At the core of University-wide innovation and scholarship are the scholars who make it possible. The Hebrew University's crucial mission is to attract and support the next generation of brilliant scientists and intellectuals. The Hebrew University — and indeed the State of Israel — face intense competition for young Israeli scholars from some of the world’s best universities, with recent research showing a dangerous brain drain in Israeli academia. There can be no more important mission for the future of education and of the country than that of ensuring that Israel retains its best and brightest young minds.
Dr. Jonathan Bohbot specializes in the neurobiology of insect olfaction, specifically, the olfactory receptors in mosquitoes. A graduate of the University Pierre & Marie Curie in Paris, Dr. Bohbot completed his doctorate at the University of South Carolina and began seriously studying mosquitoes during his post-doctorate at Vanderbilt University.More
Dr. Hadar Steinberg specializes in the study of physical effects which emerge in electronic systems. He integrates materials of interest, such as grapheme – a single-atom-thick sheet of carbon atoms – into electronic devices and probes them using electronic measurements at very low temperatures. Steinberg uses ground-breaking fabrication technology to mate graphene with other super-flat materials to form atomically clean interfaces. At the Hebrew University, Dr. Steinberg plans to study such exotic interfaces and seek evidence for new phases of matter.More
In recent decades scientists have become increasingly aware that all solid tissue cells are mechanically sensitive and can literally feel their physical surroundings, discriminating soft from stiff as well as discerning thickness and shape. Dr. Amnon Buxboim’s research in the Center for Bioengineering is exploring the physical and mechanical cues that define tissue and organ architectures during processes such as embryonic development and regulating cell division.More
Dr. Gil Segev joined the Benin School of Engineering and Computer Science in the Hebrew University’s Faculty of Science as a senior lecturer in 2013 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Microsoft Research Silicon Valley and one year as a visiting faculty member at Stanford University. He is the recipient of numerous research awards from notable institutions including the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.More
Dr. Nir Bar-Gill’s research is making new breakthroughs in quantum science and interdisciplinary applications. His research on nitrogen-vacancy, a unique naturally occurring color center in diamonds, can lead to profound advancements in a wide array of technological devices such as computers, nano-scale devices and MRIs.More