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  • Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob - CV

    1952-2015

    Academic Education

    • B.Sc. Physics, 1969-1971 & 1974-1975, Tel Aviv University

    • M.Sc. Physics, 1975-1978, Magna cum laude "The Dynamics of Coupled Josephson Junctions.”, Thesis advisor: Prof. Y. Imry, Tel Aviv University System Analyst Computer Science, 1974-1976, Technion

    • Ph.D. Physics, 1978-1982, Summa cum laude “The Dynamics of Coupled Josephson Junctions in the Presence of Thermal Fluctuations.”, Thesis advisors: Prof. Y. Imry and Prof. D. J. Bergman, Tel Aviv University

     

    Employments

    • 1972 - 1978 Military service, Israeli Navy, Captain

    • 1978 - 1980 Civilian working for the Navy Intelligence (Major rank)

    • 1976 - 1979 Teaching Assistant in Physics Tel Aviv University

    • 1979 - 1981 Instructor in Physics Tel Aviv University

    • 1980 - 1981 Advisor of Course Development, The Open University

     

    Academic Positions

    • 1981 - 1984 Post Doctoral Fellow, the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

    • 1984 - 1989 Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Michigan

    • 1986 - 1987 Senior Lecturer in Physics, Tel Aviv University

    • 1987 - 1992 Associate Professor of Physics, Tel Aviv University

    • 1992 - Present Professor of Physics, Tel Aviv University

    • 1997 - 2000 Head, Department of Condensed Matter, Tel Aviv University

    • 2003 - Present Maguy-Glass Chair in Physics of Complex Systems, Tel Aviv University

     

    Special Appointments and Services

    • 1998 - 2001 Vice-President of the Israel Physical Society

    • 2001 - 2004 President of the Israel Physical Society

    • 1998 - 2001 Chair of the Steering Committee, Tel Aviv University Center for Nano-science and Nano-technology

    • 2001 - 2003 Member, The advisory committee, Tel Aviv University Center for Nano-science and Nano-technology

    • 2004 - 2005 Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Indiana University

    • 2004 - 2005 Visitor, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, University of California San Diego

    • 2005 - Present Member, Inter Senate Committee of Israel Research Universities

    • 2007 - Present Member, Board of Governors Hemda Center for High School Exact Science Education

    • 2007 – Present Fellow, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, University of California San Diego

    • 2009 - Present Member, Board of Governors Tel Aviv University

    • 2009 - Present Member, International Advisory Board, Mexican Institute of Complex Systems

    • 2010 – Present Chair, The Advisory Council of High School Physics Education, Ministry of Education

     

    Honors and Awards

    • Landau Research Prize (1978)

    • David Ben-Gurion Research Prize (1981)

    • Haim Weizmann Post Doctoral Fellowship (1981-1982)

    • The Alon Fellowship (1984-1987)

    • Landau Research Prize (1986)

    • Bat-Sheva De Rothschild Research Fellowship (1988-1990)

    • The Siegle Research Prize of the Israel Academy (1996)

    • Fellow of the World Institute of Physics

    • Fellow of the American Physical Society

    • SciAm 50 Achievements Award (2007) – The Scientific American Award for the 50 most important achievements in science and technology for the Development of the First Neuro-Memory-Chip

    • Cavaliere (Knight) dell'Ordine della Stella della solidarietà Italiana (Since 2008)

     

    Patents

    • "System For and Method of Positioning Cells and Determining Cellular Activity Thereof", at final stage of approval Inventors: Ben-Jacob Eshel, Segev Ronen, Baruchi Itay, Hulata Eyal, Shapira Yoash, Hanein Yael and Gabay Tamir (2010)

    • "DNA-based electronics" US Patent 7176482 Inventors: Ben-Jacob Eshel, Hermon Ziv and Caspi, ShaY (2007)

    • "Control of body electrical activity by magnetic fields" US Patent 7160240 Inventors: Frimerman Aaron and Ben-Jacob Eshel (2007)

     

    Books and Special Reports

    • Ben-Jacob, Eshel "Thermodynamics", (In Hebrew, 322 pages), Tel Aviv University Press Dionun (1980)

    • Ben-Jacob Eshel and Levine Dan "The Logic Foundations of Interfacing Smart Computer Systems in Information Processes of Intelligence Units" Research Report 26/80 Submitted to the IDF Navy Intelligence (1980)

     

    Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students

    • Prof. Peter Garik - School of Education Boston University

    • Dr. Eli Raz - Head of Physics Group Ort Braude College

    • Prof. Dirk Helbing - ETH Zurich, Chair of Sociology of Modeling and Simulations Member of the German Academy of Science

    • Prof. Barbara Drossel - Inst. of Solid State Physics, Uni. of Darmstadt

    • Dr. Inbal Hecht – Researcher, Tel Aviv University

    • Dr. Yael Helman – Senior researcher, Hebrew University

    • Dr. Sharron Bransburg-Zabary System Immunology

    • Dr. Alin Finkelshtein Cooperative Behavior of Bacteria

    • Dr. Inbal Hecht Cell motility

    • Dr. Paolo Bonifazi Neuroscience

    • Dr. Miri Goldin Neuroscience

    • Dr. Yoash Shapira Econophysics

     

    Doctoral Students

    • Kiran Mullen – Physics, 1990, Univ. of Michigan

    • Pradipkumar Ramanlal – Physics, 1989, Univ. of Michigan (Co-supervised with L. Sander)

    • Mark Amman – Physics, 1990, Univ. of Michigan

    • David Grier – Physics, 1989 Univ. of Michigan (Co-supervised with L. Sander)

    • Richard Wilkins - Physics, 1990, Univ. of Michigan

    • Andras Czirok – Physics, 2000, Eotvos Univ. (Co-supervised with T. Vicsek)

    • Adiel (Ady) Stern – Physics, 1993, Tel Aviv Univ. (Co-supervised with Y. Imry)

    • Ofer Shohat - Physics, 1996, Tel Aviv Univ.

    • Ziv Hermon - Physics, 1996, Tel Aviv Univ.

    • Raz Kopferman - Physics, 1996, Tel Aviv Univ.

    • Glen Gutman - Physics, 1996, Tel Aviv Univ. (Co-supervised with D.J. Bergman)

    • Alexander Shnairman - Physics, 1998, Tel Aviv Univ.

    • Ira Rotman - Physics, 2000, Tel Aviv Univ.

    • Ido Golding - Physics, 2002, Tel Aviv Univ.

    • Ronen Segev - Physics, 2003, Tel Aviv Univ.

    • Luana Sheffer - Physics, 2003, Tel Aviv Univ.

    • Shay Caspi - Physics, 2004, Tel Aviv Univ.

    • Orit Sheffi-Gross - Physics, 2005, Tel Aviv Univ.

    • Inon Cohen – Applied Mathematics, 2007, Tel Aviv Univ. (Co-supervised with Z. Scuss)

    • Pablo Blinder – Life Science, 2007, Ben Gurion Univ. (Co-supervised with D. Baranes)

    • Vladislav Volman - Physics, 2007, Tel Aviv Univ.

    • Itay Baruchi - Physics, 2008, Tel Aviv Univ.

    • Liel Rubinsky – Bipsychology, Tel Aviv Univ. (Co-Supervised with J. Lavee and H. Frank)

    • Einat Fuchs - Life Science, 2009, Tel Aviv Univ. (Co-supervised with A. Ayali)

    • Andreas Doncic - Bio-Medical Engineering, 2009, Tel Aviv Univ. (Cosupervised with S. Einav)

    • Nadav Raichman – Physics, 2009, Tel Aviv Univ.

    • Tamir Gabay - Electrical Engineering, 2009, Tel Aviv Univ. (Co-supervised with Y. Hanein)

    • Eyal Hulata – Physics, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Maurizio De-Pitta' - Electricity Engineering, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with Y. Hanien)

    • Itai Doron – Physics, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Tomer Gazit – Brain Research, Bar Ilan Uni. (Co-supervised with M. Teicher)

    • Dalit Roth – Medical Scinces, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Asaf Madi – Medical Sciences, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with Z. Grossman)

    • Alexandra Sirota – Medical Sciences, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Ziv yekutieli – Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Mark Shein – Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with Y. Hanein)

    • Ya'akov Keissar – Medical Physics, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with R. Cohen, MIT)

    • Dror Kenett - Physics, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Assaf Zaritsky – Computer Science, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with Ilan Tzarfati and Lior Wolf)

    • Merav Catalogna – Bio-medical Engineering, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with Uri Nevo and Zamir Halpern)

    • Asi Shklarsh – Computer Science, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with Arnon Avron)

    • Ari Lev-Or – Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with Avi Gover)

    • Andras Czirok – Physics, 1996, Eotvos University (Co-supervised with T. Vicsek) 

    • Ofer Shochet – Physics, 1993, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Yuval Asavi - Physics, 1997, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Ronen Segev – Physics, 1997, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Yonatan Kozlovsky – Physics, 1997, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Vladislav Volman – Physics, 2003, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Arnon Arazi – 2004, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with U. Yechiel)

    • Itay Baruchi – Physics, 2004, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Itai Doron – Physics, 2006, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Rami Fogch – Physics, 2006, The Weizmann Inst. of Science, (Co-supervised with N. davidson)

    • Mark Shein – Physics, 2007, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Avner Cohen – Bio-Medical Engineering, 2007, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with S. Einav)

    • Hanan Steingrat – Electricity Engineering, 2008, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with H. Messer-Yaron)

    • Eitan Pri – Bio-Medical Engineering, 2008, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with H. Grinspan)

    • Noga yaniv – Neurobiology, 2008, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with R. Stein)

    • Yael Katsir – Chemistry, Bar Ilan Uni. (Co-supervised with I. Mastai)

    • Rotem Leshem – Medical Science, 2008, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with I. Ofek)

    • Noah Levine-Small – Life Sciences, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with A. Barzilai)

    • Oren Kalishman, Physics, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Yael Jacob, Medical Sciences, Tel Aviv Uni. (Co-supervised with T. Handler)

    • Meirav Hasidi, Medical Sciences, Tel Aviv Uni.

     

    Masters Students

    • Dionis Teshler, Computer Science, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Mati Goldberg – Physics, Tel Aviv Uni.

    • Leenoy Meshulam – Biology (Co-supervised with A. Barzilai)

    • Liron Mendelson – Electrical Engineering

    • Nir Atzmon – Electrical Engineering

     

     

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