Dr. Erez Boukobza

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Dr. Erez Boukobza
Office: Ornstein - Chemistry

Research

Ever since the early days of quantum mechanics, thermodynamics played an important role in explaining physical phenomena of quantum nature. In my research I employ novel definitions for energy fluxes to study light-matter interactions in the fully quantum regime, and analyze them in the framework of the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Simple quantum optical systems can function as highly efficient heat engines or in reverse, as quantum refrigerators. The fact that also the electromagnetic field is quantized unveils features that are obscured in a semiclassical treatment, of which field coherence and matter-field entanglement, are the most noteworthy.

 

In addition, I model heterogeneous reaction kinetics, and conduct thermo-kinetic polymer degradation simulations. In these modeling schemes, a whole array of conjugated complex phenomena is explored. These include reactive mass transfer and energy transfer, as well as kinetic mechanistic modeling and particle kinematics.

Education

  • Ph.D. with a prize for excellence in research, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 2001-2007

  • M.Sc., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, 1998-2001

  • B.Sc. Summa cum laude, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel, 1995-1998

Academic Appointments

  • Senior Lise Meitner postdoctoral fellow of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Theoretical Physics Institute, Innsbruck, Austria, 2010-2012

  • Senior guest lecturer, Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev, Be'er-sheva, Israel, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, 2009-2010

  • Guest lecturer, Sami Shamoon Academic College for Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Be’er Sheva & Ashdod, Israel, 2008-2010

  • Postdoctoral fellow of the Israeli Council of Higher Education, Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev, Be'er Sheva, Israel, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, 2007-2010

  • Postdoctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Rehovot, Israel, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Chemical Physics, 2007

Prizes & Awards

  • Aharon Katzir research fellowship of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, 2012-2018

  • Lise Meitner postdoctoral fellowship of the FWF (Austrian Science Fund), 2010-2012

  • Outstanding lecturer prize for the academic year 2009/2010 of the Ben Gurion University, 2010

  • The Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Israeli Council of Higher Education Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2007-2009

  • The Haim Holtzmann memorial prize for excellence in research of the Feinberg Graduate School at the Weizmann Institute of Science, 2007

  • Dean's prize for excellence in B.Sc. studies of the Ben Gurion University for the year 1997/1998, 1999

  • The Amnon Zingerman memorial prize for excellence in B.Sc. studies of the Ben Gurion University for the year 1997/1998, 1998

  • Rector's prize for outstanding achievements in B.Sc. studies of the Ben Gurion University for the year 1996/1997, 1998

  • The Masha and Zvi Shariv memorial and the Agan Industries Ltd. prize for excellence in B.Sc. studies of the Ben Gurion University for the year 1996/1997, 1997

  • Distinction Certificate in B.Sc. studies of the Ben Gurion University for the year 1995/1996, 1997

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