Bar Ilan's Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA)

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    Bar-Ilan University, Building 206, Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

    52900 Ramat-Gan


Organization profile

Organization profile

Bar Ilan's Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA) is a dynamic and growing scientific community. At BINA, a renowned research staff – including a large number of young faculty members recruited from abroad – educate Israel's next generation of nanoscience professionals, while collaborating with academic and industrial experts on nano-based approaches to energy, magnetism, optics, clean tech, materials, robotics and biomedicine.

Established in 2007 and housed in the Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Nanotechnology Triplex, BINA boasts 64 cutting-edge laboratories as well as state-of-the art "Scientific Service" facilities for Charged Particle Microscopy (CPM), nanofabrication, surface analysis, and measurement, all of which are available for use by the wider scientific community. BINA’s remarkable productivity – in publications, grants, patents, and in the creation of successful start-ups from basic science breakthroughs – have made BINA highly sought after as an R&D partner.  In addition to academic collaborations with some of the world’s top research institutes, BINA currently partners with leading multi-national corporations. 

BINA comprises almost 70 research groups in which veteran scientists have been joined by a bumper crop of new faculty members – mostly "returning" Israelis as well as new immigrants – who trained at top-flight institutions like Harvard, Stanford and MIT.

BINA researchers are making important contributions to fundamental nanoscience, while producing practical applications in the marketplace – everything from electric vehicle batteries, to energy-saving digital lighting displays, to medical nanoparticles for the targeted eradication of the herpes simplex virus and cancer. BINA's experts in magnetism and optics are laying the groundwork for tomorrow's computers, while materials science breakthroughs are being applied to everything from agricultural irrigation to space satellites.

Collaborating with the world's most respected research centers – as well as multi-national corporations such as Merck, General Motors and IBM – Bar-Ilan is leading the charge toward a future in which the potential of nanotechnology makes life better – for all of us.

BINA researchers are currently exploring a vast number of basic and applied projects, focuses on areas that include:


BINA offers a comprehensive set of educational frameworks, including PhD and MA studies, and a selective program for BIU undergraduates majoring in the sciences.

BINA graduates have gone on to post-doctoral positions in prestigious academic institutions, and hold key positions in Israel's science-based industries.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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