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Electrical Engineer

About Me

Hello, I'm Prof. Yossi Rosenwaks

Dean, Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering Tel-Aviv University, Israel and the founder of Tel Aviv University’s Center for Renewable Energy, has been a professor of electrical engineering at TAU since 2005 after joining the faculty in 1996

From a young age, living in the Kibutz I had an enquiring mind. Fascinated about how things work, and this lead me to pursuit of the unknown. 


After finishing an army service as a paratrooper I became a student at Tel-Aviv university since 1985.


Areas Of Research

Nanotechnology: nanoscale electrical characterization of semiconductors and semiconductor devices;


Electrostatic force microscopy; atomic force microscopy; nanoscale charge injection in memory devices;


Solar Cells; organic semiconductor devices;


Biological Field effect Transistors;


Charge carrier dynamics in semiconductors;

Recombination processes.

My Latest Publications

Apparatus, system and method of an electrostatically formed nanowire (EFN)

Inventors: Zohar Shaked, Yakov Roizin, Menachem Vofsy, Alexey Heiman, Yossi Rosenwaks, Klimentiy Shimanovich, Yhonatan Vaknin

For example, an Electrostatically Formed Nanowire (EFN) may include a source region; at least one drain region; a wire region configured to drive a current between the source and drain regions via a conductive channel; a first lateral-gate area extending along a first surface of the wire region between the source and drain regions; a second lateral-gate area extending along a second surface of the wire region between the source and drain regions; and a sensing area in opening in a backside of a silicon substrate under the wire region and the first and second lateral-gate areas, the sensing area configured to, in reaction to a predefined substance, cause a change in a conductivity of the conductive channel.

Open Textbook in Library
Sustainable Energy
Students in a Science Class

Nanoelectronics and Nanosensors Lab

The need and importance of reliable and miniature gas sensors as a means of alert against the dispersion of hazardous materials exist for several decades. To meet these needs, a new generation of integrated sensors e.g. in wearables or personal assistants (e.g. smartphones) is evolving and constantly improving with respect to performance, level of device integration and integration in smarter and smarter sensor networks for internet of things (IoT) applications.

From The News



Northwestern Students Explore Water Technology in Israel


Building interdisciplinary bridges to create an innovative future.

"A lot of the new, successful start-ups are not based on technological novelty alone, but also a creative idea, like Facebook, Waze, Google or Airbnb,” Prof. Yossi Rosenwaks, dean of the Faculty of Engineering at TA|U, told The Jerusalem Post. “In order to be creative and to form the next Waze or Google, an engineer must have a broader education."

Reading a Newspaper


The micro-degree revolution


Contact Me

Office: Wolfson - Engineering, 20030 Haim Levanon st., Ramat Aviv

Tel Aviv 69978

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