Ran Eitan Abutbul

Ran Eitan Abutbul is a PhD student in the Department of Materials Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His research is devoted to the properties of nanomaterials that belong to the semiconductor family (such as silicone) and particularly to the study of a new family of materials which were recently discovered in his lab. His research is designed to develop techniques for preparing these new materials and specifying their properties. Ran uses advanced microscopy and crystallography in order to study the crystalline structure and morphology of these materials at nanoscale. Through these studies, he aims to identify materials that could contribute to effective use of renewable energy.