About Dr Alina Karabchevsky

Dr. Alina Karabchevsky (Eng, Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the Chair of IEEE Women in Engineering Affinity Group (Israel Section). She is the Head of the Light-on-a-Chicenter at the BGU. Dr. Alina Karabchesvky is a signal processing engineer of physiological signals by training. She holds a Ph.D. from Electrooptics Engineering (BGU). Her post-doc experience is from the leading research center of optoelectronics research located at the University of Southampton (UK), where Dr. Karabchevsky worked on the development of a waveguide-based platform for wideband integrated photonics. From 2015, as a faculty at Ben-Gurion University, she has established state-of-art integrated photonics experimental and computational facilities – Light-on-a-Chip center. She wrote more than 150 articles among them 50 in the leading journals of optical research and holds 13 patents. Her main research interests lie in the areas of integrated photonics and microfibers, all-dielectric photonics, plasmonics, microfluidics, optomechanics.

The projects at Light-on-a-Chiare funded by Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Innovation Authority (Kamin), Mafat and BGU internal.



Professional memberships: OSA, IEEE, SPIE

Journal referee: Light: Science & Applications, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Plasmonics, AIP Advances, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics

Professional activities

In 2010, Dr. Karabchevsky organized the first SPIE student chapter in the Middle East and served as its first president. For her achievements and contributions to the Alma Mater, she was honored with the President’s Award  “Outstanding Woman in Science” worth 45k$ by the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in 2012. Then, Dr. Karabchevsky joined Optoelectronics Research Centre as a Research Fellow.

At Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton, Dr. Karabchevsky worked on: “Wideband Integrated Photonics For Accessible Biomedical Diagnostics”, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) at Integrated Photonic Devices group of Professor James S Wilkinson. She pioneered the work on the detection of molecular vibrations overtones under evanescent near-infrared radiation in glass waveguides and was the first to demonstrate the broadband enhanced near-infrared absorption on microfibers.