Faculty:Chemical Engineering

Research Area / Fields

  1. Dispersion and processing of carbon nanotubes and graphene with polymers.
  2. Functional nano-composites.
  3. High performance composite materials by fiber compaction.
  4. Organized Microstructures in Amphiphilic and Colloid Systems.
  5. Polymers solutions, inter-molecular complexes and gels, in particular water- based.
  6. Cellulose solutions, gels and emulsions for functional applications (aerogel, encapsulation, biochemical reaction)

Short Bio

Educated in chemical engineering at the Technion (B.Sc.), chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science (M.Sc.), and polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA (Ph.D.). At the Technion’s Department of Chemical Engineering since 1987, a full professor (2002) and incumbent of the Wagner-Braunsberg Chair in Nano-sciences and Nanotechnology (2005). Emeritus since Oct. 2020. Was a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1998-2000) and Monash University (2016). Served for six years as Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and three years as Technion’s Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (1998) and an Honorary Fellow of the Israel Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Israel Polymers and Plastics Society. The research interests are focused on cellulose-based gels and emulsions, for separation, encapsulation and sustainable energy applications; structure and function of nano-carbons (nanotubes and graphene) dispersions with regards to fiber spinning, nano-composite with thermal and electrical conductive functionality and ultra-light-weight polymer foams with electromagnetic shielding properties. Active in several industry-collaborative research such as plastics recycling using nano-composites and polymer encapsulation of functional materials for agricultural applications.

Available Technologies for commercialization

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