Nano at Tel Aviv (Video Clip with English subtitles)
Tel Aviv University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary research center committed to advancing society by conducting cutting edge research and by engaging in close and sustainable cooperation with industry and society. Established already in 2000, we pioneered Nanotechnology in Israel and since then we are the leading center in Israel in the field. More than 30 technologies have already been liscenced including: StoreDot (2013), NoAm ColorTech (2013), Savicell Diagnostics (2012), Quiet Therapeutics (2010) and Tracense Systems (2010).
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv is widely recognized as one of the world's foremost entrepreneurial hot spots. A prime catalyst for this innovative spirit is Tel Aviv University which attracts the best Israeli students and the top Israeli young researchers. The University alumni rank among the most globally successful entrepreneurs. Tellingly, the University researchers are consistently ranked at the very top in generating high impact scientific output.
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Tel Aviv University founded Israel's first nano center, and has built a truely comprehensive, multidisciplinary and collaborative nano research base. Early cancer detection, advanced theranostics, bio-degradable plastics, better light sources, safe and efficient batteries are few of the many technologies which are currently being developed at the center.
Owing to the center's national leadership in industrial services and nucleating startup companies, in 2013 the Center was selected by the University president to spearhead the Xin project with the Chinese elite University Tsinghua.
The Center missions are to:
- Nucleate multidisciplinary research activities (see: Support offered by the Center)
- Manage core central equipment facilities (see: MNCF)
- Expand research infrastructure resources on campus
- Support the recruitment of outstanding researchers
- Promote new research alliances and programs between faculty members at TAU, nationally, and internationally
- Launch educational programs for young researchers and for general public education
- Endorse alliances with private-sector affiliates
The Center hosts shared laboratories as well as laboratories of 6 core members. The central laboratories encompass state of the art equipment for realization and characterization of nano-structures. The laboratories of the 6 core faculty members represent the diverse expertise necessary for developing the “nano-culture”.
In addition to its primary research activities, the center supports education programs in nanoscience, hosts visiting scientists, and promotes contacts and collaborations with granting agencies and with industries.
Nanoscale Science and Technology is emerging as a frontier of research and development in natural sciences and engineering. This field encompasses the art and wisdom of forming artificial nano-sized (one nanometer = one millionth of a millimeter) structures with atomic precision, their characterization and utilization for studying new phenomena and for conceiving novel devices and systems unattainable with conventional technologies. The field takes advantage of physical, chemical, and biological principles that are set by the nanometer size.
By its very nature, research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology calls for truly interdisciplinary efforts, exploiting physical, chemical, biological and medical sciences, together with state-of-the-art engineering expertise. All of these traditional disciplines virtually loose their identity when dealing with nano-scale systems.