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Ester Segal

Ester Segal

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Ph.D.: Chemical Engineering, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology 2004

M.Sc.: Chemical Engineering, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology 1999

B.Sc.: Chemical Engineering, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology 1997

 

Main nano Field:

Multifunctional nanomaterials for advanced applications, Sensors and Biosensors

 

Senior lecturer in Biotechnology and Food Engineering (starting 2007)

 

Research Interests

Multifunctional nanomaterials

Sensors and biosensors

Nanoporous semiconductors and their hybrids

Polymer science

The research in the 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.