Assoc. Prof. Yehonadav Bekenstein

  • Ph.D. – Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2015
  • M.Sc. – Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2009
  • BSc. – Physics and chemistry (Exact Sciences Program), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007

Academic Appointments

  • 2018-Present:  Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion, Haifa
  • 2015-2018: Rothschild fellow at University of California Berkeley with Prof. A. Paul Alivisatos.

Selected Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Israel’s Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources fellowship.
  • 2016 Käte and Franz Wiener Prize (Excellent PhD Thesis Award).
  • 2016-2018 California Alliance fellowship.
  • 2015-2016 Rothschild fellowship.
  • 2014 Best lecture award at the international conference “Fundamental Processes in Semiconductor Nanocrystals” (“nanoGe”) Oxford.
  • 2013 Ivan Schuller prize for excellence in experimental physics, HU.
  • 2013 Faculty scholarship for participation in the global young scientist summit (GYSS-Singapore), HU.
  • Quantum mechanics and materials for energy
  • Light matter interactions in nanomaterials (Beyond Lead Halide Perovskites)
  • Machine learning for exploring material properties
  • Thermodynamic limits at the nanoscale
  • Developing synthetic processes for novel nanomaterials

We are recruiting graduate students for M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degree positions for all our research projects, contact us for  details. Please email ( with your CV to initiate a conversation about opportunities in the group. Undergraduates that are interested in short term projects are also welcome to send their CV’s, Preference will be given to candidates coming from one or more of the following disciplines: Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry and Electrical Engineering. We look forward to hearing from you!