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Group Leader
Dr. Rafal Klajn
Associate Professor

 
Phone:  +972-8-934-6567
Fax:       +972-8-934-3029 (shared)
Office:  Kimmelman Building, Room 260

e-mail:  rafal.klajn@weizmann.ac.il 




Ph.D. Chem. & Biol. Eng., Northwestern University, 2009
M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Warsaw, 2004

Selected awards:

2016 Netherlands Scholar Award for Supramolecular Chemistry
2016 Israel Chemical Society Outstanding Young Scientist Award
2015 Liebig Lectureship
2013 Victor K. LaMer Award
2010 IUPAC Prize for Young Chemists




Postdoctoral Fellows
Dr. Sophia Buhbut-Sinai

Phone:  +972-8-934-4150
Fax:       +972-8-934-3029 (shared)
Office:  Kimmelman Building, Room 205 








Ph.D. Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, 2013
M.Sc. Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, 2009
B.Sc. Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, 2007

e-mail:  sophia.buhbut-sinai@weizmann.ac.il








Dr. Dipak Samanta

Phone:  +972-8-934-4150
Fax:       +972-8-934-3029 (shared)
Office:  Kimmelman Building, Room 205 








Ph.D. Chemistry, IISc Bangalore, 2014
M.Sc. Chemistry, IIT Madras, 2009
B.Sc. Chemistry, Presidency College Kolkata, 2007

e-mail:  dipak.samanta@weizmann.ac.il








Dr. Johannes Ahrens

Phone:  +972-8-934-6976
Fax:       +972-8-934-3029 (shared)
Office:  Kimmelman Building, Room 305 








Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Braunschweig, 2013
Diploma Chemistry, University of Marburg, 2009
Pre-diploma Chemistry, University of Marburg, 2005

e-mail:  johannes.ahrens@weizmann.ac.il








Dr. Tong Bian

Phone:  +972-8-934-6976
Fax:       +972-8-934-3029 (shared)
Office:  Kimmelman Building, Room 305 








Ph.D. Chemistry, TIPC, CAS, 2014
B.Sc. Chemistry, Nanjing University, 2009

e-mail:  tong.bian@weizmann.ac.il









Dr. Zonglin Chu

Phone:  +972-8-934-4150
Fax:       +972-8-934-3029 (shared)
Office:  Kimmelman Building, Room 205 








Ph.D. Chemistry, Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry, 2011
B.Sc. Chemistry, Hunan University, 2006

e-mail:  zonglin.chu@weizmann.ac.il









Dr. Soumen De

Phone:  +972-8-934-4150
Fax:       +972-8-934-3029 (shared)
Office:  Kimmelman Building, Room 205 








Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Siegen, 2013
M.Sc. Chemistry, IIT Kanpur, 2007
B.Sc. Chemistry, Calcutta University, 2005

e-mail:  soumen.de@weizmann.ac.il









Research Students
Kristina Kučanda

Phone:  +972-8-934-6976
Fax:       +972-8-934-3029 (shared)
Office:  Kimmelman Building, Room 305 








M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Zagreb, 2015
B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Zagreb, 2013

e-mail:  kristina.kucanda@weizmann.ac.il









Tom Vexler

Phone:  +972-8-934-4150
Fax:       +972-8-934-3029 (shared)
Office:  Kimmelman Building, Room 205 








B.Sc. Chemistry, Technion, 2008

e-mail:  tom.vexler@weizmann.ac.il










Pankaj Maity

Phone:  +972-8-934-4150
Fax:       +972-8-934-3029 (shared)
Office:  Kimmelman Building, Room 205 








M.Sc. Chemistry, IIT Kanpur, 2015
B.Sc. Chemistry, West Bengal State University, 2013

e-mail:  pankaj.maity@weizmann.ac.il









Michał Sawczyk

Phone:  +972-8-934-4150
Fax:       +972-8-934-3029 (shared)
Office:  Kimmelman Building, Room 205 








M.Sc. Chemistry, University of Warsaw, 2016
B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Warsaw, 2015

e-mail:  michal.sawczyk@weizmann.ac.il









Tamir Forsht

Phone:  +972-8-934-6976
Fax:       +972-8-934-3029 (shared)
Office:  Kimmelman Building, Room 305 








B.Sc. Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, 2016

e-mail:  tamir.forsht@weizmann.ac.il










Hu Wang

Phone:  +972-8-934-6976
Fax:       +972-8-934-3029 (shared)
Office:  Kimmelman Building, Room 305 








Visiting student from Zhejiang University
Feihe Huang group












Some group photos

Hui farewell dinner and Prof. Ravoo's visit


Gonzague farewell dinner


October 2015
Back row, L to R: Gonzague Rebetez, Rafal Klajn, Debasish Manna, T. Udayabhaskararao, Tom Vexler, Tong Bian.
Front row, L to R: Ana Maria Martin Lasanta, Hui Zhao, Sophia Buhbut-Sinai, Dipak Samanta, Pankaj Maity,
Johannes Ahrens. (Photo credit: Ohad Herches)


Group trip to our favorite restaurant (Photo credit: Ana)


November 2014
Standing, L to R: T. Udayabhaskararao, Ana Maria Martin Lasanta, Tino Zdobinsky, Sophia Buhbut-Sinai, Rafal Klajn,
Maria Teresa Oliveira, Ji-Woong Lee, Debasish Manna. Front row, L to R: Pintu Kumar Kundu, Hui Zhao, Tom Vexler.
(Photo credit: Naama Chomski-Pesso)