Prof. Herzl Aharoni

Fellow Member | Professor Emeritus at Ben-Gurion Univ of the Negev
Aharoni, Herzl
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Born: Israel, 1937.

B.Sc: 1964, EE.
M.Sc: 1967, EE.
Dipl Ing: 1970, EE.
D.Sc: 1972, EE
All from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa Israel.

1973-2007: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering(ECE), Ben-Gurion University (B.G.U), Beer-Sheva, Israel. Professor.

2007-Present: Professor Emeritus, at ECE Department, BGU, continued activities.

Research: Semiconductor based solid state electronic/optoelectronic materials and devices:
• Invention-practical two-terminal and multi-terminal efficient integrated silicon light-emitting devices (Si-LEDs) using conventional IC technology for fabrication of on-chip, low operating voltage, all silicon monolithic optoelectronic systems


• Over 200 scientific publications (journals,conferences,patents);


• U.S NRC-NASA award for research 1979/80 at the JPL, Pasadena, California, USA.
• Eight teaching awards at B.G.U, and an “Esteemed Teacher” citation from the Students' Association at B.G.U.
• Distinguished Research Professor, Rand Afrikaans University, 1990.
• B.G.U prize for research contributions in applied electronics. 1998.
• Supervised a research and co-authored a student paper that received the “Young Researcher Award” (SSDM 2000 conference, Japan).


• Honorary Fellow,2020 (Fellow 2003) - Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
• Fellow 2004 - SPIE.
• Fellow 2018 - European Physical Society (EPS).
• Fellow 2016 - The Optical Society of America (OSA).
• Fellow 2007 - American Physical Society (APS).
• Fellow 2005 – Institute of Physics (IOP).
• Fellow 2016 - South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE).
• Life Senior Member 2019 - IEEE 1999.

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