Prof. Shlomo Yitzchaik

Professor of Chemistry

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Dr. Shlomo Yitzchaik, MSc, Ph.D. is a Professor of Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in chemistry from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, and the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Professor Shlomo Yitzchaik developed novel routes to assemble molecules on surfaces including the topotactic self-assembly (TSA) and the molecular layer epitaxy (MLE) methodologies that are applicable to solid-state 2D surfaces. He pioneered the studies for molecular tuning of the electronic properties of silicon. In addition, he has developed a modular method to link molecular transducers to various sensor-device surfaces that interfaces living cells with electronic devices. Prof. Yitzchaik also explored new photoactive conducting nanowires and gels.

His group developed the topotactic self-assembly and the molecular layer epitaxy methodologies for assembling nanolayers for electronics and photonics applications.  Many biosensors were developed ranging from interfacing neurons to diagnostic biomarkers. These included ionic sensing for monitoring neurodegenerative diseases, enzyme activities for early detection of cancer biomarkers, and carbohydrate enzymes for detecting and classifying viral and bacterial pathogens.

Professor Shlomo Yitzchaik is keen on desert hiking, painting, hard rock concerts, and self-assembled monolayers.