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Abraham (Avi) Ulman
Professor of Chemistry
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Brooklyn, NY 11201

email: au323@nyu.edu

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Original, Bold, Creative, Metal and Ceramic Art
My story

Born in Israel in 1946, with B.Sc. and M.Sc. in chemistry from Bar-Ilan University, a PhD in Chemistry form the Weizmann Institute,  and two years post doctorate at Northwestern University, I am a chemist, with longstanding interest in art. My research started from organic and physical organic chemistry, but morphed to organic thin films, surface science, surface engineering, and nanotechnology. Over the past 45 years, my research has demonstrated originality, expertise, leadership, training, and motivation, necessary to successfully carry out funded research projects. I have both academic and industrial experience, and had worked as a research director in an Israeli startup prior to my immigration to the US, where I worked from 1985 to 1994 as a Research Associate in Eastman Kodak. While in Rochester, I studied pottery at the Rochester Art Gallery, where I mainly worked on hand-built structures. There, my fascination with the unique creativity offered by glazing resulted is the blue pieces below.

 

In 1994 I was offered an endowed chair full professor position at the Polytechnic University  (today NYU Tandon School of Engineering). After moving to Brooklyn I continued my education in pottery in a private studio, continuing to develop my hand building techniques.

 

During 2004-2006 I had spent two years as the founding director of the Nanotechnology Institute at Bar-Ilan University. In 2006 I had returned to my research laboratory in Brooklyn. From 2009 to 2011 I joined The Art Student League, and studied metal sculpturing, concentrating on building sculptures using welding techniques.

My scientific work has produced over 200 peer reviewed papers, 7 patents, one authored book, six edited books. My citation index in Google Scholar shows 35,800 citations, h-index 68, and i10-index 163.

Currently, I am a member of Choplet Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

I will retire at the end of 2022 academic year.

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A vase with a carved surface
 
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Planter with no shiny glazing
Plate with diffusing cobalt under glaze
Vase with a pressed knitted doily
Planter with a tray
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Brown porcelain vase
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Japanese style single flower vase
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A vase with a volcanic eruption
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A vase with flowers
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Container with a cover
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Tea kattle
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Bowl with torn edge
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Vase with diffusing cobalt under glaze
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Green plate with diffused brown underglaze
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Fortress vase with planter
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Triangle vase
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Vase with dark brown spheres
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Fortress vase
Large bowl with round legs
Clown vase
Kitchen utensiles' holder
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Purple vase with a face
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Clown vase
Bowl with leaf
Bowl with under glaze pattern
Bowl with leavs
Abstract on a ceramic plate
Bowl with blue motifs
Bowl with under glaze pattern
Candle holder
Vase with branches
Vase with a flower
Double vase with branches
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Escher inspired window
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An abandoned American Town. Manufacturing moved to China
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Candelabra
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Picasso's Guitar painting in three dimensions
Diversity - A view from a window on the Brooklyn downtown humanity
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Miro inspired figure
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Multi color waves
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The state of the Union
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Oil menorah for Chanukkah
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van Gogh inspired window
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Tealights candelabra