Hemi (Menahem) Rotenberg

Hemi (Menahem) Rotenberg

Hemi (Menahem)


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PhD: Biotechnology Engineering, Ben Gurion University, 2016

MSc: Biotechnology Engineering, Ben Gurion University, 2011

BSc: Biotechnology Engineering, Ben Gurion University, 2010

Nano Main Field: Developing semiconductor nanomaterials for the bioelectrical and biomechanical interface. Using photosensitive materials to transduce optical light into electrical stimulation. Using magnetic nanomaterials to induce mechanical perturbation of cells and tissues.

Research Interests: Developing new methodologies for bioelectrical and biomechanical stimulation of cells and tissues. These methodologies are used to apply minimally invasive perturbation of cells grown in 3D engineered tissues with extremely high spatial resolution, versatility, and specificity. Moreover, we use these methodologies to perform non-genetic optical modulation of tissues for clinical applications, such as heart pacing and nerve stimulation.