The following TAU faculty members are actively involved in NST research. The list includes core members and "second circle" faculty members sorted according to their affiliation. It includes their NST-related activity and a link to the relevant scientific profile of each researchers.







  • Dr. Roey Amir: Design and fabrication of nano scale building blocks and their assembly into functional materials
  • Prof. Ori Cheshnovsky: Nanoscale optics in STM junctions, electronic properties of clusters
  • Dr. Guy Cohen: Computational and theoretical methods for non-equilibrium transport and dynamics in strongly correlated quantum nanosystems
  • Prof. Yoram Cohen : NMR Diffusion Measurements in Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Prof. Haim Diamant: Theory of complex fluids
  • Dr. Yuval Ebenstein: Nano-Bio-Photonics
  • Dr. Sharly Fleischer: Ultrafast molecular dynamics and coherent control using ultrashort optical and Terahertz fields
  • Dr. Amir Goldbourt: Magic angle spinning (MAS) solid-state NMR of filamentous bacteriophage viruses; Development and theory of MAS NMR for the study of diamagnetic metal-ion-containing compounds – applications to enzymes and materials; Structure and dynamics of macromolecular assemblies by NMR
  • Prof. Diana Golodnitsky: Nano Materials and Thin Films for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion
  • Dr. Michael Gozin (together with Prof. Alexander Kotlyar): Preparation, characterization and biomedical applications of fullerene/nanotube protein complexes; novel fullerene-derived amino acids and peptides
  • Dr. Oded Hod: Computational Nano-Materials Science: towards electronic, spintronic, and electro-mechanical devices at the nanoscale
  • Prof. Joseph Klafter: Single molecule dynamics, nanomotors and nanofriction (theory)
  • Prof. Gil Markovich: Synthesis and physical studies of colloidal nanoparticles and their assemblies
  • Prof. Abraham Nitzan: Electronic processes at molecular interfaces (theory)
  • Prof. Fernando Patolsky: The synthesis and characterization of new nanoscale materials for the development of nanoelectronic, electro-optic and electro-magneto-optical devices and their applications in biology, chemistry and technology
  • Prof. Emanuel Peled: Nano materials and thin films for electrochemical energy storage and conversion
  • Prof. Moshe Portnoy: Design and investigation of nanoscale composite materials for catalysis and biomedical applications
  • Prof. Eran Rabani: Theory of nano-materials (theory)
  • Prof. Shachar Richter: Molecular electronics of self assembly layers
  • Dr. Yael Roichman: Optical assembly of new materials and devices
  • Dr. Tal Schwartz: Optical properties of organic molecules coupled to optical devices
  • Dr. Yoram Selzer: The physics and chemistry of singles molecule junctions
  • Prof. Doron Shabat: Self-Immolative Molecular Systems for: Drug delivery, Diagnostic assays, Signal amplification, NIR imaging
  • Prof. Michael Urbakh: Nanotribology (theory)





Life Sciences


  • Prof. Ari Barzilai: The molecular mechanism of optic nerve degeneration and regeneration
  • Prof. Itai Benhar: Targeted drug-carrying phage nanoparicles
  • Prof. Tal Dvir: Nanotechnologies for engineering 3D complex tissues
  • Prof. Chanoch Carmeli: Application of the photosynthetic reaction center proteins, PS I in the fabrication of a novel nano-bio-photovoltaic devices
  • Dr. Johann Elbaz: Genetically Engineering Living Cells Using Synthetic Biology Tools for the Production of Artificial Nanomaterials
  • Dr. Avigdor Eldar: Sub-micron light-guided protein localization and super-resolution microscopy for studying division and signaling in bacteria
  • Prof. Amihay Freeman: Biotemplating of stabilized protein crystals; directed metallization of biologically active proteins and cells
  • Prof. Ehud Gazit: Self-assembly of short aromatic peptides: from amyloid disease to nanotechnology
  • Prof. Jonathan M. Gershoni: Nano-optical sensing of protein: Protein interactions
  • Dr. Joel Hirsch: Structural Biology of Cellular Signaling 
  • Prof. Alexander Kotlyar: DNA-based organic nano wires
  • Prof. Rimona Margalit: Drug delivery by nano-particles based on biomaterials: biophysical properties, cell-particle interactions and therapeutic responses
  • Dr. Iftach Nachman: Microfluidic approaches to study cell developmental decisions
  • Prof. Dan Peer: Selective targeting and reprogramming of leukocytes using fully degradable nanomedicines
  • Prof. Judith Rishpon: Application of nano technologies in electrochemical biosensors
  • Prof. Uri Ashery: Molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission
  • Dr. David Sprinzak: Probing intercellular signaling at the nano scale level 
  • Prof. Micha Ilan: Marine invertebrates biomineralization and skeletal properties
  • Prof. Adit Ben-Baruch: Research of Inflammatory and Immune Modules in Malignancy
  • Dr. Vered Padler-Karavani: Glycans in immune recognition and response
  • Prof. Daniel Segal:Determinants of protein misfolding and self-assembly in amyloid diseases, and development of novel inhibitors as candidate therapeutics.




  • Prof. Zeev Schuss: Ionic permeation in protein channels of biological membranes and applications to models of neurons and cardiac myocytes





Environmental Studies

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