Weizmann Institute of Science

Born in Israel, Naaman earned his BSc in 1973 from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and his PhD in 1978 from the Weizmann Institute of Science. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University in California, and a year in the Department of Chemistry at Harvard University. In 1981, he joined the Weizmann Institute. 

Prof. Naaman studied the electronic properties of organic-inorganic interfaces. His group discovered the Chiral Induced Spin Selectivity (CISS) effect and is utilizing this effect for a new type of electronic which is spin dependent. The CISS effect is related to phenomena in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.