Bar-Ilan University (BIU) is a public institution of higher education in Israel established in 1955, with a total undergraduate and graduate student enrollment of approximately 17,000, and a non-degree seeking cohort of more than 4,000. Located in Ramat Gan, part of the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, BIU has eight faculties including Engineering, Exact Sciences, Humanities, Jewish Studies, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine, and Social Sciences. With more than 1,700 faculty members, and over 50 research centers, BIU has achieved an international reputation in a wide range of fields including archaeology, bio-medicine, brain science, communications and cyber security, cognitive sciences, multilingualism, nanotechnology and advanced materials, network science, and renewable energy. BIU is highly committed to expanding its research and innovation activities through the establishment of new multidisciplinary “impact centers”, revitalizing and modernizing academic instruction, and expanding advanced study programs.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
The Bar-Ilan Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA) is a dynamic and growing scientific community. At BINA, a renowned research staff – including a large number of young faculty members recruited from abroad – educate Israel’s next generation of nanoscience professionals, while collaborating with academic and industrial experts on nano-based approaches to energy, magnetism, optics, materials and biomedicine. Established in 2007, BINA boasts 40 cutting-edge laboratories as well as “Scientific Service” facilities for electron microscopy, nanofabrication, surface analysis, fluorescence, and magnetic measurement. In addition to academic collaborations with some of the world’s top research institutes, BINA currently collaborates with leading multi-national corporations including GM, Tadiran, Samsung, CIVAN and Joma. BINA offers a comprehensive set of educational frameworks, including PhD and MA studies, and a selective program for BIU undergraduates majoring in the sciences. BINA graduates have gone on to post-doctoral positions in prestigious academic institutions, and hold key positions in Israel’s science-based industries.
ROLE IN THE ADMAIORA PROJECT
By contributing to the success of ADMAIORA, the Nessim group will strongly benefit by developing new process protocols for the synthesis of tailor-made nanostructures and, most importantly, by attaining a stronger recognition for the synthesis and integration of nanostructures in biomedical devices, for regeneration purposes. This will be a strategic priority of the group, which aims to move more and more towards biomedical/regenerative topics, in collaboration with top-level international academic collaborators.
The Nessim group will be mainly involved in:
- Synthesis of different carbon-based nanomaterials, such as graphene oxide and carbon nanotubes, tuning their size and shape, and up-scaling of the best performing products;
- Support to the development of piezoelectric nanoparticles and to nanoparticle functionalization for integrating them in the hydrogels;
- Dissemination activities and data management.
THE LIST OF THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT
Prof. Nessim will be leading the BIU activities during the Admaiora project. Dr. Eti Teblum, (lab manager) and Madina Telkhozhayeva (PhD candidate) will support the research and development efforts. Other members of the group will be added as needed.