Ernesto Joselevich

Ernesto Joselevich

Weizmann Institute of Science

Department of Molecular Chemistry and Materials Science

Ernesto Joselevich was born in in Buenos Aires, Argentina, began his undergraduate studies at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and completed a BSc degree in chemistry summa cum laude at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1989). There, he also obtained his PhD in chemistry (1997), followed by a postdoctoral position at Harvard University (1998-2000). In 2001, he joined the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Department of Materials and Interfaces, recently renamed Department of Molecular Chemistry and Materials Science, where he is today the Drake Family Professor of Nanotechnology. His research focuses on the formation, structure and properties of low-dimensional materials (including carbon and inorganic nanotubes, nanowires and 2D materials), their characterization by mechanical, electrical and optical measurements at the nanometer scale, and their integration into functional nanosystems, such as ultra-miniaturized logic circuits, photodetectors, solar cells, inertial sensors and potential devices for neuromorphic and quantum computing. Prof. Joselevich pioneered the ‘guided growth’ approach for the generation of ordered nanotubes and nanowires directed by surfaces. His group is also leading the field of nanotube torsion, namely, how different nanotubes twist and how the could be used for a variety of sensors, such as miniature gyroscopes to guided tiny autonomous flying vehicles. He has received numerous prizes and awards, including the Israel Chemical Society Excellent Young Scientist Prize (2007), European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant (2014), Tenne Prize for Nanoscale Sciences (2016) and Israel Vacuum Society (IVS) Excellence Award for Research (2020). He has filed 5 patents (3 approveds and 2 pending) and published more than 90 papers in prestigious journals, 7 of them in Science, Nature, and Nature group journals, with over 10,000 citations (h-index 41). Prof. Joselevich is the proud father of 4 children aged 21, 18, 14 and 14. He likes giving popular scientific lectures and experiments to children of all ages from 1 to 99. He also likes sports, encyclopedic knowledge, cooking, traveling and meeting people from all over the world. He speaks several languages, including Spanish, Hebrew, English, French, Catalan, Portuguese and a bit of Arabic.

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Dear Friends of the Nano community, participants, presenters, and invited speakers,

After careful consideration and as a result of the ongoing security situation in Israel, we have decided that it is in the best interest of everyone involved to reschedule the event.

These are the new dates:

9-11 March, 2025 | ICC Jerusalem

We understand the impact this may have on your plans and appreciate your understanding during these challenging times.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to hosting a safe and successful NANO.IL.2025.

* Please note – registered participants and sponsors: Paid registration and signed sponsorship contracts will be valid for the new dates as well.
Should you decide to cancel your registration or sponsorship, the fees previously paid will be refunded; however, we cannot guarantee the same rates for the new 2025 dates.


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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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