Group Publications (2005-2013)

Itai Carmeli



CURRICULUM VITAE AND LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

PERSONAL DETAILS

Name: Itai Carmeli, Ph.D
Date and place of birth: 23.03.1969 Tel-Aviv, Israel
Regular military service: 1987-1990 Paramedic, Paratrooper, I.D.F

Contact information:
Department of Material Science, Center for NanoScience, Tel-Aviv University,
Ramat-Aviv 69978, Israel. Tel: 03-6405714, 054-7251964, Fax: 03-6405612.
Itai@post.tau.ac.il

EDUCATION

B.Sc. 1991-1994 - Tel-Aviv University - Faculty of Life Science
M.Sc 1994-1997 - Tel-Aviv University – Department of Chemistry.
Advisor: Prof. D. Huppert
Thesis: Ultra-fast excited state proton transfer from DCN2 to solvents
Ph.D. 1997-2002 - Weizmann Institute of Science - Chemical Physics
Advisor: Prof. R. Naaman
Thesis: The effect of spin on photoelectron transmission through organized organic thin films

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2013 Investigator, School of Chemistry and Center for Nano-Science, Tel-Aviv University and Consulter, Chemical Physics Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
Research topic: Spinoptics and Spintronics of Photosystem I – solid state hybrid systems and study of light and electron-plasmon/molecule interactions by Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) and optical spectroscopy.
2008-2012 Investigator, School of Chemistry and Center for Nano-Science, Tel-Aviv University and Material Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
Research topic: Photosystem I – solid state hybrid systems and study of light and electron-plasmon/molecule interactions, by Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) and optical spectroscopy.
2006-2008 Post-Doc, School of Chemistry and Center for Nano-Science, Department of Physical Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University.
Research topic: Fabrication and the study of the function of hybrid photosystem I protein-solid state photoelectronic devices.
2006 Visiting Scientist, Condensed Matter, Center for NanoScience (CeNS), Physics department, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany.
Research topic: Conductive carbon nanotube-photosystem I hybrids for nano-photoelectronic devices. Group of Prof. Alex Holleitner.
2002-2005 Post-Doc, Condensed matter, Center for NanoScience (CNSI), Physics department, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.
Research topic: Molecular control over magnetism in ferromagnetic semiconductors for applications in spintronics.
1997-2002 Ph.D., Chemical Physics, doctor degree. Feinberg Graduate School, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.
Thesis: The effect of spin on photoelectron transmission through organized organic thin films. Supervisor, Prof. R. Naaman
1994-1997 M. Sc., Chemical Physics. Faculty of Exact Science, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel. Thesis: Ultra-fast excited state proton transfer from DCN2 to solvents. Supervisor, Prof. D. Huppert.
1991-1994 B. Sc., Faculty of Life Science. Specialization in Biochemistry, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv.

EXPERIENCE

Optical (Pico and nano second one and two photon laser spectroscopy) and spin polarized electron spectroscopy in UHV. Molecular modification of semiconductor, thin metal films, CNTs and Photonic Crystals. Characterization (CD, FTIR, Ellipsometry, CPD, AFM, KFM (Kelvin Force Microscopy) XPS, Zeta Potential, Raman and Opto-Magnetic Kerr Spectroscopy). Biological and Chemical modification of nano particles, thin film deposition, optical magnetometer measurements (squid), transport measurements (MPMS) of molecular modified superconductors, Photolithography. Synthesis of metal colloids – molecular hybrid systems and thin plasmonic films.

RESEARCH INTEREST

Photosystem I- solid state hybrid systems: nano-optoelectronic properties of PS I- metals, semiconductors, conductive carbon nanotube hybrid systems and the research and development of photosystem I based photovoltaic cells and detectors for light. Optoelectronic properties of high photo-voltage generating PS I crystals. Collective behavior related to electronic and magnetic phenomena of organized super molecular assembly of biological systems, proteins and organic molecules on surfaces. Photonic band gap materials, molecule-plasmon interactions and superconductivity. Light/electron interactions (spinoptics/spintronics) with matter and with molecular-solid state hybrid systems.



Contact info:

Office: TAU Nanocenter, room 47

Tel. +972-3-6405705

Fax. +972-3-6413404

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