Research Area / Fields

  1. Electron spin resonance spectroscopy and imaging.
  2. Single spin detection.
  3. Nuclear magnetic resonance.
  4. Ex-situ NMR.
bio

Short Bio

Aharon Blank is an associate Prof. at the Schiluch Faculty of Chemistry, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Born in 1972, graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1992 with degrees in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry; Completed his Master degree at Tel Aviv University in 1997 in electrical engineering – Physical electronics under the supervision of Prof. Raphael Kastner and finished his PhD in 2002 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Physical Chemistry – Electron Spin Resonance (ESR), under the supervision of the late Prof. Haim Levanon. During this time he served 9 years in the IAF as a Scientific Officer and also as a CTO in a medical device company, developing miniature intravascular MRI. Following his PhD he spent 3 years at Cornell University as a Post Doc at the group of Prof. Jack Freed (on a Rothschild post-doctoral fellowship ), developing the subject of ESR microscopy, and since 2005 he is a Faculty member at the Technion. Aharon main interests today are development and applications of new methodologies in the field of magnetic resonance. His group works on miniature sensitive ESR resonators; small, self contained NMR and ESR medical tools; and ESR probes for micro and nano imaging. He is the author of more than 50 papers and 6 patents and received the E.D Bergmann Memorial, Award (Awarded by the United States – Israel Binational Foundation); the Yigal Alon Fellowship (Award by the Council for Higher Education in Israel); and was selected among the first 200 grantees of the first ERC (European Research Council) starting research grant for young investigators (in all fields of natural and social sciences).

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