Research

Research

  • Cell Micro-encapsulation for Cancer and Diabetes Therapy Prof. Marcelle Machluf Lab of cancer drug delivery & cell based technologies
  • 10 Mar 2016 Solar Cell Technology Boosts Performance A patented breakthrough by researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology improves the efficiency of organic photovoltaic cells by 50 percent, and could someday provide a huge boost for the viability of solar power as a major source of energy. The researchers recently published their findings in the Journal of Applied Physics. Organic photovoltaic cells convert solar energy into electric power through organic molecules.
  • 10 Mar 2016 Unprecedented perfect efficiency in producing hydrogen from water using solar energy The scientific journal Nano Letters has recently reported a significant breakthrough in the field of hydrogen fuel production. A major discovery occurred at the laboratory of Assistant Professor Lilach Amirav of the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion, demonstrating a perfect 100% light-to-hydrogen gas conversion efficiency through solar water splitting. The research was conducted in the framework of the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI) and the Nancy and Stephen Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP).
  • 07 Mar 2016 Safe delivery of particles that leads to the production of the anti-cancer drug inside the target cell New technology for the delivery of targeted anti-cancer therapeutics in the body has been developed at the laboratory of Prof. Marcelle Machluf of the Technion. This technology dramatically increases the therapy’s efficacy and prevents the side effects associated with existing chemotherapy. In animal model experiments, the system doubled life expectancy after the development of the prostate cancer.
  • 23 Feb 2016 Technion Breakthrough – New Light Wave Compression for Really Seeing at the Molecular Level Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed technology to compress light wavelengths fourfold, providing a way to focus light beyond normal wavelengths to reach nanoscales (a nanometer is a billionth of a meter) in length.
  • 01 Nov 2015 The Golden Ratio For the first time ever, Technion researchers managed to grow a porous single crystal of gold. The study, published on November 10 issue of the journal Nature Communications, was conducted by doctoral student Maria Koifman Khristosov, a student in the Norman Seiden Multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, under the guidance of Prof. Boaz Pokroy of the Faculty of Science and Materials Engineering and a member in the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute.
  • 30 Oct 2015 Breathe Easy - Lung model to study particle inhalation and deposition Technion researchers, led by principal investigator Prof. Josué Sznitman of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, designed an in vitro platform for studying the dynamics of inhaled particles and ensuing deposition patterns inside pulmonary acini.  Using microfluidic technology, they have constructed a true-scale pulmonary acinar model that allows - for the first time - direct time-resolved observation of airborne particle trajectories and mapping detailed deposition locations of aerosols.
  • 27 Oct 2015 Prof. Ester Segal: Multifunctional Nanoparticles Prof. Segal from the Faculty of Biotechnology & Food Engineering, heads a multidisciplinary research team investigating the interface between materials science and biotechnology. The main research at the laboratory focuses on the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials and their application to the development of biological sensors and drug delivery systems.