Professor David Gershoni was born in Israel in 1953. In 1980, he received his B.Sc. in physics summa cum laude, and in 1986, he completed his academic education and received the M.Sc. and D.Sc. in Physics, both from the Technion. During his graduate studies, he received the Wolf Prize for Excellence and a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 1986, he joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey–first as a postdoctoral scholar and later, in 1988, as a member of the technical staff. In 1991, he joined the Department of Physics at the Technion, while remaining a consultant for AT&T Bell Laboratories until 1996.
David Gershoni is a Fellow of the American Physical Society “for pioneering experimental and theoretical studies of the optical properties of nanostructured semiconductors, including nanowires and single self-assembled quantum dots.” He is the incumbent of the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Academic Chair and, until recently, the head of the Solid State Institute.
Professor Gershoni has published more than 160 articles in international journals and has organized and lectured at major international conferences and workshops. In 2004 and in 2010, he received the Technion’s Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research, and in 2012 the ISCS Quantum Devices Award for “pioneering research in quantum optics of semiconductor nanostructures, including the first demonstrations of single and entangled photon emissions and the coherent access of the dark exciton.” In 2014 Professor Gershoni received the Landau Prize for Arts and
Sciences in the Physics Category.