SB Meeting 3 in Tel Aviv, Israel [TAU]

Catsense SB Meeting3 was held on May 17th and 18th 2015 at The Wolfson Building for Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Please find the programme below.

This SB meeting was combined with the lab course ATC3 - Electrochemistry applied to Biosensing held on May 18th, 19th and 20th 2015.



General Information


You will arrive at Ben Gurion International Airport which is located about 25 km east of Tel Aviv. While Israel is known for its strict security and travel safety checks, these security measures are similar to those currently practiced in the US. Please be prepared to answer questions regarding the reason for your visit, the length of your visit and your place of stay.


The local currency is the "New Israeli Shekel" or NIS. Currently, exchange rate is as follows: 1 Euro =4.35NIS (these rates are subject to changes). We suggest that you avoid transacting with foreign currency. We recommend that you either bring about 500 NIS with you or use the ATM machine at the airport to withdraw cash (a cash machine located opposite customs).




The meeting and lab course take place both at the Wolfson Building (Room 206) for Mechanical Engineering and the Wolfson Lab on the campus of Tel Aviv University which is located ~5km north from Tel Aviv city center.





Local Travel




  • Buses

The campus is served by numerous bus routes, listed below according to the two main bus companies, Egged and Dan.

Egged routes: 74, 86, 274, 270, 572, 604.

Dan routes:  49, 45, 25, 7, 127, 24, 13, 6,  220 , 189, 89, 289.

Useful websites: and


  • Trains

The University Railway Station (Tel Aviv University station) is within walking distance from campus (on its southeast flank), or you can catch Dan routes 7, 45 and 127 to the station.

Trains run regularly (typically every 15-20 mins) from Tel Aviv HaShalom in the city center, or directly from the Ben Gurion International airport to Tel Aviv University Station. 

Useful website:






  • Parking

Parking inside the TAU campus is permitted only for teaching and administrative staff.

Students and visitors are encouraged to use one of the many parking lots adjacent to the campus, as can be seen on the Campus Map.


  • Taxi

A taxi from the airport to the center of Tel Aviv will cost approx. 140-170 NIS.

Taxi from Tel Aviv Center to the University will cost approx. 40-60 NIS.
Usually it's quite easy to catch a taxi off the street and there are taxi stations in the main areas which are even more convenient.  If you would like to order a taxi you will be charged an extra sum of about 4NIS.
Try these taxi companies:

Castel +972 3 699-3322

Gordon +972 3 527-2999

Shekem +972 3 527-0404

The taxis operate 24 hours 7 days a week.






The meeting starts at 13:30 on 17th May, and tea/coffee will be available upon arrival. Please let us know upon online registration if you have any specific dietary requirements. 




We look forward to welcoming you to in Tel Aviv. Should you have any queries in the meantime, please let us know.








Schedule and Participants

Time Description Presenter
Sunday May 17th
Venue:  Room 206 - The Wolfson Building for Mechanical Engineering, TAU
Open Scientific Meeting (13:30 - 17:40)
13:30 - 13:40 Welcoming address by the Coordinator and Host Peter Lievens - Yosi Shacham
13:40 - 13:55 ER1 presentation - KUL Salvatore Cosentino
13:55 - 14:10 ER2 presentation - UoB Zhiya Dang
14:10 - 14:25 ESR1 presentation - KUL Ting-Wei Liao
14:25 - 14:40 ESR2 presentation - KUL Anupam Yadav
14:40 - 14:55 ESR3 presentation - UoB Rongsheng Cai
Coffee /Tea break
15:10 - 15:25 ESR3A presentation - UoB Yubiao Niu
15:25 - 15:40 ESR4 presentation - DTU Bela Sebok
14:40 - 15:55 ESR5 presentation - UMIB Philomena Schlexer
15:55 - 16:10 ESR6 presentation - UMIB Antonio Ruiz
16:10 - 16:25 ESR7 presentation - TAU Giorgia Fiashi
Coffee /Tea break
16:40 - 16:55 ESR8 presentation - TAU Richa Pandey
16:55 - 17:10 ESR9 presentation - TCL Giuseppe de Martino
17:10 - 17:25 ESR10 presentation - UMIL Alexandra Raileanu
17:25 - 17:40 ESR11 presentation - UMIL Wondimu Alemu Gebreyes
Monday May 18th
Venue: Room 031 - Wolfson Lab Building, TAU
Supervisory Board Meeting (9:00 - 13:00) - ATC3 (9:00 - 13:15) in parallel
09:00 - 10:00 Scientific Progress SB members + ESR/ERs representatives
10:00 - 10:30 Recruitment, training events and conferences SB members + ESR/ERs representatives
Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 - 12:30 Reporting, finances SB members
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch at Kakao All
14:00 - 17:00 SB meeting/Bilateral Discussions and/or Lab visits (14:00 - 17:00) SB members
19:00 - 22:00 Dinner All
End of SB Meeting 3
Name Affiliation
Yubiao Niu University of Birmingham
Didier Grandjean KU Leuven - KUL
Anupam Yadav KU Leuven
Salvatore Cosentino KU Leuven
Ting-Wei Liao KU Leuven
Philomena Schlexer UNIMIB
Alexandra Raileanu UNIMI
Giuseppe De Martino Miba Coating Group. Teer Coatings Ltd
Antonio Ruiz Università Milano-Bicocca
Peter Lievens KU Leuven
Rongsheng Cai University of Birmingham
Zhiya Dang Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, University of Birmingham
Gianfranco Pacchioni Universita' Milano Bicocca
Paolo Milani 0University of Milano