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  • Prof. Zalevsky's Contin-Use Biometrics - the promise to the future

    The promise of the future is also at the heart of an article by Prof. Zeev Zalesky of Contin-Use Biometrics, winner of the 2018 Prism Award for medical diagnostics and therapies. The award-winning SmartHealth Mod is the first photonic sensor capable of continuously monitoring heart rate, respiration and blood pressure at a distance. Zalesky’s lab at Bar-Ilan University has uncovered some promising future capabilities for the smartphone-based technology. These will pave the way to performing biomedical diagnosis via remote photonics sensing. “Remote Noninvasive Sensor Monitors Multiple Bioparameters”, per Photonics Media

    To read Prof. Zalevsky's article click here

  • Secure Hardware – Fighting Side Channel Attacks

    After years of computer coding research, Dr. Osnat Keren now focuses on Secure Hardware, leading two research groups trying to provide different strategies to protect systems from side channel attacks.

  • Post Doc Times Two!

    If you thought landing a good post doc fellowship abroad was hard, imagine if you had to find two of them! Merav and Yair Passig Antman met and were married when they were both graduate students at Bar-Ilan. Both went on to complete their PhD at the Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering.

  • Prof. Zalevsky awaded IS&T Fellow Status

    Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, Head of the Electro-Optics study track at the Faculty of Engineering and Senior Researcher at BIU Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), has been awarded a Fellow status at IS&T (Society for Imaging Science and Technology) for "many valuable technical contributions in optical imaging and optical microscopy."

  •  Yariv with the lab team, welcoming their newest (and tiniest) member

    A Super Woman PhD

    Inbar Yariv, a PhD candidate and a married mother of two, writes her articles while holding her baby, nurses in the lab and changes diapers in one of the Faculty of Engineering’s several lounges-turned-nappy changing room.

  • A Women's Power to Change the World

    For Dr. Ruchira Chakraborty (32), a scientific career was an easy choice. And that is no small matter for a young girl from India. “My whole family is involved in sciences,” she says.

  • Trailblazing Clinical Technology

    In February 2018, the Israeli Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE) held its annual conference, during which excelling doctoral candidates from all universities in Israel were awarded for groundbreaking discoveries. This year, six awards were handed out, one of which to Tamar Dreifuss, of Prof. Rachela Popovtzer's lab at BIU’s Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering.

  • Engineering Is All About Girl Power

    Prof. Rachela Popovtzer, Director of the Bioengineering study track at the Faculty of Engineering, knows exactly how to prompt women to choose a career in engineering – and she has no problem enrolling her students to helpProf. Rachela Popovtzer, Director of the Bioengineering study track at the Faculty of Engineering, knows exactly how to prompt women to opt for a career in engineering – and she has no problem enrolling her students to help

  •  Inauguration ceremony of Prof. Fixler as BINA Director

    Influential Nano Role

    In December 2017 Prof. Dror Fixler of the Faculty of Engineering began his tenure as Director of the Bar-Ilan Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. In his inaugural speech, Prof. Fixler presented his elaborate vision of the Institute. 

     

  • An Award Winning Mother, Scientist, and Student

    Michal Marcus, a doctoral candidate at the Neuro Engineering Research lab led by Prof. Orit Shefi has won the Rappaport Prize for Excelling Students of Biomedical Engineering.

  • Prof. Sharon Gannot wins the Rector's Award for Scientific Innovation for 2018

    Prof. Sharon Gannot, Head of the Speech and Signal Processing laboratories and the Signal Processing Track at the Faculty of Engineering, is one of a dozen leading researchers to win this year's Rector's Award for Scientific innovation, along with a 5,000NIS research grant. Prof. Gannot was awarded for his innovative scientific achievements this past year. 

  • Prof. Zeev Zalevksy helps develop nano-eye drops that can improve both nearsightedness and farsightedness

    Prof. Zeev Zalevksy, along with Prof. Jean Paul Lellouche and Research Associate, Dr. David Smadja, of BIU's Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, along with experts from Shaare Zedek Medical Center, develop nano-eye drops that can improve both nearsightedness and farsightedness.

  • BIU researchers invent revolutionary eye drops that could replace eyeglasses

    Prof. Zeev Zalevsky of the Kofkin Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Jean Paul Lellouche, of the Department of Chemistry, and Dr. David Smadja, a research associate at BINA and Director of Research and Innovation at Shaare Zedek Medical Center developed eye-drops that have been found to repair the corneas and improve short and long sightedness. The nanoparticle solution called as “nanodrops” was successfully used on pigs’ corneas.

  • Fulbright Scholarship to Engineering Postdoc Researcher

    Congratulations to Dr. Rinat Meir, a postdoctoral researcher working under Prof. Rachela Popovtzer, who has won the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for postdoctoral researchers for 2018/9.

  • Rappaport Prize to PhD Candidate in Prof. Shefi's Lab

    Michal Marcus, a doctoral candidate at the Neuro Engineering Research lab led by Prof. Orit Shefi  has won the Rappaport Prize for Excelling Students of Biomedical Engineering. 
    Michal (30), a married mother of 3, won the prestigious prize for her development of methods to lead medication directly to infected areas of the body (rather than flowing freely in the bloodstream). The project includes binding the drugs to magnetic nano carriers and using the magnets to lead the drug to the infected area.
    Michal was informed of her win by Nobel Laureate Prof. Ciechanover, Aaron, who heads the Baruch and Ruth Rappopot Foundation's awards committee.