Nanomaterials Lab

Head of the Laboratory: Prof. Alla Zak
Tel: (972) 3-5026802
Fax: (972) 3-5026802
The laboratory for synthesis and investigation of nanomaterials is intended to synthesize the nanomaterials by solid-gas and high temperature processes.
These Nano powders could be used, for example, to reinforce polymers for UMV (unmanned vehicles) or in artificial human joints as well as for mechanical defects sensors and rechargeable batteries.
In addition, the use of these nanoparticles for hydrogen storage will replace gasolines, oils/gases providing renewable energy sources which will reduce the greenhouse carbon dioxide gas in atmosphere.
  1. ISF – Israel Science Foundation,
    Title: "Single wall nanotubes of WS2, their synthesis and properties towards optoelectronics and hydrogen storage"
    Sum:  360,000 NIS per one year for A. Zak Lab ;
    Duration: 4 years     01.10.2016 – 30.09.2020 ;
    PI – Dr. Alla Zak (personal)
  2. Ministry of Science, Technology & Space ;
    Title:IF/INT polymer nanocomposites for tribological extreme applications”,
    Duration: 3 years   1.12.14-31.11.17 ;
    Sum: 80,000 NIS per one year for A. Zak Lab;
    PIs: Dr. Alla Zak, Prof. Rapoport (HIT) and Hanna Dodiuk (Shenkar College);
  3. Pazy Foundation - Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) and Israel Council for Higher Education (Malag),
    Title:Nanocomposite Ballistic Armor Made of Inorganic WS2 Nanotubes and Fullerene-like Nanoparticles in Polymethyl Methacrylate
    Duration: 4 years     1.1.15-31.12.18  ;         
    Sum: 180,000 NIS per one year for A. Zak Lab 
    PI, in collaboration with Rafael, Ltd.;
  4. Finished on October 2016:  Israel National Nano-Initiative (INNI)- A Focal Technology Area (FTA) program of the Council of Higher Education,
    Title: “Inorganic nanotubes: from nanomechanics to improved nanocomposites”,
    Duration: 4 years   à   1.10.12 – 31.09.16;
    Sum: 124,000 NIS per one year for A. Zak Lab; 
    Co-PI , with 11 groups participate from 6 universities in Israel;
current collaborators
  1. Dr. Volker Brueser, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology-INP Greifswald, Germany;
  2. Prof. Carsten Moehlmann, Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA), Germany;
  3. Dr. Emmanuel Stratakis,  Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser Foundation for Research and Technology, Greece;
  4. Dr. Toshiya Ideue, Iwasa lab. Quantum-Phase Electronics Center (QPEC) and Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan;
  5. Leonard Deepak Francis, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal;
  6. Prof. Tony McNally, Chair in Nanocomposites, Director – International Institute for Nanocomposites Manufacturing (IINM), Director – National Polymer Processing Centre (NPPC), University of Warwick, UK;
  7. Prof. Mathieu Kociak, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, Université Paris-Sud, France;
  8. Dr. Miroslav Kolibal, CEITEC, Czech Republic;
  9. Dr. Jan Macutkevic ,  Vilnius University, Lithuania;
  10. Prof. Sbrina Sartory, Oslo University, Norway;
  11. Dr. Mihai Straticiuc, National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH), Romania;
  12. Dr. T. Livneh, Nuclear Research Center of Negev ( KAMAG), Israel;
  13. Prof. E. Zussman, Technion, Israel;