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Anael Ben-Asher 2018-2019

Institution of PhD:
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Academic Discipline of PhD:
Chemistry
PhD Advisor/s:
Prof. Nimrod Moiseyev
Dissertation Topic:
Non-Hermitian Quantum Scattering Theory for Cold Molecular Collision Experiments
Present Academic Position:
PhD Student

Anael was raised in Karmiel in the Western Galilee. Always fond of mathematics, she won an award for a creative solution in the Weizmann Institute’s math competition for middle-school students. While still in high school, Anael took academic courses in chemistry in the framework of the “Archimedes” program at the Technion, and there she discovered the beauty of the chemistry world. She won the second prize in the “Chemiada,” the Israeli national chemistry competition for high school students, and she was a member of the Israeli delegation to the International Chemistry Youth Olympiad .

After serving in the IDF as a technological Intelligence researcher, Anael completed her BSc in chemistry at the Technion and graduated summa cum laude. During her studies, she became fascinated by quantum chemistry and by the possibility of using mathematical tools to theoretically explain chemical processes. Anael started researching quantum chemistry as an undergraduate under the supervision of Prof. Nimrod Moiseyev, and she has continued her research as a graduate student in a direct PhD track. For her achievements, Anael received the Schulich Scholarship of Excellence from the Technion’s Faculty of Chemistry. Her research concentrates on the development of methods and applications using non-Hermitian quantum scattering theory to explain and interpret cold molecular collision experiments.