Short Professional Biography

Professor Shlomo Ruschin received his B.Sc. degree in Physics and Mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, in 1969. In 1973 and 1977 he received his M.Sc. and D.Sc. degrees in Physics from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. Between 1978 and 1980 he was a Research Associate at the Technion, and at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

During the summers of 1983, 1984 and 1985 he was a Visiting Scientist at Cornell University, and during the year 1977-1988 he was Visiting Scientist in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego, USA.

In 1989, 1990 and 1993 he was Visiting Scientist for short periods at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) in Saitama, Japan.

In 1980 Prof. Ruschin joined the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering - Physical Electronics. Since June, 1995-1999 Prof. Ruschin is Chairman of the Department at Tel-Aviv University, 2010-present- Incumbent of The Chair in Electro-Optic Devices.


July - August 1983

Visiting Scientist;
Cornell University, Ithaca N.Y. (USA)

July - August 1984

Visiting Scientist, 
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. (USA) 

July - August 1986

Visiting Scientist,
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. (USA) 

Sept. 1987 - Aug. 1988

Visiting Associate Research Physicist. 
Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
University of California, San Diego. La Jolla CA (USA).

June 1989 - Aug. 1989

Invited Scientist.
RIKEN Institute of Physical and Chemical Research - JAPAN

Feb. 1990

Invited Scientist,
RIKEN Institute of Physical and Chemical Research - JAPAN

Jan - Feb. 1993

Invited Scientist

July - Aug. 1996

RIKEN Institute of Physical and Chemical Research - JAPAN



Academic Advisor

Electrooptic Courses
The Open University, Ramat-Aviv, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Industry Consultant

Spectronix Inc. Tel-Aviv
Tamam - Israel Aviation Industry - Lod
General Microwave Inc.
Laser Industries, Tel-Aviv
Chiaro Networks Jerusalem
ACielo Ltd. Jerusalem

Article Reviewer

The Physical Review and Physical Review Letters
Journal of Mathematical Physics
Journal of the Optical Society of America.
Journal of Lightwave Technology
Applied Physics Letters 
Optics Letters
Europhysics Letters 

Ph.D. Thesis Reviewer

Tel-Aviv University,
The Technion, Ben-Gurion University
Weizmann Institute of Science




Studies Fellowship for Distinction
Hebrew University, Jerusalem

1981 - 1986

Research Grant for Research on Integrated Optics
Ministry of  Defense, Israel (In collaboration with Prof. E. Marom).

1982 - 1984

Research Grant for Investigation of Compton Scattering
Free Electron Laser Interaction.
U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research  (In collaboration with Prof. A. Gover)


Research Grant for research on Electron Optics
Ministry of Industry (In collaboration with Prof. A. Gover). 

1986 - 1989

Research Grant for development of Integrated Optical Devices for communication and signal analysis,
Ministry of Science.
(In collaboration with E. Marom, N. Croitoru and A. Hardy)

1985 - 1989

Research Grant for the Research of Efficiency Enhancement Mechanisms in Free Electron Lasers.  Ministry of Defense, Israel. 

1989 - 1991

Research Grant for the development of Integrated Optical Devices for Fiber Sensor applications. Ministry of Industry.

1992 - 1993

Development of  large bandwidth integrated optical modulator for microwave frequencies - General Microwave Inc.

1993 - 1996

Research Grant: "Development of Segmented Waveguides for Integrated Optics Applications", Israel Academy of Science.
(In collaboration with Prof. A. Hardy)


Polymeric Devices in Electro-Optical Applications. Ministry of Sciences. 
Joint infrastructure research project with four research institutions.


Wideband Communication Consortium. Ministry of Industry and Commerce. 


Research Grant: ``Triply Resonant Optical Parametric Oscillator.'',
Israel Academy of Science (with Prof. A. Hardy).


" Waveguided optical biosensors" Ministry of Science ( $ 250,000)


"Advanced printing head based on Integrated Optics components", Digital Printing Consortium Ministry of Commerce and Industry ($200,000)


"Advanced laser processing of glass materials for opto-electronic applications"
ISRAEL-JAPAN SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION (With Dr. Koji Sugioka, RIKEN Institute) ($60,000)


"Micro and Nanostructured Ferroelectrics: A New Technology for Optical Devices" Ministry of Science ($130,000)


" Remote detection of explosives and suspected materials based on electro-optical micro-sensors for civil infrastructure and transportation security" Ministry of Science and Ministry of Transportation (with Prof. Menachem Nathan) ($200,000)


" Electro-Optical sensors for chemical sensing" Ministry of Defense, (with Prof. Menachem Nathan) ($80,000)


"Optical bio-sensing for toxics and diseases" Technology Partnership Fund , (with Prof. Menachem Nathan) ($550,000)


"High Speed Photonic Digital-To-Analog Conversion" Ramot Fund (with Dr. Ofer Amrani) ($106,000)


Spatial mode selection in multimodal optical communication channels” ACC ( With Dr Michael Golub) ($6,000)


“Ultra-sensitive interferometric devices and lasers” ISF (with Dr. Koby Scheuer) ($ 180,000)


“Linearized Optical Digital-to-Analog Modulator”, “KAMIN” Ministry of Commerce and Industry (with Dr. Ofer Amrani) ($200,000)



1982 -1984

URSI (International Union of Radio Science)
Chairman - Israel National Commission D (Physical Electronics)

1978 - present

OSA - Optical Society of America.

1984 - present

IEEE Lasers and Electro Optics Society.

1989 - 1993

Israel Electro Optics Society - Treasurer




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