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Prof. Yonatan Dubi, Chemical Physics, Best Paper Award

Professor at Ben Gurion University, Israel

Summary:

Prof. Yonatan Dubi is a distinguished physicist and chemist known for his pioneering contributions to the fields of quantum transport, molecular electronics, and photo-catalysis. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physics from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where he later completed his Ph.D. in Physics. Throughout his career, Prof. Dubi has held various academic positions at Ben-Gurion University, starting as a Senior Lecturer and progressing to his current position as a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry.

His research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including quantum transport on networks, time crystals, chirality-induced spin-selectivity, DNA-based molecular electronics, plasmonic-enhanced photo-catalysis, and environment-assisted quantum transport. Prof. Dubi has made significant contributions to these fields through his theoretical investigations, which often bridge the gap between fundamental physics and experimental chemistry.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

B.Sc. in Physics (1998-2001)

  • Institution: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

M.Sc. in Physics (2001-2003)

  • Institution: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Advisor: Prof. Y. Meir & Prof. Y. Avishai
  • Thesis Title: “A percolation type approach to the quantum hall transition”

Ph.D. in Physics (2003-2007)

  • Institution: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Advisor: Prof. Y. Meir & Prof. Y. Avishai
  • Thesis Title: “Transport and other properties of disordered superconductors and superconducting thin films”

Professional Experience:  

Prof. Yonatan Dubi has held various academic positions at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, progressing from Senior Lecturer to Full Professor. His professional experience includes:

Full Professor (2021 – Present): Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Associate Professor (2017 – 2021): Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Senior Lecturer (2012 – 2017): Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Throughout his career, Prof. Dubi has demonstrated expertise and leadership in the field of physics, particularly in theoretical research, teaching, and academic administration. His contributions have significantly impacted the scientific community and advanced knowledge in his areas of specialization.

Research Interest:

Quantum Transport on Networks: Investigating novel ways to utilize quantum transport phenomena for classification and information processing in small data regimes.

Time Crystals: Exploring the stability and behavior of time crystals in the presence of external environments, as well as proposing innovative measurement techniques to observe time-crystalline behavior in open quantum systems.

Chirality-Induced Spin-Selectivity: Developing theories and models to understand the chirality-induced spin-selectivity effect and its implications for spintronics and molecular electronics.

DNA-Based Molecular Electronics: Pioneering research in the field of molecular electronics, including the demonstration of DNA-based molecular diodes and molecular photo-switches.

Plasmonic-Enhanced Photo-Catalysis: Theoretical investigations into plasmonic-enhanced photocatalysis and elucidating the role of plasmonic effects in catalytic processes.

Environment-Assisted Quantum Transport: Investigating the mechanism behind the environment-assisted quantum transport effect and its relevance to biological systems, particularly photosynthetic processes.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Mechanical tuning of conductance and thermopower in helicene molecular junctions

  • Authors: J. Vacek, J. V. Chocholoušová, I. G. Stará, I. StarĂ˝, Y. Dubi
  • Journal: Nanoscale
  • Volume: 7
  • Issue: 19
  • Pages: 8793-8802
  • Year: 2015
  • Citations: 81

Title: Assistance of metal nanoparticles in photocatalysis–nothing more than a classical heat source

  • Authors: Y. Sivan, I. W. Un, Y. Dubi
  • Journal: Faraday discussions
  • Volume: 214
  • Pages: 215-233
  • Year: 2019
  • Citations: 75

Title: Spinterface origin for the chirality-induced spin-selectivity effect

  • Authors: S. Alwan, Y. Dubi
  • Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Volume: 143
  • Issue: 35
  • Pages: 14235-14241
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 74

Title: Photoconductance from exciton binding in molecular junctions

  • Authors: J. Zhou, K. Wang, B. Xu, Y. Dubi
  • Journal: Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Volume: 140
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 70-73
  • Year: 2018
  • Citations: 72

Title: Fourier’s law: Insight from a simple derivation

  • Authors: Y. Dubi, M. Di Ventra
  • Journal: Physical Review E
  • Volume: 79
  • Issue: 4
  • Pages: 042101
  • Year: 2009
  • Citations: 71
Yonatan Dubi | Chemical Physics | Best Paper Award

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