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    Bar Ilan University, Buildings 211 Room 115

    5290002 Ramat Gan


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The Department of Chemistry at Bar-Ilan University is one of the leading chemistry departments in Israel, and is considered an international trailblazer in fields such as renewable energy, pharmaceutical chemistry, computational chemistry, cheminformatics, nanotechnology and materials chemistry. 

Chemistry was one of the first subjects to be taught at the inauguration of BIU in October 1955.

Two major changes in recent years have propelled the department forward. Twelve new faculty members have been recruited in a variety of disciplines of chemistry. The department now possesses new capabilites in fields such as computational chemistry, structural biology, magnetic resonance, bio-inorganic chemistry, and nano-materials and devices, alongside the more established fields of medicinal chemistry, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. 

No less important was the founding in 2007 of BINA, the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. This enterprise, with which 12 chemistry research groups are affiliated, is committed to advancing scientific achievements in the areas of nano-materials, nano-medicine, nano-Energy, nano-magnetism, nano-photonics, and nano-cleantech. In October 2009 six research groups moved into state-of-the-art laboratories in the Nanotechnology Triplex building. The BINA center brought with it courses, study programs and scholarships for students in the fields of material science, and strengthened the chemistry department considerably.

We are located in the south-western portion of the Bar-Ilan campus. In building 211 you will find the administrative offices of our department and the offices of the faculty of Exact Sciences. The faculty offices and research laboratories are located in four buildings (211, 206, 207and 204).  Adjacent to the Nano building (206) is one of the campus cafes.


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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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