Amir Nevet 2011-2012

Institution of PhD:
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Academic Discipline of PhD:
Electrical Engineering
PhD Advisor/s:
Prof. Meir Orenstein
Dissertation Topic:
Nonlinear Semiconductor Optics
Year Awarded PhD:
Present Institution:

Amir Nevet is currently employed as a Camera Hardware Manager at Apple, and is experienced with electro-optics, light-sources, image sensors, and in leading R&D in multidisciplinary projects.

Amir completed his PhD at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 2012. In his dissertation research on “Nonlinear Semiconductor Optics,” conducted under the supervision of Prof. Meir Orenstein, he attempted to investigate novel nonlinear optical phenomena in semiconductors as well as to develop cutting-edge semiconductor photonic devices by harnessing fundamental physical laws and recent achievements in nanotechnology.

One year into his MSc research, Amir became the first student in the Technion’s Electrical Engineering Department to be approved for the direct PhD track, in recognition of his revolutionary demonstration of two-photon gain in semiconductors. In light of this outstanding achievement, Amir represented Israel in the Biennial International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, where he won the Young Author Best Paper award.

Amir received his BSc from the Technion’s Electrical Engineering Department and graduated with distinction from the department’s prestigious Electrical Engineering and Physics course, while maintaining a permanent presence on the President’s List.

Amir is the recipient of several awards and fellowships. In addition to the aforementioned Young Author Award from the ICPS10 and the Adams Fellowship, he has received the Israel Council for Higher Education scholarship for research in converging technologies as well as the Technion’s Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI) 1st prize for outstanding research in nanotechnology and the prestigious Wolf prize for PhD students, Amir has also received prizes and scholarships from Intel and KLA-Tencor.

While completing his PhD studies, Amir taught several courses at the Technion and was thrice awarded the Sego Prize for teaching. He has been widely published in a variety of journals, including Optics Letters, Nano Letters, Physical Review Letters. Amir has several patent applications and for his breakthrough invention of Second-Order Optical Coherence Tomography received the prestigious  Hershel Rich Technion Innovation Award, 2012