Petri Dish

Our research combines polymer and material science with interface and colloid science. The group focuses on the implementation of the obtained knowledge for the development of functional materials for agriculture and food applications. We aim to implement our knowledge in the field of nanomaterials, polymers, emulsions and interfaces towards the development of new chemical sensors with high sensing performances; superhydrophobic, anti-biofouling and smart surfaces for agriculture, single-cell encapsulation techniques, and formulation for biopesticides. 

Recent publications

  • Kotliarevski, L., Mani, K, A., Feldbaum, A. R., Yaakov, N., Belausov, E., Zelinger, E., Ment, D., Mechrez G**., (2021). Single-conidium encapsulation in oil-in-water Pickering emulsions at high encapsulation yield. Frontiers in Chemistry, Accepted.                                                                                                                                                                           

  • Maayan, M., Mani, K. A., Yaakov, N., Natan, M., Jacobi, G., Atkins, A.,  Zelinger, E., Fallik, E., Banin, E.,  and Mechrez, G**., (2021). Fluorine-Free Superhydrophobic Coating with Antibiofilm Properties Based on Pickering Emulsion Templating. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 3(31).                                                                                                                                                 

  • Amar Feldbauma, R., Yaakov, N., Mani, K. A., Yossef, E., Metbeev, S., Zelinger, E., Belausov, E., Koltai, H., Ment, D. and Mechrez, G**., (2021). Single cell encapsulation in a Pickering emulsion stabilized by TiO2 nanoparticles provides protection against UV radiation for a biopesticide. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 206, 111958.                                                                                                                                                                    

  • Hagai, K., Mani, K.A., Vinay, C., Yaakov, N., Grzegorzewski, F.,Domb, J, A., and Mechrez, G**., (2021). Covalent immobilization of Polyaniline doped with Ag+ or Cu2+ on carbon nanotubes for ethylene chemical sensing. Nanomaterials, 11(8): 1993.