Dr. Atef Shalabney

Dr. Atef Shalabney

Dr. Atef Shalabney

Department: Optical Engineering
Current Position: Senior lecturer, Physics and optical engineering department, ORT Braude College, Karmiel, Israel.

Education :

Ph.D. 2009-2013 Electro-optics Engineering, Ben Gurion Unevirsity, Israel.

M.Sc. 2008-2009 Electro-optics engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel – Graduated with distinction.

B.Sc. 1993-1997 Electrical Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel.

Research Interests
  • 1. Plasmonics and Surface Plasmon Polaritons
  • 2. Optical Bio sensing and molecular detection
  • 3.  Surface enhanced IR spectroscopy (SEIRA)
  • 4. Surface enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS)
  • 5. Light-matter strong coupling and consequences on chemistry and biology



Refereed Papers

Papers in Refereed Journals:

1. Lahav, A., Shalabaney, A., Abdulhalim, I. 2009. Surface plasmon sensor with enhanced sensitivity using top nano dielectric layer. J. Nanophoton. 3: 031501. (36 citations; IF 1.448; 38/82 in optics; Q2)

2. Shalabney, A., Lakhtakia, A., Abdulhalim, I., Lahav, A., Patzig, C., Hazek, I., Karabchevsky, A., Rauschenbach, B., Zhang, F., Xu, J. 2009. Surface plasmon resonance from metallic columnar thin films. Photonics and Nanostructures – Fundamentals and Applications 7:176–185. (27 citations; IF 1.35; 37/212 in atomic and molecular physics; Q1)

3. Shalabney, A., and Abdulhalim, I. 2010. Electromagnetic fields distribution in multilayer thin film structures and the origin of sensitivity enhancement in surface Plasmon resonance sensors. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 159: 24-32. (111 citations; IF 2.143; 23/123 in surfaces, coatings and films; Q1)
(Among the most cited papers in Sensors and Actuators A since 2009).

4. Krasnykov, O., karabchevsky, A., Shalabney, A., Auslender, M., and Abdulhalim, I. 2011. Sensor with increased sensitivity based on enhanced optical transmission in the infrared. Optics communications, 284: 1435-1438. (12 citations; IF 1.542; 39/212 in atomic and molecular physics, and optics; Q2)

5. Shalabney, A., and Abdulhalim, I. 2011. Sensitivity-enhancement methods for surface Plasmon sensors.  Laser & Photonics reviews, 5: 561-606. (129 citations; IF 9.313; 3/93 in optics; Q1)

6. Shalabney, A., Khare, C., Rauschenbach , B., and Abdulhalim I. 2011. Sensitivity of surface plasmon resonance sensors based on metallic columnar thin films in the spectral and angular interrogations.  Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 159:201-212. (28 citations; IF 4.1; 28/272 in electronic, optical and magnetic materials; Q1)

7. Shalabney, A., and Abdulhalim, I. 2012. Figure of merit enhancement of surface plasmon resonance sensors in the spectral interrogation.  Optics Letters, 37: 1175-1177. (62 citations; IF 3.18; 7/212 in atomic and molecular physics, and optics; Q1)

8. Szunerits, S., Shalabney, A., Boukherroub, R. and, Abdulhalim, I. 2012. Dielectric coated plasmonic interfaces: their interest for sensitive sensing of analyte-ligand interactions.  Reviews in Analytical Chemistry, 31:15-28. (11 citations; IF 1; SCImago journal rank (SRJ): 0.274 )

9. Shalabney, A., Chinmay, K., Bauer, J., Rauschenbach, B., and Abdulhalim I. 2012. Detailed study of Surface enhanced Raman scattering from metallic nano sculptured thin films and their potential for biosensing.  J. Nanophoton. 6 (1), 061605-1-061605-20. (15 citations; IF 1.448; 38/82 in optics; Q2)

10. Shalabney, A., and Abdulhalim I. 2012. Prism dispersion effects in near-guided-wave surface plasmon resonance sensors.  Ann. Phys. 524:680–686. (7 citations; IF 1.48; 358/1256 in physics and astronomy; Q2)

11. Srivastava, S., Shalabney, A., Khalaila, I., Gruner. C., Rauschenbach, B., Abdulhalim, I. 2014. SERS Biosensor using metallic Nano-Sculptured thin films for the detection of endocrine disrupting compound biomarker Vitellogenin. Small, 10:3579-3587. (20 citations; IF 7.823; 40/1827 in medicine; Q1)

12. Hartè, E., Maalouli, N., Shalabney, A., Texier, E., Berthelot K., Lecomte, S., Alves, I. D. 2014. Probing the kinetics of lipid membrane formation and the interaction of a nontoxic amyloid with plasmon waveguide resonance. Chem. Commun., 50:4168-4171. (10 citations; IF 6.718; 29/860 in chemistry; Q1)

13. Shalabney, A., George, J., Hutchison, J. A., Pupillo, G., Genet C., and Ebbesen, T. W. 2015. Coherent coupling of molecular resonators with a micro-cavity mode.  Nature Communications, 6:5981, doi: 10.1038/ncomms6981 (56 citations; IF 10.742; 3/55 in multidisciplinary sciences; Q1)

14. George, J., Shalabney, A., Hutchison, J. A., Genet, C., Ebbesen, T. W. 2015. Liquid-Phase vibrational strong coupling.  J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6:1027-1031. (21 citations; IF 6.687; 16/529 in materials sciences; Q1)

15. Shalabney, A., George, J., Hiura, H., Hutchison, J. A., Genet, C., Hellwig, P., Ebbesen, T. W. 2015. Enhanced Raman Scattering from Vibro-Polariton Hybrid States. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54:7971-7975. (22 citations; IF 11.3; 8/417 in materials sciences; Q1)

16. Wang, S., Li, S-L., Chervy, T., Shalabney, A., Azzini, S., Orgiu, E., Hurchison, J. A., Genet, C., Samori, P., Ebbesen, T. W., 2016. Coherent coupling of WS2 monolayers with metallic photonic nanostructures at room temperature. Nano Lett., 16(7): 4368-4374. ( 5 citations; IF 13.779; 6/415 in chemistry (miscellaneous); Q1)

17. Thomas, A., George, J., Shalabney, A., Dryzhakov, M., Varma, S. J., Moran, J., Chervy, T., Zhong, X., Devaux, E., Genet, C., Hutchison, J., Ebbesen, T. W., 2016. Ground state chemical reactivity under vibrational coupling to the vacuum field. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55, 1-6. (4 citations; IF 11.3; 8/417 in materials sciences; Q1)

18. George, J., Chervy, T., Shalabney, A., Devaux, E., Hiura, H., Genet, C., Ebbesen, T. W., 2016. Multiple Rabi Splitting under Ultra-Strong Vibrational Coupling. Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 153601. (4 citations; IF 7.645; 32/953 in materials sciences; Q1)

19. Vergauwe, R. MA., George, J., Chervy, T., Hutchison, J. A., Shalabney, A., Torbeev, V. Y., Ebbesen, T. W., 2016. Quantum Strong Coupling with Protein Vibrational Modes. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7, 4159-4164. (00 citations; IF 6.687; 16/529 in materials sciences; Q1)

20. Mahajna, S., Neumann, M., Eyal, O., Shalabney, A., 2016. Plasmon-Waveguide resonances with enhanced figure of merit and their potential for anisotropic biosensing in the near Infrared region. Journal of Sensors, 2016.

21. Chervy, T., Thomas, A., Akiki, E., Vergauwe, R., Shalabney, A., George, J., Devaux, E., Hutchison, J. A., Genet, C., and Ebbesen, T. W., 2017. Vibro-polaritonic IR emission in the strong coupling regime. ACS Photonics, DOI: 10.102/acsphotonics.7b00677. (00 citations; IF 6.756)

– Total citations number: 761 (Oct, 2017)
– H-index:  15
– I10-index: 17
– Personal profile on Google Scholar:


Book Chapters
  1. Shalabney, A. 2015. Propagating Surface Plasmon Polaritons.  Introduction to Plasmonics: Advances and Applications. Eds. Sabine Szunerits and Rabah Boukherroub, CRC Press, 2015, ISBN 9814613134, 9789814613132.


Conference Proceedings and Abstracts

Some of the conference proceedings papers

1. Shalabney, A., and Abdulhalim, I. 2012. Improving the performances of surface Plasmon resonance sensor in the infrared region by adding thin dielectric over-layer. P. 1-5, IEEE 27th convention, Israel.2. Shalabney, A., Khare, C., Rauschenbach, B., and Abdulhalim, I. 2012. Metallic Nanosculptured Thin Films for Biosensing Applications using Surface Plasmon Resonance and Enhanced Spectroscopies. P. 1-5, IEEE  27th convention, Israel.3. Srivastava, S., Shalabney, A., Khalaila, I., Gruner, C., Rauschenbach, B., and Abdulhalim, I. 2014. Highly sensitive SERS based nano-sculptured thin film biosensor for the detection of vitellogenin: an endocrine disruption biomarker. Nanophotonic and Plasmonic Biosensors II (SeM3C), Barcelona, Spain.4. Karabchevsky, A., Shalabney, A. 2016. Strong interaction of molecular vibrational overtones with near-guided surface plasmon polariton. SPIE Photonics Europe, Brussels, Belgium.

Academic Appointments

2015-Present:  Senior lecturer, Physics and optical engineering department, ORT Braude College, Karmiel, Israel.

2013-2015:  Research fellow within the nanostructures group at   ISIS (Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires), University of Strasbourg, France.

Teaching Experience

Physics and optical engineering Department, Ort Braude College
Optical sources and Lasers
Radiometry and optical detection
Optical imaging
Introduction to optical engineering
Physical Optics

Electro-optics Engineering Department, Ben-Gurion University
Advanced Laboratory of Optics and Photonics (graduate)
Propagation of waves and light beams (graduate)
Electronic circuits (undergraduate)

Academic and Professional Awards and Grants

2009 – Negev Fellowship for PhD studies for 4 years – given for excellent PhD students.

2013 – CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) fellowship for postdoctoral position within the French-Israeli collaboration in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology. Given for an outstanding PhD holder in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

2014 – Planning and budgeting committee of the Israeli council for higher education (VATAT) fellowship for Arab excellent PhD graduates in sciences.

2015 – Planning and budgeting committee of the Israeli council for higher education (VATAT) fellowship for Arab excellent PhD graduates in sciences.

2015- Maof fellowship awarded by the council for higher education in Israel for excellent young Arab researcher to be absorbed in the Israeli academy.

Professional Activities

Reviewer of the journals:
Reviewer of  the journals: ACS Photonics journal, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Biomedical optics, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Applied Optics, Optics Communications, Nanoscale Research Letters, Journal of Nanophotonics, Sensors Journal, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (JEMWA), Progress in Electromagnetic Research (PIER).
Since 2009 –
Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA)
Since 2009 –
Member of the SPIE and board member of the SPIE BGU students’ chapter
Since 2015 –
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
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