Curriculum Vitae

General Information:

Date of Birth: April 17, 1967
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Israel
Marital Status: Married, three children

1985 Graduated High School, Jerusalem
1985-88 Military Service (IDF)


Ph.D., Theoretical Chemistry, The Hebrew University, 1996,
Thesis Topic:"Dynamics and Kinetics of Molecular Rydberg States: A Dynamic and Dissipative Approach"

B.Sc. (summa cum laude), Special Program "Amirim", The Hebrew University, 1991,
Thesis Topic: "Kinetics and Dynamics of Ion-Dipole Reaction" (with distinction)

Academic Positions:

2015- Faculty Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley

2014- Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

2013-2015 The Marko & Lucie Chaoul Chair for Theoretical and Computational Nanoscience, Tel Aviv University

2008- Professor, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University

2010-11 Visiting Miller Research Professor, University of California, Berkeley

2003-08 Associate Professor, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University

1999-03 Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University

1996-99 Post-Doctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University

1991-96 Teaching Assistant, The Hebrew University

Academic Administration:

2015- Director, The Sackler Center for Computational Molecular and Materials Science, Tel Aviv University

2015- Associate Editor, Nano Letters, American Chemical Society

2012 Vice President for Research and Development, Tel Aviv University

2006-10 Chair, Department of Chemical Physics, Tel Aviv University

2006-10 Director, The Sackler Institute for Chemical Physics, Tel Aviv University

2006-09 Director, Undergraduate Chemistry Program

Fellowships and Honors:

Visiting Miller Research Professor, University of Californina, Berkeley 2010

Marie Curie IOF, 2010-2013

J.T. Oden Faculty Fellow, University of Texas, Austin 2009

Invivited Professorship, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris 2008, 2009

The Michael Bruno memorial award, Yad Hanadiv, 2006

ICS Prize for Excellent Young Chemists, Israel Chemical Society, 2003

The Friedenberg Foundation Award, Israel Science Foundation, 2002

The Bergmann Memorial Research Award, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, 2000

The Yigal Alon Fellowship, The Israeli Council of Higher Education, 1999-2002

The Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1997

The Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yad Hanadiv, 1996

The Charles Clore Fellowship For Outstanding Scholars in the Natural Sciences, 1993-1996

The Rector's Award, The Hebrew University, 1992

The Patai Award, The Hebrew University, 1991

The Dean's List of Outstanding Scholars, The Hebrew University, 1989-91

The Dean's Award, The Hebrew University, 1989

The Elving Award, The Hebrew University, 1989

Research Grants:

2016-2020: Department of Energy, Center for Computational Materials Science ($700,000)

2016-2019: National Science Foundation - DMREF ($333,333)

2015-2018: National Science Foundation ($450,000)

2015-2017: Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) ($213,000)

2014-2017: BSF-NSF International Collaboration in Chemistry ($210,000)

2014-2017: Israel Science Foundation - FIRST program ($134,500)

2013-2017: Israel Science Foundation - Alternative Fuels for Transportation ($170,000)

2011-2015: Israel Science Foundation ($222,000)

2010-2013: Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-IOF (€ 337,094)

2009-2013: United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation ($92,000)

2008-2012: Israel science Foundation ($60,000)

2007-2010: Converging Technologies - Israel science Foundation ($82,500)

2007-2011: Israel Science Foundation ($184,000)

2007-2008: Department of Defence - AFRL ($25,000)

2006-2009: Ministry of Science (180,000 NIS).

2006-2007: Minerva-Gentner Symposia (€ 65,000).

2005-2008: Sixth Framework Programme NMP - Specific Targeted Research Project - SA-NANO (€ 182,216)

2003-2007: United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation ($120,000)

2002-2006: Israel Science Foundation ($200,000)

2002-2006: The Wolfson Center of Excellence, ($1,500,000 Chemical Physics Group)

2000-2003: United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation ($71,000)

2000-2002: Israel Science Foundation ($52,000+$100,000 Equipment)

Voluntary Activity:

2012-present: Baord Member, Telluride Research Science Center, Telluride Colorado.

2008-2010: Vice Mayor, Har Adar, Israel

2008-2010: Council Member, Har Adar, Israel.

2008-2010: Chair, Education Committee, Har Adar, Israel.

2005-2007: Chair, Board of Elementary School, Har Adar, Israel.