Researchers, Electro Magnetism & Spintronics

Name Research interests
Prof. Richard Berkovits
  • Quantum and statistical mechanics  in  meso- and nanosystems.

  • Physical properties of quantum dots and nanoparticle (0D),

  • quantum wires (1D) and quantum well (2D).

  • Coulomb blockade and magnetization of restricted geometries.

  • Interaction and disorder effects in nano and mesoscopic systems: persistent currents, quantum chaos, Kondo and impurity systems.

  • Quantum phase transitions in low dimensions, many-particle localization, entanglement and networks.
Eliahu Cohen
Dr. Eliahu Cohen
Amos Danielli
Dr. Amos Danielli


1. Quick and sensitive identification of biomarkers, such as proteins and DNA sequences

2. Optical imaging using the method of photoacoustics

3. Development of methods for the transfer of magnetic particles

Aviad Frydman
Prof. Aviad Frydman

Experimental study of the electric properties of low dimensional and nano systems, focusing on superconducting and ferromagneting materials. The systems under study include ultrathin films, nanowires, quantum dots, tunnel junctions and nanoparticles. The various research projects deal with the effect of   geometry, size and disorder on the electric and magnetic properties of these systems.

Beena Kalisky
Prof. Beena Kalisky

We develop sensitive, local, non-invasive magnetic probes and use them to study interesting questions in the physics of superconductivity, magnetism and biomagnetism at small length scales and low magnetic fields.

Lior Klein
Prof. Lior Klein

Basic and applied research of properties of magnetic conductors (spintronics). The basic research includes the study of the behavior of the components of the transport tensor of ceramic magnetic conductors (perovskites), phenomena related to the interaction between spin-polarized current and the magnetization of the compound, and magnetization reversal in magnetic nanoparticles with emphasis on the detection of macroscopic quantum tunneling. The applied research includes the development of magnetic memory and magnetic sensors based of the group patents.

Doron Naveh
Dr. Doron Naveh

Organic Interfaces of 2D Materials & Devices

Materials Growth and Synthesis

Optoelectronic Devices


Sharon Ruthstein
Prof. Sharon Ruthstein

Our work focuses on the cellular copper cycle. The knowledge gained on the copper cycle in eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems is then used to develop new biomarkers and therapeutic agents that are dependent on the copper cycle. We believe that a basic understanding on the chemical and biological system is essential for developing the next generation of biomarkers and therapeutic compounds that will be adopted in the clinic.

The main biophysical tool that is used in our lab is continuous wave (CW) and pulsed EPR spectroscopy. The power of EPR lies in its sensitivity to both atomic level changes and nanoscale fluctuations. EPR can characterize states such as the redox state and ligand geometry to determine the protein’s different functional states, as well as to provide information on the cell’s dynamics. The data collected by the EPR experiments is complemented by various other biophysical and biochemical approaches, as well as computational methods, such as CD, NMR, run-off transcription assays, ultra-centrifuge experiments, cell microscopy experiments, 64Cu(II) cell experiments, and QM/MM-MD simulations, in order to provide a complete picture of the cellular copper cycle in eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems.

Amos Sharoni
Prof. Amos Sharoni
  • Spintronics (spin-electronics)

  • Metal insulator transition at the nano scale

  • Multiferroics
Efrat Shimshoni
Prof. Efrat Shimshoni

Theory of strongly correlated electron systems, collective behavior in quantum phases and quantum criticality. In particular, my research interests focus on transport phenomena in low-dimensional systems: superconductivity in thin films and wires; superconductor-insulator transitions; spin, charge and heat transport in low-dimensional magnetic systems; quantum Hall effect in graphene.

Issai Shlimak
Prof. Issai Shlimak
Michael Stern
Dr. Michael Stern
Shimon Weiss
Prof. Shimon Weiss
Yosef Yeshurun
Prof. Yosef Yeshurun
  • Condensedmatter physics

  • Magnetism

  • Superconductivity