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The mission of the Environmental Bioengineering Laboratory at Porter School of Environmental Studies is to train scientists and engineers in the fundamentals of environmental bioengineering to bring the principles and tools of bioengineering to the forefront of environmental and health sciences in the benefit of the planet

What is Environmental Bioengineering?

Science which goal is to advance fundamental understanding of how biological systems operate and to develop effective biology-based technologies for applications across a wide spectrum of societal needs including:

  • Generating renewable energy
  • Producing sustainable food
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pollutions
  • Design of novel materials, devices, and processes
  • Enhancing human environmental health

Interested in our multidisciplinary research?

A funded by BSF, PhD/Postdoc position is open for the project to develop a pulsed electric field technology for burn wounds disinfection. This is a joint project with Harvrd Medical Schook, Massachussets General Hospital and Shriners burns hospital for children. MS positions are available for macroalgae breeding and offshore cultivation projects

eBioengineering lab
news and announcements:

24.05.2017
Today we organised a first workshop on Offshore Marine Biorefineries in Israel. Almost 100 people attended the event which was supported by the Ministry fo Energy and German Embassy in Israrl. Twenty speakers from 12 academic institutions from Israel and Germany presented different approaches for science, technology, economics and policy required to develop offshore biomass production.

24.05.2017
With prof.David Zilberman from UC Berkeley and Dr.Ruslana Palatnik from Haifa University we won a one year BARD grant of $100,000 to develop a model for marine biorefineries economic assessment.

17.05.2017
Our book on Bioengineering in Wound Healing. A systems approach has been released by World Scientific

1.05.2017
Oz will present his work on the The 7th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts

15.2.2017
Congratulations to Shai for completing his MSc thesis

25.1.2017
Congratulations to Meiron for winning the Gordon Energy grant and getting the Phycomorph Cost Action funding for a scientific mission to Holland.

16.09.2016
Our and Zohar Yakhini (IDC Herzelia ) labs won the Microsoft Azure Research Award to use parralel computing to develop an algorithm to quantify sugars in the algae biomass. The proposal was led by our undergraduate lab member Yonatan Peleg. Good job Yoni!

30.06.2016
A group of professors and PhD students the Mexico Polytechnio Nacional visited the environmental bioengineering laboratory

27.06.2016
With Dr.Berk Usta and prof.Martin Yarmush from Harvard Medical School recieved a joint BSF start up grant for the project on burn wounds disinfection by pulsed electric fields.

20.06.2016
We won a Kamin grant from the Ministry of economy to develop a pulsed electric field device for phytochemical extraction from macroalgae

16.05.2016
Alex gave a talk at TAU event on future infrastructures

10.05.2016
Welcome to Arthur!

10.04.2016
Congratulations to Noam for winning the Efrat Pompas price at PSES!

16.01.2016
Our new paper on Longitudinal, 3D Imaging of Collagen Remodeling in Murine Hypertrophic Scars In Vivo using Polarization-sensitive Optical Frequency Domain Imaging with collaborators from Harvard Medical School and Shriners Burns Hospital has been featured on cover of the January issue of the Journal Investigative Dermatology
Jouranl ranked 1 in Dermatology.
Sincere congratulations to William Lo for his hard work on this paper.

12.01.2016
Congratulations to Oz for receiving the one year graduate student grant from the TAU Gordon Energy Center for materials and equipment for algae cultivation system!

20.12.2015
Together with collaborators from TAU (prof. Alex Liberzon), Weizmann Institute of Science (prof. Ilan Koren)and IOLI (Dr. Alvaro Israel)
Alex Golberg has been awarded 480,500 NIS grant from the Israel Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Water Resources
The title of the grant is "Assessment of offshore macroalgae biomass production for energy in Israel"

20.12.2015
Together with collaborators from TAU (prof. Avi Kribus), Israel Center for Marine Aquaculture (Dr. Lior Gutman)
Alex Golberg has been awarded 785,000 NIS grant from the Israel Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and Water Resources
The title of the grant is "Processes for biomass deconstruction for biofuels production"

12.12.2015
Mark Polikovksy won the Short term Scientific Missions travel grant from Phycomorph Cost action.
26.10.2015
Dr. Kapilkumar Ingle won the Israel foreign ministery postdoctoral award to work at our laboratory.
Welcome Kapil!

Mark Polikovksy won a Rieger Foundation Fellowship
Congratulations!

Francois will present a work on Energy efficient Ulva drying with pulsed electric fields during World Congress on Electroporation and PEF technologies Portoroz. Slovenia.

Rui and Mark will attend a summer school on Energy and Sustainability in August in Berlin.

Mark Polikovksy joins the lab. Mark will work on the microbiology and macroalgae biorefineries.

Environmental Exergonomics for Sustainable Design and Analysis of Energy Systems has been accepted to Energy.

ENVIRONMENTAL EXERGONOMICS: SUSTAINABILITY ANALYSIS OF ENERGY SYSTEMS CONSIDERING IMPACTS ON ECO-SYSTEMS SERVICES. Has been accepted to ECOS 2015.

SEAWEED BIOREFINERIES: EXERGY EFFICIENCY, FERMENTATION AND SUSTAINABILITY IMPLICATIONS; EXAMPLE OF POTENTIAL PRODUCTION OF BIOETHANOL FROM KAPPAPHYCUS ALVAREZZI IN PHILIPPINES. Has been accepted to ECOS 2015.



Dr. Alexander Golberg,
Senior lecture,

The Porter School of Environmental Studies
Room 214
phone: +972-3-640-7182,
e-mail: agolberg@tauex.tau.ac.il

Tel Aviv University