Revital Kaminker

Revital Kaminker – Elings Fellow in Experimental Science
Biography – Revital was born in Israel and carried out her
undergraduate studies in chemistry at Tel Aviv University (B.Sc.,
cum laude, 2006). She received her M.Sc. (2009) and Ph.D. (2014)
from the Weizmann Institute of Science, where she worked with
Professor Milko E. van der Boom on molecule-based assemblies on
solid surfaces and in soft matter. She collaborated with the Nitschke
group from the University of Cambridge on the formation of surfaceconfined helicates. Revital will join CNSI as an Elings Fellow in July
Previous Research Highlights
Fundamental Understanding of the Formation and Properties of
Metal-Organic Supramolecular Materials.
• Properties and growth mechanism studies of metal-organic
networks (MON) on a solid support by a stepwise deposition
• Understanding of the critical role of molecular geometries, their
number of binding sites and flexibility in assemblies of metal
Highlighted in ChemPhysChem, 2010, 11, 2075, and in Angew.
Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 27, 6001.
Surface-Confined Double-Helical Oligomers
• Extended homochiral helicates on solid surfaces which allowed
chiral discrimination towards small molecules and showed to have
properties of rectifiers.
Zachary M. Hudson – Elings Fellow in Experimental Science
Biography –Zac was born in Ottawa, Canada, and completed his
B.Sc. and Ph.D. at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario under
the supervision of Prof. Suning Wang. His doctoral work focused on
the development of luminescent platinum- and boron-containing
materials and their use in organic electronics. In 2012, joined the
group of Prof. Ian Manners at the University of Bristol as a Marie
Curie postdoctoral fellow, where he examined the self-assembly of
functional block copolymer nanostructures. Zac will join CNSI as an
Elings Fellow in September 2014.
Awards and Honors
2012 - Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs
(CCUCC) Doctoral Award for the top Ph.D. in
chemistry in Canada
2012 – EU Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship
2012 – Governor General’s Gold Medal for the top Ph.D. at
Queen’s University
2009 – NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate
Previous Research Highlights
– Colour-Tunable Self-Assembled Nanopixels
• Methods for synthesizing functional metallopolymers capable of
living crystallization-driven self-assembly were developed
• Self-assembled multiblock nanostructures for visible light
– New Materials for Highly Efficient OLED Displays
• New phosphorescent dopants and charge-transport materials were
performance even at high brightness
• New host materials were prepared that function simultaneously as
electron- and hole-transporting layers in an OLED, allowing for the
fabrication of highly efficient devices at significantly reduced cost
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John G. Labram – Elings Fellow in Experimental Science
Biography – John was born in Bath, United Kingdom, and received
his undergraduate degree in Physics from The University of Warwick
in 2008. He received his PhD from Imperial College London in
Experimental Solid State Physics in 2011. During his PhD John
supervision of Prof. Thomas Anthopoulos. Between 2011 and 2013
John took a break from academia and worked for The Royal Bank of
Scotland as a currency-options trader. Here he specialized in
understanding and predicting trends in the volatility of emergingmarket currencies. John will join CNSI as an Elings Fellow in
November 2014.
Awards and Honors
2012 – Solid State Physics Thesis Prize, Imperial
College London.
2010 –Prize, Society for Information Display
Previous Research Highlights
–Ambipolar Organic Phototransistors
By employing self-assembled monolayer dielectrics,
light-sensitive organic field-effect transistors were
demonstrated with operating voltages below 2V.
• By
phototransistors, low-voltage, light-sensitive logic circuits,
such as voltage inverters, were also realized.
– Study of Polymer:Fullerene Morphology Using Field-Effect
• Studied and simulated the impact of polymer:fullerene phasesegregation on the lateral charge transport properties of
electrons and holes in binary blends.
• Investigated the diffusion properties of fullerenes in polymers
by exploiting bilayer organic field-effect transistors.