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  • Prof. Yaari’s Research Consortium Wins 9 Million Euro EU Grant

    17 days. That’s how long it took Prof. Gur Yaari from the Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan University to establish a Research Consortium, which includes 20 international groups. The consortium was awarded 9 million Euros from the EU and Canada. In the next few years, Prof. Yaari plans to launch a network of databases for genetic sequences of the immune system.

    Prof. Gur Yaari of the Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan University was recently informed that the research consortium he established would receive a “tiny” grant of 9 million Euros from the EU.

  • Prof. Fixler named SPIE Fellow

    Every year, SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, promotes a few of its members to Fellows.This year, SPIE honors Prof. Dror Fixler of BIU's Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering and director of BIU's Institute of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials (BINA) with this distinction. SPIE Fellows are Members of distinction who have made significant scientific contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. Prof. Fixler is being recognized for his technical achievements and for his service to the general optics community and to SPIE in particular.
    Prof. Fixler received his PhD.from the Department of Physics at Bar-Ilan University. He has published over 80 original research papers and holds over 12 issued patents. His research interests include fluorescence measurements (FLIM and anisotropy decay), optical super resolution, high-end electro-optical system engineering and light-tissue interaction. Prof. Fixler received several international awards and organized and presented at over 80 international conferences.

    (Pictured from left: Prof. Dror Fixler after lecturing at the SPIE annual conference, with his lab team members PhD candidate Eran Bar Noy and Dr. Ruchira Chakraborty)

  • Prof. Zalevsky's Nanodrops to soon become commercial

     

    Nano eye drops may soon replace eye glasses!

    Researchers from Bar Ilan University and Shaare Zedek Medical Center are working with investors to raise $1 million to fund research and development for eye drops they say can correct refractive-related vision problems, thereby potentially making eyeglasses obsolete.

    Prof. Zeev Zalevsky , of the Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan and Prof. Jean Paul Lellouche, of the Chemistry Department at Bar-Ilan University, developed the nanodrops from synthetic nanoparticle solution, along with Dr. David Smadja, a research associate at Bar-Ilan University’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA) and the Head of the Ophthalmology Research Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem.

  • PhD Candidate Chen Tzror Azenkot wins the Ministry of Science Scholarship

    Chen Tzror Azenkot has won the Ministry of Science Scholarship, and continues to aim high

    Chen Tsror Azenkot, a PhD candidate at the Bar-Ilan Faculty of Engineering, has been honored with the Israel Ministry of Science and Technology’s Zeev Jabtinsky Scholarship for Engineering and Applicable Scientific Achievements. “It’s a very generours 4-year scholarship,” says the excited 29 year old, “enabling me to focus solely on my research. I never thought I would win. I’m excited and very grateful to my PhD advisor, Prof. Rachela Popovtzer, who always empowers us and believes in us, and keeps pushing us forward.”

  • LALS Conference at the Faculty of Engineering

    he conference, dedicated to biomedical applications of lasers, included about 200 participants hailing from 15 countries, and proved a huge success for the faculty and for Bar-Ian University

  • Reut Plen, Bioengineering Grad Student, wins Scholarship for Excelling Female Scientists

    Reut Plen began working with Prof. Orit Shefi as an undergrad studying in a different faculty. Now, as a graduate student in Bioengineering at the Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering, their collaborative work has won her a prestigious scholarship.

    A new graduate student at BIU’s Faculty of Engineering, Reut Plen can pride herself with a shining start – she has just been awarded the Israel Ministry of Science and Technology’s Scholarship of for Excelling Women in Science. This scholarship, awarded to female graduate students of engineering and exact sciences, aims to encourage women to become researchers in these fields.

  • Prof. Zeev Zalevsky continues to win awards and recognition

     

    Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, of the Alexander Kofkin Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan University, continues to win international acclaim and prestigious awards. Below is a partial list of the awards and accomplishments he has achieved in 2018 alone. 

    The Dr. Horace Furumoto Innovations Professional – Young Investigator Award given by the ASLMS (American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery).

    The Asian Advanced Materials Award for the year 2018 given by IAAM in their congress in Singapore due to my outstanding contribution in the field of "Advanced Materials and Technology".

    The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow Award for demonstrating a highly prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society.

    The 2018 BIG Innovation Award: The technology Prof. Zalevsky co-invented and took part in developing, and which was commercialized from his lab to the startup Zsquare (microendoscopy) won the 2018 BIG (Business Intelligence Group) Innovation Award.

    The SPIE Prism Award for photonic innovation for co-inventing the remote laser based continues bio-monitoring and authentication technology being developed by ContinUse Biometrics.

    The Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) Society Fellow Award for contribution in the fields of optical imaging and microscopy.

    Best Lecturer Prize in the International ChipEx 2018 conference.

    Best Research Work Award given to our paper presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Israeli Society for Vision and Eye Research:
    D. Smadja, M. Lellouche, M. Krauthammer, Y. Harel, A. Abulafia, D. Zadok and Z. Zalevsky, “Nano-drops for correcting refractive errors,”

     

  • Dr. Benjamin Zaidel Wins 3rd Prize in Nokia Bell Labs Innovation Competition

    Dr. Benjamin Zaidel of the Alxenader Kofkin Faculty of Engineering, has won 3rd prize in the Nokia Bell Labs competition, along with Prof. Shlomo Shamai from the Technion, for their submission titled "Sparse Communications: Closing the Gap to the Ultimate Performance Liits". In addition to winning a 25,000$, the three top winners, will enjoy to opportunity of developing their idea in the Bell Labs. 

    The Bell Labs Prize is a competition for innovators from participating countries around the globe that seeks to recognize proposals that ‘change the game’ in the field of information and communications technologies by a factor of 10, and provides selected innovators the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision. 

  • Dr. Benjamin Zaidel Named Finalist in Nokia Bell Labs Innovation Competition

    Dr. Benjamin Zaidel (standing, second from right) of the Alxenader Kofkin Faculty of Engineering, has been named finalist in the Nokia Bell Labs competition, along with Prof. Shlomo Shamai from the Technion, for their submission titled Sparse Communications: Closing the Gap to the Ultimate Performance Liits. In addition to winning a large some of money, the three top winners, to be announced December 5th, will enjoy to opportunity of developing their idea in the Bell Labs. 

    The Bell Labs Prize is a competition for innovators from participating countries around the globe that seeks to recognize proposals that ‘change the game’ in the field of information and communications technologies by a factor of 10, and provides selected innovators the unique opportunity to collaborate with Bell Labs researchers to help realize their vision. 
     

  • Faculty Alumna Dr. Rinat Meir Wins Prestigious Fulbright Post Doc Scholarship

    After conducting research at the lab of Prof. Rachela Popovtzer, Dr. Rinat Meir received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship and is pursuing her postdoc at Columbia University on new nano-biomaterials in drug-delivery. Dr. Meir received a bachelor's and master's degree in chemistry from the Hebrew University, and received her PhD at the lab of Prof. Rachela Popovtzer in the Faculty of Engineering at Bar-Ilan University. Meir, together with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, developed a breakthrough theranostic drug-delivery platform, that utilizes nanoparticles) for treating and diagnosing cancer through targeted immunotherapy.

  • Developments by the Faculty's Leading Scientists featured in Health Europa

    Health Europa, a prominent international publication, features a number of scientific technologies developed by the Faclty of Engineering's Prof. Zeev Zalevsky, Prof. Rachela Popovtzer, Prof. Orit Shefi, and Prof. Dror Fixler

  • 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.

  •  Prof. Fixler and Prof. Zalevsky with the Program's students

    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.

  •  Dean's Honor Roll Ceremony

    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!