Alon Hoffman – Curriculum Vitae

Alon Hoffman – Curriculum Vitae

Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel.

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I.D. 14685713
Date and place of birth:  October 22, 1958; Argentina.
Citizenship:  Israeli, Australian, Argentinean.

 

Academic Degrees

1987 D.Sc. Physics Department, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel.  Supervised by  Prof. M. Folman.

1982  B.A. (Cum Laude)  Physics Department, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel.

 

Academic Appointments

2012-2016: Dean, Schulich  Faculty of  Chemistry, Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel.

2007-: Full Professor, Schulich  Faculty of  Chemistry, Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel.

1997 – 2007: Associate Professor, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel.

1992-1997: Senior Lecturer, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry Department, Technion, Haifa 32000, Israel.

1988-1990: Australia  National Research  Fellow (Post-Doc), Applied Physics Department, RMIT,  Melbourne, Australia.

1987-1988: Research Associate (Post-Doc), SurfaceScienceCenter, Chemistry Department, Pittsburgh University, Pennsylvania, USA.

1982-1987: Junior Faculty Member, Department of Physics, Technion, Haifa32000, Israel.

 

Visiting Academic Positions

February 2012: Visiting Professor, Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Collisions (LCAM), Bat 351,  CNRS and University of ParisSud, Orsay, France

August 2010 :  Visiting Professor,Physics Depart. University of  Melbourne, Victoria , Australia.

August 2008 –March 2009: (Sabbatical leave) International Research Fellow of the Australian Research Counsel.  Visiting Professor,  Physics Department,  University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010,  Australia.  Sabbatical leave.

July 2007: Visiting Professor, Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Collisions (LCAM), Bat 351,  CNRS and University of ParisSud, Orsay, France

February 2005: Visiting Professor, Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Collisions (LCAM), Bat 351,  CNRS and University of ParisSud, Orsay, France

August 2004: Visiting Professor,  Physics Depart. University of  Melbourne, Victoria , Australia.

February 2004:  Visiting Professor,  Physics Depart. University of  Melbourne, Victoria , Australia.

August 2003: Visiting Professor,  Physics Depart. University of  Melbourne, Victoria , Australia.

February 2003: Visiting Professor, Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Collisions (LCAM), Bat 351,  CNRS and University of ParisSud, Orsay, France

July-August 2002:  Visiting Professor, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, China.

September 2000: Visiting Professor, Physics Department, Laboratory of Nanospectroscopy, La Sapienza, Roma, Italy. Sabbatical leave.

February – August 2000:  Visiting Professor, Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Collisions (LCAM), Bat 351,  CNRS and University of ParisSud, Orsay, France.  Sabbatical leave.

September 1999:  Visiting Professor, Laboratory of Atomic and Molecular Collisions (LCAM), Bat 351,  CNRS and University of ParisSud, Orsay, France.

February 1999:  Visiting Scientist,  Nirim, Tsukuba, Japan.

February 1998: Visiting Scientist, Research School of Physical Sciences. And Engineering.  The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

September 1997: Visiting Scientist, Lure, University of ParisSud, Orsay, France.

July – August 1996: Visiting Scientist, Lure, University of ParisSud, Orsay, France.

April 1996: Visiting Scientist, Nirim, Tsukuba, Japan.

July 1994: Visiting Fellow, Applied Physics Dept., RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.

August 1994: Visiting Scientist, Applied Physics, CSIRO, Lindfield, NSW, Australia.

 

Professional Experience

2001 –  Consultant for the Israeli Space Program on the subject of properties of materials under upper atmosphere physico-chemical conditions.

1992 – Consultant for the Israeli microelectronic industry on subjects associated with surface science.

1990-1992 – Research Scientist, Appl. Nuclear Physics, ANSTO. PMB 1 Menai,
2234  NSW, Australia.

 

Research Interests

  1. Physico-chemical processes and properties of surfaces.
  2. Electron, photon, ion and thermal stimulated processes on surfaces:  ESD, SEE, QPY, TPD and  IEEE.
  3. Electron spectroscopy (EELS, XPS, AES, UPS, HREELS, NEXAFS) of carbon allotropes surfaces.
  4. Nucleation and growth processes and mechanism of poly- and nano-crystalline diamond films.
  5. Diamond growth onto WC-Co and ferrous substrates using special CrN interlayers
  6. Interaction of hydrogen with single crystal, poly- and nano- crystalline diamond surfaces: content,   bonding and thermal stability.
  7. Properties of III-V semiconductor and Cu-Al surfaces.

Teaching experience

Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, Technion  (1992- ).
Physical Chemistry 2P ( for physics students) – undergraduate level.
Physical Chemistry 1B  (for biology students) –– undergraduate level.
Physical Chemistry M  (for medicine students) – undergraduate level.
Chemistry 2CE (for civil engin. students) – undergraduate level.
Physical Chemistry of Surfaces and Interfaces –graduate level.
Experimental Methods in SurfaceScience –graduate level.
Chemical Thermodynamics ( for Chemistry students) – undergraduate level

 

Technion Activities

1992- to date: Member of the Solid State Institute.
1995-2005: Member of the Wolfson Center for Interfaces.
2002-2008: Member of the Committee of Patents at the Technion.
2002-2008: Head of ChemicalCenter.
2010-2012: Member of the Preparatory Technion Committee (VAADA MECHINA SENATIT).
2012-2016: Dean of the SchulichFaculty of Chemistry – Technion.
2016: Head of the Surface Science Laboratory, Solid State Institute.

 

Public Professional Activities

2009-2012 President of the “Israeli Vacuum Society”.
1994-1997: Member of the  board of the “Israeli Vacuum Society” – treasurer.
1992- to date: Referee for the scientific journals “Surface Science”,  “Applied Physics Letters”,   “Materials Research” and “ Diamond and  Related Materials”.
1995- to date:  Member of various “VaadotMiktsoiot” of the IsraeliAcademy of Science and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Arts.
1995- to date: Referee for a number of national and international scientific funding agencies (ISF, BSF, GIF, etc.)

 

Membership in Professional Societies

1. Israeli Vacuum Society.
2. Israeli Chemical Society.

 

Honors

1982:  First degree completed CUM LAUDE Technion, Israel.
1984:  Guttwirth Fellowship. Technion, Israel.
1986:  Guttwirth  Fellowship. Technion, Israel.
1987:  Award of distinction for outstanding research achievements, presented by the President of the Technion, Israel.
1997:  David Ben-Aharony award for excellence in research.
2006:  Alexander Goldberg award for excellence in research on the subject: “Nucleation and   Growth of Diamond Films”.
2009:  Joseph Szydlowsky Chair in Sciences

 

Graduate students

1. Completed Thesis

a. Ph.D.

  1. K. Bovrov, (1993-1998) (maslulyashir), “ Reactivity of Single Crystal Diamond Surfaces”.Present position: Research Scientist at the  LCAM-CNRS, Orsay, France. 0033169154480
  2. Y. Chaak,.(1994-1997), “Nucleation and Growth of Diamond Films”.
    Present position: Technical Expert-  Intel, Qiriat Gat, Israel. 0547886697
  3. O. Glouzman, (1995-1999), “Diamond Deposition onto Ferrous Substrates”.
    Present position: Researcher, Chemistry Department, Technion, Israel.04 6018019 (home).
  4. I.Gouzman, (1995-1999), “Bias Enhanced Nucleation of Diamond Films”.
    Present position: Research Scientist, Soreq Nuclear Research Center, Israel. 08 9434412 (work).
  5. R. Shima-Edelstein, (1995-1999), “Heterogeneous Chemical Effects of Nucleation and Growth of Diamond Films”.
    Present position: Research and Development Engineer, Tower Semiconductors, Migdal Ha-Emeq, Israel.  04-6506099 (work).
  6. A. Heiman, (1998-2002 ), “Formation and Growth of Nano-Diamond Films Deposited by the DC Glow Discharge Method”.
    Present position:  Research and Development Engineer, Tower Semiconductors, Migdal Ha-Emeq, Israel.
  7. A. Laikhtman, (1999-2003), “Chemical and Physical Processes on Diamond Surfaces Under the Influence of Electromagnetic Radiation”.
    Present position: Lecturer at the Physics Department.  HIC – Holon.
  8. R. Intrater, (2000-2005). “Interaction of IonizatingRadiation with Polymer Surfaces” in collaboration with Soreq NRC and the Israel Space Program.
    Present position: Research Engineer,  Israel Aero Space Industry, Tel Aviv, Israel.  03 9358586 (work).
  9. S. Michelson, (2002- 2007), “Hydrogen Bonding in Nano-Diamond Films”
    Present position: Research associate at the Chemistry Department,  Technion.
  10. T. Kravchuk (2001-2006)(maslulyashir), “Study of Reactivity Cu-Al(100) Single Crystal Surfaces by XPS, UPS, ISS and STM” .
    Present position:  Research associate at the Chemistry Department,  Technion.
  11. O. Tarniak (2002-2007)(maslulyashir), “Initial Stages of Formation and Electronic Properties of Submicron Diamond CVD Films”.
    Present position:  Research engineer  at the Microelectronic center- Technion.
  12. Z. Shpilman (2006-2010), “Interaction of Activated Oxygen with Diamond Surfaces”  (co-supervisor with Dr. I. Gouzman and Dr. J. Adler).
    Present position: Research Scientist, Soreq NRC.

 

b. M. Sc.

  1. H. Shemen, (1993-1995), ”Influence of Low energy Ar+ Ion Irradiation of Carbon Allotropes Surfaces”.
  2. H. Geller, (1994-1997), “Carbon Nitride Formation by High Energy and High Dose N+ Implantation Into Carbon Allotropes Surfaces”.
    Present position: Research and Development Engineer, Tower Semiconductors, Migdal Ha-Emeq, Israel.
  3. I. Gouzman,.(1993-1995), “ Interaction of Low Energy N+ Ion Bombardment into Carbon Allotropes Surfaces by in-situ Surface Electron Spectroscopy”.
    Present position: Research Scientist, Soreq Nuclear Research Center, Israel.
  4. A. Laikhtman, (1996-1999), “Absolute Quantum Photo-Yield of Diamond Surfaces”.
    Present position: Senior Lecturer,  Holon Institute of Technology,  Holon Iseael,
  5. S. Michelson, (1999-2002), “Deposition and Electron Emission Properties of Sub-micron Diamond Films”.
    Present position: Research and Development Engineer, Tower Semiconductors, Migdal Ha-Emeq, Israel.
  6. M. Ronen, (2000-2003)”Non linear vibration of micro-beams in atomic force microscopy”,  (co-supervisor with Dr. O. Gottlieb).
  7. M.Tsaref (2001-2004), “Interaction of Activated Oxygen with Silicon Nano-structures”.   Present position:  Ph.D. student at the Technion.
  8. O.Ofer (2002-2004) “ Hydrogen in Diamond : a Computational Study” (co-supervisor with Dr. J. Adler).
    Present position:  Ph.D. student at the Technion.
  9. Z.Shpilman (2003-2005), “Field Electron Emission form Nano-crystalline Carbon Films”.  (co-supervisor with Prof. R. Kalish).
  10. O. Shwartz (2003-2006) “Study of the Primary Formation Mechanism of Nano Diamond Films”.
  11. B. Zaknoon (2005-2008)  “Properties of Silicon Nanostructures Studies by Scanning Probe Microscopy” (co-supervisor with A/Prof. G. Bahir).
    Present position:  Intel – Haifa.
  12. R. Tesler (2004-2007) “Interaction of Hydrogen with InSb (100) Single Crystal Surfaces” (co-supervisor with Dr. Cecile Saguy).
    Present position:  R&D engineer, SCD Leshem,  Israel.
  13. E.  Vershbosky (2005-2009) “Nano-Diamond: a Computational Study” (co-supervisor with Dr. J. Adler).
    Present position: Software development in an Israeli industry.
  14. A. Gisiansky  (2007-2010) ”Physical Properties of Diamond Surfaces”.
    Present position:  Ph.D. candidate at the WI- Rehovot.
  15. Y. Koenka (2009-2011) “Hydrogen in nano diamond films”.
    Present position:  Ph.D. candidate in German University.
  16. E. Baibich (2009-2012) “Temperature dependence of electron emission properties of diamond”.
    Present position:  Intel – Kiriat Gat, Israel.
  17. E. Hojman (2010-2013) “ Diamond formation onto WC-Co fro tribological applicatios“.
    Present position: R&D Enginner- SCD, Leshem.
  18. Y. Ladov (2008-2013)  “Surface properties of III-V semiconductors surfaces”
    Present position:  R&D Enginner- Tower,  Haifa.
  19. O. Rainhertz (2011-2014) “Influence of Structural and Chemical Effects on the Thermionic Electron Emission from Polycrsyatlline Diamond Films“.
  20. M. Sasa (2012-2015) “Interaction of Low energy Nitrogen Species with Diamond Surfaces“.
  21. S. Elfimchev (2013-2015) “Photo –thermal Electron Emission from Polycrystalline Diamond Films“

2. Thesis in Progress.

Mc.S.

1. Miriam Fisher (2013-)

Ph.D.

2. S. Elfimchev  (2015-)

 

Research Assistants – Post-docs

1. A.Fayer, (1993-1995) Shapira.
2  Dr. B.Faisger, (1994-1997).Shapira
3. R.Ahvaldiani, (1999- ).Mosad
4. O. Popov, (1999-2001).Shapira
5. Dr. R. Edrei, (1997-2009) Research associate.Mosad
6. Dr. V. Gridin (2003-2004)Kamea.
7. Eng E. Alagim (2005-)
8. Dr. S. Michaelson (2009-) Research associate. Mosad.
9. Dr. M. Chandran (2014-) Post-doctoral fellowfrom India.