פרופ' דניאל נסים

טלפון
דוא"ל
gdnessim@biu.ac.il
משרד
בנין 206, חדר A608. טל' במעבדה: 03-5314539
תחומי עניין
  • nanomaterials
  • chemical vapor deposition
  • transition metal chalcogenides
  • Electrocatalysis
  • photocatalysis
    מחקר

     

    The Nessim Lab:

    Laboratory for the synthesis of innovative nanostructures        

     

    Carbon nanostructured materials such as carbon nanotubes, carbon nanofibers, and graphene are prime candidates of new battery and supercapacitor elements that can massively improve battery efficiency for energy conversion and storage. Such devices have the potential to provide extremely high surface per unit volume of catalytically active sites, making a three to fivefold improvement in energy density possible.

    Despite attempts to combine carbon nanostructures with active electrode materials, the mechanisms of carbon nanostructure growth are still not fully explained, and critical issues remain: 1) energy density is far below the theoretical level, 2) cyclability is limited, and 3) most synthesis techniques work in the lab but are impractical for industrial production.

    The goal of the Nessim lab is to study the scientific mechanisms of the synthesis of nanostructures and to develop relevant industrial applications, with a prime emphasis on energy devices (batteries and supercapacitors). The group currently comprises two postdocs, two PhD candidates, a Masters student, and two visiting summer students. Additionally, the group collaborates with researchers in BIU (e.g., Aurbach and Lellouche groups) and with researchers in the USA (MIT, U.Michigan, Vanderbilt) and Europe (ETH).

    We plan to study in-situ, simultaneous synthesis and functionalization of carbon nanostructures primarily by chemical vapor deposition. Because this way the growth of the carbon nanostructures and their functionalization with active electrode material will happen at the same time, the method has the potential to synthesise ultra-dense composite structures, maximizing energy density while maintaining structural integrity and high cyclability. These studies will uncover many scientific aspects of carbon nanostructure nucleation, growth, and functionalization. Multiple material combinations corresponding to selected battery and supercapacitor chemistries will be synthesized and electrochemically tested. Customized, industrially-scalable plasma-enhanced CVD synthesis equipment will be used to synthesize the electrodes.

    The learning of mechanisms and factors affecting simultaneous carbon nanostructure growth and functionalization is critical for nanotechnology. Success in this research will allow the development of ultra-high energy density batteries and supercapacitors that will make the electric car a manufacturing reality with great consequences to the environment and society.

     

    פטנטים

    INVENTIONS AND PATENTS

     

    At BIU

    1.     Leonardo Ricotti, Cafarelli, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Gina Lisignoli, Elena Gabusi, Milena Fini, Matilde Tschon, Alessandro Russo, Stefano Zaffagnini, Riccardo Meliconi, Aharon Wechsler, Erik Jean-Claude Dumont, Yirij Fedutik, Carsten Jost, Tomasz Gapinski, Krzysztof Stanislaw Lenartowicz, Pär Bergsten, ke Jernberger, Magnus Eriksson,Yonatan Shachaf, Lorenzo Vannozzi (Consortium Admaiora, EU grant)

    Materiale e sistema per il trattamento terapeutico di articolazioni

    25/2/2019, N. 102019000002697

     

    2.     G.D. Nessim, D. Zitoun, Y. Kostikov, V. Shokhen, provisional patent

    Scalable Silver-Based Catalyst for Highly Efficient Electrochemical Water Splitting

     

    3.     G.D. Nessim, A. Itzhak, and E. Teblum, provisional patent

    High yield synthesis of 2D monolayers of p-type copper sulfide using thermal annealing of bulk copper and sulfur gas 

     

    4.     G.D. Nessim and E. Shawat, provisional patent submitted on 16 July 2014 (Bar Ilan University)
    Ultra high-yield one-step synthesis of conductive, and superhydrophobic three-dimensional mats of carbon nanofibers via full catalysis of unconstrained thin film
     

    5.     G.D. Nessim, provisional patent submitted in June 2012 (Bar Ilan University)
    Synthesis of highly conductive metal-CNT (carbon nanotube) wire
     

     

    Prior to BIU

    G.D. Nessim, provisional patent filed in 2003

    Collapsible, modular, and multi-functional personal transportation vehicle

     

    G.D. Nessim & S. Simnegar, provisional patent filed in 2001

    Portable projector

     

    G.D. Nessim & B. Mehlman, invention description provided to Otis Elevators in 1993

    Optoelectronic contacts for elevator hoistway and car doors

     

    G.D. Nessim & B. Beignet, invention description provided to Otis Elevators in 1993

    Self-adjusting and vertical moving brush for application on the I.R.V. door obstacle detector

     

    G.D. Nessim & G. Nivoix, filed by Otis Elevators in 1992 in France and USA

    Infrared obstacle detector for elevator doors

     

     

     

    קבוצת מחקר

     

    TEAM

    Jonathan Richter, Toar Rishon, visiting student since 7/2018

    Rajashree Konar, postdoc, since 10/2022

    Dr. Efrat Shawat Avraham, postdoc, since 10/2019

    Alina Yarmolenko, MSc and PhD, since 10/2019

    Bibhumalik Datta, PhD, since 10/2019

    Noam Levi, Masters, since 8/2021 (co-supervised with Dr. Netanel Shpigel)

    Gary Eliad, lab manager, since 2/2022

    Vivek Kumar Singh, postdoc, since 11/2022

    Srijith, PhD, since 1/2023

     

    PAST TEAM MEMBERS

    Dr. Haviv Grisaru, postdoc, lab manager, 2/2011 – 11/2011

    Raj Krishnan, postdoc, 3/2012 – 10/2012 (co-supervised with Prof. Lellouche)

    Ilan Oussadon, M.Sc. candidate, 10/2011 – 3/2012

    Alex Tangy, Ph.D. candidate, 10/2011 – 3/2012

    Asaf Cohen, M.Sc. candidate, since 9/2013 – 3/2014 (co-supervised with Dr. Alex Schechter (Ariel))

    Yana Simony, Ph.D. candidate, 12/2012 – 5/2014 (then supervised by Dr. Zitoun)

    Miriam Somekh, M.Sc. 2014 (Masters)

    Dr. Revital Balter, postdoc, 9/2014 – 8/2015

    Reut Yemini, M.Sc. 2017 (Masters)

    Merav Muallem, Ph.D. 2017, (co-supervised with Dr. Tischler) (PhD)

    Dr. Subodh Kumar, postdoc, PBC fellowship, 8/2015 – 8/2107

    Anat Itzhak, M.Sc, 2015 – 2017 (Masters)

    Tali Sharabani, M.Sc, 2015 – 2017 (Masters)

    Yulia Kostikov, M.Sc., 9/2016 – 10/2018 (Masters)

    Efrat Shawat Avraham, M.Sc. & Ph.D, 3/2011 – 12/2018 (Masters and PhD)

    Dr. Suparna Das, postdoc, PBC fellowship, February 2019 – November 2019

    Pola Schriber, Ph.D, 9/2015 – 12/2020 (PhD)

    Tarik Aziz, Ph.D candidate, 3/2017 – 1/2021 (PhD)

    Dr. Sumit Majumder, postdoc, 9/2019 – 6/2021

    Dr. Arka Saha, postdoc, PBC fellowship, 8/2018 – 11/2021 (shared with Dr. M. Noked)

    Dr. Eti Teblum, lab manager, 6/2010 – 2/2022

    Madina Telkhozhayeva, Ph.D candidate, 10/2018 – 8/2022 (PhD)

    Rajashree Konar, Ph.D candidate, 10/2018 – 9/2022 (PhD) (also visiting student summer 2018)

    Dr. Baruch Hirsch, Ph.D candidate, 1/2019 – 10/2022 (collaboration with Prof. D. Aurbach)

     

    PAST VISITING STUDENTS

    Ortal Kravian, visting B.Sc. summer student from BIU, 6/2011 – 9/2011

    André Röthlisberger, visiting M.Sc. summer student from ETH Zurich, 30/6/2011 – 30/9/2011

    Nathan Monroe, MIT (MISTI) visiting student summer 2011 (co-supervised with Dr. Tischler)

    Alain Reiser, visiting M.Sc. summer student from ETH Zurich, 30/6/2012 – 1/9/2012

    Jelimo Maswan, MIT (MISTI) visiting student summer 2012 (co-supervised with Dr. Tischler)

    Shoshy Bernstein, visiting B.Sc. summer student, 1/6/2012 – 1/9/2012

    Levi Rybalov, visiting student (pre-B.Sc.), 1/2/2013 – 25/6/2013

    Joanna Chen, MIT (MISTI) visiting student summer 2013 (co-supervised with Dr. Tischler)

    Andrew Westover (Vanderbilt), visiting student summer 2016 (student of Prof. Cary L. Pint)

    Arun Kumar (University of Verona), visiting student summer 2017 (student of Prof. Gino Mariotto)

    Sasha Ohayon, visiting student (pre-B.Sc.), 2/2018 – 8/2018

    Yana Zubarev, B.Sc. summer visiting student from Clark University 2018

    Phillip Nagler, B.Sc. summer visiting student from Yeshiva University 2018

    Rivka Greenstone, visiting student BIU, B.Sc. summer 2019

    Gabi Bentolila, visiting student, 10/2019 – 6/2020

    Michelangelo Paiardi (Politecnico di Milano), 11/2021 – 3/2022

    Michael Hubner, visiting student, 2/2022 – 6/2022

     

    ד"ר אתי טייבלום, מנהלת המעבדה, מאז 6/2010
    פולה שרייבר, מועמדת דוקטורט, מאז 2015\9 טאריק עזיז, מועמד לתואר שלישי, מאז 3/2017
    יונתן ריכטר, טואר ראשון, תלמיד אורח מאז 7/2018
    ד"ר ארקא סאה, פוסט-דוקטורט מאז 8/2018 (משותף עם ד"ר מלאכי נוקד)
    קונר רג'יסטרי, מועמדת ל-Ph.D, מאז 10/2018 (ביקור סטודנטים בקיץ 2018)
    מדינה טלוקוזייבה, מועמדת Ph.D, מאז 10/2018
    קרלו אצ'לטור, סטודנט אורח מאז 12/2018
    ד"ר ברוך הירש, מועמד לדוקטורט מאז 1/2019 (בשיתוף עם פרופ' ד' אורבך) 
    מאור מוסאייף, מאז 1/2019
    ד"ר סופרנה דאס, פוסט-דוקטור, מצטרפת ב- 3/2019  
    מישל קדאשב, תלמידת ישיבה מאוניברסיטת  ישיבה  מצטרפת החל מפברואר ועד מאי 2019

    תאריך עדכון אחרון : 09/03/2023