Avner Yanai, 31, grew up in Israel and The Netherlands . He served as medic in combat engineering. At 2003 he started his B.Sc. studies (Computer Engineering and Applied Physics) in the HUJI. He continued his M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies in the Nano Optics group headed by Prof. Uriel Levy. His research topics are Plasmonics, Metamaterials and periodic structures.