First degree in Physics at the Technion.
MSc degree in Physics at the Technion.
Ph.D. Physics – University of California at Berkeley.
Participated in the Technion Excellence Program: October 1994 – June 1997.
Niv took quite a few advanced and graduate physics courses, quite a few without ever taking the pre requisites so that he, in effect, started his second degree simultaneously. He also did some research with EORD (Electro-Optics Research and Development). Apart from EORD, Niv started doing research with Profs. Gad Koren and Emil Poltirak in his last year, involving High Tc superconductors, which he continued after graduating from the program.
Recommendation to Program participants: “Try and do more research than I did, and take more courses from other departments – I mostly exhausted the available physics options.”
Today (2012): Post-Doc at the center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST.