Professor Boris Fainberg

 

Contact Info
Room:

329/5

Phone:

972-3-5026576

Fax:

972-3-5026619

email:

fainberg@hit.ac.il

 




Research Interests

  • Dissipative and many-body effects in optical control with intense chirped and non-chirped pulses of molecules and semiconductors.
  • Molecular electronics, molecular and quantum dots nanojunctions.
  • Nanophotonics.
  • Dissipative and nonlinear Landau-Zener problems.
  • Optical control and activation of nonradiation transitions by strong radiation.
  • Non-Markovian theory of four-photon spectroscopy of complex molecules and superconductors.
  • Nonlinear spectroscopy of linear and nonlinear solvation dynamics.
  • Effects of phase modulation in lasers for ultrashort light pulses.
  • Interference effects in nonlinear scattering.
  • Quantum expansions for calculating vibronic spectra and distribution functions for molecular systems with multiwell potentials.




Education

1971-1975:

 

Ph.D. in Physical and Mathematical Sciences; S.I.Vavilov State Optical Institute, Leningrad, USSR.
Thesis Title: "Theoretical study of the relaxation interaction effects on absorption and emission of quantum systems in strong electromagnetic field." Supervisor: Professor Pallady Pavinsky

1963-1969:

 

M.Sc. in Quantum Electronics, Leningrad Institute of Precise Mechanics and Optics, Leningrad , USSR, Honours diploma




Academic and Professional Experience

 

 

Institute

 

Rank/Function:

2003 - present:

 

Holon Institute of Technology, Israel.

 

Full Professor of Chemical Physics.

2000 - present:

 

School of Chemistry of Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

 

Visiting Professor.

1999 - 2001:

 

Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Israel.

 

Dean of Research.

1998 - 2003:

 

Department of Exact Sciences (Physics), Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Israel.

 

Associate Professor.

1994 - 1997:

 

Department of Exact Sciences (Physics), Center for Technological Education Holon, Israel.

 

Senior Lecturer.

1991 - 1998:

 

Department of Exact Sciences, School of Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

 

Senior Scientist.

1969-1990:

 

Department of Spectroscopy, S.I.Vavilov State Optical Institute, Leningrad, USSR.

 

1989-1990: Associate Professor.
1987-1990: Senior research Associate.
1971-1987: Research Associate.
1969-1971: Junior Research Associate.




Visiting positions

1997:

 

 

·  Short-term visiting professor at Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials (CNRS, Strasbourg, France).

1999:

 

 

·  Short-term visiting professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Nara, Japan).

2000:

 

 

·  Short-term visiting professor at Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois (Urbana, USA).

·  Visiting Professor at Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China (September-October)

2000 - present:

 

 

·  Visiting Professor at School of Chemistry of Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

2001:

 

 

·  Visiting Professor at Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials, CNRS, Strasbourg, France (September-October)

2002:

 

 

·  Visiting Professor at Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials, CNRS, Strasbourg, France (September-October)

2003:

 

 

·  Visiting Professor-Sabbatical at Humboldt University of Berlin, Institute of Physics, Berlin, Germany (February-May)

2007:

 

 

·  Visiting Professor-Sabbatical at University of Augsburg, Institute for Physics, Augsburg, Germany (November-December)




Grants and awards

1991-1994:

 

 

·  "Laser Induced Grating Spectroscopy of High-Temperature Superconductors" (Ministry of Science and Technology).

1992:

 

 

·  Ultrafast solvation dynamics” (Wolfson Foundation, the grant of the Inter-University Comission of Israel).

2000-2004:

 

 

·  "Theoretical and experimental study of the interaction of intense ultrashort chirped pulses with molecules in solution " (The Israel Science Foundation).

2001-2002:

 

 

·  “Study of wave packet motion in molecules coupled with a dissipative environment: Experimental and theoretical investigation with ultrashort laser pulses” (French-Israeli Scientific and Technical Cooperation Program Arc-EN-Ciel-Keshet)

2007:

 

 

·  "Driven transport in molecular systems" (Nanosystems Initiative Munich excellence program, Germany).

2008-2010

 

 

·  "Nanosolitons in molecular J-aggregates promising for information record and processing" (Russian Foundation for Basic Research and Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport of Israel).

2009-2013

 

 

·  " Optical response of current carrying molecular junctions based on many-body description” [United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)]

Pending

 

 

·  " Exciton effects on current carrying molecular nanowires and their modification by metallic nanoparticles” [Israel Science Foundation (ISF)]




Invited Lectures at the International Conferences and Invited Articles

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Year

 

Name of Journal
(series)/Conference
(city, country)

 

Occasion

1982

 

The All-Union Symposium “Physics and Chemistry of Polymethin Dyes”, Kiev, USSR

 

Invited Lecture

1990

 

The II USSR-USA Workshop “Linear and Nonlinear Laser Interactions and Molecular Dynamics”, Moscow-Leningrad, USSR

 

Invited Lecture and Member of Organizing Committee

1992

 

The 2nd French-Israeli Symposium on Nonlinear Optics, Port Barcares, France

 

Invited Lecture

1993

 

Israel Journal of Chemistry

 

Invited Article

1994

 

Chemical Physics

 

Invited Article

1997

 

The Czech-Israeli-German Symposium “Dynamical Processes in Condensed Molecular Systems”, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Invited Lecture

 

 

International Research Workshop on Diffusion Assisted Reactions, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

 

Invited Lecture

1999

 

Advances in Chemical Physics Series

 

Invited Article

1999

 

The Polish-Israeli-German Symposium “Dynamical Processes in Condensed Molecular Systems”, Cracow, Poland

 

Invited Lecture

2003

 

Sfb 450 Workshop “Analysis and Control of Ultrafast Photoinduced Reactions”, Berlin, Germany

 

Invited Lecture: “Theory of coherent population transfer in dissipative systems”

2003

 

Advances in Multiphoton Processes and Spectroscopy, World Scientific

 

Invited Article

2004

 

4th Workshop on Diffusion Assisted Reactions, Leibnitz, Austria

 

Invited Lecture

2004

 

Israel Journal of Chemistry

 

Invited Article

2007

 

Journal of Physical Chemistry A

 

Invited Article

2009

 

International Conference on Transport and Optical Properties of Nanomaterials, Allahabad, India

 

Invited Lecture

2011

 

International Conference on Frontier Topics in Nanostructures and Condensed Matter Theory, London, Ontario, Canada

 

Invited Lecture

2011

 

12th International Conference “Electronic and Related Properties of Organic Systems”, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Invited Lecture