Professor Chaim Sukenik completed his undergraduate studies at Yeshiva University in 1972 (BA magna cum laude) and received his PhD. in Chemistry at the California Institute of Technology in 1976 (Organic Chemistry with R. G. Bergman). After a year as a National Science Foundation postdoctoral research fellow at UCLA (with O. L. Chapman), he was on the faculty of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from 1977-1995. He joined the Chemistry Department at Bar-Ilan University as a Professor of Chemistry in 1995 and currently holds the Edward and Judy Steinberg Chair in Nanotechnology at Bar Ilan. His research group focuses on interfacial chemistry, with work extending from fundamental studies of self-assembled monolayer films to the creation of nanoscale organic and inorganic coatings for applications ranging from the protection of materials for space applications to the prevention of biofouling on surfaces to wafer bonding for photonic and microelectronic applications. Sukenik was the founding Director of the Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA) at Bar-Ilan University.
Prof. Chaim Sukenik is the former Dean of the Faculty of Exact Sciences. He is also the former Director of the Minerva Center for Nanoscale Particles and Films as Tailored Biomaterial Interfaces.
Particular research areas (projects):
1. Organic Monolayers for Catalyst Immobilization
2. Wafer Bonding for Photonics and Micro-electronics
3. Oxide Thin Films for Controlling the Chemical and Physical Properties of Interfaces
4. Engineering Organic Interfaces for Studying Electron Transfer