Pola Goldberg Oppenheimer started her studies in Chemical Engineering (BEng) and Chemistry (BSc) at the Ben-Gurion University in 2001 (graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2005) continuing then to obtain Master of Science degree in 2007 (Cum Laude) for her work on gold-labelling enhanced transmission electron microscopy imaging of carbon nanotubes and nano-bio-assays.
In 2007 she has received a competitive overseas research scholarship from Kodak to commence her doctoral course in Physics at the Cavendish Laboratories at the University of Cambridge in the group of Professor Ullrich Steiner. In 2011 her doctoral thesis was recognised as an outstanding PhD research and published as a book edition by Springer. In 2011 she undertook a postdoctoral research position in the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge specialising in growth, characterisation and applications of carbon nanomaterials. In August 2013, she became a University Academic Fellow at the School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK.
Her major research interests involve development and manipulation of novel materials and structures on the nanometric scale for a broad range of applications as well as advanced, cost-effective soft-lithography techniques.