Prof. Fernando Patolsky


Fernando Patolsky, Principal Investigator

Fernando Patolsky was born in Argentina and immigrated to Israel in 1992. He attended the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for his undergraduate and graduate education, and graduated with honors in Chemistry. After postdoctoral research at Harvard University, he returned to Israel in 2006 to assume a position of Associate Professor at Tel Aviv University. Patolsky is mainly interested in exploring the properties of new nanomaterials, in the development of methods for hierarchical assembly of nanoscale wires, and in the interface between such materials and biological-chemical components. Patolsky’s work has been recognized by a number of awards including the Tel Aviv University Applied Sciences Award (2009), the Alon Fellowship award (2006) and the Schmidt Prize (2005). He has published over 70 highly cited papers in peer-reviewed journals, and has more than 20 submitted patents. In addition, Patolsky is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Nanobiotechnology. After many years of research, Patolsky is still excited when a new idea comes up to mind, or when observing the results of a successful experiment.