Computer Science and Engineering School Applied Physics  

Prof. Michael Schieber


Head of Crystal Growth and Nuclear Spectroscopy Laboratory
Nahman Jaller Professor Emeritus of Applied Physics
Also: Senior Advisor, Real Time Radiography,
Malkha Technological Park, Jerusalem Israel
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem, 91904, Israel
Tel: Office: (972) 2 658 4364, Home: (972) 2 5610370
Fax: Office: (972) 2 566 3878, Home: (972) 2 5660807
Email: schieber@vms.huji.ac.il

 

Biographical Facts

Prof.Schieber finished his PhD in Electronic Materials, at the Department of Electronics,of the Feinberg Graduate School, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, in conjunction with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (1956-1962), Under Prof. E. H. Frei and Prof. I. Dosttowsky: Thesis: Magnetic Structure of Novel Ferritic Magnetic Oxides. During his Post Doctoral stay (1962-1963) he also obtained Diploma Imperial College, in Electronic Materials , London SW-7, England, Under Prof. J. C. Anderson where he served as Senior Research Fellow.In1963-1965 he served as Research fellow, Harvard University, Division of Engineering and Applied Physics, Research on Magnetic Oxides, under Prof. J. H. Van Vleck. And in 1964-1966 he served as Research staff member, on : Crystal growth of rare earth oxides and their magnetic properties, Under Prof. B. Lax.

At Hebrew University he served as Senior Lecturer, Experimental Physics (1966-1967) Associate Professor, Experimental Physics (1967-1974), Full Professor Material Science and Applied Physics.(1974-1998) Incubent Professor, Nahman Jahler Chair of Applied Physics (1972-2000); Professor Emeritus, Nahman Jahler Chair of Applied Physics (2000-Present).Prof.Schieber also served as Head Graduate Teaching Committee, Graduate School of Applied Science (1978-1980) and as Director, Graduate School of Applied Science. And technology (1980-1984).

During his tenure till now at Hebrew University Prof.Schieber had 27 Graduate Students for MSc degree 15 PhD students and 9 Post Doctoral Students.

Prof.Schieber had the following Visiting Professor Appointments; US Air Force Res.Labs.,Bedford MA.(1967),Univ.Cal.San Diego (1968), Univ.Giessen,Germany (1969) Univ.Cal.Los Angeles,UCLA(1970,1974) Siemens Research Labs, Munich, Germany (1971)

From 1972-1993, starting a Sabbatical leave from Hebrew University Prof.Schieber worked at EG&G Energy Measurements Inc., Santa Barbara CA, USA, as Senior ADVISOR and Scientific Consultant,for development of high-Z semiconductor nuclear detector program: The Research was on vapor growth of HgI2 as High-Z room temperature gamma and X-ray detectors and device fabrication and characterization.

From 1993-2001 he worked atSandia National Laboratories, Livermore CA, USA,as Senior Advisor for Large Bang Gap semiconductor nuclear radiation detector group, specially on CdZnTe radiation detectors.

Prof.Schieber also co-founded a Start-up Company for High temperature Superconducting research called Xsirius Superconductivity in Jerusalem Israel where he served as Chief Scientist (1987-1991).Also another Start up Company in Jerusalem Israel called REALTIME RADIOLOGY RTR was co-founded by Prof.Schieber where he served as Chief Scientist (1994-present).

Prof.Schieber is also very active in the International Scientific Community. He served:1966-1995 as Founder and Secretary, International Organization of Crystal Growth. From 1995-present as Honorary Founding Officer and Member Executive Committee, International Organization of Crystal Growth. From 1966-1998 as Founder and Principal Editor, International Journal of Crystal Growth, Elsevier Science Pub., North Holland, Amsterdam, Netherlands. From 1999-present, as Founding Editor, International Journal of Crystal Growth, Elsevier Science Pub., North Holland, Amsterdam, Netherlands. From 1998 President, Joint 12th International Conference Crystal Growth, and 10th international Conference on Vapor Growth and Epitaxy, Jerusalem, Israel. In 1966 he was Chairman 1st International Conference on Crystal Growth (ICCG), Boston, Mass. And in 1972 Chairman 2nd International Conference on Vapor Growth and Epitaxy, Jerusalem, Israel.

Awards:

Honors Award of Public Service Group Achievement Award 1985, NASA for Spacelab 3 Payload Principle Investigator Team for Space Growth of HgI2 Crystals.

Recognition Award of Sandia California for Members of Nuclear Materials Monitoring Team for Outstanding Contribution Leading to Advancement of Room Temperature Radiation Detector Applications, 1995.

Recognition Award of Sandia California for Members of Nuclear Materials Monitoring Team for Outstanding Contribution Leading to Advancement of Room Temperature Radiation Detector Applications, 1997.

Hebrew University Governors Applied Research Kaye Award for Leading Team in Development of Ceramic Semiconductor Detectors for Medical Applications, 1998.

1999 R&D100 International Award, awarded to the Sandia National Laboratories California team for radiation detectors. The R&D 100 International Award is called "Nobel Prizes of Applied Research," and it was awarded for development of room temperature, solid-state radiation sensors.

2003 Doctor Honoris Causa in Applied Physics awarded by the Ovidius University, Constantia Romania.

In 2004 Elsevier Publishing Company Amsterdam the Netherlands and the International Organization of Crystal Growth found a new YOUNG AUTHOR SCHIEBER AWARD to be awarded by an International Committee at every three years of the International Conference on Crystal Growth.The first SCHIEBER AWARD was given at the 2004 Conference in Grenoble France to Dr.Goniowski of CNRS

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