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Prof. Israel Bar-Joseph earned his Ph.D. in physics from the Weizmann Institute in 1986. His research lies in the area of nanoelectronics.
He studies the interactions of electrons in very thin semiconductor structures and the effect of these interactions on light emission and absorption. Using an innovative “bottom-up“ approach, he constructs tiny molecular circuits based on single organic molecules that could be the building blocks of future molecular electronics.
From 1997 to 2002, Bar-Joseph headed the Institute’s Physics Services, and from 2002 to 2006, he served as Head of the Condensed Matter Physics Department. In 2004, he was appointed Director of the Maurice and Gabriella Goldschleger Center for Nanophysics, and in 2006, Vice President for Resource Development.
In addition, in 2008, he was appointed Dean for Educational Activities to oversee the Science Teaching Department. Prof. Bar-Joseph is the incumbent of the Jane and Otto Morningstar Professorial Chair.