Prof. Popovtzer working to develop a cancer-detecting marker
Prof. Rachela Popovtzer, of the Faculty of Engineering, is collaborating with Isotopia, an Israeli developer of radiopharmaceutical technologies, to develop a radioactive marker, based on nanoparticles, for the detection of cancer.
The Summer Program in Nanophotonics launches its 3rd round
The Faculty of Engineering opened the third cycle of its innovative Summer Program in Nanophotonics. The Program offers graduates students an extensive academic experience in a vibrant social and cultural environment at Israel’s most advanced department of electrical engineering. The students arrived this week from all corners of the globe, and will be completing the four-week program here on campus. The ultimate goal, says Prof. Dror Fixler, is to provide the students with a first-rate academic experience, introducing them to Israeli life, and advance the Faculty of Engineering's image as an international research facility, attracting exceling students from all over the world.
Congratulations to Dr. Doron Naveh for Winning a BSF-NSF Research Grant
Dr. Doron Naveh of the Faculty of Engineering has been awarded the presitgious BSF-NSF reserach grant. The research is jointly given by BSF (US-Israel Binational Science Foundation) and NSF (US National Science Foundation). Dr. Naveh's focuses on combining theoretical and experimental reserach of a carbon-based material called graphene. Learn more about Dr. Naveh's innovative research here.
Congratulations to the Undergrads included on the Dean's Honor List!
Last week, 14 undergraduate stuedents of the Faculty of Engineering were recognized for being included on the Dean's or Rector's Honor Roll. Two of the students were commeded for their academic excellence and social leadership. Congratulations to all the winners!
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."
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
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.