Group Leader

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Group Leader

Prof. Yoav D. Livney

Email: livney@technion.ac.il

Phone: 972-4-8294225
Mobile: 972-50-7642386
Fax: 972-4-8293399
Faculty website:
http://biotech.technion.ac.il/en/faculty/
Lab website:
http://biopolymeric-nano-carriers-4-health.net.technion.ac.il/

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

1990    B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude) – Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

1995    M.S. – Food Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA

2002    Ph.D. – Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Physical chemistry of biomacromolecules in food, biotechnology and biomedicine
    • Water-structure/lyotropic/Hofmeister effects of low molecular weight solutes, like salts and sugars, and its impact on macromolecules, particularly proteins.
    • Controlling formation and growth of hydrophobic nanocrystals using proteins
    • Physical chemistry, structure and interactions of milk proteins
  • Nanotechnology: Nature-inspired nano-delivery systems for nutraceuticals and drugs based mainly on proteins and polysaccharides.
    • Encapsulation of nutraceuticals for the enrichment of staple food & beverages, particularly clear drinks.
    • Multifunctional (e.g. Quadrugnostic) targeted anti-cancer drug delivery systems for oral or intravenous (IV) chemotherapy.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1998-2002 Adjunct Teacher, Dept. of Food Engineering and

Biotechnology, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology,

Haifa, Israel

2002-2004 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, with Prof. Douglas G.

Dalgleish, Dept. of Food Science, University of Guelph,

Guelph, Ontario, Canada

2004-2007 Lecturer, at the Dept. of Biotechnology and Food

Engineering, The Technion, Israel institute of Technology.

2007-2012 Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor), at the Dept. of Biotechnology and

Food Engineering, The Technion, Israel institute of Technology.

2012- Associate Professor at the Dept. of Biotechnology and

Food Engineering, The Technion, Israel institute of Technology.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1990-1991 Quality Control Manager, Strauss Dairies Ltd.
1991-1992 Quarg Dept. Technologist, and Manager of Quarg Production Dept.,    Strauss Dairies Ltd.
1995-1998 Strauss Dairies Ltd. Cheese Product Development Manager.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

1988-1990 President’s list of honors for scholastic achievements
1990 Certificate of Excellence in Academic Studies granted by

the Education and Culture Committee of Israel’s

Parliament, the Knesset

1999, 2000 Teaching Excellence Awards for teaching assistants.
2001 Special Excellence Grant from the Miriam & Aaron

Gutwirth Memorial foundation.

2001 Excellence Award in Memory of Prof. Arieh Litan.
2001 Certificate of Excellence in Academic Studies granted by

the Education and Culture Committee of the Knesset.

2001 Summer scholarship for excellent students from the

Technion Graduate School

2002 Special Excellence Grant from the Miriam & Aaron

Gutwirth Memorial foundation.

2003 Elected as a Professional Member of the Institute of Food Technologists,

The Society for Food Science and Technology.

2005 The Leah and Donald Lewis Academic Lectureship.
2006 The Leah and Donald Lewis Academic Lectureship.
2009 The Alexander Goldberg Research Prize
2013 Certified Food Scientist (CFS) among the inaugural class of recipients.