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Short CV

Iris Visoly-Fisher
Senior lecturer (Assistant professor), Dept. of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics, Swiss Inst. for Dryland Environmental and Energy research, Jacpb Blaustein Inst. for Desert Research, Sede Boqer campus, Ben Gurion Univesity of the Negev.
Born 1968, Married, mother of two.

Education and research experience

2008- 2013: Senior lecturer (Assistant professor), Dept. of Chemistry, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

2004-2007: Postdoctoral research, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy and Biodesign Inst, ASU. “Optoelectronic measurements of photosynthesis-related single biomolecules”. Advisor: Prof. S. M. Lindsay

2004: Postdoctoral research, Dept. of Materials & Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science. “Measuring semiconductor surface electronic properties under bias, using UHV-STM”. Advisor: Dr. S. R. Cohen

1998-2004: Ph.D., Dept. of Materials & Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science. Thesis: “Understanding structure – photovoltaic performance relations in polycrystalline solar cells”. Advisor: Prof. D. Cahen

1995-1998M.Sc. in Materials Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Thesis: "Plasma polymerized films containing sulfur and/or nitrogen" Advisor: Prof. M. S. Silverstein

1990-1994: B.Sc. in Materials Engineering (cum laude), B.A. in Physics (cum laude), Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

 

Membership in professional/scientific societies

2008-2012 – Israel Chemical Society
2000-current – Materials Research Society      
2013-current – Israel Vacuum Society
2015-current International Solar Energy Society – Israel chapter
 

Academic activities

2014-current - Editorial Board member of Scientific Reports, Nature publishing group.
2014 – Guest editor, J. Phys.: Cond. Matter. Special issue on “Molecular functionalization of surfaces and interfaces for device applications”.
2014-2017 – Management Committee Member, Cost action MP1307 “
Stable Next-Generation Photovoltaics: Unraveling degradation mechanisms of Organic Solar Cells by complementary characterization techniques” (StableNextSol).
2014 – current – Management Committee Member and BGU rep.,
Israel Vacuum Society. Co-chair of the 34th annual IVS meeting.

Grants, fellowships and awards

2016-2019: Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources, PIs: Dr. L. Etgar (HUJI), Dr. I. Visoly-Fisher, Prof. E. A. Katz (BGU), Stability of perovskite-based solar cells.

2016-2017: Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, China-Israel cooperative scientific research program, PIs: Prof. E. A. Katz (BGU), Prof. Weishi Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Partner PI: Dr. I. Visoly-Fisher (BGU), Crosslinkable photovoltaic materials for efficient and stable organic solar cells.

2015-2018: Ministry of National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Resources, PIs: Dr. A. Yochelis, Dr. I. Visoly-Fisher (BGU), Prof. A. Rothschild (Technion), Iron oxide photoelectrodes for solar energy conversion and storage: From mechanisms to optimization.

2012-2016: Focal Technological Area (FTA) INNI grant, leader: Prof. G. Sarusi (BGU), PIs: Prof. Y. Golan, Prof. I. Abdulhalim, Prof. G. Makov, Prof. G. Lemcoff, Dr. R. Shikler, Dr. I. Visoly-Fisher, Dr. Y. Sivan (BGU), Prof. A. Sa’ar, Prof. U. Levy (HUJI), Prof. R. Neumann (WIS), Prof. E. Lifshitz (Technion), Prof. G. Markovich (TAU), Integrated infrared up-conversion devices using nano-plasmonic materials and photonic nano-structures.

2009-2011: BSF – US-Israel Binational Science Foundation, PIs: Dr. I. Visoly-Fisher (BGU), Prof. D. Gust (ASU), Photovoltaics on the nano-scale: Optoelectronic measurements of single molecules for photovoltaic applications.

2006-7 - American Association of University Women - $30,000 - International Postdoctoral Fellowship.

2004-5 - Yad Hanadiv Foundation - Rothschild postdoctoral fellowship.

2004-5 - International Educational Exchange Program - Fulbright grant for postdoctoral scholars.

2004 - Minerva Stiftung – postdoctoral fellowship for research in Germany (turned down).

2005 - Ormat – International Solar Energy Society, Israeli Section - Prize for excellent research in the field of solar energy.

2003 - The Dimitris N. Chorafas Foundation (Switzerland) - Award for outstanding applied research.

2003 - Weizmann Institute of Science - The Elchanan E. Bondi Memorial Prize.

2003 – Materials Research Society - Graduate Student Gold Award.

2000 – European Materials Research Society - Graduate Student Award.

1996 - Intel – Technion - Dean Award for Graduate Students.