Shlomo Magdassi is a professor of chemistry, at the Casali Center for Applied Chemistry, the Institute of Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Prof. Magdassi holds the Enrique Berman Chair in Solar Energy. His research focuses on colloid science, and in particular on formation, formulation and applications of novel micro and nanoparticles.
These particles can be used as active components in functional inks and coating, for example light absorbing particles for solar energy devices, and metal nanoparticles and CNTs for 2D and 3D printing. He is the editor of three books, among them "The chemistry of inkjet inks". In addition to his scientific publications, he also has various inventions on applications of colloids in industrial products. Based on these inventions, some commercial activities evolved leading to worldwide sales and establishing new companies.
Current Research Interests
The research group headed by Prof. S. Magdassi focuses on materials science and nanotechnology. The main research fields of the group are formation and stabilization of inorganic and organic and nanomaterials, formulation of these materials in various inks and delivery systems, and their application in a variety of fields such as 3D and functional printing, solar energy and bio-medical systems. Current research projects include: conductive inks for printed electronics, transparent conductive electrodes, materials for 3D printing, inkjet inks formulations, coatings and inks for solar energy applications, nanoparticles for bio-imaging, drug delivery and cosmetic formulations.
Based on some of the research projects, commercial activities evolved leading to worldwide sales and establishing new companies.
Project: Printable Conductors for Energy Devices
The research objectives are to develop new conductive inks and methodologies to fabricate electrical conductors and transparent electrodes as platform enabling technologies for fabrication of printable energy related devices. As described in the relevant projects of the program, the main application of the conductive inks will be in responsive windows (electrochromic (EC), electro-thermochromics, photochromic) thermoelectric devices, semi-transparent solar cells, micro-batteries and 3D microbiological fuel cells.
Liu C, Long Y, Magdassi S, Mandler D. Ionic strength induced electrodeposition: a universal approach for nanomaterial deposition at selective areas. NanoscaleNanoscale. 2017;9(2):485 - 490. Abstract
Banin U, Magdassi S, Shemesh S, Halivni S, Vinetsky Y.; 2016. Patterns of fluorescent seeded nanorods. Abstract
Pajor-Swierzy A, Farraj Y, Kamyshny A, Magdassi S. Air stable copper-silver core-shell submicron particles: Synthesis and conductive ink formulation. Colloids Surf., AColloids and Surfaces, A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 2016:Ahead of Print. Abstract
Bera RK, Mhaisalkar SG, Mandler D, Magdassi S. Formation and performance of highly absorbing solar thermal coating based on carbon nanotubes and boehmite. Energy Convers. Manage.Energy Conversion and Management. 2016;120:287 - 293. Abstract
Misra RK, Aharon S, Layani M, Magdassi S, Etgar L. A mesoporous-planar hybrid architecture of methylammonium lead iodide perovskite based solar cells. J. Mater. Chem. AJournal of Materials Chemistry A: Materials for Energy and Sustainability. 2016:Ahead of Print. Abstract
Lu Q, Liu C, Wang N, Magdassi S, Mandler D, Long Y. Periodic micro-patterned VO2 thermochromic films by mesh printing. J. Mater. Chem. CJournal of Materials Chemistry C: Materials for Optical and Electronic Devices. 2016:Ahead of Print. Abstract
Portnoy E, Polyak B, Inbar D, Kenan G, Rai A, Wehrli SL, Roberts TPL, Bishara A, Mann A, Shmuel M, et al. Tracking inflammation in the epileptic rat brain by bi-functional fluorescent and magnetic nanoparticles. Nanomedicine (N. Y., NY, U. S.)Nanomedicine (New York, NY, United States). 2016;12(5):1335 - 1345. Abstract
Portnoy E, Polyak B, Inbar D, Ben-Hur T, Ekstein D, Kenan G, Rai A, Wehrli SL, Roberts TPL, Bishara A, et al. Tracking inflammation in the epileptic rat brain by bi-functional fluorescent and magnetic nanoparticles. NanomedicineNanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine. 2016;12(5):1335 - 45. Abstract
Zarek M, Layani M, Cooperstein I, Sachyani E, Cohn D, Magdassi S. 3D Printing of Shape Memory Polymers for Flexible Electronic Devices. Adv. Mater. (Weinheim, Ger.)Advanced Materials (Weinheim, Germany). 2016;28(22):4449 - 4454. Abstract
Pawar AA, Saada G, Cooperstein I, Larush L, Magdassi S, Jackman JA, Tabaei SR, Cho N-J. High-performance 3D printing of hydrogels by water-dispersible photoinitiator nanoparticles. Sci AdvScience advances. 2016;2(4):e1501381. Abstract