PROF. HAIM TAITELBAUM
A Bar-Ilan alumnus, with a BSc in Physics and Computer Science and a PhD in Physics, Prof. Taitelbaum received the Rothschild Scholarship and completed a post-doctorate at the University of Maryland and at the National Institutes of Health in the United States. In 1993 he joined the faculty of Bar-Ilan's Department of Physics, where he has been a full professor since 2006.
Prof. Taitelbaum is former chairman of the physics department and of the University's Disciplinary Committee. Most recently, he served as the Vice Rector of the University, Chairman of the Admissions Committee, Advisor to the Rector for new immigrant scientists, and a member of the University's Security Committee.
Until recently, Prof. Taitelbaum served in active reserve duty as a colonel in the artillery unit of the IDF. He is a member of the Public Council for reservists and served in reserve duty for over 25 years as a battery commander, battalion commander and deputy commander of an artillery division.
Prof. Taitelbaum's research aims to understand a variety of physical processes in complex systems -- physical, chemical, and biological, such as reaction-diffusion systems, physics of interfaces and theory of light propagation in biological tissues for diagnostic purposes through optical imaging.
Prof. Taitelbaum has published 70 articles in international journals, delivered over 40 lectures at international conferences, advised 15 research students (for graduate degrees, doctorates, and post-doctorates), received research grants from the Israel National Science Foundation and from the Ministry of Science, and has participated in organizing international science conferences.
He has served as a referee for dozens of research projects, articles, and proposals, and has served on dozens of professional committees and is a visiting scientist at the University of Michigan in the United States.