Prof. Abraham Katzir

Emeritus in School of Physics and Astronomy
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Prof. Abraham Katzir
Phone: 03-6408301
Another phone: 03-6408068
Fax: 03-6431103
Office: Shenkar Physics, 417


  • Lasers and electro optics

  • Middle infrared spectroscopy

  • Biomedical optics

  • Monitoring of pollutants in water

  • Fiber lasers in the middle infrared

  • Infrared fiber sensors

  • Laser bonding of incisions in tissues

  • Middle infrared near field microscopy

  • Medical dosimetry


  • B.Sc., Physics, Mathematics (with distinction) Hebrew University, Jerusalem, l964

  • M.Sc., Physics (with distinction),  Hebrew University, Jerusalem, l966

  • Ph.D., Physics,  Hebrew University,  Jerusalem, l974

Academic Appointments

  • Israel Defense Forces, Res. Physicist, l965-l969

  • Soreq Nuclear Res. Center, Yavne, Res. Physicist, l969-l974

  • Calif. Inst. of Technology, Pasadena, Calif., USA  Senior Res. Fellow, l974-l977

  • Tel Aviv University, l977-Present

  • AT & T Bell Laboratories, N.J., USA, (summers), Visiting member of technical staff, l979-l984

  • Visiting Professor,  Boston University,  Boston, Mass, l985-1987

  • Visiting Professor,  MIT,  Cambridge, Mass., l985-1987

Awards and Prizes

  • Fulbright Hays Fellowship, 1974

  • Fellow of SPIE, 1989

  • Director, SPIE, 1991-1994

  • Fellow of OSA, 1994

  • Chairman, Israel Lasers and Electro Optics Society (ILEOS), 2008

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