bioIlan Goldfarb is a Full Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Engineering.  After graduating from the Department of Materials Engineering at Ben Gurion University, in the field of growth and characterization of thin films, he pursued to study electron microscopy with Prof. Danny Shechtman at the Technion’s Department of Materials Engineering, where he received his D.Sc. degree in 1994.  As a recipient of a British Council Post-Doctoral Award, he then continued to Oxford University (UK), where he spent the next five years as a Research Fellow at the Department of Materials, specializing in surface science, epitaxial growth, and scanning tunneling microscopy.  He joined Tel Aviv University in 1999, and spent his 2010-2011 sabbatical year at the Nanoelectronics Research Group at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto (USA) exploring electronic structure and conduction mechanisms in amorphous materials.  Until recently, he has headed the TAU Materials & Nanotechnologies Graduate Program, and at present he is heading the TAU Wolfson Applied Materials Research Centre
Prof. Goldfarb’s current research focuses on self-organization of magnetic epitaxial nanostructures by scanning tunneling microscopy, electron diffraction, and photoemission methods, and on electronic structure of amorphous oxide films.  He is also on the Editorial Board of Applied Physics A