Holon Institute of Technology, Israel
Dr. Alla Zak is a Head of the Laboratory for Synthesis and Investigation of Nanomaterials and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Science in the Holon Institute of Technology, Israel. She is also a Scientific Adviser in the Department of Materials and Interfaces in Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel. She has made a major contribution to the study of the growth mechanism and scaling-up of the fullerene-like (IF) nanoparticles of WS2 and the inorganic nanotubes (INT) of WS2 and MoS2. The IF-WS2 nanoparticles are now fully commercialized as superior solid lubricants. Furthermore, she was among the early researchers to show the importance of the WS2 nanoparticles and nanotubes as reinforcing elements in polymer nanocomposites.