Quantum Materials Design by vdW Stacking, Sliding and Twisting

June 12 - 15, 2022 | Tel-Aviv University

12 June 2022, 9:00 
Summer School 2022 - Quantum Materials Design by Stacking, Sliding and Twisting

Tel Aviv University Nano Center Summer School 2022 - Quantum Materials Design by vdW Stacking, Sliding and Twisting

The in-person 4-days summer school will focus on electronic, optical, and mechanical phenomena stemming from the various stacking configurations and interlayer interactions in van der Waals structures (vdW). The school aims for a broad audience of graduate students (MSc and PhD) through post-docs, scientists, and engineers who wish to develop in the field.


The sessions include tutorial talks by international experts, dedicated work-shop sessions on recent challenges/opportunities, and a student poster competition. Research collaborations are further encouraged by social events that introduce the local research atmosphere and culture, including a half-day tour.


The Summer School 2022 is supported by:

The British Embassy Israel

Israel Science Foundation

The University of Manchester

Henry Royce Institute

The Tel Aviv University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology




  • Emergent orders (correlated metals, insulators, magnets, interfacial ferroelectricity)
  • Moire'- free flat band physics (3R stackings, strain)
  • Moire' physics in mismatched hetero-layers and twisted homo-layers
  • Super-lubricity, strain engineering, and vdW mechanics  
  • Non-equilibrium excitations



  • Vladimir Falko (The University of Manchester)
  • Jonathan Ruhman (Bar Ilan University)
  • Moshe Ben Shalom (Tel Aviv University)


  • Eric Akkermans (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology)
  • Haim Beidenkopf (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Erez Berg (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Yan Binghai (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Yoram Dagan (Tel Aviv University)
  • Itai Epstein (Tel Aviv University)
  • Vladimir Falko (The University of Manchester)
  • Brian Gerardot (Heriot Watt University)
  • Moshe Goldstein (Tel Aviv University)
  • Roman Gorbachev (The University of Manchester)
  • Asaf Hamo (Bar Ilan University)
  • Moshe Harats  (Ben-Gurion University) 
  • Nicholas Hine (University of Warwick)
  • Oded Hod (Tel Aviv University)
  • Shahal Ilani (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Beena Kalisky (Bar Ilan University)
  • Amit Keren (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology)
  • Elad Koren (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology)
  • Johannes Lischner (Imperial College) 
  • Adina Luican-Mayer (University of Ottawa)
  • Eran Maniv (Ben-Gurion University) 
  • Artem Mishchenko (The University of Manchester)
  • Doron Naveh (Bar Ilan University)
  • Yuval Ronen (Weizmann Institute of Science)
  • Jonathan Ruhman (Bar Ilan University)
  • Eran Sela (Tel Aviv University)
  • Efrat Shimshoni (Bar Ilan University)
  • Hadar Shteinberg (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • Haim Suchowski (Tel Aviv University)
  • Michael Urbakh (Tel Aviv University)
  • Sanfeng Wu (Princeton University)
  • Eli Zeldov (Weizmann Institute of Science)


Poster Presentation

​Students are encouraged to present a poster and their work, in a dedicated Poster Flash Session (up to 2 minutes per speaker).

Best Posters will be Awarded!!!

Posters can be submitted by June 1, 2022.


Foriegn Students

Tel Aviv University Nano Center Summer School 2022 would like encourage and support graduated foreign students to attend the meeting. Selected students will be supported up to 4 nights accommodation.

Requests should include:

  1. CV of the PhD Students
  2. PI Recommendation Letter


Application should be sent to:
Mickey Shenhar
Project Manager
Email address: mickeysh@tauex.tau.ac.il


* Foreign students that would like to meet Nano Researcher, are invited to notify us, and we will do our utmost efforts to schedule a meeting.
* If any further assistance is required, please do not hesitate to contact us.



  1. Online Registration (general info)
  2. Applications Payment form (please complete first the online registration)

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​Registration Includes

  • Participation in all sessions
  • Lunch and light refreshments between sessions
  • Half day tour
  • Invitation to Social Events

Onsite Registration will not be available!



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Additional Info

For additional information, please contact:
Mickey Shenhar
Project Manager
Email Address: mickeysh@tauex.tau.ac.il


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