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Powerful predictions for material design


Date: August 7, 2022

Dr. Sivan Refaely-Abramson has been awarded the Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research for her innovative work on new theoretical understandings of materials. The Wolf Foundation honors the memory of Benjamin and Gitla Krill Mansbach Shlanger through this annual award, established in 2005, which recognizes outstanding scientists from Israeli universities for excellence in their field of study.

Dr. Refaely-Abramson’s research in the Department of Molecular Chemistry and Materials Science focuses on developing and applying predictive computational approaches for investigating the underlying physics dominating energetically-excited particle processes in materials. For example, using large-scale advanced computations and supercomputers, Dr. Refaely- Abramson and her team explore how the atomic structure in materials can lead to efficient sunlight conversion and energy production that is clean, green, and unlimited. Using new computational modeling techniques, she is also examining the intelligent design of quantum emitters and materials-based quantum computing.

Dr. Sivan Refaely-Abramson is supported by Leah Omenn Career Development Chair and Peter and Patricia Gruber Award