Dr. Oren Ben Dor earned his PhD in Applied Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He will be conducting postdoctoral research at the Harvard Dept. of Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
In his postdoctoral research, Dr. Ben Dor is using nitrogen vacancy (NV) centers in diamond to magnetically investigate charge transport through chiral molecules and to probe radicals in ambient conditions.
A direct observation on the interaction of such electronic targets and a nearby atomic sized NV sensor, could unravel naturally occurring biological processes on a molecular level. Dr. Ben Dor’s work can potentially shed new light on some of nature’s choices and preferences.
His doctoral work focused on molecularly-based memory devices, from which he is already a co-author on 3 patents.
Dr. Ben Dor did his military service in the Israeli Air Force at an Aerial Command and Control center and is currently ranking Major (reserve). His unit, one of two in all of Israel, is responsible for any operational aerial offensive and defensive activities in the Israeli skies. He enjoys photography, and his photojournalistic display about a lieutenant colonel in the Israeli army struggling with ALS disease helped raise 100,000 ILS for ALS research.