• Chiral Memory – highly efficient data storage (No. 1644)

    Scientist: Ron Naaman

    Computer memory and storage are among the most critical components of today’s consumer electronics and computer technology. Currently available memory and storage technologies have inherent limitations that confine the capacity and speed of access to memory devices. The present innovation is based on Chiral Induced Spi ... Read more

    Scientist: Ernesto Joselevich

    Nanowires are being produced and integrated into various systems today, including solar cells, nano-sensors, nano-electrodes, transparent touch-screen coatings, and LED replacements. Thus far, several challenges have hindered the commercial advancement of nanowire-based technologies. Two major setbacks have been: (1) the ... Read more
  • A multi-sensor array compound – "nose" – for glycan detection (No. 1658)

    Scientist: David Margulies

    Rapid, label free assay for glycan identification, accessible for use in medical diagnostics and biomanufacturing quality control. While glycans hold great promise as biomarkers for several diseases including cancer, technologies that enable rapid and sensitive glycan analysis for diagnosis at “point of care” setting ... Read more
  • Extraction of gold from electronic waste and ores (No. 1910)

    Scientist: Igor Lubomirsky

    A method for selective extraction of gold has been developed at the Weizmann Institute. This method allows the efficient and environmentally benign recovery of gold that is currently discarded of in large quantities from electronic waste from household appliances, consumer electronic devices and industrial equipment.Prof ... Read more
  • Highly selective optical biosensors for proteins in biological samples, with excellent signal-to-noise ratio (No. 1689)

    Scientist: David Margulies

    Sensing the levels of protein-based biomarkers in biological samples is crucial for diagnosis of various diseases including cancer. Optical biosensors offer sensitivity and cost-effectiveness; however, current commercially available devices fail to provide sufficient selectivity and signal to noise ratios for protein tar ... Read more

    Scientist: Rafal Klajn

    Molecular photoswitches are light-responsive molecules with potential applications in a broad range of systems with on-demand functionalities. While molecular photoswitches have been extensively studied in solution, their immobilization to dry, planar surfaces generally renders them photochemically unresponsive. This inv ... Read more
  • Production of Syngas from biomass (No. 1716)

    Scientist: Ronny Neumann

    An efficient and selective decomposition of plant biomass carbohydrates to their basic components, carbon monoxide and hydrogen, for use as syngas.Terrestrial plants contain about 70% hemicellulose and cellulose, which constitute a significant renewable bio-resource with potential as an alternative to petroleum feedstock ... Read more
  • Aerobic Carbon-Carbon Bond Cleavage of Alkenes to Aldehydes and Ketones (No. 1722)

    Scientist: Ronny Neumann

    Our technology provides a new type of oxidative cleavage reaction of organic compounds with highly selective product formation.Polyoxometalate (POM) catalysts have become well-known for their utility and diversity in specific reactions. Through the elucidation of POM catalytic pathways, greater versatility has been achie ... Read more
  • Carbon nanotube based transistor device (No. 1730)

    Scientist: Shahal Ilani

    With the continuous trend of electronic component miniaturization, process control technologies must keep up with component size reduction. Defects that were so far negligible, are now posing critical operation obstacles, and are more difficult to identify as scales are reduced to <10 nm. This new technology developed ... Read more
  • Remediation of Polluted Water by Reductive Transformation Reactions (No. 1265)

    Scientist: Brian Berkowitz

    A Novel water treatment method capable of handling a wide spectrum of pollutants, both organic and metallic was developed by the group of Prof. Berkowitz and proven in large scale. The combination of ever-growing contamination from various sources (industry, agriculture and domestic uses), the toxicity of contaminating c ... Read more


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