2011 Research Prize and Medal Recipient

The NJIT Board of Overseers will present the fourth New Jersey Institute of Technology Excellence in Research Prize and Medal to nationally acclaimed expert in nanotechnology


Haim GrebelOctober 6, 2011

Haim Grebel, PhD, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology, is the director of the Electronic Imaging Center and a member of the Materials Science and Engineering Program at NJIT.  Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Army Research Office and the Navy, Dr. Grebel’s research focuses on artificial structures at the micron and nano-scales. In particular, his current interests are in the linear and nonlinear electromagnetic properties of sub-wavelength structures, meta-structures (structures exhibiting negative refractive index) and exploring the properties of structures at the nanoscale. On the latter, his group effort concentrates on optoelectronic elements consisting of individual single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) channels (eg., CNT transistors), graphene – monolayer thick carbon crystal (e.g., graphene based photo-transistors), and novel bio-sensors (e.g., optical detection of flu viruses).

Dr. Grebel has been instrumental in establishing the nanotechnology research focus at NJIT, on both experimental and theoretical levels. He is the chair of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the IEEE Photonic Society and has organized numerous talks and mini-conferences on optically related and nanotechnology-related topics. At NJIT, Dr. Grebel is heavily supporting the research of undergraduate students, as this opens the door for solid, advanced-level education.

In 2009, Dr. Grebel received NJIT's Overseers College Research Award for the Newark College of Engineering. The award is presented in recognition of a sustained record of contributions that have enhanced the reputation of NJIT. Dr. Grebel holds a BS degree from Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and MS and PhD degrees from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, all in physics.