IVS2018 36th Annual Conference & Workshop (joined with IPSTA 2018 conference -plasma section
Join a thriving community of hundreds of scientists, technology and industry leaders, enjoy the most veteran conference in modern materials in Israel. While tracking the traditional fields of basic and applied surface science, thin films and vacuum technology, the conference puts emphasis on the emerging fields of nano-electronics and spintronics, photonics and plasmonics as well as bio-interfaces, soft matter and much more.
Plasmonics & Nano-materials
Chair: Adi Salomon (BIU). Invited speakers: Yaakov Tischler (BIU); , Christoph Lienau (UNI - Oldenburg)
Chair: Michal Leskes (WIS) | Invited speakers: Doron Aurbach (BIU); Gitty Frey (Technion)
Functional Scanning Probe Microscopy
Chair: Baran Eren (WIS) | Invited speakers: Volker Rose (Argonne Natl. Lab, USA); Uri Sivan (Technion)
Printing & soft deposition
Chair: Charles Diesendruck (Technion) | Invited speakers: Shlomo Magdassi (HUJI); Mark Schvartzman (BGU)
Chair: Elad Gross (HUJI) | Invited speakers: Angel Yanguas-Gil (Argonne Natl. Labs, USA); Omer Yaffe (WIS)
Catalysis for renewable fuels
Chair: Yaron Paz (Technion) | Invited speakers: Brian Rosen (TAU); Eran Edri (BGU)
Functional surfaces & sensors
Chair: Muhammad Bashouti (BGU) | Invited speakers: Joao Marcelo J. Lopes (Drude Inst. Berlin); Jiri Cervenka (Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences)
Bio & soft interfaces
Chair: Haim Diamant (TAU) | Invited speakers: Liraz Chai (HUJI); Ayelet Lesman (TAU)
Plasma science, technology, & applications
Chair: Evgeny Stambulchik (WIS) | Invited speakers: Mikhail Shneider (Princeton, US); Michael Gedalin (BGU)
Plenary speaker Prof. Erik Bakkers
Plenary speaker Prof. Erik Bakkers, University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
In Eindhoven, Erik founded his own research group in 2017. The group continues to research nanowires, and has made significant progress in three key areas. The first area, nanomaterials, involves collaboration with Delft in the search for Majorana particles. The recent discovery of Majorana fermions in nanowires opens up a completely new field of research and applications including their possible use as carrier of quantum information for quantum computing. The second area is light emission from silicon. By changing the crystalline properties of silicon, it can be made to emit light, which could, for example, revolutionize fibre-optic data transmission. The third area is the application of nanowires in solar cells, in which significant efficiency gains have been achieved. Presently, the group is researching development of flexible very high efficiency solar cells in which solar energy is harvested in III/V semiconductor nanowires as well as development of flexible nanowire solar cells by embedding nanowires into a transparent and flexible PDMS polymer.
The Ofra Kalisky Award
In memoriam: Dr. Ofra Kalisky, a distinguished laser scientist and business manager.
Ofra Kalisky, a pioneering scientist who contributed to research, technology and commercial advances in laser photochemistry and photophysics, pulsed laser technologies, flash-photolysis, electro-optics, nanomaterials and related technologies, died 6 August 2016 in Israel ;
A researcher, teacher, strategic marketing consultant, and business manager in Israel and the United States, Dr. Kalisky managed several startup companies within Israel's technology incubator programs and was the first woman to serve as a business manager for consortium programs. These included Diode and Diode pumped lasers (LESHED), Emerging Dielectric & Conductors Technologies (EDCoT), and Forecasting and Prevention of Bio-fouling phenomena (M.A.I.M.);
Her work on developing optics and photonics products and companies involved expertise in spectroscopy, semiconductors, laser crystals, electronic chemicals, polymers, and additives for plastics and agriculture; She is the author or coauthor of more than 40 scientific papers and internal business reports, including a 2010 Optical Engineering article on high-power, lasers as defensive weapons that she wrote with her husband, SPIE Fellow Yehoshua Kalisky.
She was also frequent presenter at SPIE Photonics West in sessions devoted to solid-state lasers and nonlinear optics; Her latest scientific contributions include topics such as diode-pumped solid-state laser technologies; diode-pumped passively Q-switched lasers and microchip lasers; modelling of Q-switching devices based on Cr4+ doped garnets; and other topics related to technologies for the defense and security industries;
Kalisky, who held research and academic positions at Jerusalem College of Technology (Israel), received a master's degree from Boston University USA) and her PhD in chemistry and physics from Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she focused on the molecular mechanism and photochemical pathways involved the vision process. She did her postgraduate work in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Rochester (USA).
The prize in memoriam of Ofra Kalisky will be awarded to one of the outstanding poster presentations at the IVS 36th Annual Conference.