Departments

  • Department of Chemical and Biological Physics

    head:
    Prof. Lucio Frydman
    secretary:
    Department website
    perlman

    Research themes at the Chemical and Biological Physics Department include experimental and theoretical aspects of atomic and molecular optics, molecular electronics and spin chemistry, fundamentals of quantum mechanics, physics of non-equilibrium systems, surface sciences, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging, and the chemistry and physics of biological systems.

  • Department of Chemical and Structural Biology

    head:
    Prof. Deborah Fass
    secretary:
    Department website
    kimelman

    Our research combines tools and outlooks of structural biology and synthetic organic chemistry to elucidate, sense, and regulate the activities of biomolecules. We use state-of-the-art techniques in electron microscopy, diffraction, nuclear magnetic resonance, molecular dynamics, mass spectrometry, single-molecule spectroscopy, and molecular design. Our department is highly interdisciplinary, at the interface of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

  • Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

    head:
    Prof. Oded Aharonson
    secretary:
    Department website
    sussman

    We explore interactions between physical, chemical and biological processes that dictate the evolution and properties of the earth and other planet systems. We try to better understand these complex systems using theoretical, lab, field and remote sensing approaches. We study topics that are in the core Earth and Planetary Sciences as well as topics that are linked to other disciplines such as ecology, biology and health.

  • Department of Molecular Chemistry and Materials Science

    head:
    Prof. Milko van der Boom
    secretary:
    Department website
    perlman_kimmelman

    The Department of Molecular Chemistry and Materials Science is home to a diverse group of scientists broadly interested in new materials. Research areas in this highly interdisciplinary department include supramolecular and systems chemistry, organic-inorganic interfaces, catalysis, colloidal chemistry, nanoscience and nanotechnology, solid-state physics, photochemistry, as well as stimuli-responsive, “smart” materials.

  • Department of Chemical Research Support

    secretary:
    secretary:
    Maya Bachar
    Location: Isaac Wolfson Building
    Department website
    wolfson

    The Chemical Research Support department is a research resource facility of the Weizmann Institute. We provide access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, including nanofabrication, imaging and spectroscopy instruments, analyses, training, and consultation to all institute researchers. Our staff scientists contribute their expertise to cutting-edge research across the campus.