Associate Prof. Nadav  Amdursky


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Associate Prof. Nadav Amdursky



Main energy field:

Energy and charge flow in materials


Associate Prof. – 2022-current – Technion

Assistant Prof. –  2016-2022 – Technion

Post-doc. – 2014-2016 – Imperial College London, Materials & Bioengineering

Post-doc. – 2011-2013 – Weizmann Institute, Materials & Interfaces

Ph.D. – 2007-2011 – Tel Aviv University, Biotechnology and Electrical Engineering

B.Sc. – 2003-2006 – Tel Aviv University, Biotechnology

Research Interests:

Energy flow, electron transport, and proton trasnport in bioinspired systems

In my research, I design new type of materials that are being formed out of biological building blocks. Together with post-chemical modification, we enable various energy/charge flow through them (electronic, protonic or ionic) for future use in conductive membranes, scaffolds or even in photovoltaic applications.

Selected Publications:

Foqara, R. Nandi, and N. Amdursky, Casein proteins as building-blocks for making ion-conductive bioplastics, J. Mater. Chem. A. 10, 14529 – 14539 (2022).

Ramanthrikkovil Variyam, Y. Agam, A. Paradisi, C.A. Bortolotti, and N. Amdursky, Mixed ionic-electronic conductance across naphthalenediimide-functionalized biopolymer, J. Mater. Chem. C. 10, 12444-12450 (2022).

Burnstine-Townley, S. Mondal, Y. Agam, R. Nandi, and N. Amdursky, Light-modulated cationic and anionic transport across protein biopolymers, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60, 24676–24685 (2021).

Nandi, Y. Agam, and N. Amdursky, A protein-based free-standing proton-conducting transparent elastomer for large-scale sensing applications, Adv. Mater. 33, 2101208 (2021).

Mondal, N. Ghorai, S. Bhunia, H. N. Ghosh, and N. Amdursky, Long-range light-modulated charge transport across the molecular heterostructures doped protein biopolymers, Chem. Sci., 12, 8731-8739 (2021).

Agam, R. Nandi, A. Kaushansky, U. Peskin, and N. Amdursky, The porphyrin ring rather than the metal ion dictates long-range electron transport across proteins suggesting coherence-assisted mechanism, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 117, 202008741 (2020).

Mondal, Y. Agam, and N. Amdursky, Enhanced proton conductivity across protein biopolymers mediated by doped carbon nanoparticles, Small. 16, 2005526 (2020).

Mondal, Y. Agam, R. Nandi and N. Amdursky, Exploring Long-range Proton Conduction, the Conduction Mechanism and Inner Hydration State of Protein Biopolymers, Chem. Sci. 11, 3547-3556 (2020).

Mondal, A. Yucknovsky, K. Akulov, N. Ghorai, T. Schwartz, H.N. Ghosh and N. Amdursky, Efficient Photosensitizing Capabilities and Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics of Doped Carbon Dots, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 15413-15422 (2019).

Amdursky, Y. Lin, N. Aho and G. Groenhof, Exploring fast proton transfer events associated with lateral proton diffusion on the surface of membranes, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 116, 2443-2451 (2019).

Amdursky, E. Glowacki and P. Meredith, Macroscale Biomolecular Electronics and Ionics, Adv. Mater. 31, 1802221 (2019).