Assistant Prof. Nadav  Amdursky


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Assistant Prof. Nadav Amdursky



Main energy field:

Energy flow in materials


Assistant Prof. –  2016-current  –  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 in materials

Energy flow 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 energy flow through them (electronic, protonic or ionic) for future use in conductive membranes, scaffolds or even in photovoltaic applications.

Selected Publications:

Amdursky, X. Wang, P. Meredith, D.D.C. Bradley and M.M. Stevens, Long-Range Proton Conduction Across Free-Standing Serum Albumin Mats, Adv. Mater. 28, 2692-2698 (2016).

Amdursky, Electron transfer across helical peptides, ChemPlusChem 80, 1075-1095 (2015).

Amdursky, L. Sepunaru, S. Raichlin, I. Pecht, M. Sheves and D. Cahen, Electron Transfer Proteins as Electronic Conductors: Significance of the metal and its binding site in the blue Cu protein, Azurin, Adv. Sci. 2, 1400026 (2015).

Amdursky, R. Simkovitch and D. Huppert, Excited-State Proton Transfer of Photoacids Adsorbed on Biomaterials, J. Phys. Chem. B 118, 13859-13869 (2014).

Amdursky, D. Marchak, L. Sepunaru, I. Pecht, M. Sheves and D. Cahen, Electronic Transport via Proteins, Adv. Mater. 26, 7142-7161 (2014).

Amdursky, D. Farber, C.A. Bortolotti, D.A. Dolgikh, R.V. Chertkova, I. Pecht, M. Sheves, and D. Cahen, Solid-State Electron Transport via Cytochrome C depends on Electronic Coupling to Electrodes and across the Protein, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 111, 5556-5561 (2014).

Amdursky, G. Shalev, A. Handelman, S. Litsyn, A. Natan, Y. Roizin, Y. Rosenwaks, D. Szwarcman, and G. Rosenman, Bioorganic Diphenylalanine Nanodots: From Alzheimer Core Motif to Nonvolatile Memory, Appl. Phys. Lett. Mater. 1, 062104 (2013).

Amdursky, Enhanced solid-state electron transport via tryptophan containing peptide networks, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 13479-13482 (2013).

Amdursky, I. Pecht, M. Sheves, and D. Cahen, Electron Transport via Cytochrome C on Si-H Surfaces: Roles of Fe and Heme, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 6300-6306 (2013).

Amdursky, I. Pecht, M. Sheves, and D. Cahen, Doping Human Serum Albumin with Retinoate Markedly Enhances Electron Transport Across the Protein, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 18221–18224 (2012).