Supramolecular Chemistry

Supramolecular chemistry deals with noncovalent interactions between molecules. These interactions can be highly directional, giving rise to well-defined supramolecular assemblies, or “supramolecules”. Supramolecular chemistry forms the basis of next-generation materials, which will be active, adaptive, reconfigurable, and responsive to external stimuli. Supramolecular chemistry is also at the heart of catalysis.

Dr. Amnon Bar-Shir

The Bar-Shir lab combines strategies in NMR and MRI with tools from synthetic and supramolecular chemistry, nanomaterials and biology for the development of novel approaches to illuminate unexplored processes in both chemistry and biology.

Prof. Rafal Klajn

We investigate how chemical molecules behave under confinement, that is, within spaces not much larger than the molecules themselves. We are also developing novel stimuli-responsive systems and “smart” materials.

Prof. Jacob Klein

The Klein group studies surface interactions in soft and biological matter from molecular to macroscopic scales. Current projects include lubrication and biolubrication (and its relation to osteoarthritis), and drug delivery using liposomic carriers.

Prof. Leeor Kronik

The Kronik group studies unique properties of materials using first principles quantum mechanical calculations based mostly on density functional theory. The group develops formalism and methodology and applies it to the prediction/interpretation of novel experiments.

Prof. Gershom (Jan) Martin

Our field is computational quantum chemistry: we believe in the complementarity of high-accuracy wave function approaches and lower-cost density functional theory approaches. Applications center on catalysis, noncovalent interactions, and computational biochemistry.

Prof. Ronny Neumann

The Neumann Lab focuses on catalysis, sustainable chemical transformations and renewable energy research. Using electro- and photochemical techniques the research involves activation and use of small molecules such as oxygen, nitrogen, water and carbon dioxide.

Prof. Boris Rybtchinski

We develop robust noncovalent materials (molecular plastics) that are easily fabricated and recycled, enabling a sustainable alternative to conventional pastics. We also work on energy materials that are employed in batteries and solar cells.

Dr. Sergey Semenov

The Semenov group uses tools of organic and physical chemistry to understand and apply out-of-equilibrium phenomena in chemical systems.

Prof. Mordechai Sheves

Sheves group studies the molecular mechanism of retinal protein function using artificial pigments, model compounds in solution and spectroscopic methods. In addition, the group studies the mechanism of the unusual efficient electronic transport through proteins.

Dr. Ulyana Shimanovich

Our interdisciplinary group is studying the fibrillar self-assembly phenomenon in natural biopolymers, including proteins and protein-based complexes, with an ultimate aim to generate new types of functional materials.

Prof. Milko van der Boom

From molecules to materials. We would like to understand how structural complexity, order and chirality emerge in crystals and thin films. Using coordination chemistry, such materials are designed to have fascinating properties.

Prof. Daniel Hanoch Wagner

Research in the Wagner team concentrates on microstructure-mechanics correlations in polymer nanofibers, carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanocomposites, and biological materials.