IVS-MRS Student Conference

IVS-MRS Student Conference

July 20, 2020

We are pleased to announce that despite the turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the IVS-MRS Student Conference 2020 will take place.

The conference will be conducted online via Zoom on July 20, 2020.

Conducted every year, the IVS-MRS student conference is organized by the students from various universities and intends to address the student audience. This multi-disciplinary conference, thus, serves as a platform for the students to present their work, win prizes, interact with their peers, and form collaborations between Israeli research groups and universities.


This year the conference is being held on Zoom due to the gathering restrictions imposed by COVID-19. It has allowed us to experiment and tweak the usual face-to-face conference setup and make it more interactive and interesting. The conference will have the following highlights:

  • Two keynote speakers, Prof. Andrew Rappe (U. Penn) and Prof. Shlomo Magdassi (HUJI), will introduce a broad topic that will be followed by extensive discussions with students.
  • Three parallel sessions running where students present their work and hold extensive discussions. The format will be 10 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion.
  • Flash talk: quick presentation (5 mins) and discussion (5 mins).
  • Career panel with key representatives from industry and academia, Dr. Malachi Noked (BIU) and Prof. Maya Bar-Sadan (BGU), discussing 'Career Path Choices' for MSc and Ph.D. students as well as Post docs.
  • The career panel will be followed by dedicated breakout rooms hosted by companies: Intel, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzar Baratz, NVIDIA, Vishay, Science Abroad.
  • Top three presentation awards. 1st prize sponsored by Intel.
  • Top three flash talk awards.


Online registration for the 2020 IVS-MRS Student Annual Conference is open

No participation fee

Please login to your Gmail account or create one in order to fill out the registration form.

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Please register as early as possible and submit your abstract, before the deadline, to one of the following topics:

  1. Energy, sustainability, and catalysis
  2. Spectroscopy and microscopy
  3. Nanomaterials, thin films, and surface science
  4. Nanoelectronics, spintronics and plasmonic
  5. Soft and biological matter
  6. Additive manufacturing
  7. Other topics


Abstract submission deadline: 10.07.20


We look forward to seeing you there!!

Conference sponsors & supporters:

Department of Chemistry | Bar Ilan University

Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials | Bar-Ilan University

The Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering | Bar-Ilan University

The Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering | Tel Aviv University

The Hebrew University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (HUCNN)

Sustainability and Energy Research Initiative (SAERI) | Weizmann Institute of Science





The organizing committee:

Sarah Taragin, Kusha Sharma, and Eliran Evenstein (Bar-Ilan University)

Lotem Alus (Weizmann Institute of Science)

David Svetlizky (Tel Aviv University)

Amram Azulay (Technion)

Shahar Dery (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Jonathan Tzadikov, and Ayat Asleh (Ben-Gurion University)