Associate professor

Prof. Daniel Nessim

Associate professor
Bldg. 206, Room A608. Laboratory Phone: 03-5314539
Fields of Interest
  • nanomaterials
  • chemical vapor deposition
  • transition metal chalcogenides
  • Electrocatalysis
  • photocatalysis

    3/2020 – present      President of the Israel Vacuum Society (IVS)

    1/2018 - present       Associate professor (with tenure)

    10/2014 - 12/2017    Senior lecturer (with tenure)

    10/2010 – 1/2015     Lecturer



    Post-doc     MIT / Bar Ilan University (Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced materials)                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                               Cambridge, MA and Ramat Gan, Israel

                        Collaborative post-doc with Professors C.V. Thompson (MIT) and D. Aurbach (BIU)
                        Visiting scientist in the electrochemistry group of Professor Doron Aurbach (summer 2009)
                        Focus on integrating carbon nanotubes into batteries and supercapacitors (MITEI grant)


    Ph.D           Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)  

    Cambridge, MA

                   PhD, Materials Science & Engineering (electronic, photonic, and magnetic materials), 2009
                   Advisor: Professor Carl V. Thompson
                   Thesis: carbon nanotube (CNT) synthesis for integrated circuit interconnects                                 
    GPA 4.9/5.0;       Intel Fellowship (2006-2008)
                   Supervised nine graduate students (MIT and international) and three MIT undergraduate students
                   Research involved multiple collaborations and led to the development of new insights on:

    •  Growth of crystalline, vertically-aligned CNTs on conductive substrates below 500ºC
    •  Role of gas preheating to lower CNT growth temperature
    •  Control of CNT diameter and density via hydrogen-timed coarsening of catalyst layer
    •  Role of underlayer grains in catalyst film dewetting and CNT growth
    •  Electrical properties of multi-wall carbon nanotubes


    MBA           INSEAD                                                                                 Fontainebleau, France

                   Master of Business Administration, 1994; Giovanni Agnelli scholarship


    Pre-Ph.D    Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)                                     Paris, France

    Opto-electronic Engineering (D.E.A. – Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies), 1990-91,
    with distinction


    M.Sc           Ecole Centrale Paris                                                                            Paris, France

                   Master’s of Science, 1989-91, with distinction; Erasmus (European Community) scholarship
                   First Italian to earn MSEE from Italy and France within the T.I.M.E. program (Top Industrial Managers for Europe)


    M.Sc           Politecnico di Milano                                                                           Milan, Italy

                   Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering, 1984-89, thesis passed in 1993,
                   summa cum laude (top 0.5%)

    Prizes and Awards

    • 2021: Honored “Vebleo Fellow”
    • 2021: Honored “Cavaliere della Stella d’Italia” by the President of Italy for contributions in setting research collaborations between Israel and Italy

    The Nessim laboratory at Bar Ilan University (Israel) focuses on the synthesis of 1D and 2D nanostructures using state-of-the-art chemical vapor deposition (CVD) equipment. The scientific focus is to better understand the complex growth mechanisms of these nanostructures, to possibly functionalize them to tune their properties, and to integrate them into innovative devices.

    We extensively collaborate with other groups in BIU, with other universities in Israel, with many groups in Italy (Politecnico di Milano, Sant'Anna di Pisa, U. Verona, U. Bergamo, Ca Foscari, etc.), and in the USA (Prof. Cary Pint, Vanderbilt) to do advanced characterizations of our nanomaterials and to integrate them into functional devices for electronic, mechanic, and energy applications.



    1. Villa, A., Telkhozhayeva, M., Marangi, F., Teblum, E., Ross, A. M., Prato, M., Andena, L., Frassine, R., Scotognella, F., Nessim, G. D., Optical Properties and Ultrafast Near-Infrared Localized Surface Plasmon Dynamics in Naturally p-Type Digenite Films. Adv. Optical Mater. 2023, 11, 2201488.
    2. Madina Telkhozhayeva, Baruch Hirsch, Rajashree Konar, Eti Teblum, Ronit Lavi, Michal Weitman, Bibhudatta Malik, Elisa Moretti, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, 2D TiS2 flakes for tetracycline hydrochloride photodegradation under solar light. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Volume 318, 2022.
    3.  L Ricotti, A Cafarelli, C Manferdini, D Trucco, L Vannozzi, E Gabusi Ultrasound stimulation of piezoelectric nanocomposite hydrogels boosts cartilage regeneration. et al. , 2022
    4. B Rajeswaran, R Konar, S Guddala, T Sharabani, E Teblum, YR Tischler et al. Nanostructure-free Metal–Dielectric Stacks for Raman Scattering Enhancement and Defect Identification in CVD-Grown Tungsten Disulfide (2H-WS2) Nanosheets. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 126 (48), 20511-20523
    5. Shriber, P., Avraham, E.S., Malik, B. et al. Controlling the morphology while retaining the unique SnS stoichiometry of bulk tin sulfide produced by the rapid method of heating Sn foil in sulfur vapor by vapor phase reaction using two-furnace chemical vapor deposition system. Chem. Pap. 77, 1273–1286 (2023).
    6. Bibhudatta Malik, Hari Krishna Sadhanala, Rong Sun, Francis Leonard Deepak, Aharon Gedanken, and Gilbert Daniel Nessim. Co3O4|CoP Core–Shell Nanoparticles with Enhanced Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation Performance. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2022 5 (7), 9150-9158 DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.2c01497
    7. B. Malik, S. Majumder, R. Lorenzi, I. Perelshtein, M. Ejgenberg, A. Paleari, G. D. Nessim, Promising Electrocatalytic Water and Methanol Oxidation Reaction Activity by Nickel Doped Hematite/Surface Oxidized Carbon Nanotubes Composite Structures. ChemPlusChem 202287, e202200036.
    8. Sandipan Maiti, Rajashree Konar, Hadar Sclar, Judith Grinblat, Michael Talianker, Maria Tkachev, Xiaohan Wu, Aleksandr Kondrakov, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, and Doron Aurbach,  Stabilizing High-Voltage Lithium-Ion Battery Cathodes Using Functional Coatings of 2D Tungsten Diselenide. ACS Energy Lett. 2022, 7, 4, 1383–1391,March 21, 2022
    9. Bibhudatta Malik, Hari Krishna Sadhanala, S. K. Tarik Aziz, Sumit Majumder, Rajashree Konar, Aharon Gedanken, and Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Synergy between Cobalt–Chromium-Layered Double Hydroxide Nanosheets and Oxidized Carbon Nanotubes for Electrocatalytic Oxygen Evolution. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2022 5 (3), 4091-4101 DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.2c00047
    10. Pola Shriber, Maria Tkachev, Ayelet Atkins, Ilana Perelshtein, Sharon Bretler, Bruria Schmerling, Gino Mariotto, Marco Giarola, Yafit Fleger, Gilbert Daniel Synthesis of nickel sulfide dendrites from nickel foil using thermal annealing. Nessim, Materialia, Volume 21, 2022, 101316,
    11. Rajashree Konar, Rimon Tamari, Eti Teblum, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Louisa Meshi, In-depth characterization of stacking faults forming during the growth of Transition-Metal Di-Chalcogenides (TMDCs) by ambient pressure-CVD. Materials Characterization, Volume 184, 2022, 111666,
    12. Rajashree Konar, Bharathi Rajeswaran, Atanu Paul, Eti Teblum, Hagit Aviv, Ilana Perelshtein, Ilya Grinberg, Yaakov Raphael Tischler, and Gilbert Daniel Nessim, CVD-Assisted Synthesis of 2D Layered MoSe2 on Mo Foil and Low Frequency Raman Scattering of Its Exfoliated Few-Layer Nanosheets on CaF2 Substrates. ACS Omega 2022 7 (5), 4121-4134 DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.1c05652
    13. Rajashree Konar and Gilbert Daniel Nessim, A mini-review focusing on ambient-pressure chemical vapor deposition (AP-CVD) based synthesis of layered transition metal selenides for energy storage applications. Mater. Adv., 2022, 3, 4471-4488 DOI: 10.1039/D2MA00091A
    14. Villa, Andrea ;Telkhozhayeva, Madina ;Marangi, Fabio ;Teblum, Eti ;Ross, Aaron ;Prato, Mirko ;Andena, Luca ;Frassine, Roberto ;Scotognella, Francesco ; Ultrafast carrier dynamics in Cu9S5 flakes. Nessim, Gilbert APS March Meeting 2022, abstract id.S02.012
    15. Saha, A., Shpigel, N., Rosy, , Leifer, N., Taragin, S., Sharabani, T., Aviv, H., Perelshtein, I., Nessim, G. D., Noked, M., Gogotsi, Y.,  Enhancing the Energy Storage Capabilities of Ti3C2Tx MXene Electrodes by Atomic Surface Reduction. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2021, 31, 2106294.
    16. Madina Telkhozhayeva, Rajashree Konar, Ronit Lavi, Eti Teblum, Bibhudatta Malik, Sharon Ruthstein, Elisa Moretti, and Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Phase-Dependent Photocatalytic Activity of Bulk and Exfoliated Defect-Controlled Flakes of Layered Copper Sulfides under Simulated Solar Light. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2021 9 (48), 16103-16114 DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c04545
    17. Bibhudatta Malik, Kalimuthu Vijaya Sankar, S. K. Tarik Aziz, Sumit Majumder, Yoed Tsur, and Gilbert D. Nessim, Uncovering the Change in Catalytic Activity during Electro-oxidation of Urea: Answering Overisolation of the Relaxation Phenomenon. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2021 125 (42), 23126-23132 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c06059
    18. Vannozzi, Lorenzo, Enrico Catalano, Madina Telkhozhayeva, Eti Teblum, Alina Yarmolenko, Efrat Shawat Avraham, Rajashree Konar, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, and Leonardo Ricotti. 2021. Graphene Oxide and Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanoflakes Coated with Glycol Chitosan, Propylene Glycol Alginate, and Polydopamine: Characterization and Cytotoxicity in Human Chondrocytes. Nanomaterials 11, no. 8: 2105.
    19. SK Tarik Aziz, Sushil Kumar, Sk Riyajuddin, Kaushik Ghosh, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, and Deepak P. Dubal, Bimetallic Phosphides for Hybrid Supercapacitors. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2021 12 (21), 5138-5149 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c00562
    20. Diego Trucco, Lorenzo Vannozzi,  Eti Teblum, Madina Telkhozhayeva, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Saverio Affatato, Hind Al-Haddad, Gina Lisignoli, Leonardo Ricotti, Graphene Oxide-Doped Gellan Gum–PEGDA Bilayered Hydrogel Mimicking the Mechanical and Lubrication Properties of Articular Cartilage. Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2021, 10, 2001434.
    21. Madina Telkhozhayeva, Eti Teblum, Rajashree Konar, Olga Girshevitz, Ilana Perelshtein, Hagit Aviv, Yaakov R. Tischler, and Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Higher Ultrasonic Frequency Liquid Phase Exfoliation Leads to Larger and Monolayer to Few-Layer Flakes of 2D Layered Materials. Langmuir 2021 37 (15), 4504-4514 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c03668
    22. Valentina Trovato, Eti Teblum, Yulia Kostikov, Andrea Pedrana, Valerio Re, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Giuseppe Rosace, Electrically conductive cotton fabric coatings developed by silica sol-gel precursors doped with surfactant-aided dispersion of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes fillers in organic solvent-free aqueous solution. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 586, 2021, Pages 120-134,
    23. B. Malik, K. Vijaya Sankar, R. Konar, Y. Tsur, G. D. Nessim, Determining the Electrochemical Oxygen Evolution Reaction Kinetics of Fe3S4@Ni3S2 Using Distribution Function of Relaxation Times. ChemElectroChem 2021, 8, 517.
    24. Affatato, S.; Trucco, D.; Taddei, P.; Vannozzi, L.; Ricotti, L.; Nessim, G.D.; Lisignoli, G., Wear Behavior Characterization of Hydrogels Constructs for Cartilage Tissue Replacement. Materials 2021, 14, 428.
    25. Surajit Das, Sauvik Chatterjee, Saptarsi Mondal, Arindam Modak, Bijan Krishna Chandra, Suparna Das, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Adinath Majee and Asim Bhaumik, Correction: Thiadiazole containing N- and S-rich highly ordered periodic mesoporous organosilica for efficient removal of Hg(II) from polluted water. (Correction) Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 12032-12032 DOI: 10.1039/D1CC90375F 
    26. Abderrahim Moumen, Rajashree Konar, Dario Zappa, Eti Teblum, Ilana Perelshtein, Ronit Lavi, Sharon Ruthstein, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, and Elisabetta Comini, Robust Room-Temperature NO2 Sensors from Exfoliated 2D Few-Layered CVD-Grown Bulk Tungsten Di-selenide (2H-WSe2). ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2021 13 (3), 4316-4329 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c17924
    27. Lev Rovinsky, Barun Kumar Barick, Elnatan Lieberman, Efrat Shawat Avraham, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Tamar Segal-Peretz, and Noa Lachman, Alumina Thin-Film Deposition on Rough Topographies Comprising Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes: Implications for Membranes, Sensors, and Electrodes. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2021 4 (1), 322-330 DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c02681
    28. SK Tarik Aziz, Bibhudatta Malik, Hari Krishna Sadhanala, Aharon Gedanken, Malachi Noked, and Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Nickel-Rich Phosphide (Ni12P5) Nanosheets Coupled with Oxidized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes for Oxygen Evolution. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2020 3 (11), 10914-10921 DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c02169
    29. Rajashree Konar, Ilana Perelshtein, Eti Teblum, Madina Telkhozhayeva, Maria Tkachev, Jonathan J. Richter, Elti Cattaruzza, Andrea Pietropolli Charmet, Paolo Stoppa, Malachi Noked, and Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Scalable Synthesis of Few-Layered 2D Tungsten Diselenide (2H-WSe2) Nanosheets Directly Grown on Tungsten (W) Foil Using Ambient-Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition for Reversible Li-Ion Storage. ACS Omega 2020 5 (31), 19409-19421 DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.0c01155
    30. Surajit Das, Sauvik Chatterjee, Saptarsi Mondal, Arindam Modak, Bijan Krishna Chandra, Suparna Das, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Adinath Majee and Asim, Bhaumik, Thiadiazole containing N- and S-rich highly ordered periodic mesoporous organosilica for efficient removal of Hg(ii) from polluted water. Chem. Commun., 2020,56, 3963-3966 DOI:
    31. Subodh Kumar, S. K. Tarik Aziz, Sushil Kumar, Sk RiyajuddinGili Yaniv, Louisa Meshi, Gilbert D. Nessim and Kaushik Ghosh. Three-Dimensional Graphene-Decorated Copper-Phosphide (Cu3P@3DG) Heterostructure as an Effective Electrode for a Supercapacitor. Front. Mater., 18 March 2020 Sec. Energy Materials Volume 7 - 2020
    32. Arka Saha, Tali Sharabani, Eliran Evenstein, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Malachi Noked and Rosy Sharma, Probing Electrochemical Behaviour of Lignocellulosic, Orange Peel Derived Hard Carbon as Anode for Sodium Ion Battery. 2020 J. Electrochem. Soc. 167 090505 DOI 10.1149/1945-7111/ab7c55
    33. Sk. Riyajuddin,  S. K. Tarik Aziz,  Sushil Kumar,  Prof. Gilbert D. Nessim,  Prof. Kaushik Ghosh, 3D-Graphene Decorated with g-C3N4/Cu3P Composite: A Noble Metal-free Bifunctional Electrocatalyst for Overall Water Splitting. ChemCatChem 2020, 12, 1394.
    34. Valentina Trovato, Eti Teblum, Yulia Kostikov, Andrea Pedrana, Valerio Re, Gilbert D. Nessim, Giuseppe Rosace, Sol-gel approach to incorporate millimeter-long carbon nanotubes into fabrics for the development of electrical-conductive textiles. Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 240, 2020, 122218,
    35. Surajit Das, S. Das, Sauvik Chatterjee, S. Chatterjee, Saptarsi Mondal, S. Mondal, Arindam Modak, A. Modak, Bijan Krishna Chandra, B. Krishna Chandra, Suparna Das, S. Das, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, G. Daniel Nessim, Adinath Majee, A. Majee, & Asim Bhaumik, A. Bhaumik. Thiadiazole containing N- and S-rich highly ordered periodic mesoporous organosilica for efficient removal of Hg(ii) from polluted water. (0000).  [Erratum: November 2021, v.57(90), p.12032]. Chemical communications, 56, 3963-3966. doi: 10.1039/d0cc00407c
    36. Suparna Das, Kingshuk Dutta, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, M. Abdul Kader, Editor(s): Kingshuk Dutta, 1 - Introduction to direct methanol fuel cells. Direct Methanol Fuel Cell Technology, Elsevier, 2020, Pages 1-12,
    37. Rajashree Konar, Suparna Das, Eti Teblum, Arindam Modak, Ilana Perelshtein, Jonathan J. Richter, Alex Schechter, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Facile and scalable ambient pressure chemical vapor deposition-assisted synthesis of layered silver selenide (β-Ag2Se) on Ag foil as a possible oxygen reduction catalyst in alkaline medium. Electrochimica Acta, Volume 370, 2021, 137709,
    38. Yoav Chemla, Efrat Shawat Avraham, Amos Markus, Eti Teblum, Aviad Slotky, Yulia Kostikov, Nairouz Farah, Madina Telkhozhayeva, Irit Shoval, Gilbert Daniel Nessim and Yossi Mandel, Carbon nanostructures as a scaffold for human embryonic stem cell differentiation toward photoreceptor precursors. (Paper) Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 18918-18930 DOI: 10.1039/D0NR02256J
    39. Arun Kumar, Yulia Kostikov, Marco Zanatta, Gian Domenico Sorarù, Beate Orberger, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Gino Mariotto, Carbon nanotubes synthesis using siliceous breccia as a catalyst source. Diamond and Related Materials, Volume 97, 2019, 107433
    40. Trovato, V. & Teblum, E. & Kostikov, Y. & Pedrana, A. & Re, V. & Nessim, G. & Rosace, G., 1A4_0274_ Designing of Carbon Nanotubes/Cotton Fabric Composite for E-textiles: Effect of Carbon Nanotubes-Length on Electroconductive Properties. (2019), Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , 6. 
    41. Annette Setzer, Pablo D. Esquinazi, Lukas Botsch, Oliver Baehre, Eti Teblum, Anat Itzhak, Olga Girshevitz & Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Magnetic phase transitions around room temperature in Cu9S5. Phase Transitions (2019), 92:4, 385-395, DOI: 10.1080/01411594.2019.1586901
    42. Found, V .; Pedrana, A .; King, V .; Nessim, GD ; Rosace, G., Designing of carbon nanotubes/cotton fabric composite for e-textiles: effect of carbon nanotubes-lenght on electroconductive properties. AUTEX2019: Textile at the crossroads Congress, Proceedings, 2019, Pages 1-6,
    43. E. Shawat Avraham, A. S. Westover, O. Girshevitz, C. L. Pint and G. D. Nessim, Modulating the height of carbon nanotube forests by controlling the molybdenum thin film reservoir thickness. (Paper) Nanoscale, 2019, 11, 1929-1936 DOI: 10.1039/C8NR08197B
    44. Victor Shokhen, Yulia Kostikov, Ignacio Borge-Durán, Yelena Gershinsky, Ilya Grinberg, Gilbert D. Nessim, and David Zitoun, Scalable Silver Oxo-Sulfide Catalyst for Electrochemical Water Splitting. ACS Applied Energy Materials 2019 2 (1), 788-796 DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01844
    45. Muralidharan, N., Teblum, E., Westover, A.S. et al. Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Structural Composite Supercapacitor. Sci Rep 8, 17662 (2018).
    46. Chuanzhe Meng, Nitin Muralidharan, Eti Teblum, Kathleen E. Moyer, Gilbert D. Nessim, and Cary L. Pint, Multifunctional Structural Ultrabattery Composite. Nano Letters 2018 18 (12), 7761-7768 DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b03510
    47. Arun Kumar, Yulia Kostikov, Beate Orberger, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, and Gino Mariotto, Natural Laterite as a Catalyst Source for the Growth of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanospheres. ACS Applied Nano Materials 2018 1 (11), 6046-6054 DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.8b01117
    48. Mulan Mu, Eti Teblum, Łukasz Figiel, Gilbert Daniel Nessim and Tony McNally, Correlation between MWCNT aspect ratio and the mechanical properties of composites of PMMA and MWCNTs. Mater. Res. Express 2018 5(4) 045305 DOI 10.1088/2053-1591/aab82d
    49. Efrat Shawat Avraham, Andrew S. Westover, Anat Itzhak, Lior Shani, Vladislav Mor, Olga Girshevitz, Cary L. Pint, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Patterned growth of carbon nanotube forests using Cu and Cu/Ag thin film reservoirs as growth inhibitors. Carbon, Volume 130, 2018, Pages 273-280
    50. Pola Shriber, Atanu Samanta, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, and Ilya Grinberg, First-Principles Investigation of Black Phosphorus Synthesis. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2018 9 (7), 1759-1764 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00055
    51. Anat Itzhak, Eti Teblum, Olga Girshevitz, Sivan Okashy, Yury Turkulets, Luba Burlaka, Gili Cohen-Taguri, Efrat Shawat Avraham, Malachi Noked, Ilan Shalish, and Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Digenite (Cu9S5): Layered p-Type Semiconductor Grown by Reactive Annealing of Copper. Chemistry of Materials 2018 30 (7), 2379-2388 DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.8b00191
    52. Subodh Kumar, SK Tarik Aziz, Olga Girshevitz, and Gilbert D. Nessim, One-Step Synthesis of N-Doped Graphene Quantum Dots from Chitosan as a Sole Precursor Using Chemical Vapor Deposition. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2018 122 (4), 2343-2349 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b05494
    53. Olga GirshevitzVova RichterEfrat Shawat Avraham, and Gilbert D. Nessim, Correlation between density and hydrogen content in vertically aligned carbon nanotube forests by ion beam analysis. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 35, 061403 (2017);
    54. Gal Grinbom, Merav Muallem, Anat Itzhak, David Zitoun, and Gilbert D. Nessim, Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes Networks Grown on Silicon Nanoparticles as Li-Ion Anodes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017 121 (46), 25632-25640 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b05709
    55. Efrat Shawat Avraham, Ohad Fleker, Laurent Benisvy, Landon Oakes, Cary L. Pint, Gilbert D. Nessim, Inducing porosity and growing carbon nanofibers in ferroin perchlorate: An example of morphological transitions in coordination complexes. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 253, 2017, Pages 21-28,
    56. Subodh Kumar, Shmuel Gonen, Ariel Friedman, Lior Elbaz, Gilbert D. Nessim, Doping and reduction of graphene oxide using chitosan-derived volatile N-heterocyclic compounds for metal-free oxygen reduction reaction. Carbon, Volume 120, 2017, Pages 419-426,
    57. Reut Yemini, Anat Itzhak, Yossi Gofer, Tali Sharabani, Mark Drela, and Gilbert D. Nessim, Nickel Overlayers Modify Precursor Gases To Pattern Forests of Carbon Nanotubes. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2017 121 (21), 11765-11772 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b00801
    58. Andrew S Westover, Eti Teblum, Deanna Schauben, Anat Yitzhak, Nitin Muralidharan, Merav Muallem, Gilbert Nessim and Cary L. PintCarbon Nanotube Reinforced Structural Composite Supercapacitors. 2017 Meet. Abstr. MA2017-01 693 DOI 10.1149/MA2017-01/9/693
    59. Ortal Marciano, Shmuel Gonen, Naomi Levy, Eti Teblum, Reut Yemini, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Sharon Ruthstein, and Lior Elbaz, Modulation of Oxygen Content in Graphene Surfaces Using Temperature-Programmed Reductive Annealing: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and Electrochemical Study. Langmuir 2016 32 (44), 11672-11680 DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02987
    60. Eti Teblum, Anat Itzhak, Efrat Shawat-Avraham, Merav Muallem, Reut Yemini, Gilbert D. Nessim, Differential preheating of hydrocarbon decomposition and water vapor formation shows that single ring aromatic hydrocarbons enhance vertically aligned carbon nanotubes growth. Carbon, Volume 109, 2016, Pages 727-736
    61. Reut Yemini, Merav Muallem, Tali Sharabani, Eti Teblum, Yossi Gofer, and Gilbert D. Nessim, Patterning of Forests of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) Using Copper Overlayers as Iron Catalyst Deactivators. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2016 120 (22), 12242-12248 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b01676
    62. Merav Muallem, Alexander Palatnik, Gilbert D. Nessim, and Yaakov R. Tischler, Strong Light-Matter Coupling and Hybridization of Molecular Vibrations in a Low-Loss Infrared Microcavity. Strong Light-Matter Coupling and Hybridization of Molecular Vibrations in a Low-Loss Infrared Microcavity. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2016 7 (11), 2002-2008 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b00617
    63. Qian Wang, Palaniappan Subramanian, Alex Schechter, Eti Teblum, Reut Yemini, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Alina Vasilescu, Musen Li, Rabah Boukherroub, and Sabine Szunerits, Vertically Aligned Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotube Carpet Electrodes: Highly Sensitive Interfaces for the Analysis of Serum from Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016 8 (15), 9600-9609 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b00663
    64. Muallem, M., Palatnik, A., Nessim, G.D. and Tischler, Y.R. Strong light-matter coupling between a molecular vibrational mode in a PMMA film and a low-loss mid-IR microcavity. (2016),  ANNALEN DER PHYSIK, 528: 313-320.
    65. Irina Gouzman, Olga Girshevitz, Vova Richter, Efrat Shawat Avraham, Chaim N. Sukenik, and Gilbert D. Nessim, High Rate of Hydrogen Incorporation in Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes during Initial Stages of Growth Quantified by Elastic Recoil Detection. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2015 119 (47), 26726-26733 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b08230
    66. J. Barzola-Quiquia, P. Esquinazi, M. Lindel, D. Spemann, M. Muallem, G.D. Nessim, Magnetic order and superconductivity observed in bundles of double-wall carbon nanotubes. Carbon, Volume 88, 2015, Pages 16-25
    67. Sanny Verma, Subodh Kumar, Efrat Shawat, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Suman L. Jain, Carbon nanofibers decorated with oxo–rhenium complexes: Highly efficient heterogeneous catalyst for oxidation of amines with hydrogen peroxide, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, Volume 402, 2015, Pages 46-52,
    68. A. Palatnik, M. Muallem, G. D. Nessim, and Y. R. Tischler, Fabrication of dielectric Bragg reflectors composed of CaF2 and ZnS for delicate lasing materials, CLEO: 2015, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optica Publishing Group, 2015), paper AM3K.8.
    69. Merav Muallem, Alex Palatnik, Gilbert D. Nessim, and Yaakov R. Tischler, Room Temperature Fabrication of Dielectric Bragg Reflectors Composed of a CaF2/ZnS Multilayered Coating. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015 7 (1), 474-481 DOI: 10.1021/am506531p
    70. Subodh Kumar, Sanny Verma, Efrat Shawat, Gilbert Daniel Nessim and Suman L. Jain, Amino-functionalized carbon nanofibres as an efficient metal free catalyst for the synthesis of quinazoline-2,4(1H,3H)-diones from CO2 and 2-aminobenzonitriles, (Paper) RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 24670-24674 DOI: 10.1039/C5RA01900A
    71. Palaniappan Subramanian, Asaf Cohen, Eti Teblum, Gilbert D. Nessim, Edward Bormasheko, Alex Schechter, Electrocatalytic activity of nitrogen plasma treated vertically aligned carbon nanotube carpets towards oxygen reduction reaction, Electrochemistry Communications, Volume 49, 2014, Pages 42-46,
    72. Eti Teblum, Malachi Noked, Judith Grinblat, Anna Kremen, Merav Muallem, Yafit Fleger, Yaakov R. Tischler, Doron Aurbach, and Gilbert D. Nessim, Millimeter-Tall Carpets of Vertically Aligned Crystalline Carbon Nanotubes Synthesized on Copper Substrates for Electrical Applications, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2014 118 (33), 19345-19355 DOI: 10.1021/jp5015719
    73. Miriam Somekh , Efrat Shawat and Gilbert D. Nessim, Fully reproducible, low-temperature synthesis of high-quality, few-layer graphene on nickel via preheating of gas precursors using atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition, (Paper) J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 19750-19758 DOI: 10.1039/C4TA03876B
    74. Efrat Shawat, Ilana Perelshtein, Andrew Westover, Cary L. Pint and Gilbert D. Nessim, Ultra high-yield one-step synthesis of conductive and superhydrophobic three-dimensional mats of carbon nanofibers via full catalysis of unconstrained thin films, (Paper) J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014, 2, 15118-15123 DOI: 10.1039/C4TA02864C
    75. Yana Miroshnikov, Gal Grinbom, Gregory Gershinsky, Gilbert D. Nessim and David Zitoun, Do we need covalent bonding of Si nanoparticles on graphene oxide for Li-ion batteries? (Paper) Faraday Discuss., 2014, 173, 391-402 DOI: 10.1039/C4FD00089G
    76. On Mero, Efrat Shawat, Gilbert D. Nessim, Judith Grinblat, Shlomo Margel, Air-stable nanogranular Fe thin films formed by Chemical Vapor Deposition of triiron dodecacarbonyl as catalysts for carbon nanotube growth, Thin Solid Films, Volume 550, 2014, Pages 76-84
    77. E. Shawat, V. Mor, L. Oakes, Y. Fleger, C. L. Pint and G. D. Nessim, What is below the support layer affects carbon nanotube growth: an iron catalyst reservoir yields taller nanotube carpets, (Paper) Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 1545-1551 DOI: 10.1039/C3NR05240K
    78. André Röthlisberger, Matteo Seita, Alain Reiser, Efrat Shawat, Ralph Spolenak, Gilbert D. Nessim, Investigating the mechanism of collective bidirectional growth of carbon nanofiber carpets on metallic substrates, Carbon, Volume 63, 2013, Pages 498-507
    79. Roni Shapira, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Tomer Zimrin and Doron Aurbach, Towards promising electrochemical technology for load leveling applications: extending cycle life of lead acid batteries by the use of carbon nano-tubes (CNTs), (Paper) Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 587-594 DOI: 10.1039/C2EE22970F
    80. Eti Teblum, Yossi Gofer, Cary L. Pint, and Gilbert D. Nessim, Role of Catalyst Oxidation State in the Growth of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes,The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2012 116 (46), 24522-24528 DOI: 10.1021/jp305169b
    81. Gilbert D. Nessim, Ahmed Al-Obeidi, Haviv Grisaru, Erik S. Polsen, C. Ryan Oliver, Tomer Zimrin, A. John Hart, Doron Aurbach, Carl V. Thompson, Synthesis of tall carpets of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes by in situ generation of water vapor through preheating of added oxygen, Carbon, Volume 50, Issue 11, 2012, Pages 4002-4009
    82. Gregory Gershinsky, Ortal Haik, Gregory Salitra, Judith Grinblat, Elena Levi, Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Ella Zinigrad, Doron Aurbach, Ultra fast elemental synthesis of high yield copper Chevrel phase with high electrochemical performance, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 188, 2012, Pages 50-58
    83. Nicole D.R. Leifer, Malachi Noked, Gilbert D. Nessim, Doron Aurbach, A straightforward and reliable method for the characterization of carbon nanotube dispersions, Carbon, Volume 49, Issue 3, 2011, Pages 1042-1047
    84. Gilbert D. Nessim, Matteo Seita, Desirée L. Plata, Kevin P. O’Brien, A. John Hart, Eric R. Meshot, Christopher M. Reddy, Philip M. Gschwend, Carl V. Thompson, Precursor gas chemistry determines the crystallinity of carbon nanotubes synthesized at low temperature, Carbon, Volume 49, Issue 3, 2011,
    85. Pages 804-810
    86. Gilbert D. Nessim, Matteo Seita, Kevin P. O’Brien, Scott A. Speakman, Dual formation of carpets of large carbon nanofibers and thin crystalline carbon nanotubes from the same catalyst-underlayer system, Carbon, Volume 48, Issue 15, 2010, Pages 4519-4526
    87. Nessim, G.D., Acquaviva, D., Seita, M., O'Brien, K.P. and Thompson, C.V. (2010), The Critical Role of the Underlayer Material and Thickness in Growing Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers on Metallic Substrates by Chemical Vapor Deposition. Adv. Funct. Mater., 20: 1306-1312.
    88. Gilbert D. Nessim, Properties, synthesis, and growth mechanisms of carbon nanotubes with special focus on thermal chemical vapor deposition. (Review Article) Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 1306-1323. DOI: 10.1039/B9NR00427K
    89. Gilbert D. Nessim, Matteo Seita, Kevin P. O’Brien, A. John Hart, Ryan K. Bonaparte, Robert R. Mitchell, and Carl V. Thompson, Low Temperature Synthesis of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes with Electrical Contact to Metallic Substrates Enabled by Thermal Decomposition of the Carbon Feedstock. Nano Letters 2009 9 (10), 3398-3405. DOI: 10.1021/nl900675d
    90. Nessim, Gilbert Daniel, Carbon nanotube synthesis for integrated circuit interconnects (Doctoral Theses), 2009.
    91. Gilbert D. Nessim, A. John Hart, Jin S. Kim, Donatello Acquaviva, Jihun Oh, Caitlin D. Morgan, Matteo Seita, Jeffrey S. Leib, and Carl V. Thompson, Tuning of Vertically-Aligned Carbon Nanotube Diameter and Areal Density through Catalyst Pre-Treatment. Nano Letters 2008 8 (11), 3587-3593. DOI: 10.1021/nl801437c
    92. Carl V. Thompson, Vladimir M. Stojanovic, Fred Chen and Gilbert D. Nessim, Carbon Nanotube Interconnects? Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings E 2008, Volume 1079.
    93. Bibhudatta Malik, Kalimuthu Vijaya Sankar, Rajashree Konar, Yoed Tsur, and Gilbert Daniel Nessim, Determining the Electrochemical OER Kinetics of Fe3S4@Ni3S2 Using Distribution Function of Relaxation Times. ChemElectroChem



    1. G.D. Nessim, M. Seita
      The role of cobalt in carbon nanotubes synthesis, communication for the edited and peer-reviewed collection: “Cobalt: Characteristics, Compounds, and Applications”, Editor: Lucas J. Vidmar, P. 203-213, NOVA publishers, September 2011
    2. G.D. Nessim, Carbon Nanotubes for chip interconnection, peer-reviewed article for the 2012 edition of the Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, Editor: Bharat Bhushnan, Springer, August 2012
    3. G.D. Nessim , C. Pint, A.J. Hart – book (invited)
    4. (invited by Springer after viewing Nanoscale review; content proposal submitted by G.D. Nessim was peer-reviewed and accepted in September 2010; C. Pint and A.J. Hart were added in March 2011)
    5. Carbon nanotube synthesis and growth mechanisms: from the Lab to the Manufacturing Plant, Springer, (currently on hold)


    Prof. Nessim, Selected papers



    • Kinetics of Materials 1; 2011 – 2022
    • Seminarion (materials); 2011 – 2016
    • Kinetics of Materials 2; 2012 – 2014, 2016 – 2019, 2021
    • Invention; 2014, 2017, 2019, 2021
    • Introduction to solid state; 2015 – 2022



    • Case studies in 1D and 2D nanostructure synthesis with key concepts of kinetic processes in materials, Universita’ di Bergamo (Italy), 24–27 June 2019 (visiting professor – sponsored by EU Mobility Grant)
    • Physical vapor deposition techniques. Spring School: nanotechnologies for a sustainable society, organize by the Universita’ di Brescia, 24 May 2022 (online)
    • Insight on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes.International workshop: From surfaces to devices: novel perspectives from nanostructured oxides and carbon materials; organized by the Universita’ di Brescia, 12 December 2022 (online)




    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

    Research Group

    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



    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)




    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


    Last Updated Date : 09/03/2023