The research in our group lies at the broad interface between nanomaterials science and biotechnology. This rapidly advancing research area is commonly termed as nano-biotechnology. Our research includes the basic study of structure-property relationships of nanomaterials and application of this knowledge in development of innovative materials and functional materials systems. We are interested in nanostructured materials such as porous Silicon and their interface with soft matter e.g. hydrogels, biomolecules, and living cells. Understanding these interfaces allows us to rationally design biosensors for detection of biological and chemical toxins, new drug delivery platforms, and functional responsive materials.

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Congratulations to our recent five PhD graduates: Dr. Elena Tenenbaum, Dr. Rita Vilensky,
Dr. Rotem Shemesh, Dr. Yonit Bussi, and Dr. Katharina Urmann

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EU Awards €7.7 Million to NanoPack Project led by Prof. Segal
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Hirsch S., Barel B., Shpasser D., Segal E.*, Gazit O., Correlating chemical and physical changes of photo-oxidized low-density polyethylene to the activation energy of water releasePolymer Testing, 64, 194–199 (2017) *Corresponding author

Leonard H., Halachmi S., Ben-Dov N., Nativ O., Segal E., Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Bacterial Networks on Micropillar Architectures Using Intrinsic Phase-Shift Spectroscopy,  ACS Nano, 11, 6167-6177 (2017)

Urmann K., Reich P., Walter J.-G., Beckmann D., Segal E.*, Scheper T., Rapid and Label-Free Detection of Protein A by Aptamer-Tethered Porous Silicon Nanostructures, J. of Biotechnology, 257, 171-177 (2017) *Corresponding author

Ziloni N., Rosenberg M., Holtzman L., Schori H., Shefi O., Segal E., Prolonged Controlled Delivery of Nerve Growth Factor using Porous Silicon Nanostructures, Journal of Controlled Release, 257, 51-59 (2017)

Bussi Y., Holtzman L., Shagan A., Segal E.*, Mizrahi B., Light-Triggered Antifouling Coatings for Porous Silicon Optical Transducers, Polym. Adv. Tech., 28, 859-866 (2017). *Corresponding author

Krepker M., Shemesh R., Danin-Poleg Y., Kashi Y., Vaxman A., Segal E., Active Food Packaging Films with Synergistic Antimicrobial Activity, Food Control, 76, 117–126 (2017).