Group Members

Dr. Omer Yaffe

Dr. Omer Yaffe

Principal Investigator

Dr. Yaffe obtained a dual B.Sc. in chemistry and chemical engineering at Ben Gurion University in 2005.
He then completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Materials and Interfaces at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2012, working with Prof. David Cahen.
From 2013 to 2016, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Louis Brus and Prof. Tony Heinz in the Columbia University, Energy Frontier Research Center.

Office: 
+972-8-934-3979
Perlman Chemical Sciences Building
Room: 
519A
Dr. Roman Korobko

Dr. Roman Korobko

Assistant Staff Scientist

Roman Korobko is a staff scientist since 2017. Roman received his B.A. in Chemistry and B.Sc. in Materials Engineering in the Technion in 2003. He continued his studies in the Faculty of Chemistry of the WIS where he earned an M.Sc. in 2009 and a Ph.D. in controlling the elastic properties of ceramics with an external electric field in 2014. Then he carried out postdoctoral research at the Electrochemical Materials group in ETH Zurich in the field of memristive materials during 2014-2017. His research interests include the structural, elastic, electronic, and superionic properties of dielectrics. 

Office: 
+972-8-934-3979
Perlman Chemical Sciences Building
Room: 
519
Dr. Rituraj Sharma

Dr. Rituraj Sharma

Postdoctoral fellow

Rituraj is a postdoctoral fellow in the group. He did his M.Sc. in Physics at Barkatullah University, Bhopal (India), and his Ph.D. in the field of ultrafast and nonlinear spectroscopy at IISER Bhopal (India). He studies the correlation between lattice dynamics and ionic conductivity in superionic oxide ceramics like bismuth oxide, zirconia, etc. In his free time, he enjoys singing (when no one is around). 

Perlman Chemical Sciences Building
Room: 
619
Maor Asher

Maor Asher

PhD student

Maor is a Ph.D. student in the faculty of chemistry.  He finished his B.Sc. in 2011 in chemical engineering at the Technion, and his M.Sc. in 2017 in materials science at Tel-Aviv university studying the crystal structure of gadolinium-doped ceria using density functional theory (DFT). His Ph.D. is focused on the lattice dynamics of organic crystals and their evolution with temperature. Maor lives in Rehovot, he is married +2, and in his spare time, he plays basketball and table tennis and spends quality time with his family. Also, he will choose Las Vegas over the Grand Canyon any day.

Office: 
+972-8-952-9081
Perlman Chemical Sciences Building
Room: 
619
Nimrod Benshalom

Nimrod Benshalom

PhD student

Nimrod is a Ph.D. student in the physics track studying inelastic light scattering mechanisms in finite temperatures. His research focuses on cubic inorganic structures where some hope for analytical insight still remains. He completed his B.Sc. in physics and cognitive science at the Hebrew University and his M.Sc. at Tel-Aviv University, where he performed quantum weak measurements in optical systems. Outside the lab, he enjoys scientific outreach, video games, and snow-capped mountains. 

Office: 
+972-8-952-9081
Perlman Chemical Sciences Building
Room: 
619
Adi Cohen

Adi Cohen

PhD student

Adi is a student in the direct Ph.D. track program. She had her B.Sc in Chemistry at Bar-Ilan University and her M.Sc. in this group. She started her research studying the biocrystallization mechanism of amorphous calcium carbonate, collaborating with Assaf Gal from the biology department. Her M.Sc and Ph.D. projects focus on the lattice dynamics of perovskites. Adi is from Kiryat-Ono, and in her free time, she likes to study and teach Torah and work on her slogan for the 34th elections.

Office: 
+972-8-952-9081
Perlman Chemical Sciences Building
Room: 
619
Matan Menahem

Matan Menahem

PhD student

Matan is a student in the direct Ph.D. track program. He finished his B.Sc. in 2016 in Chemistry and Chemical-Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and his M.Sc. in this group. His M.Sc. and Ph.D. work focuses on the structural dynamics of 2D and 3D perovskites and their disordered phases manifest in in-elastic scattering experiments. Matan is married +1. In his spare time, he likes watching movies and football matches with a cold beer or single-malt whiskey.

Office: 
+972-8-952-9081
Perlman Chemical Sciences Building
Room: 
619
Guy Reuveni

Guy Reuveni

PhD student

Guy is a Ph.D. student. He obtained a dual B.Sc. in chemical engineering and chemistry at Ben-Gurion University in 2019 and an M.Sc. in this group in 2021. In his MSc, Guy studied the relation between electronic properties and structural dynamics of Halide Perovskites. This study had two parallel paths, one was the development of a new optical apparatus, and the other was a study of the unique structural dynamics of Formamidinium Lead Bromide. Guy is married +2 (one child, one dog), lives in Rehovot, adequately follows F1, and wishes he had more time to hike.

Perlman Chemical Sciences Building
Room: 
619
Noam Pinsk

Noam Pinsk

Msc student

Noam is an MSc student studying the dynamics of hydrogen bonding in molecular crystals. She participated in the joint honors program for BSc in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. During her Bachelor's studies, Noam participated in organic biomineralization research, finding the composition of optically functional biogenic guanine crystals (from fish, spiders, scallops, etc.). Noam lives in Rehovot, plays the Saxophone for fun, and always enjoys a hike, a trip to the beach and/or a cold beer.

Perlman Chemical Sciences Building