Prof. Eran Rabani is TAU Vice President for Research and Development. In 1991 Prof. Rabani received his B.Sc. summa cum laude after completing the Special Program “Amirim” at the Hebrew University. In 1996 he completed his doctoral work at the Hebrew University as a Clore fellow. Between 1996 and 1999 he served as research scientist at Columbia University where he completed his post-doctoral work as a Rothschild and Fulbright fellow. He returned as an Alon fellow in 1999 to the Department of Chemical Physics at Tel Aviv University. In addition, Prof. Rabani held visiting positions at Harvard (2000-2004), Columbia (2005-2006), Ecole Normale Superieure (2008-2009), University of Texas, Auston (2009), and the University of California, Berkeley (2010-2011).
Rabani's research is focused on the theory of materials at the nanometer scale, including the theory of self-assembly of nanoparticles, structural and electronic properties of nano-materials, energy and charge transport at the nanoscale, molecular electronics, and quantum dynamics of many-body systems. His work has been published in prestigious academic journals. He received numerous awards and honors including the Visiting Miller Professorship, The Bruno Memorial Award, the Israel Chemical Society award, the Friedenberg Foundation award, The Bergman award, Patai award, and the Elving award.
Prof. Rabani served as the director of the undergraduate program at the School of Chemistry (2006-2009), the chair of the Chemical Physics Department (2006-2010), and the director of the Sackler Institute for Chemical Physics (2006-2010). In addition, he has served as the vice mayor and a council member of Har Adar (2008-2010).