Bar Ilan University: Department of Chemistry

The Chemistry Department is currently in an unprecedented growth phase. The department has recruited several young researchers, branched into new research fields, and completed the building and staffing of the BINA nano-technology center. The department offers three undergraduate programs - a comprehensive chemistry track, medicinal chemistry and material chemistry. In addition, the department offers graduate programs including an original dissertation in a wide variety of disciplines such as medicinal, theoretical and computational, biological, organic and inorganic, physical and polymer chemistry, as well as nano-chemistry, and solar and renewable energies. Mission Statement of the Department The Chemistry department is determined to strive for excellence in teaching, mentoring and scientific research. These areas are inter-dependent and each plays a vital role in our overall mission. Stated briefly, our mission is as follows: We, the faculty, graduate students, and staff of the Chemistry Department, are committed to: Offering high-level education in the field of chemistry both to provide the foundation needed for advanced studies and/or bring students to an appreciation of the basic principles of chemistry; Providing the next generation of scientists with the necessary skills which will allow them to reach their full potential in academia and industry; Promoting high quality research in all branches of the chemical sciences.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Department of Chemistry

מדע הכימיה עובר טרנספורמציה בעשורים האחרונים מהדיסציפלינות ההיסטוריות של כימיה אורגנית, כימיה אי-אורגנית, כימיה פיזיקלית , כימיה אנליטית, וכימיה תאורטית לכוונים אינטרדיסציפלינריים של שילוב עם מדעים משיקים. מחד, הכימיה מהווה את הבסיס לתעשיות הביוטכנולוגיה וההנדסה הגנטית, לפתוח תרופות חדשות, ולהבנת תהליכי החיים ברמה מולקולרית. מאידך היא משמשת נדבך חיוני בתחום המתהווה של ננו-טכנולוגיה, ובתעשיות המיקרואלקטרוניקה והאלקטרואופטיקה. כל זאת בנוסף לשימושים המסורתיים בתעשיות הכימיות המבוססות. עדות לאופי המרכזי והאינטר-דיסציפלינרי של הכימיה העכשווית ככלל ושל מיצגיה בישראל בפרט, הינם ארבעת פרסי הנובל לכימיה שהוענקו בשנים האחרונות למדענים ישראלים, על תגליות בעלות השלכות מרחיקות לכת בביולוגיה, ברפואה, ובפיזיקה. לאחר ההתרעננות המקיפה שעברה בעשור האחרון, במהלכו התחלפו כשני-שליש מחבריה, הרכב המחלקה לכימיה באוניברסיטת בן-גוריון משקף נאמנה את התמורה הדרמטית בתחום. המחלקה מונה כ-25 חברי סגל שתחומי ההתעניינות והמחקר שלהם מכסים את כל תחומי הכימיה המודרנית ובפרט את הכוונים החדשים של כימיה ביו-פיזיקאלית, ננו-טכנולוגיה, וכימיה סביבתית. למחלקה קשרים מיוחדים עם התעשיות הכימיות בדרום הארץ כולל חברות כגון כימיקלים לישראל, טבע, מכתשים, ותעשיות ברום,חברות מובילות בתחומן שביחד הפכו את הכימיה לענף היצוא העיקרי של מדינת ישראל. המחלקה מקיימת שלוש מגמות לימוד מרכזיות לתואר ראשון בכימיה סינתטית, כימיה ביופיזית, וכימיה פיזיקלית וננומטרית בנוסף למסלולים יוקרתיים משולבים עם המחלקות להנדסה כימית ומדעי המחשב. בוגרי המחלקה ובוגרים ממחלקות אחרות בארץ יכולים להשתלב במחקר מתקדם במסגרת התכניות לתואר מוסמך ודוקטור הכוללות בצוע עבודת מחקר מקורית תחת הנחיית אחד מחברי הסגל.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Department of Chemical Engineering

The Department of Chemical Engineering was established in 1966. The mission of the Department is to promote high-quality teaching and research activities in the field of chemical engineering to the benefit of industry and of the engineering infrastructure of Israel. The Department offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering. The current academic staff consists of 11 full-time tenured members.

The Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Chemistry launched a joint undergraduate program with emphasis on nanotechnology. The students in this program are exposed to both the engineering and chemistry worlds, and they obtain B.Sc. degree from both departments. The Department of Chemical Engineering has an active program leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. The main aim of the program is to educate high-quality graduate students, who will be qualified to lead research & development in the chemical industry in the future.

The main current research areas of the Department are: Catalysis and reaction engineering; Polymeric materials science and engineering; Biotechnology and bio-medical engineering; Bio-Physics of the cell; Nanoscience and nanotechnology; Mesoscale macromolecular engineering interfaces in soft and condensed matter; Pollution prevention and waste treatment; Numerical methods and process simulation; Thermodynamics of multi-component systems; Separation technology; Supercritical fluid extraction and drying; Crystallization; Membranes; Energy storage and fuel cells; Heat and mass transfer; and Pyroelectricity. 

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Institute of Chemistry

The Institute of Chemistry at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was the first of its kind to be established in the country when the University was founded in 1925. The moving spirit in establishing the Institute of Chemistry was Dr. Chaim Weizmann, the first President of the State of Israel. The Institute of Chemistry was the first institute in the Faculty of Science and was founded (together with the Institute of Judaism) so as to emphasize the importance of natural science in general and that of chemistry in particular. After much debate on the character and form of the institute, it was decided to emphasize graduate research at the highest level and only on this basis to undertake undergraduate teaching. It was Prof. A. Fodor who in 1924 established the institute, a year before the official opening of the Hebrew University. In due course, departments were set up, such as the Dept of Organic Chemistry, under Prof. Moshe Weizmann in 1927, and at the same time the Dept of Inorganic Chemistry, founded by Prof. M. Bobtelsky. In 1935, when the well known Prof. L. Farkas joined the Hebrew University, the Dept of Physical Chemistry was founded as well. Among the leading proponents of the different research fields developed during the twenties and thirties of last century, many famous names can be found. To name a few: Profs. Frenkel and A.D. Bergmann in Organic Chemistry, Prof. G. Stein in Physical Chemistry, Profs. Kirson and Glazner in Inorganic Chemistry. The students, scientific grandchildren and great-grandchildren of these founding scholars are today the backbone of chemistry and its various branches at academic institutions and industry at large of the State of Israel.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Institute for Drug Research

The School of Pharmacy, in recognition of the importance and significance of drug research and development in Israel, and to prepare for scientific and infrastructural future challenges within the Biopharmaceutical Industry in Israel, recently founded the Institute for Drug Research. The Institute brings together some 30 researchers from a range of disciplines relevant to drug development: • Medicinal Chemistry – The synthesis and isolation of new materials with biological activity; computerized design of new drugs and mechanisms of biological analysis of materials. • Pharmaceutical Sciences - New Approaches for the development and targeting of drugs (drug delivery), pre-clinical and clinical pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic study, genetic therapy, development of innovative medicines and clinical pharmacology research. • Pharmacology – The investigation of the structure and function of drugs, the aging processes, mechanisms of allergy and diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, neurodegenerative, brain damage, diabetes and addictions to drugs and alcohol, and developing new drugs for these pathologies.

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology: The Schulich Faculty of Chemistry

The Faculty of Chemistry is a vibrant academic unit, with dynamic research and teaching programs, active faculty members and modern research laboratories and facilities. It spans the full spectrum of disciplines within chemistry - physical, analytical, inorganic, organic, biochemical and theoretical - and overlaps the associated fields of physics, materials sciences, biology, medicine and electronics and nanotechnology . More than 2630 students have graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry, including more than 1691 bachelors, 543 masters and 398 doctors. To date, many of the Faculty's alumni hold leading positions in Israeli industry including its high-tech and defense sectors, universities and other educational institutions, as well as in various governmental and public research organizations.

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology: Faculty of Chemical Engineering

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Tel-Aviv University: School of Chemistry

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The School of Chemistry at Tel-Aviv University prides itself on being one of the most influential institutes in the world of chemistry research. The publications emanating from the School have among the highest impact on global chemical research, as demonstrated by the International Scientific Information - ISI, USA (Citation Impact Index). In addition to the quality of its outstanding staff, the School also has strong instrumentation support including NMR machines, mass spectrometers, sophisticated lasers and X-ray difractometers. Computational and theoretical research is supported by high power workstations, the university computation center and national supercomputers. Three excellent workshops in electronics, fine-mechanics and glass blowing provide essential support to the school's research groups. There are about 90 graduate students studying toward their advanced degrees. The School's undergraduate teaching laboratories are well equipped for organic, physical and chemical physics studies. The School is also known for its excellence in teaching. Many of the faculty are top rate teachers, as demonstrated by the frequent teaching awards the School receives. This is also reflected in the teaching polls conducted by the student organization each year. The personal care that every student receives from the academic and secretarial staff helps greatly during their studies. The School offers many research opportunities for students who wish to continue their studies toward further advanced degrees. There are three departments in the School: Chemical Physics, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. The scientific interest spans many areas including supramolecular chemistry, organic and organometallic synthesis and material science, magnetic resonance imaging, electrochemistry, marine chemistry, advanced cluster spectroscopy and chemistry, sophisticated analytical chemistry, quantum mechanical computations, fractal chemistry, molecular dynamics and many more.

Weizmann Institute of Science: The Faculty of Chemistry

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The Faculty of Chemistry preserves the dream of Professor Chaim Weizmann, an organic chemist, who was the original visionary of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Research in the Faculty covers a very broad spectrum, ranging from chemistry to physics and biology, from basic to applied science, from theory to experiment, and from the nanometric to the planetary scales. The Faculty research activity is interdisciplinary, covering a variety of subjects that include, for example, the study of magnetic resonance with potential applications for faster and more efficient imaging, organic and green chemistry with implications for a cleaner environment, biological physics and structural biology focused on understanding biological processes of critical importance, environmental studies that examine local and global processes relevant to our planet, light-matter interactions for better understanding of atoms and molecules, the study of soft and hard materials, and much much more. Two large Institute-wide programs are centered in the Faculty of Chemistry – the Weizmann Institute Nano Initiative (WINI) and the Alternative Energy Research Initiative (AERI). Both initiatives encompass researchers from other faculties, but the focal point is in chemistry, underscoring the key role of chemistry in modern science. The Faculty is organized in five scientific departments: Organic Chemistry, Structural Biology, Materials and Interfaces, Chemical Physics, and Earth and Planetary Sciences. In addition, the Department of Chemical Research Support is responsible for the scientific infrastructure and operation of modern research facilities for the benefit of the entire Institute.

Ariel University: The Department of Biological Chemistry

The Department of Biological Chemistry at Ariel University of Samaria (AUC) was established in 2003 and it is the youngest department of Biological Chemistry among the Israeli higher education institutions. Despite its young age, the department already has a strong multidisciplinary character. Its core activities are designed to rationally employ the tools of advanced Organic and Inorganic synthesis in modern biochemical, pharmacological and advanced material strategies for the development of new biologically active compounds as well as novel and state-of-the-art technologies in drug discovery and material science. Our eight faculty members are making great strides to generate and disseminate new knowledge and original concepts in chemistry through creative research and scholarship. Our department is accredited to bestow the degree of Bachelor of Sciences, B.Sc.

The department's faculty members are responsible for the chemistry course curricula in the tracks leading towards a B.Sc. degree in the programs in the Faculty of Natural Science, Faculty of Engineering and School of Health Sciences. The central enquiry point is the Admissions Office (Tel: 03-9066631; e-mail: alinavr@ariel.ac.il),which administers graduate applications within the Department.

All the members of our staff will be pleased to answer questions about their research interests by telephone or e-mail; individual telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are given on their respective web pages, which can be accessed from our homepage: www.ariel.ac.il/chemistry/. The Biological Chemistry Department offers an exciting program of research orchestrated by a dynamic group of faculty members and more than 20 graduates and Ph.D. students using our state- of-the-art facilities. The Department offers a wide variety of services including a library, the chemical store, electronics and computing facility, the NMR lab, the Mass Spectrometry facility (GC-MS), FTIR/UV lab and analytical equipment. In addition, we offer advanced courses of specialty areas reflecting the research interests of our faculty. One of them is the drug synthesis lab, where students synthesize and characterize a true drug employing all needed analytical and spectral equipment. AUC is the only institution in Israel where such an advanced course takes place.

Ariel University: The Department of Chemical Sciences

The Department of Chemical Sciences at Ariel University was established in 2003, and is the
youngest chemistry department in Israel. Despite its young age, the department has already
built a strong multidisciplinary character.
Atoms, small molecules and macromolecules are the building blocks of everything we know -
animate and inanimate. At Ariel our faculty members employ the tools of advanced organic
and inorganic synthesis for applications spanning modern biochemistry, pharmacology and
advanced materials to develop of new biologically-active compounds, as well as novel and
state-of-the-art technologies in drug discovery, material science and green chemistry. The
department focuses on several research areas, including:
Theoretical, organic, bioorganic, medicinal, organometallic, inorganic, bioinorganic, and
physical chemistry as well as electrochemistry, green chemistry and chemistry of materials.
“The measure of a department is the success of its students”. Keeping this in mind, we
educate the next generation of scientists, striving to the highest standards in teaching and
scientific research.
Our department offers an exciting BSc program, including a general chemistry track, a
medicinal chemistry track, a green chemistry track and a wine and chemistry track. Our
students receive broad training that prepares them for careers in industry or advanced
studies and research.
In addition to our 13 faculty members, the department has approximately 40 graduate
students and 15 postdoctoral fellows, 4 part-time lecturers, and 3 staff members.
The Department of Chemical Sciences at Ariel enjoys strong ties to the chemical industry
boosting career opportunities for our students.

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