- About Us
- Career Center
- Nano-Social Network
- Nano Consulting
- My Account
November 20th, 2007
Ron Folman has spent a considerable part of his 45 years breaking barriers. As an Israel Air Force pilot it was the sound barrier, then educational barriers for himself and for young people from the neglected Negev town of Yeroham, and then emotional barriers between Israelis and Germans.
Now a professor at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, he is trying to tear down the invisible wall that restricts scientific research, and the high tech industry that goes with it, to a limited geographical area in the center of the country.
Folman has made several other stops along the way to becoming an internationally known physicist who has taught at prestigious scientific institutions in Europe and the Americas and head of BGU's Atom Chip Group. Those side trips include stints as an avid hiker and desert-lover, a lecturer in the philosophy of creativity at the Jerusalem-based Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Israel's leading art school, and a social activist who served as head of the Israeli branch of Amnesty International.
But though he still leaves time for other interests, his main focus now is building what he calls the Nano-Bio-Quantum Valley, an envelope of high tech industry around BGU's expertise in the related, futuristic disciplines of nanoscience, bioscience and his own specialty, quantum physics.
|Related News Press|
Graphene leans on glass to advance electronics: Scientists' use of common glass to optimize graphene's electronic properties could improve technologies from flat screens to solar cells February 12th, 2016
A metal that behaves like water: Researchers describe new behaviors of graphene February 12th, 2016
Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers
Breaking cell barriers with retractable protein nanoneedles: Adapting a bacterial structure, Wyss Institute researchers develop protein actuators that can mechanically puncture cells February 12th, 2016
Properties of Polymeric Nanofibers Optimized to Treat Damaged Body Tissues February 12th, 2016
Research reveals carbon films can give microchips energy storage capability: International team from Drexel University and Paul Sabatier University reveals versatility of carbon films February 11th, 2016
Highly efficient heavy metal ions filter January 25th, 2016
Louisiana Tech University student coauthors research in ACS journal January 15th, 2016
Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles Used to Purify Contaminated Water December 28th, 2015