Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Nov 22 - Nov 22, 2017

"For us this was a very big turn out [over 120 attendees.] Thanks to ACS."

Neil Coville, Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa

Jerusalem, Israel

Nov 22 - Nov 22, 2017


Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Harman Science Library, Edmond J. Safra Campus



ACS on Campus will be at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on November 22, 2017. Join top researchers and ACS Editors for a morning of programming featuring scientific lectures, publishing presentations, a SciFinder demo, and student science presentations.

The program is FREE and open to all students and researchers studying the sciences. A coffee break and lunch will be provided to all registered attendees. Registration is highly encouraged.


Chris Holland, PhD

Associate Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering

Dr Holland is based in The University of Sheffield in the Materials Science and Engineering Department where he leads the Natural Materials Group. He currently holds a prestigious EPSRC Early Career Fellowship and was previously at Oxford University where he obtained his degrees and doctorate. Dr Holland is an Associate Editor for the newly established journal ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering.

His research uses tools developed for the physical sciences to better understand Nature’s materials, from latex to collagen, but with a focus on silk. By studying how silk is spun he has been able to gain unique insights into silks’ biodiversity, structure and evolution.

His work has made important links between natural and industrial fibre processing which has led to several patents and a fundamentally new way of designing, testing and fabricating bio-inspired materials evidenced by being Co-ordinator of a recently award H2020 FET Open project.

Uri Banin, PhD

Associate Editor, Nano Letters

Uri Banin is the incumbent of the Alfred & Erica Larisch Memorial Chair at the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU). Dr. Banin was the founding director of the Harvey M. Kreuger Family Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2001-2010). He led the program of the nanoscience initiative at the Hebrew University, in the frame of the Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (2007-2010). Banin served on the University's Executive Committee and on its board of managers. He served as a member of the board of Yissum (technology transfer company of HU), served on the scientific advisory board of Nanosys Incorportaed, and served on the editorial board of the journal Nanotechnology. Banin was a member of the Maidan Committee on nanotechnology in Israel (2002). In 2009 Banin was the scientific founder of Qlight Nanotech, a start-up company based on his inventions and developing the use of nanocrystals in display and lighting applications. Since 2013 Banin is an Associate Editor of the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters. His distinctions include the Rothschild postdoctoral fellowship (1994-1995), and a Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship (1994-1996). Banin was awarded the Alon fellowship for young faculty from the Israeli board of higher education (1997-2000), received the Yoram Ben-Porat prize from The Hebrew University (2000), was awarded the Israel Chemical Society prize for a young scientist (2001), and is a recipient of the Michael Bruno Memorial Award (2007-2010). He received the European Research Council (ERC) advanced investigator grant, to perform research on doping, charge and energy transfer in hybrid nanocrystal systems (2010-2015). In 2013, Banin was the first recipient of the Lea Tenne prize for Nanoscale Science. Banin's research focuses on nanoscience and nanotechnology of nanocrystals. He authored over 150 scientific publications in this field that have been extensively cited, and impacted various areas of science and technology of nanocrystals.

Ayelet Ofarim, PhD

CAS, Arad - Ophir Ltd., Ramat-Hasharon, Israel

Dr. Ofarim graduated in Physical Chemistry from Tel-Aviv University, Post-Doc in Physics from Konstanz University, Germany. Joined Arad-Ophir at the beginning of 2016, where she is responsible of the scientific business development.


Wednesday, November 22


Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Harman Science Library, Edmond J. Safra Campus


Prof. Christopher Holland, Associate Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering

Prof. Lyndon Emsley, Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society

Prof. Uri Banin, Associate Editor, Nano Letters

Dr. Ayelet Ofarim, Chemical Abstracts Service, Arad - Ophir Ltd., Ramat-Hasharon, Israel


9:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-9:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:45-10:00 "Surface Enhanced NMR Spectroscopy" with Prof. Lyndon Emsley

10:00-10:15 “Putting a New Spin on Silk; How Processing Effects Performance in Silk Biomaterials” with Prof. Chris Holland

10:15-10:30 “Colloidal Quantum Materials: from Basic Science to Applications” by Prof. Uri Banin

10:30-10:45 Looking for a Post-doctoral Position Using SciFinder-n

Presenter: Dr. Ayelet Ofarim, Chemical Abstracts Service, Arad - Ophir Ltd., Ramat-Hasharon, Israel

10:45-11:00 Networking Break

11:00-12:00 How to Get Published: Top Ten Tips for a Successful Submission, Panel Discussion

Presenter: Prof. Chris Holland, Associate Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering; Prof. Lyndon Emsley, Associate Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society; and Prof. Uri Banin, Associate Editor, Nano Letters 

12:00-13:30 Student Science Oral Presentations

13:30-14:30 Lunch


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