Research Center for Science & Engineering in Health and Medicine (GTIIT-SEHM)

Biomedical research plays a fundamental role in promoting global human health. The convergence and amalgamation of medical research with chemical, physical, computational, and mathematical sciences, and various engineering disciplines has been envisioned since 2011 as the third revolution of the 21st century. The vision of GTIIT-SEHM is to bring together top-notch researchers in all areas of fundamental and applied sciences including materials, biomechanical, chemical, food and biomedical engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences, nanotechnology and nanomedicine, and other associated research disciplines to tackle global challenges in health and well-being in one single environment that promotes cutting-edge multidisciplinary biomedical research. The main research areas at the GTIIT – SEHM are:

A. Bio-Mechanics and Medical Devices and Robotics

The area of Bio-Mechanics and Medical Devices and Robotics hosts research groups working in Computational Biomechanics, Additive Manufacturing of Medical Devices and Robotics, Mechanical Testing of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Bio-transport Phenomena and Microfluidic Biosensing Devices.

B. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Disease Prophylaxis, Diagnosis and Therapeutics

The area of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Diagnostics and Therapeutics hosts research groups working in the design, synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of polymeric, lipidic, metallic, ceramic and hybrid nanomaterials for the prophylaxis, diagnosis and treatment of cancer, immune and infectious diseases, among others.

With the GTIIT expansion, incorporation of other relevant research areas is planned in the future.

GTIIT – SEHM Core Values

-Scientific and academic integrity

-Collaboration with academic and industrial partners

-International outreach and visibility

Main Immediate Goals

-Organization of joint Technion – GTIIT -SEHM scientific symposia.

-Establishment of annual seminars (once a month) for presentation of GTIIT – SEHM faculty members and invited local and international speakers.

-Request seed funding for intramural and extramural research collaborations.

GTIIT – SEHM is currently recruiting outstanding researchers in the following research fields:

Mechanical Engineering

Materials Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

Computational and Experimental Biomechanics

Medical Robotics and Devices



Drug Discovery

Delivery and Targeting

Biomaterials Science

Nanomaterials Science

Pharmaceutical Sciences


Tissue Engineering

Additive Manufacturing for Biomedical Applications

Based on their academic and scientific record and qualifications, successful candidates will be appointed at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor through one of the GTIIT Academic Programs (Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, Physics, Chemistry) where they will fulfill their academic duties and be associated to the GTIIT – SEHM.  

World-competitive start-up packages are offered.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intention and CV to the GTIIT Office Manager Ronit Mayer (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa ISRAEL, Email: with a copy to the GTIIT- SEHM academic heads:

Prof. Pinhas Bar-Yoseph, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, ISRAEL, Email:

Prof. Alejandro Sosnik, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, ISRAEL, Email:

Researchers: PIs associated to GTIIT-SEHM(Click the name to read the profile):

Name and Profile



Prof. Moris Eisen


Dr. Evropi Toulkeridou

Mathematics with Computer Science

Assoc. Prof. Xi Gao

Chemical Engineering

Prof. Ka Yin Leung

Biotechnology and Food Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Sehoon Park


Assoc. Prof. Yuanshen Qi

Materials Science and Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Zhujiang Wang

Mechanical Engineering (Robotics)

Assoc. Prof. Yan Wang

Chemical Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Peng Xu

Chemical Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Xinpeng Xu


Prof. Weiran Zheng


Prof. Ziyi Zhong

Chemical Engineering

Prof. Harold Corke

Biotechnology and Food Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Cheng Li

Mechanical Engineering (Robotics)