Shurik Yatom

Shurik YatomShuriK Yatom was born in 1981 and started his studies in 2005 in the Department of Physics at the Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa,  After graduating “Cum Laude” in July 2008, he joined the Plasma and Pulsed Power Lab in Technion and is currently in the direct track Ph.D. program, continuing his research on nanosecond discharge in dense gases under the supervision of Prof. Yakov Krasik and Prof. Joshua Felsteiner. In January 2011 he was awarded the Jacobs Excellence Fellowship for his academic achievements. His work is mainly concerned with researching discharges in atmospheric and above atmospheric pressure in gases such as air, He, and SF6 using time- and space-resolved optical, x-ray and spectroscopic methods. He has published several papers on the dynamics of discharges, characterization of X-ray radiation, high-energy runaway electrons, and plasma parameters produced during this type of discharge.

Ph.D. student between 2008 – 2014
Chosen among 100 outstanding Ph.D. students from the Pacific region, to participate in the 3-rd Hope meeting: Physics, with Noble Laureates in Tokyo, Japan. March 2011
Chosen among 500 outstanding Ph.D. students worldwide, to participate in 62-rd Lindau meeting: Physics, with Noble Laureates in Lindau, Germany. July 2012.

Laureate of awards
IEEE Arthur H. Guenther Pulsed Power student award 2012
Jacobs Excellence Fellowship 2011-2012
2013 Israel Physical Society Prize for the graduate students in Experimental Physics
2014 Outstanding Student Paper Award. ICOPS/Beams
NPSS Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant of 2014
Igor Alexeff Outstanding Student Award of the Plasma Science and Application Committee (PSAC) of the IEEE 2014