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פרופ' אביעד פרידמן

בנין 209, חדר 14

מחקר ניסיוני של תכונות חשמליות של מערכות נמוכי מימד ומערכות ננו, תוך התמקדות בחומרים על-מוליכים או מגנטיים. המערכות הנחקרות כוללות שכבות אולטרה-דקות, ננו-תיילים, נקודות קוונטיות, צמתי מינהור וננו-חלקיקים. המחקרים השונים עוסקים בהשפעה של הגיאומטריה, הגודל ואי הסדר על התכונות החשמליות והמגנטיות של מערכות אלו.

קורות חיים




Address:         Department of Physics

                        Bar Ilan University

Ramat Gan 52900


Telephone:     972-3-531-8102

Fax:                972-3-738-4055

E-Mail:           aviad.frydman@gmail.com


Personal:        Date of Birth: 09/02/64, Melbourne Australia

                        Arrived in Israel: 19/11/64

                        Married, 4 children.


Academic Background:


1987-1990       B.Sc. (cum laude), Physics and Mathematics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

1990-1992       M.Sc. (cum laude), Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Thesis: “The Influence of Film Thickness on the Electric Transport of Disordered Insulators”. Supervisor: Prof. Zvi Ovadyahu.

1992-1996:      Ph.D. (distinction), Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

                        Thesis: “Quantum Mechanical Tunneling in the Presence of Intermediate States.” Supervisor: Prof. Zvi Ovadyahu.




  1. Teaching assistant                   Hebrew University, Jerusalem
  2. Post Doctoral Researcher        University of California, San Diego

1999- 2005      Senior Lecturer                       Bar Ilan University

2005-2006       Visiting professor                    Yale university

2006-present   Associate Professor                 Bar Ilan University


Academic Awards and Distinctions:


1987                Dean’s undergraduate Scholarship

1987-1990       “Amirim Program” for excellent students

1991                Rector’s graduate scholarship

1994                Excellence Prize in honor of Alza Wiener

1995-1996       “Charles Clore” Research Scholarship

  1. Hebrew University post-doctoral scholarship
  2. “Max Shlimiak” scholarship.

2000-2003       “Pollak” fund scholarship





Invited Talks in conferences:


1995:               “Sub-Harmonic Gap Structure in SIS junctions”, The Israeli Physical Society Meeting, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

1996:               “Andreev Tunneling through Anderson Insulators”, 6th International Conference on Hopping and Related Phenomena, Jerusalem, Israel.

1997:               “Conductance Fluctuations in Mesoscopic Granular Superconductors”, International Conference on Mesoscopic and Strongly Correlated Systems, Chernagolovka, Russia.

  1. "Andreev Reflections in Disordered Media", American Physical Society meeting, Los Angeles.
  2.  “The proximity effect in granular ferromagnets”, 8th International conference on Hopping and Related Phenomena, Murcia, Spain.
  3.  “Excess conductance in normal metal-superconductor Interfaces”, 2nd International Conference on Mesoscopic and Strongly Correlated Systems, Chernagolovka, Russia.

“Excess Andreev conductivity through Anderson Insulators”, 2nd Israel-Japan conference, Tokyo, Japan.

‏2001                “The superconductor Insulator transition in systems of ultrasmall grains”, Minerva conference, Dead Sea, Israel

2002                “The superconductor Insulator transition in systems of ultrasmall grains”, Israel-India condensed matter meeting, Jerusalem.

‏2003                “Magnetoresistance properties of dilute granular Ferromagnets”, 10th International Conference on Hopping and Related Phenomena, Trieste, Italy.

                        “Magnetoresistance properties of dilute granular Ferromagnets”, International Conference on Nano Science and Technology, Calcutta, India

2004                "The inverse proximity effect in ultra-thin superconductors", International Thin Films Workshop, Brookhaven National Lab, USA.

2005                "Asymmetrical magnetoresistans in magnetic nanostructures", Third Indo-Israel Meeting in Condensed Matter Physics, Puri, India.

                        "Utilyzing an AFM for studying the electronic transport through single nanoparticles". SPM 2005, Holon, Israel.

2006             "Electric-transport through systems of nanomagnetic particles". Bar Ilan Jubilee symposium on Nanotechnology, Ramat Gan.

2007             "Current induced magnetism in systems of magnetic nanoparticles". "Superconductivity and Magnetism in the perovskites and other novel materials", Kefar Hamacabia.

"Nonequilibrium voltage noise in superconducting wires", SPIE conference on noise and fluctuations in Materials, circuits and Devises, Florence, Italy

2008             "The inverse proximity effect" – Superconducting insulator transition,               Weizmann institute

2009                 "The interplay between Itinerant Ferromagnetism and Anderson localization"    New Frontiers is Spintronics" - Jerusalem

"An analogue between superconductivity and ferromagnetism in ultrathin films", SUPERCONDUCTIVITY-from collective modes to quantum phase transitions, Minnesota.

"Inverse proximity effect in thin superconducting and ferromagnetic layers", Conference on Superconductor Insulator transitions, Trieste – Italy.

"The inverse proximity effect in ultrathin films", Transport in Disordered systems – 13, Rackeve, Hungary

2010                " Granular Ni – ferromagnetic electron glasses" Electron Glasses, Santa Barbara, USA

                        " Ferromagnetic Electron Glasses" Out of equilibrium quantum systems, Santa Barbara, USA

  "Coulomb blockade and electron interaction effects in strongly coupled metallic quantum dots", Quantum-dots 2010, Chernagolovka, Russia.

2011                "Anomalous voltage drop in superconducting InOx wires" The Superconductor Insulator Transition, Argonne national lab, USA.

                        "The electron glass in discontinuous metal films", Disordered systems – from condensed matter to cold atoms, Cargese, Corsica.

2012                “Ultra-slow relaxation in discontinuous film based electron glasses”, Non-equilibrium transport in low dimensional systems, Kfar Blum, Israel.

2013                "Temperature dependent memory in electron glasses", TIDS15, Barcelona.



Conference Organizer:


‏2001                9th International conference on Hopping and Related Phenomena, Shefayim, Israel – Chair

‏2003                The 49th meeting of the Israel Physical Society (IPS-2003) – Deputy Chair

  1. Israeli vacuum society conference – Organizing Committee

2009                 55th meeting of the Israeli physical Society- Chair

2011                Transport in disordered interacting systems TIDS14-Chair


Graduated students

Amitay Cohen             M.Sc                2000-2002

Doron Barness            M.Sc.               2000-2002

Coby Dukow              M.Sc.               2002- 2004

Daniel Radovsky        Ph.D.               2001-2004

Udi Meridor                M.Sc.               2002- 2005

Amitay  Cohen            Ph.D                2002- 2006

Noa Kurzweil              M.Sc.               2003-2005

Noa Kurzweil              Ph.D                2005-2009

Liora Biton                  M.Sc.               2004-2006

Ora Biton                    Ph.D                2006-2010

Shachaf Poran             Ms.C               2009-2011

Daniel Sherman           Ms.C               2009-2011                  


Present Students


Tal Havdala                 Ph.D.              

Daniel Sherman           Ph.D   

Shachaf Poran             Ph.D

Ariel Eisenbach           M.Sc


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  • Skills and Fields of Experience:
  • Thin film growth: Thermal evaporation, e-beam evaporation UHV techniques and quench-condensation methods.
  • Advanced Lithography: Electron beam nano-lithography and Photo-lithography, ion milling, reactive ion milling, chemical etching and other processing techniques applicable to sub-micron electronics.
  • Microscopy: Scanning and transmission electron microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM).
  • Low Temperature: Cryogenic measurement techniques, low noise measurements, dc and ac (lock-in) techniques, high field magneto-transport measurements

תאריך עדכון אחרון : 28/06/2020