Group Members

Prof. Tal Ellenbogen
Principal Investigator

Prof. Ellenbogen obtained his bachelor's degree in Physics and Computers from Tel-Aviv University in 2002 and his Master's degree in Physics from Tel-Aviv University in 2005. He did his PhD degree in Nonlinear Optics at the School of Electrical Engineering in Tel-Aviv University. During his PhD he received several awards for excellence including the SPIE, Intel, Applied Materials, Weinstein, and The Electro-Optics Fund awards. In 2010 he received the Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship and joined the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University to work on nanoplasmonics and excitonics. During his postdoctoral fellowship he acted as an active member of The Center for Excitonics in MIT and the Harvard Center for Nanoscale Systems. In October 2012 he took his current position at the Department of Physical Electronics at The Tel-Aviv University School of Electrical Engineering to establish The Laboratory for Nanoscale Electro Optics.

Email: tellenbogen@tauex.tau.ac.il
Phone: 972-3-640-7372
Office: room 505, Software Engineering Building

Dr. Mukesh Kumar Sharma
Postdoctoral Fellow

Mukesh Kumar Sharma joined the NEO Lab in November 2018 as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He received his B.E. degree (with Honors) in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2007 from University of Rajasthan, India, and M.Tech degree in Optoelectronics (with Gold medal) from SGSITS, Indore, India, in 2012. After B. E. degree, he joined Optoelectronics Devices Group, Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CEERI), Pilani, India, as a Research Assistant from 2007 to 2009. He completed his M.Tech project work on design and fabrication of nanostructured corrugated grating-based devices for sensing applications under the supervision of Prof. Suchandan Pal at the CSIR-CEERI, Pilani, India from 2011-2012. In 2013, he joined Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) as a full-time research scholar for his Ph.D. degree under the joint supervision of Prof. Aloka Sinha and Prof. M. R. Shenoy, and his doctoral thesis devoted to design and development of liquid crystal core waveguides for photonic applications. At the NEO Lab Mukesh is working on development of active THz devices based on liquid crystal-nonlinear metasurface composites.

Email: mukeshnice@gmail.com
Phone: 972-3-640-8047
Office: room 208, Software engineering building

Shay Keren-Zur
PhD Student

Shay joined the NEO Lab in February 2014 as a Ph.D. candidate. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics and Chemistry (with Honors) and M.Sc. degree in Physics from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2011 and 2013 respectively. His master's research was completed under the supervision of Prof. Oded Millo where he investigated the conduction properties of Cu2S nano-crystals arrays. At the NEO Lab Shay is studying upconversion processes enhancement and non-linear optics using plasmonic nano-devices.

Email: shaykerenzur@post.tau.ac.il
Phone: 972-3-640-8047
Office: room 221, Wolfson Electrical Engineering Laboratories Building

Lior Michaeli
Phd Student

Lior joined the NEO Lab in August 2014 as M.Sc. student and continued to the direct Phd program. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics (with Honors) from Tel-Aviv University in May 2014. During his B.Sc. he participated in a research project under the supervision of Prof. Yoram Dagan, studying the behavior of quantum capacitance in 2D electron gas formed by the contact surface of two oxide insulators. At the NEO Lab Lior studies nonlinear nano-plasmonics.

Email: liormic1@mail.tau.ac.il
Phone: 972-3-640-8138
Office: room 222, Wolfson Electrical Engineering Laboratories Building

Nadezda (Nadia) Lapshina
Phd Student

Nadia joined the NEO Lab in November 2016 as a PhD student. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Radiophysics from N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) in 2007 and 2009 respectively. Her M.Sc. thesis was devoted to experimental and theoretical study on propagation and focusing of acoustic pulses in shallow water. During the years 2008 - 2011 Nadia worked as a research engineer at Scientific Research Institute for Measuring Systems (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) where she developed components for control over nuclear power plants. Between 2011 and 2013 she worked as a junior researcher at National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Saint Petersburg, Russia) where she conducted innovative theoretical research on light manipulation at the subwavelength scale by nonlinear plasmonic nanostructures. From 2013 till 2015 Nadia worked as an engineer in the fiber fabrication group of Russell Division in Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Erlangen, Germany). At the NEO Lab Nadia studies optical properties of peptide based nanostructures.

Email: lapshina.nadezda@gmail.com

Office: room 029, Wolfson Electrical Engineering Laboratories Building

Sharon Karepov
Phd Student

Sharon joined the NEO Lab in October 2013 as a M.Sc. student. During her Master's, Sharon developed polarization-selective elements and integrated them into digital holographic microscopes. Sharon graduated in 2017, and continued in our group as a PhD student. She received her B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University in 2012 with majors in biomedical signals and systems. Between 2008 and 2011 she worked as a Medical Research Assistant at METEOR Medical Center. In the NEO Lab, Sharon is researching and developing plasmonic metamaterials for use in Ophthalmic devices.

Email: sharon.karepov@gmail.com
Phone: 972-3-640-8138
Office: room 222, Wolfson Electrical Engineering Laboratories Building

Ofer Doron
Phd Student

Ofer joined the NEO Lab in July 2016 as M.Sc. student and continued to the direct Phd program. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics and Computer Science (with Honors) from Tel-Aviv University in May 2016. During his B.Sc. he participated in a research project under the supervision of Dr. Roy Beck, studying the interactions of the neuron cell cytoskeletal proteins using SAXS and cross polarized microscopy. At the NEO Lab Ofer studies nonlinear nano-plasmonics.

Email: odoron11@gmail.com
Phone: 972-3-640-8138
Office: room 222, Wolfson Electrical Engineering Laboratories Building

Tzafrir Abir
PhD Student

Tsafrir joined the NEO Lab in April 2016 as M.Sc. student. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics and Chemistry from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2015. In the last year of his B.Sc. studies he worked as a research assistant at Prof. Uri Banin's lab, investigating the physical properties of nano-crystals. At the NEO Lab Tsafrir studies 2D semiconductors optics.

Email: tsafrirabir@mail.tau.ac.il
Phone: 972-3-640-8047
Office: room 221, Wolfson Electrical Engineering Laboratories Building

Simos Sideris
PhD Student

Simos Sideris joined the NEO Lab in October 2018 as a Ph.D Candidate. He received his 5-year Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2017. His Diploma Thesis was under the supervision of Prof. Traianos Yioultsis, where he studied the novel CSRR - loaded Substrate Integrated Waveguide and designed resonant slot antennas for Radar Use. Before NEO Lab, Simos worked at Fieldscale as a Computational Electromagnetics Engineer. At the NEO Lab Simos studies THz generation from nonlinear metamaterials.

Email: symeons@mail.tau.ac.il
Phone: 972-3-640-8047
Office: room 218, Wolfson Electrical Engineering Laboratories Building

Eviatar Minerbi
PhD Student

Eviatar Minerbi joined the NEO Lab in October 2018 as a Ph.D. candidate. He received his B.Sc. degree and M.Sc. degree in Physics from Bar-Ilan University in 2012 and 2018 respectively. His master's research was completed under the supervision of Prof. Sharon Shwartz where he explored difference frequency generation of ultraviolet from x-ray pulses in opaque materials. At the NEO Lab Eviatar studies nonlinear processes arising from nano-structures.

Email: eviatar00@gmail.com
Phone: 972-3-640-8047
Office: room 218, Wolfson Electrical Engineering Laboratories Building

Yotam Ater
MSc Student

Yotam joined the NEO Lab in March 2016 as an M.Sc. student. He received his B.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the Technion in May 2015. During his B.Sc. he participated in a research project under the supervision of Prof. Oren Cohen, where he helped design and build a small mass spectrometer as part of a larger experimental setup. His junior EE project studied the feasibility of using machine learning and computer vision algorithms on mobile platforms as an aid in the medical diagnosis of facial palsy, the results were presented at the MobileMed 2014 conference in Prague. At the NEO Lab Yotam is studying novel approaches to correction of chromatic aberrations using meta-materials.

Email: yotamater@mail.tau.ac.il

Danielle Benhaim
Msc Student

Danielle joined the NEO Lab in November 2016 as M.Sc. student. She received her B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (with Honors) from Tel Aviv University and continued to the direct M.Sc. program. At the NEO Lab Danielle studies the optical properties of plasmonic metasurface-based lenses.

Email: benhaim.danielle@gmail.com
Phone: 972-3-640-5223
Office: room 501, Software Engineering Building

Nadav Fain
MSc Student

Nadav joined the NEO Lab in March 2017 as M.Sc. student. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University in May 2015. His EE project was completed under the supervision of Prof. Tal Ellenbogen, where he designed an array of nano-antennas in order to enhance emission of Triplet-Triplet Annihilation phenomenon. At the NEO Lab Nadav studies strongly coupled localized surface plasmon-exciton modes.

Email: nadavfain@gmail.com
Phone: 972-3-640-5223
Office: room 501, Software Engineering Building

Mai Tal
Msc student

Mai joined the NEO Lab in March 2016 as a research assistant, growing and performing fluorescence measurements of peptide nanostractures. She worked on a LabVIEW program that connects together different devices in the lab and automates various measurement processes. Mai started her Msc in October 2017, and she is working on THz emission from nonlinear metasurfaces.

Phone: 972-3-640-8138
Office: room 222, Wolfson Electrical Engineering Laboratories Building

Alumni

Ori Avayu, Phd."Controlling light with plasmonic metasurfaces", 2013-2019.

Rani Ditcovski, Phd."Optical properties and spectral shaping of lasing in vertically aligned nanowire ensembles", 2012-2019.

Dr. Elad Eizner, Phd."Strong Interaction between Excitons and Surface Plasmons in Optical Nanoantennas", 2012-2017.

Itay Langstadter , Msc. "Dynamics of waveguide exciton polaritons", 2013-2017.


Sharon Karepov, Msc. "Developing Polarization - Selective Elements for Digital Holographic Microscopy", 2013-2017.

Dr. Barak Gilboa, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. "Optical properties of peptide based macromolecular structures", 2014-2016.

Denis Karpov, Phd. intern "Exciton-polariton condensates in aperiodic photonic crystal systems", 2016.

Nadav Segal, Msc. "Controlling Light by Metamaterial based Nonlinear Photonic Crystals", 2013-2015.

Omri Eisenbach, Msc. project "Metasurfaces based dual wavelength diffractive lenses ", 2012-2015.