Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, summa cum laude, Hebrew University, Israel, 1964. Master of Science in Chemistry, summa cum laude, Hebrew University, Israel, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, summa cum laude, Tel-Aviv University, Israel, 1972.
Research associate Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972-1974, University Chicago, 1974—1975. Assistant professor Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1974-1975. Associate professor chemistry Tel Aviv University, Israel, 1975-1981, professor Israel, since 1981, chairman School Chemistry Israel, 1984-1987, dean Sackler Faculty of Exact Science Israel, 1995-1998, director Sackler Institute Advanced Studies, since 2003.
Professor chemistry Weizmann Institute, 1990—1991. Consultant Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1976, Murray Hill, 75, Murray Hill, 77, Murray Hill, 81, Murray Hill, 86, Allied Chemical Corporation, Morristown, New Jersey, 1979. Visiting professor University Paris, 1977, 83.
Consultant in chemistry Northwestern University, 1983—1985, adjunct professor, 1976—1980, 1982, visiting professor, 1986—1988, 1992, 94, 1999—2004. Consultant in physics Georgia Technology University, 1987—1991. Consultant in chemistry University California, Santa Barbara, 1983—1986.
Editorial board Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2002—2005, Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, since 2004, Physical Reviews Letters, since 2006, Journal Chemical Physics, since 2007. Served with ZAHAL Israeli Military, 1966-1969.
Fellow: American Physical Society. Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences (honorary. Foreign member 2006), Israel Chemical Society (Israel Chemical Society award 2003), Material Research Society.
Married Raya Tatsa Silbert. Children: Sigal-Shahaf, Sharon.