About Us

Our lab goal is to enhance the sustainable use of resources and improve nanotechnology by developing new nanofabrication processes and new hybrid organic-inorganic nanomaterials.

The growing world population imposes severe stress on resources such as water and energy, while high demand for products enhances CO2 emissions and creates harmful landfills. We address challenges in a range of fields, from improving semiconductor nano-manufacturing to enhancing clean energy storage, clean water production, and sustainable plastics solution, using our expertise in nanomaterials and nanostructures. Our work is based on combining inorganic materials synthesis, polymer assembly and patterning, and advanced nanoscale characterization approaches. We work on understanding the fundamental behavior of molecules in these nanoscale-based systems and utilize this knowledge to create novel nanostructures that can tackle some of the pressing challenges in the water, energy, manufacturing, and sustainability fields.

The FNAI group is a highly interdisciplinary research group that works in the overlapping areas of polymer science, physical chemistry, and materials science. We specialize in growth of inorganic materials onto and within polymers using atomic layer deposition (ALD) technologies and in electron microscopy characterization (TEM, SEM, FIB), including 3D characterization, to probe our nanomaterials and nanostructures.

We strive to perform excellent research that both expand our fundamental understanding of the chemical systems and can be utilized in various engineering challenges. We love collaborating with academic groups in Israel and around the world, as well as with industrial partners. In addition to our research, we pay great attention to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, helping in creating the next generation of engineers and scientists.

Latest Publications

43. R. Cai, I. Weisbord, S. Caspi, L. Naamat, L. Kornblum, A. Grinberg Dana, and T. Segal-Peretz. “Rational Design and Fabrication of Block Copolymer Templated Hafnium Oxide Nanostructures”. ACS Chem. Mater. 2024

42. B. C. Welch, E. N. Antonio, T. P. Chaney, O. M. McIntee, J. Strzalka, V. M. Bright, A. R. Greenberg, T. Segal-Peretz, M. Toney, and S. M. George. “Building Semipermeable Films One Monomer at a Time: Structural Advantages via Molecular Layer Deposition vs Interfacial Polymerization”. ACS Chem. Mater. 2023

41. J. P. Jahnke, , D. Kim, D. J. Wildemuth, J. Nolla, M. W. Berkow, H. Gwak, S. Neyshtadt, T. Segal-Peretz, G. L. Frey, and B. F. Chmelka. “Mesostructured Materials with Controllable Long-Range Orientational Ordering and Anisotropic Properties.” Advanced Materials, 2023

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– Open  Positions –

Current Employment Opportunities at the New Jersey State Library - New Jersey State Library

We are looking for outstanding and highly motivated Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or other related background M.Sc. and Ph.D. students that enjoy working in a team environment. We are also looking for a post-doctoral student to join our group for a fascinating project on controlling the formation and properties of hierarchical nanostructures. For more details..



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Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure

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Grand Technion Energy Program

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Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute

Israel Science Foundation

Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation

Israel Innovation Authority

U.S-Israel Binational Science Foundation

Dr. Tamar Segal-Peretz is a Horev Fellow supported by the Taub Foundation