Prof. Ori Cheshnovsky

Emeritus in School of Chemistry
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Prof. Ori Cheshnovsky
Phone: 03-6408325
Another phone: 03-6408628
Fax: 03-6405911
Office: Multi-disciplinary Center, 312


Methods for the observation and characterization of individual nano-objects.

  • Super resolution microscopy for the observation and chemical characterization of nano-objects and nanostructures. Special emphasis on label-free methods avoiding the labeling of the objects with fluorescent dyes. The methods are well tailored for nano-material research. We are making use of photo-induces thermal profiling to enhance resolution.

  • Development of methods to measure light absorption and light extinction in individual nano-objects and nanoparticles.

Characterization nanoparticles in the search for direct band gap photovoltaic materials. The major focus is on finding Ge/Si core multi-shells nanowires with enhanced photovoltaic yields in the infrared.


  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 1967-1970

  • M.Sc., Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 1970-1972

  • Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, 1972-1979

Academic Appointments

  • Research fellow, Harvard University USA, 1979-1981

  • Lecturer, Tel Aviv University, 1981-1986

  • Senior lecturer, Tel Aviv University, 1986-1990

  • Associate professor, Tel Aviv University, 1990-1995

  • Full professor, Tel Aviv University, 1995-Present

  • Research associate, Rice University, USA, 1986-1987

  • Chairman, the school of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 2001-2004

  • Director, the center for nanoscineces and nanotechnology, Tel Aviv University, 2004-2012

Awards and Prizes

  • Weizmann Fellowship, Harvard University, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1986-1987

  • Bat-Sheva de Rothschild Fellowship, Distinguished young scientist, 1986-1990

  • Allon Fellowship, Distinguished young scientist, 1990-1995

  • The Sackler Chair for Clusters and Nanoparticles, 2004-Present

  • The Weizmann Prize in Exact Sciences, 2007

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2008

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