Yehuda B. Band

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Yehuda B. Band serves a Professor of chemistry and electro-optics and a Member of the Ilse Katz Center for nanoscience at the Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Yehuda was born on December 1, 1946 in Munich, Germany. He received his B.S. degree from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1968, NY, USA, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago, Ill, USA, in 1970 and 1973, respectively. Dr. Band has been affiliated in the past with Argonne National Laboratory, Allied-Signal, Inc., National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), University of Chicago, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and Harvard University. Professor Band's research interests include collision theory, light scattering, nonlinear optics and electro-optics, laser physics, and chemistry, electronic transport properties of matter, molecular dissociation, and thermodynamics. His foremost expertise is in quantum scattering and the interaction of light with matter. Professor Band is the author of about two hundred fourty scientific publications in these fields and holds numerous patents. He authored Light and Matter: Electromagnetism, Optics, Spectroscopy, and Lasers, published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (see He was awarded the Barecha Fund Fellowship for Outstanding Young Scientists (1978), the Allied-Signal Inventor Award (1988), the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (1997), the BGU Rector’s Prize for Excellence in Research (2006), and he was appointed to the Snow Chair in Nanotechnology in 2007. He is a member of the Israel Physical Society, the Israel Chemical Society, and he was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1996.

Biography Updated on 24 January 2011

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