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 the 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.



News and Media

Ofer Printz-Setter and Yuexi Lin present their research at the PAT-ICRS conference in Ma’alot-Tarshiha, Israel October 2021


Ofer will present his work on “Modified halloysite nanotubes for targeting bacterial cells”

Yuexi will present her work on “Porous silicon carriers for bone morphogenic protein-2 integrated in personalized 3D-printed bone grafts”

Congratulations to Sofi – our new Ph.D. graduate
Sofi has now dual doctorate degrees, from both the Technion and the University of Hannover.
Dr. Arshavsky-Graham – Congrats! We are proud!

The 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science:

The Graham model – Dr. Arshavsky-Graham Sofia is developing innovative technology for rapid testing of disease markers

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Just Published

Heuer C., Bahnemann J., Scheper T., Segal E., Paving the Way to Overcome Antifungal Drug Resistance: Current Practices and Novel Developments for Rapid and Reliable Antifungal Susceptibility Testing, Small Methods (2021). In press

Arshavsky-Graham S., Ward S. J., Massad-Ivanir N., Scheper T., Weiss S. M., Segal E., Porous Silicon-Based Aptasensors: Toward Cancer Protein Biomarker Detection, ACS Meas. Sci. Au (2021). In press

Prinz-Setter O., Movsowitz A., Goldberg S., Segal E., Antibody-Functionalized Halloysite Nanotubes for Targeting Bacterial Cells, ACS Appl. Bio Mater., 4(5), 4094–4104 (2021). Open access

Arshavsky-Graham S., Enders A., Ackerman S., Bahnemann J.,Segal E., 3D-printed microfluidics integrated with optical nanostructured porous aptasensors for protein detection, Microchimica Acta, 188(3), 1-12 (2021). Open access