Personal Details

Name:Louisa Meshi
Date and place of birth:3/10/1977, Ukraine
Date of immigration:11/1990
Address:Department of Materials Engineering,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
Beer-Sheva 84105 POB 653 Israel
Phone number (office):+(972)-8-6472576
Fax number:+(972)-8-6428698
Email :louisa@bgu.ac.il

Education

1996-2000B.Sc.Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Materials Engineering, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
2000-2002M.Sc. with excellence (Magna cum laude)Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Materials Engineering, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Title of thesis: "Structure determination by electron microscopy." Advisor: Prof. M. Talianker.
2001-2002Diploma SDPDUniversite Du Main, Department of Chemistry, France. Course: "Structure Determination by X-ray Powder Diffraction." Supervisor: Prof. A. Le Bail.
2002-2006Ph.D.Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Material Engineering, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Title of thesis: "Structural investigation of ternary phases in Al-Fe-U system." Advisor: Prof. M. Talianker.

Awards

2016Excellence in teaching award, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
2012Krill prize for excellence in scientific research (provided by Wolf foundation).
2003Wolf prize for excellence in doctoral research.
2001Lev Margulis prize for excellent study in the field of electron microscopy. Prize is awarded by Israel Society for Microscopy.

Employment history

2020-present Full Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.
2015-2020 Associate Professor, Department of Materials Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.
2015-2016 Guest researcher, Materials Science and Engineering Division, National Institute of Standards, Gaithersburg, MD, USA
2009-2015 Senior lecturer, Department of Materials Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.
2006-2007 Postdoctoral researcher, employed as research assistant. Department of Physics, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

Fields of interest

Electron Crystallography: Precession Electron Diffraction; HRTEM; CBED and related methods
X-ray diffraction: qualitative and quantitative analysis; structure solution from powder diffraction
Characterization of materials: high entropy alloys; intermetallic compounds; semiconductors; TMD; steels
Phase trasnformations; Structural defects