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2011 Submission Cycle - Awarded Grants

At the annual Board Meeting of the GIF Board of Governors 2012, the following projects submitted in fall 2011 were approved in the GIF Regular Program and the GIF Young Scientists' Program:


GIF Regular Program
Reliable Software Evolution
Dr. Tyszberowicz Shmuel, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Beckert Bernhard, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Prof. Yehudai Amiram, Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo
Investigation of extreme states of metals generated by single wire underwater electrical explosion by high-energy proton microscopy
Prof. Krasik Yakov, Technion
Doctor Varentsov Dmitry, GSI Darmstadt
Marine diazotrophs in face of environmental change
Dr. Berman-Frank Ilana, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Hess Wolfgang R., Universitaet Freiburg
Emulsion-templated Porous Carbons: Hierarchical Porosities and Surface Functionalities
Prof. Dr. Antonietti Markus, MPI f. Kolloid- & Grenzflaechenforschung
Prof. Silverstein Michael  Technion
Completely Positive and Copositive Matrices
Prof. Berman Abraham, Technion
Dr. Shaked-Monderer Naomi, The Max Stern Emek Yizreel College
Prof. Dr. Duer Mirjam, Universitaet Trier
Atmospheric heating and dynamical effects due to sunlight absorption by aerosol over the Eastern Mediterranean: observational and modeling study
Prof. Rudich Yinon, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Dr. Lelieveld Johannes, MPI f. Chemie
Dr. Koren Ilan, Weizmann Institute of Science
Rokhlin dimension for automorphisms of C*-algebras
Dr. Hirshberg Ilan , Ben Gurion University
Prof. Winter Wilhelm , Universitaet Muenster
Signal Dereverberation Algorithms for Next-Generation Binaural Hearing Aids
Prof. Gannot Sharon - Bar Ilan University
Prof. Dr. Doclo Simon, Universitaet Oldenburg
Prof. Dr. Habets Emanuel A.P., Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg
Studying microbial turnover with soil phosphate oxygen isotopes
Dr. Angert Alon , Hebrew University
Dr. Reichstein Markus , MPI f. Biogeochemie
Synopsis: Data Processing and State Management in Roman Egypt (30 BCE-300 CE)
Prof. Dr. Joerdens Andrea, Universitaet Heidelberg
Dr. Yiftach Uri, Hebrew University
Integrated three-dimensional polymeric photonic devices
Prof. Dr. Lemmer Uli, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Dr. Scheuer Jacob, Tel Aviv University
Functional Optoacoustic Microscopy of Brain Activation
Dr. Shoham Shy, Technion
Dr. Razansky Daniel, Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen
Aeolian Sand Ripples on Earth and Mars – Integrating Mathematical Models, Field and Wind Tunnel Experiments
Prof. Dr. Kroy Klaus, Universitaet Leipzig
Dr. Katra Itzhak, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Tsoar Haim, Ben Gurion University
Non-manual Signals and the Grammar of two (Related) Sign Languages
Dr. Steinbach Markus, Universitaet Goettingen
Prof. Sandler Wendy, University of Haifa
Energetic particles and the structure of a quasi-perpendicular shock front
Prof. Gedalin Michael, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Dr. Droege Wolfgang, Universitaet Wuerzburg
Time Resolved Transport in Molecular Junctions: Measurements and Simulations.
Dr. Selzer Yoram, Tel Aviv University
Dr. May Volkhard, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Engineering and Succinctness for Data Structures for Indexing
Dr. Lewenstein Moshe, Bar Ilan University
Dr. Sanders Peter, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Dr. Fischer Johannes, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Electro-optical studies of the dark exciton using vertical cavity single photon light emitting devices.
Prof. Dr. Reitzenstein Stephan, Technische Universitaet Berlin
Prof. Gershoni David, Technion
Dynamics of water on insulating surfaces; A broad time scale perspective
Dr. Alexandrowicz Gil, Technion
Prof. Dr. Morgenstern Karina, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum
Arrangements on Surfaces: Theory, Tools, and Applications
Prof. Halperin Dan, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Mehlhorn Kurt, MPI f. Informatik
Processes controlling stratospheric dynamic variability, and implications for ozone levels and downward coupling to the troposphere
Dr. Harnik Nili, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Matthes Katja, IFM-GEOMAR
Secure Encryption in the Presence of Strong Adversaries
Dr. Applebaum Benny, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Kiltz Eike, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum
East and West in the Early Middle Ages: The Merovingian Kingdoms in Mediterranean Perspective
Prof. Hen Yitzhak, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Dr. Esders Stefan, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Mode-selective processes induced by nonequilibrium transport in molecular junctions
Prof. Peskin Uri, Technion
Prof. Dr. Thoss Michael, Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg
Traffic simulation models for road safety studies
Dr. Toledo Tomer, Technion
Dr. Wagner Peter, DLR Berlin
Holographic low energy physics
Dr. Bergman Oren, Technion
Prof. Lifschytz Gilad, University of Haifa
Dr. Erdmenger Johanna, MPI f. Physik
Dr. Yarom Amos, Technion
Dr. Haack Michael, Universitaet Muenchen
Luminous fluid flow in 2d structures: experiment and theory
Dr. Barad Shimshon, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Fleurov Victor, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Szameit Alexander, Universitaet Jena
Impact of losing versus gaining stream flow conditions on temperature gradients and oxygen consumption in heterogeneous streambeds
Dr. Arnon Shai, Ben Gurion University
Dr. Schmidt Christian, Helmholtz-Zentrum f. Umweltforschung (UFZ)
Dr. Fleckenstein Jan, Helmholtz-Zentrum f. Umweltforschung (UFZ)
Dilute polymers effects on energy transfer mechanisms in turbulent entrainment processes
Dr. Liberzon Alex, Tel Aviv University
Frohnapfel Bettina, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
Dynamics of FtsZ assembly in a microfluidic channel
Dr. Feingold Mario, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Dr. Schwille Petra, Universitaet Dresden
Dr. Fishov Itzhak, Ben Gurion University
Dynamic and kinetic algorithms in theory and in practice
Prof. Kaplan Haim, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Roditty Liam, Bar Ilan University
Dr. Acar Umut, MPI f. Informatik
Model Reduction Approach for Modeling of Reacting Flows
Prof. Goldshtein Vladimir, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Dr. Maas Ulrich, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Novel Rigid Calixarene-Based Ligands for Catalysis and Biomimetics
Dr. Vigalok Arkadi, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr Limberg Christian, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
Conformation and microhydration of neutral and protonated neurotransmitters
Prof. Dopfer Otto, Technische Universitaet Berlin
Prof. Bar Ilana, Ben Gurion University
Archaeological Structures as Ancient Seismographs
Dr. Marco Shmuel, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Fischer Moshe, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Hinzen Klaus-G., Universitaet zu Koeln
Cohesive Micromechanics for Damage Modeling of Composite Materials and Structures
Prof. Haj-Ali Rami, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Dr. Matzenmiller Anton, Universitaet Kassel
Prof. Aboudi Jacob, Tel Aviv University
Quantum transport and non-equilibrium phenomena in topological insulators
Prof. Mirlin Alexander, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Dr. Gutman Dmitri, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Gefen Yuval, Weizmann Institute of Science
Novel bifunctional catalytic systems toward ruthenium-catalyzed ortho-arylation of arenes with aryl (pseudo)halides
Prof. Gelman Dmitri, Hebrew University
Prof. Ackermann Lutz, Universitaet Goettingen
Diffusion-assisted synthesis and thermal stability of metal nanotubes and nano-channels
Dr. Richter Gunther, DLR Stuttgart
Prof. Rabkin Eugen, Technion
Two-type population models with infinite rate interaction
Prof. Mytnik Leonid, Technion
Prof. Dr. Klenke Achim, Universitaet Mainz
Magnetic Equivalence of the Isotope Effect in Cuprates
Prof. Keren Amit, Technion
Dr. Lemmens Peter, Technische Universitaet Braunschweig
Coinage, Commerce and Taxation in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Middle Ages: Research Based on Numismatic Collections, Archaeological Evidence and Literary Sources.
Prof. Amitai Reuven, Hebrew University
Dr. Heidemann Stefan, Universitaet Hamburg
Dr. Gitler Haim, Israel Museum
Integrated THz CMOS circuits for biosensing
Dr. Socher Eran, Tel Aviv University
Professor Roskos Hartmut, Universitaet Frankfurt am Main
Degenerations, Realizations, and Correspondence Theorems in Tropical Geometry
Prof. Shustin Eugenii, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Markwig Hannah, Universitaet Saarbruecken
Prof. Markwig Thomas, Universitaet Kaiserslautern
Dr. Tyomkin Ilya, Ben Gurion University
Kudiyattam: Living Sanskrit Theater in the Kerala Tradition
Prof. Shulman David, Hebrew University
Dr. Moser Heike, Universitaet Tuebingen
Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Dynamic Stall Representation and its Control
Prof. Dr. Paschereit Oliver, Technische Universitaet Berlin
Dr. Greenblatt David, Technion
Assyrian border administration and imperial economic strategies in the southern levant: the case of Tell Ruqeish and Tel Sera’ (Tell Esh-Shari’a)
Dr. Lehmann Gunnar, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Dr. Berlejung Angelika, Universitaet Leipzig
Challenges for future linear colliders; forward region of CLIC, case study.
Prof. Lohmann Wolfgang, Brandenburgische Technische Universitaet Cottbus
Prof. Levy Aharon, Tel Aviv University
Editing Theology at a Crossroad: A Preliminary Edition of Judah Hadassi's Eshkol ha-kofer, First Commandment, and Studies of the Book's Judaeo-Arabic and Byzantine Contexts
Prof. Lasker Daniel J., Ben Gurion University
Professor Niehoff-Panagiotidis Jannis, Freie Universitaet Berlin
Efficient Inference for Probabilistic Relational Models using Symmetries and Linear Programming Relaxations
Dr. Globerson Amir, Hebrew University
Dr. Kersting Kristian, FhG-Inst. f. Autonome Intelligente Systeme
Control for Cooperative Operations of Multiple Satellites
Dr. Gurfil Pinchas, Technion
Dr. Theil Stephan, DLR Bremen
Contributions of an appropriated humanistic conception of Bildung to key discourses in the philosophy of education
Prof. Dr. Stojanov Krassimir, Katholische Universitaet Eichstaett-Ingolstadt
Dr. Aviram Aharon, Ben Gurion University
Universality, noise, and relaxation in disordered solids and superconducting qubits
Prof. Schoen Gerd, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Prof. Imry Yoseph, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Shnirman Alexander, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Dr. Schechter Moshe, Ben Gurion University




GIF Young Scientists’ Program
Mechanical deformation effects SirT1-mediated regulation of aggrecan expression.
Dr. Dvir-Ginzberg Mona, Hebrew University
Brain system of orientation
MD PhD Arzy Shahar , Hadassah Medical  Center
Corrosion behavior and Local Potential Measurements with the Scanning Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy of FSW Mg-Al base Alloys
Dr. Ben-Hamu Guy, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering  (SCE)
Secure Lightweight Cryptography
Dr. Dunkelman Orr , University of Haifa
Integrating wind energy into deregulated electricity markets in the presence of imperfect competition
Dr. Rubin Ofir, Ben Gurion University
Co-Assembly of Biomolecules: Peptides, Nucleic acids and Lipids.
Dr. Reches Meital, Hebrew University
A Decision Support System for the Design of Adaptable Buildings
Dr. Shabtai Isaac, Ben Gurion University
Minimal control strategies for a vertically ascending dynamic mechanism
Senior Le Degani Amir, Technion
Electrokinetics in porous media – developing a new toolkit for high sensitivity paper-based immunoassays
Dr. Bercovici Moran, Technion
Elucidating the Activation and Desensitization of the Pain Pathway by an Irreversible Agonist
Dr. Priel Avi, Hebrew University
Hilbertian fields and Galois representations
Dr. Bary-Soroker Lior, Tel Aviv University
Stress modulation of muscarinic cholinergic synaptic transmission: cellular mechanisms and pathophysiological implications.
Dr. Maggio Nicola, Sheba Medical Center
Time domain ab-initio calculations of electronic transport in molecular junctions
Dr. Hod Oded, Tel Aviv University
Single molecule analysis of transcription complex dynamics
Dr. Grohmann Dina , Technische Universitaet Braunschweig
Genomic imprinting patterns in the emotional brain before and after chronic stress
Dr. Elliott Evan, Bar Ilan University
A novel in vivo approach to identifying cell cycle- and cancer promoting-genes and regulatory RNAs
Dr. Tzur Amit, Bar Ilan University
Modeling cellular factories at the cellular scale – Systems level design and optimization of recombinant protein production processes in Escherichia coli
Prof. Dr. Kaleta Christoph, Universitaet Jena
Identifying endogenous ligands of Toll-like receptor 4 in the brain under physiological conditions
Dr. Okun Eitan, Bar Ilan University
C*-algebras arising from subproduct systems
Dr. Shalit Orr, Ben Gurion University
From a Christian "Isopet" to a Jewish "Isopet": Cultural, Linguistic and Moral Migrations And Intersections in Medieval Fable Lore, Marie de France and Berechiah Hanaqdan.
Dr. Bibring Tovi, Bar Ilan University
The role of EGR2 in the acute transcriptional response to cocaine experience
Dr. Citri Ami, Hebrew University
Storm track variability over past and future climates
Dr. Kaspi Yohai, Weizmann Institute of Science
Real-time Event Analysis Algorithms for Effective Multi-Source Environmental Monitoring
Dr. Fishbain Barak, Technion
Order and disorder in single layers and thin films of alloyed (W/Mo)S2
Dr. Bar-Sadan Maya, Ben Gurion University
Risky Tracking Products: Riskier Than They Look?
Dr. Levy Ariel, Technion
Task conflict and schizophrenia:  a reevaluation of former findings.
Dr. Goldfarb Liat, University of Haifa
Nano-bubble formation at hydrophobic interfaces. - A combined in-situ x-ray and AFM study.
Dr. Mezger Markus, MPI f. Polymerforschung
Shared Responsibility and the International Labor Organization (ILO)
Dr. Milman-Sivan Faina, University of Haifa
Confined Semiconductor-Metal Interfaces Explorations at the Single Particle Level
Dr. Amirav Lilac, Technion
Post Quantum cryptography
Dr. Hassidim Avinatan, Bar Ilan University


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