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Dan Liraz 2020-2021

Institution of PhD:
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Academic Discipline of PhD:
Nano-Electronics
PhD Advisor/s:
Prof. Nir Tessler
Dissertation Topic:
Physical Processes in Photo-Electric Devices Based on Organic Materials and Solution-Processed Ones
Present Institution:
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Present Academic Position:
PhD student

Dan was born and raised in Haifa, where he currently lives with his wife Aviya. As a student in high school, he studied chemistry at the Technion and twice won first place in the Israeli National Chemistry Olympics. He also took part in the National Astrophysics Olympics, in which he won third place. Studying math on his own, he took the matriculation examination a year before his classmates, an advantage that helped him free up time to learn physics, computer science and Arabic while still studying chemistry at the Technion.

During his military service in the 8200 Unit – the Israeli signals intelligence unit – Dan won the 8200 Prize for outstanding achievements and creativity in the field of intelligence.

After completing his military service, Dan started upon his degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics at the Technion, while studying in the Emet excellence program of the Electrical Engineering Department and completing his studies in the Chemistry Department. He graduated in 2016, ranked first in his class for each of the three degrees.

Dan immediately began studying for his MSc under the supervision of Prof. Nir Tessler and switched after his first year to a direct PhD program. He is studying physical processes in photo-electric devices, based on organic materials and solution-processed ones. His research focuses on modeling and fabricating novel organic solar cells and trying to understand how to improve their power conversion efficiency.

In his scant spare time, Dan enjoys traveling, especially to archeological sites. He loves learning history, particularly of Israel and the Middle East.