Associate Professor - Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Room 326, Building 39
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Phone: +972-8-6479459 ; Fax: +972-8-6472983
Rony was born in 1962 and grew up in Tel-Aviv. He studied
physics at Tel-Aviv University and received his B.Sc. in 1986 with honor.
He made direct studies for a Ph.D. until 1990, in the dept. of Chemical
Physics of the School of Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University (transport in
dynamically disordered systems). From 1990 till 1992 he conducted postdoctoral
research with Michael Cates in the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge (dynamics
of self-assembly systems). He then moved to UCLA for postdoctoral research
with William Gelbart (micellar growth and packing). In 1994 he joined
the Department of Materials and Interfaces at the Weizmann Institute
of Science as a Senior Researcher, where he conducted research in the
dynamics of complex fluids, in particular membranes and semi-flexible
polymers. In 2002 he joined the Department of Biotechnology Engineering
at Ben-Gurion University.
R. Granek and M. E. Cates, Stress Relaxation in Living
Polymers: Results from a Poisson Renewal Model, J. Chem. Phys. 96, 4758
J.-G. Hu and R. Granek, Buckling of Amphiphilic Monolayers
Induced by Head-Tail Asymmetry, J. Phys. II France 6, 999 (1996).
A. G. Zilman and R. Granek, Undulations and Dynamic
Structure Factor of Membranes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 4788 (1996).
R. Granek, From Semi-flexible Polymers to Membranes:
Anomalous Diffusion and Reptation, J. Phys. II France 7, 1761 (1997).
A. G. Zilman and R. Granek, Undulation Instability
of Lamellar Phases Under Shear: A Mechanism for Onion Formation? The
European Physical Journal B 11, 593 (1999).
A. Caspi, R. Granek, and M. Elbaum, Enhanced Diffusion
in Active Intracellular Transport, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 5655 (2000).
Y. Bohbot-Raviv, W.Z. Zhao, M. Feingold, C. Wiggins,
and R. Granek, Relaxation Dynamics of Semiflexible Polymers, Physical
Review Letters 92, art # 098101 (2004).
R. Granek and J. Klafter, Fractons in Proteins: Can
they lead to anomalously decaying time autocorrelations?, Phys. Rev.
Lett. 95, art # 098106 (2005). Reoprted in: Nature 437, 172 (2005),
Research Highlights section.