Asst. Prof. Elad Koren

  • PhD: 2012 (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Elad received his Ph.D. from the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Physical Electronics at Tel Aviv University in 2012. He spent the next 9 months as a Postdoc Fellow in the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, USA. He then relocated to the Physics of Nanoscale Systems group of the Science & Technology Department at IBM Research Zurich, Switzerland were his main research is focused on the nanoscale electromechanical properties of graphene and other 2-dimensional (2D) layered materials.

From August 1st 2017 he will be heading the Laboratory for Nanoscale Electronic Materials and Devices in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion.

  • Koren, E.; Duerig, D.; “Superlubricity in quasicrystalline twisted bilayer graphene”, Phys. Rev. B, 2016, 93, 201404 (R).
  • Koren, E.; Leven, Itai.; Knoll, A.; Loertscher, E.; Hod, Oded.; Duerig, D.; “Coherent commensurate electronic states at the interface between misoriented graphene layers”, Nature Nanotech.2016
  • Koren, E.; Knoll, A.; Rawlings, C.; Loertscher, E.; Duerig, D.; “Adhesion and friction of mesoscopic graphite sliding contacts”, Science2015, 348, 679.
  • Koren, E.; Knoll, A.; Loertscher, E.; Duerig, D.; “Direct experimental observation of stacking fault scattering in HOPG meso-structures”, Nature Comm. 2014, 5, 5837.
  • Koren, E.; Elias, G.; Boag, A.; Hemesath, E., Lauhon, L.J; Rosenwaks, Y.; “Direct measurement of individual deep traps in single silicon nanowire”, Nano Letters 2011, 11, (6), 2499-2502.
  • Koren, E.; Givan, U.; Hemesath, E. R.; Lauhon, L. J.; Rosenwaks, Y.,” Obtaining uniform dopant distribution in VLS-grown Si nanowires,“ Nano Letters 2011, 11, (1), 183-187.
  • Koren, E.; Berkovitch, N.; Rosenwaks, Y., “Measurement of active dopant distribution and diffusion in individual Silicon nanowires,” Nano Letters 2010, 10, (4), 1163-1167.
  • Nanoscale characterization of electronic and opto-electronic materials and novel devices.
  • Mechanical and electro-mechanical manipulation and characterization of low dimensional elements in the superlubricity regime.
  • Low dimensional materials such as nanowires (Si, Carbon Nanotubes, III-V), 2- dimensional (2D) materials (Graphene, MoS2, h-BN etc.), their heterostructures and interfaces.

Open Positions

M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions are available for all of the current research projects. If you are interested in hearing more about research opportunities in our group, please email to: Preference will be given to candidates coming from one or more of the following disciplines: Materials Science and Electrical Engineering, Physics and Chemistry. We look forward to hearing from you!