Prof. Gil Goobes completed his undergraduate studies in chemistry in Tel Aviv University in 1993. He received both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the department of Chemical Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science working with Professor Shimon Vega. Through his graduate work he developed pulse techniques in solid state NMR for various applications.
Prof. Gil Goobes held a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington during the period 2002-2007 working with Professor Gary Drobny and Professor Patrick Stayton on deriving the molecular structure of proteins bound to tooth enamel surface, dynamics of DNA molecules and binding of peptides to gold nanoparticles.
Since 2008 he is a member of the chemistry department faculty and the nanotechnology center for advanced materials. He is involved in both teaching and research in physical chemistry of heterogeneous biological systems and advanced materials.
The scientific work in my research group focuses on utilization of solid state NMR spectroscopy and other physical chemistry and biophysical techniques for both materials and biological surface studies.
Select research projects we are currently exploring include:
Structural biology of proteins involved in hard tissue construction and maintenance in humans and other organisms.
Development of tools for molecular structure and binding characterization of proteins bound to the surfaces of solid substrates.
Study of advanced nanomaterials for use in contemporary batteries.
Preparation of biomaterials inspired by natural enzymes for efficient degradation of cellulose and production of alternative chemical fuels.
Physical Chemistry 2
Theory and applications of solid state NMR
Selected topics in physical chemistry - graduate level
Seminar course in physical chemistry - graduate level
Seminar course in physical chemistry - undergraduate level
Physical chemistry laboratory
Instrumental chemistry laboratory