Prof. Shmuel Braverman
Date of Birth: May 23, 1934
Place of Birth: Falticeni, Romania
Date of Immigration: March 14, 1952
Military Service: September 5, 1953 - March 4, 1956
Marital Status: Married with one child
1960: B.Sc. (cum laude), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
1963: Ph.D., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
1957 - 1960: Bar-Ilan University
1960 - 1961: World University Service of Canada
1961 - 1962: Alberta Department of Education
1962 - 1963: National Research Council of Canada
1963 - 1964: Instructor of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University
1964 - 1967: Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University
1967 - 1975: Senior Lecturer, Bar-Ilan University
1968 - 1970 Chemistry Department Chairman, Bar-Ilan University
1975 - 1990: Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan University
1976 - 1977: Visiting Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
1980 - 1981: Visiting Scientist, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.
1984: Visiting Professor, University of Alberta
1988: Visiting Professor, University of Toronto
1989: Visiting Professor, University of Lund, Sweden
1989: Visiting Professor, York University, North York, Ont.
1989: Visiting Professor, University of Toronto
1990: Visiting (Guest) Professor, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
1990: Visiting Professor, University of Toronto.
1990 to date: Full Professor, Bar-Ilan University
1991: Visiting Professor, University of Toronto
1968 - 1972: Bar-Ilan Research Authority
1973 - 1975: Israel Commission for Basic Research.
1984 - 1985: Chemada Co., Kibbutz Nir Itschak.
1985 - 1987: Biotecnic, S.A., Mexico 17, D.F.
1985 - 1987: Office of the Chief Scientist, Ministry of
1988 - 1989: Commerce and Industry.
1990 - 1991: The Netherlands Organization for Research (NWO).
1992 - 1993: Ministry of Commerce and Industry
1995 - 1998 Israel Science Foundation
1998 - 2001 Israel Science Foundation
2001-2004 Israel Science Foundation
2005-2008 Israel Science Foundation
Research area - Reaction Mechanisms and Synthesis.
- [2,3]-Sigmatropic rearrangements of various allylic and propargylic sulfur esters. . Discovery and study of the well-known [2,3]-sigmatropic rearrangement of allylic sulfenates to sulfoxides (the Mislow-Braverman-Evans Rearrangement), propargylic sulfenates to allenic sulfoxides, and of allylic and propargylic sulfinates to the corresponding sulfones.
- Diradical cyclization and cycloaromatization of bridged diallenic systems (Garratt-Braverman Cyclization).
- Electrophilic cyclization of monoallenic systems.
- Tandem pericyclic reactions.
- Enediyne models.
- Heterocumulenes, especially sulfines.
- Addition of chalcogen halides to propargylic alcohols.
- Regio- and enantioselective bromination and development of new processes of industrial interest.