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, for probing 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

37. A. Simon, Z. Zhang, C. Abetz, V. Abetz, and T. Segal-Peretz. “Atomic layer deposition enables multi-modal three-dimensional electron microscopy of isoporous membranes”. Nanoscale 2023


36. W. Shan, I. Weisbord, X. Feng, J. Hyon, G.M. Manesi, A. Avgeropoulos, T. Segal-Peretz, and E. L. Thomas. “Layered Thin Film Deposition via Extreme Inter-Brush Slip in a Lamellar Block Copolymer”. Macromolecules 2022


35. S. Das, M. G. O’Connell, H. Xu, R. Bernstein, J. Kim, K. Sankhala, T. Segal-Peretz, R. Shevate, W. Zhang, X. Zhou, S. B. Darling, and J. B. Dunn. “Assessing Advances in Anti-fouling Membranes to Improve Process Economics and Sustainability of Water Treatment.” ACS EST Engg. 2022


R. Azoulay, M. Barzilay, I. Weisbord, R. Avrahami, E. Zussman, and T. Segal-Peretz. “Sequential Infiltration Synthesis for High-Precision Fabrication of Applied Ceramic Fibers with Designed Nanostructures─Nanowires, Nanobelts, and Core–Shell Fibers.” ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2022


Open Positions

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:

Open Positions Available


 

Funding

Azrieli Foundation

The Azrieli Foundation

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Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

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The Wolfson Department of Chemical Engineering

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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