Dr. Chernyak received his PhD in Physics from Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) in 1996. He spent one year (1996-1997) as a Research Associate in  the Departments of Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado, USA) and Texas Tech  University (Lubbock, Texas, USA). He joined UCF in 1999 where he is a Professor.


  • 2002-2021: 7 National Science Foundation Awards, 2 American Chemical Society Awards, 7 NATO Awards; 3 US-Israel Binational Science Foundation Awards; 3 Israel Ministry of Defense Awards. Total awards amount ~ $6M
  • 2004, 2015, 2021: University of Central Florida Research Incentive Award
  • 1999: Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • 1992: Minerva Award of German-Israeli Scientific Foundation

Professional Recognition:

  • 2001-2020: Numerous invited talks at the international conferences and seminars
  • biography included in the various Editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering
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  • 2001-2020: 15 invitations to NSF panel reviews and 3 invitations to NATO panels (2012, 2013, 2019, 2020, 2021).
  • 7 book chapters

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