Updated 2 June 2019



1979 Ph.D., Dept. of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Minnesota
1975 M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
1969 B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude), Technion


Professional Experience (major appointments only)

2015- Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering
2010 – 2012 Director, The Technion Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI)
2000 – 2005 Wolfson Professor of Chemical Engineering
1/00-12/05 Chairman, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion
1991-2015 Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion
1985-1991 Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion
1982-1985 Senior Lecturer (with tenure), Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion
1979-1982 Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion


Research Interests

Self-aggregation in complex liquids. Interfacial and colloidal phenomena. Nanoparticle systems. Electron microscopy of nanostructured liquid systems and biological systems. Cryo-electron microscopy: theory and development. Applications of electron microscopy in chemical engineering, biophysics, food and drug technology, and polymer science.


Honors and Awards

1966 Outstanding Student Award, Technion
1967 Outstanding Student Award, Technion
1968 Outstanding Student Award, Technion
1975 Fulbright Travel Fellowship
1978 Electron Microscopy Society of America Presidential Scholarship
1984 EMBO Fellow, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, FRG
1985 “The Henry Gutwirth Fund for Promotion of Research” Award
1989 “The [Technion] New England Academic Award”
1993 “The Ernst Ruska Award” of the German Society for Electron Microscopy, for “exceptional work in the field of electron microscopy”.
1997 The “George T. Piercy Distinguished Visiting Professor” Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota.
2001-15 The Wolfson Chair in Chemical Engineering
2003 The Meitner-von Humboldt Research Award
2004 The “George T. Piercy Distinguished Visiting Professor” Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota.
2005 The Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research
2006 The Japan Research Institute of Material Technology Lectureship Award
2010 South Texas Section AIChE’s 2009 Best Applied Paper Award
2011 Honorary Fellow, The Israel Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE)
2014 South Texas Section AIChE’s 2013 Best Applied Paper Award
2015 University of Alberta D.B. Robinson Distinguished Speaker
2015 Doctor of Science honoris causa, University of Lund, Sweden
2016 Honorary Fellow, The Israel Society for Microscopy (ISM)
2019 The Overbeek Gold Medal of the European Colloid and Surface Society (ECIS)

Publications & students

Author of over 330 refereed full papers and book chapters, cited over 21,700 times in the scientific literature, h-index = 76 (Google Scholar). 61 graduate students and post-docs supervised.


Synergistic Activities

Member of the Israel national “Committee for Planning and Budgeting” (“VATAT”) of higher education, since 2013; Member of the Board, United States-Israel Educational Foundation, since 2013; Member of the Council and Member of the Academic Board, Israel Science Foundation; Director, the Technion Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI), the Technion’s largest interdisciplinary project 2010-2. Member of the Board, The Technion Research and development Foundation (TRDF) 2008-13, and Member of the Board, The Samuel Neaman Institute 2008-14. Department Chairman 2000-2005; helped form a new undergraduate degree program in Biochemical Engineering; founder and Head 1997-2005, Technion Project on Complex Fluids, Microstructure and Macromolecules; helped build the laboratories for Advanced EM of Soft Materials and for Small-Angel X-Ray Scattering; member of the Editorial Board, Current Contents in Colloid and Interface Science 1995-2014; past chairman of the Israel Microscopy Society; past member of the board, Israel Institute of Chemical Engineers; past member of the board, FIRST (Bikura) program of the Israel Science Foundation; member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee (ISAC), Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI), 2006-2009.


Y. Talmon – Selected Refereed Papers In Journals Since 2009

  1. Davis, V.A., Parra-Vasquez, N.G., Green. M.J., Rai1, P.K., Behabtu, N., Prieto, V., Booker, R.D., Schmidt, J., Kesselman, E., Zhou, W., Fan, H., Adams, W.W., Hauge, R.H., Fischer, J.E., Cohen, Y., Talmon, Y., Smalley, R.E., and Pasquali, M., True Solutions of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Assembly into Macroscopic Materials, Nature Nanotechnology 4, 830-834 (2009).


  1. Parra-Vasquez, A.N.G., Behabtu, N., Green, M., Pint, C., Young, C., Schmidt, J., Kesselman, E., Goyal, A., Ajayan, P., Cohen, Y., Talmon, Y., Hauge, R.H., and Pasquali, M., Spontaneous Dissolution of Ultra-Long Single and Multi-Walled Nanotubes, ACS Nano 4, 3969-3978 (2010).


  1. Green, M.J., Young, C.C., Parra-Vasquez, A.N.G., Majumde, M., Juloori, V., Behabtu, N., Pint, C.L., Schmidt, J., Kesselman, E., Hauge, R.H., Cohen, Y., Talmon, Y., Pasquali, M., Spontaneous filling of carbon nanotubes with acid, Chem. Comm. 47, 1228-1230 (2011).


  1. Issman, L. and Talmon, Y., Cryo-SEM Specimen Preparation under Controlled Temperature and Concentration Conditions, J. Microsc. 246, 60-69 (2012).


  1. Behabtu, N., Young, C.C., Tsentalovich1, D.E., Kleinerman, O., Wang, X., Ma, A.W.K., Bengio, E.A., ter Waarbeek, R.F., de Jong, J.J., Hoogerwerf, R.E., Fairchild, S.B., Ferguson, J.B., Maruyama, B., Kono, J., Talmon, Y., Cohen, Y., Otto, M.J., and Pasquali, M., Strong, Light, Multi-Functional Fibers of Carbon Nanotubes with Ultrahigh Conductivity, Science 339, 182-186 (2013).


  1. Bengio, E., Tsentalovich, D., Behabtu, N., Kleinerman, O., Kesselman, E., Schmidt, J., Talmon, Y., and Pasquali, M., Statistical Length Measurement Method by Direct Imaging of Carbon Nanotubes, Applied Materials & Interfaces 6, 6139−6146 (2014).


  1. Kleinerman, O., Parra-Vasquez, A.N., Green, M., Behabtu, N., Schmidt, J., Kesselman, E., Young, C., Cohen, Y., Pasquali, M., and Talmon, Y., Cryogenic-Temperature Electron Microscopy Direct Imaging of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Solutions in Superacids, J. Microsc. 259, 16-25 (2015).


  1. Talmon, Y., Cryo-EM in the Study of Nanostructured Liquids: A Status Report, J. Molecular Liquids 210, Part A, 2-8 (2015).


  1. Tsentalovich, D.E., Ma, A.W.K., Lee, J.A., Behabtu, N., Bengio, E.A., Choi, A., Hao, J., Luo, Y., Headrick, R.J., Green, M.J., Talmon, Y., Pasquali, M., Relationship of Extensional Viscosity and Liquid Crystalline Transition to Length Distribution in Carbon Nanotube Solutions, Macromolecules 49, 681–689 (2016).


  1. Ram-On, M., Cohen, Y., and Talmon, Y., Effect of Polyelectrolyte Stiffness and Solution pH on the Nanostructure of Complexes Formed by Cationic Amphiphiles and Negatively Charged Polyelectrolytes, J. Phys. Chem. B 120, 5907–5915 (2016).


  1. Kleinerman, O., Liberman, L. Behabtu, L., Pasquali, M., Cohen, Y., and Talmon, Y., Direct Imaging of Carbon Nanotubes Liquid Crystalline Phase Development in True Solutions, Langmuir 33, 4011-4018 (2017).


  1. Kleinerman, O., Adnan, M. Marincel, D.H., Ma, A.W.K. Bengio, A., Park, C., Chu, S.-H., Pasquali, M., and Talmon, Y., Characterization of Boron Nitride Nanotubes Dissolved in Superacid, Langmuir 33, 14340−14346 (2017).


  1. Maillaud, L., Headrick, R., Jamali, V., Maillaud, J., Tsentalovich, D., Neri, W., Bengio, E.A., Mirri, F., Kleinerman, O., Talmon, Y., Poulin, P., and Pasquali, M., Highly Concentrated Aqueous Dispersions of Carbon Nanotubes for Flexible and Conductive Fibers, Ind. & Eng. Chem. Res. 57, 3554−3560 (2018).


  1. 280. Headrick, R.J., Tsentalovich, D.E., Berdegué, J., Bengio, E.A., Liberman, L. Kleinerman, O., Lucas, M.S., Talmon, Y., and Pasquali, M., Structure-Property Relations in Carbon Nanotube Fibers by Downscaling Solution Processing, Mat. 30, 1704482 (2018).


  1. Adnan, M., Marincel, D.M., Kleinerman, O., Chu, S.-H., Park, C., Hocker, S., Fay, C., Arepalli, S., Talmon, Y., and Pasquali, M., Extraction of Boron Nitride Nanotubes and Fabrication of Macroscopic Articles using Chlorosulfonic Acid, Nano Letters 18, 1615–1619 (2018).


  1. Mirri, F., Ashkar, R., Jamali, V., Liberman, L., Pinnick, R., van der Schoot, P., Talmon, Y., Butler, P., and Pasquali, M., “Quantification of Carbon Nanotube Liquid Crystal Morphology via Neutron Scattering”, Macromolecules, 51, 6892–6900 (2018).


  1. Smith McWilliams, A.D., de los Reyes, C.A., Liberman, L., Ergülen, S., Talmon, Y., Pasquali, M., and Martí, A.A., Surfactant-Assisted Individualization and Dispersion of Boron Nitride Nanotubes, Nanoscale Advances 1, 1096-1103 (2019).


  1. Marincel, D.M., Adnan, M., Ma, J., Bengio, E.A., Trafford, M.A., Kleinerman, O., Kosynkin, D., Chu, S.-H., Park, C., Hocker, S.J.A., Fay, C., Arepalli, S., Martí, A.A., Talmon, Y., and Pasquali, M., Scalable Purification of Boron Nitride Nanotubes via Wet Thermal Etching, Chem. Mat. 31 1520-1527 (2019).