, 349, 209-220

Gil Yeroslavsky, Olga Girshevitz, Juli Foster-Frey, David M. Donovan and Shai Rahimipour: Antibacterial and Antibiofilm Surfaces through Polydopamine- Assisted Immobilization of Lysostaphin as an Antibacterial Enzyme, Langmuir  2015, 31, 1064 – 1073

Chaim Sulenik, Girshevitz Olga, Sidney R. Cohen and Katya Gotlib-Vainshtein , "Hard on Soft Layers for Friction and Wear Reduction" United States Provisional patent application no. 61927508

L. Weissman, A.Kreisel, T.Hirsh, O. Aviv, D. Berkovits, O. Girshevitz and Y. EizResearch en: Accurate measurements of the 63Cu (d,p)64Cu and 65Cu(d,2n)65 Zn cross-sections in the 2.77-5.62 MeV energy range, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 12-7, (342), 2015

Katya Gotlib-Vainshtein, Olga Girshevitz, Chaim N. Sukenik, David Barlam and Sidney R. Cohen:  A nanometric cushion for enhancing scratch and wear resistance of hard films, Beilstein J. Nanotechnol.  2014

Katya Gotlib-Vainshtein, Olga Girshevitz, Chaim N. Sukenik, Estelle Kalfon-Cohen, Sidney R. Cohen, David Barlam: Oxide Surfaces with Tunable Stiffness, The J. of  Physical Chemistry 2013

Edo Bar-ZeevIlana Berman-FrankOlga Girshevitz and Tom Berman: Revised paradigm of aquatic biofilm formation facilitated by microgel transparent exopolymer particles, Proc Natl Acad Sci  2012  109(23), 9119-24

Goldman, D.; Girshevitz, O.; Lellouche, J.-P.: AFM characterization of polycarbozole-multi-walled carbon nanotube composites, J. Advanced Microscopy Research 2011, 6 (3), 215-222

Nir, G.; Lindner, M.; Dietrich, HeidelindeR.C.; Girshevitz, O.; Vorgias, C. E.; Garini, Y.: HU protein induces incoherent DNA persistence length, Biophysical J. 2011, 100 (3), 784-790.

Perkas, N.; Amirian, G.; Girshevitz, O.; Charmet, J.; Laux, E.; Guibert, G.; Keppner, H.; Gedanken, A.: Modification of parylene film-coated glass with TiO2 nanoparticles and its photocatalytic properties, Surface and Coatings Technology 2011, 205(10), 3190-2197.

Shahmoon, A.; Limon, O.; Girshevitz, O.; Zalevsky, Z.: Self assembly of nano metric metallic particles for realization of photonic and electronic nano transistors, International J. of Molecular Science 2010, 11, 2241-2252.

Shahmoon, A.; Limon, O.; Girshevitz, O.; Fleger, Y.; Demir, H. Vokan; Zalevsky, Z.: Tunable nano devices fabricated by controlled deposition of gold nanoparticles via focused ion beam, Microelectronic Engineering 2010, 87(5-8), 1363-1366.

Gouzman, I.; Girshevitz, O.; Grossman, E.; Eliaz, N.; Sukenik, C. N.: Thin film oxide barier layers: Protection of Kapton from Space environment by Liquid Phase Deposition of titanium oxide, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2010, 2(7), 1835-1843.

Gouzman, I.; Girshevitz, O.; Grossman, E.; Eliaz, N.; Sukenik, C.N.: Novel approach to Space-survivable polyimides: Liquid Phase Deposition of titania coating on Kapton, AIP Conference Proceedings 2009, 1087, 391-404.

Applerot, G.; Perkas, N.; Amirian, G.; Girshevitz O.; and Gedanken, A.: Coating of glass with ZnO via ultrasonic irradiation and a study of its antibacterial properties, Appl. Surf. Sci. 2009 , 256 (3S), S3-S8.

Sclar, H.; Kovachev, D.; Zhechev, E.; Stoyanov, R.; Lavi, Ronit.; Kimmel, G.; Grinblat, J.; Girshevitz, O.; Amalraj, F.; Haik, O.; Zinigrad, E.; Markovsky, B.; Aurbach, D.: On the Performance of LiNi1/3Mn1/3Co1/3O2 Nanoparticles as a Cathode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries, J. of Electrochem. Soc. 2009, 156(1), A938-948.

Girshevitz O.; Nitzan Y.; Sukenik, Ch. N.: Solution-Deposited Amorphous Titanium Dioxide on Silicone Rubber: A Conformal, Crack-Free Antibacterial Coating, Chem. Mater. 2008, (20), 1390-1396.

Jin, Y.; Girshevitz, O.; Friedman, N.; Ron, I.; Cahen, D.; Sheves, M.: Covalent Attachment of Bacteriorhodopsin Monolayer to Bromo-terminated Solid Supports: Preparation, Characterization, and Protein Stability, Chemistry-An Asian J. 2008 (3), 1146-1155.

Girshevitz, O.; Silickas, P.; Sukenik, C.N.: Modification and Coating of Polymer Surfaces, Surface Chemistry in Biomedical and Environmental Science Springer Pub. 2006, 59-68.

Salomon, A.; Boecking, T.; Chan, C. K.; Amy, F.; Girshevitz, O.; Cahen, D.; Kahn, A.: How Do Electronic Carriers Cross Si-Bound Alkyl Monolayers? Physical Review Letters 2005, 95(26), 266807.

Turgeman, R.; Girshevitz, O.; Deutsch, M., Ocko, B., Gedanken, A.; Sukenik, C.N: Crystallization of Highly Oriented ZnO Microrods on Carboxylic Acid-Terminated SAMs. Chemistry of Materials 2005, 17(20), 5048-5056.

Pizem, H.; Girshevitz, O.; Goffer, Y.; Frimer, A.; Sukenik, H.N.; Sampathkumaran, U.; Milhet, X.; Mcllwain, A.; De Guire, M.R.; Meador, M.A.B.; Sutter, J.K.: Titania Deposition on PMR-15 Chemistry of Materials 2005, 17(12), 3205-3213.

Girshevitz, O.; Osnis, A.; Sukenik, C.N.: Interfacial Chemistry on Carboxylate Functionalized Monolayer Assemblies, Isr. J. Chem. 2005, 45, 321-336.

Girshevitz, O.; Sukenik, C.N.: In-situ FTIR-ATR Analysis and Titration of Carboxylic Acid-Terminated SAMs, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126(2), 482-483.

Girshevitz, O.; Grinstein, M.; Sukenik, C.N.; Regev, K.; Ghabboun, J.; Cahen, D.: Effect of Molecule-Molecule Interaction on the Electronic Properties of Molecularly Modified Si/SiOx Surfaces J. Phys. Chem. 2004, 108(2), 664-672.

Turgeman, R.; Girshevitz, O.; Deutsch, M., Ocko, B., Gedanken, A.; Sukenik, C.N:   Oriented Growth of ZnO Crystals on Self-Assembly Monolayers of Functionalized Alkyl Silanes Crystal Growth & Design 2004, 4(1), 169-175.

Girshevitz, O.; Sukenik, C.N.; Ghabboun, J.; Cahen, D.: Molecular Monolayer-Mediated Control over Semiconductor Surfaces: Evidence for Molecular Depolarization of Silane Monolayers on Si/SiOx J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125(16), 4730-4731.

Barness, Y; Girshevitz, O.; Sekar, M.; Sukenik Chaim N. Functionalized Silanes for the Preparation of Siloxane-Anchored Monolayers Langmuir 2000 (16), 247-251.