Omer Yaffe

Affiliation: Department of Chemical and Biological Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, IL

Keywords: Lattice Dynamics; Optical Spectroscopy; Semiconductors; Electron-Phonon Interaction; Ion Conductors

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Omer Yaffe’s group includes chemists, physicists, and engineers that use optical spectroscopy to investigate the structure-function relationship in functional materials such as semiconductors, ionic-conductors, and ferroelectrics. Specifically, they are interested in phenomena that stem from strongly anharmonic thermal motion.

Omer Yaffe is a principle investigator in Department of Chemical and Biological Physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. He obtained a dual B.Sc. in chemistry and chemical engineering at Ben Gurion University in 2005. He then completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Materials and Interfaces at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2012. From 2013 to 2016 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Columbia University, Energy Frontier Research Center.

He has received a number of prestigious awards, including an ERC-starting grant, Marie Curie International outgoing Fellowship and the John F. Kennedy Prize.