My 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.
Mani, K., Yaakov, N., Itzhaik Alkotzer, Y., Zelikman, E. and Mechrez, G., (2018). A Robust Fabrication Method for Amphiphilic Janus Particles via Immobilization on Polycarbonate Microspheres. Polymers, 10 (8): 900.
*Yaakov, N., *Mani, KPD., Felfbaum, R., Lahat, M., Da Costa, N., Belausov, E., Ment, D. and Mechrez, G., (2018). Single Cell Encapsulation via Pickering Emulsion for Biopesticide Applications. ACS Omega, 3 (10): 14294-14301.
Grzegorzewski, F., Benhaim, A., Itzhaik Alkotzer, Y., Zelinger, E. and Mechrez, G., (2019). In situ fabrication of MWNT/silica hybrid colloidosomes by Pickering emulsion templating using trialkoxysilanes of opposite polarity, Polymers, 11(9): 1480.
Itzhaik Alkotzer, Y., Grzegorzewski, F., Belausov, E., Zelinger, E. and Mechrez, G., (2019). In situ interfacial surface modification of hydrophilic silica nanoparticles by two organosilanes leading to stable Pickering emulsions. RSC advances, 9(68): 39611-39621.