Prof./Dr. Jean-Paul Lellouche earned his PhD degree in 1981 (University Claude Bernard/La Doua, Lyon, France). In 1997, he moved to the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Beer-Sheva, Israel) as an Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry. Then, he joined the Department of Chemistry/Institute of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials (BINA) at Bar-Ilan University since October 2000 as a Full Professor in Organic Chemistry/Nano(bio)technology (July 2008) & Dpt Head (Oct 1917-July 1918). His current R&D activity includes R&D developments at the cutting-edge Materials Science level interfacing with nano(bio)technology (nanofabrication methodologies & nanomaterial engineering). He has authored 150 peer-reviewed papers, 15 patents, and 4 book chapters while attracting more than US$ 6,581,000 in external grant funding.
His main research interests focus on conductive polymers, scratch-resistant/super-hydrophobic sol-gel & polymeric surfaces/matrices, magnetic & non-magnetic polymeric nanoparticles/nanorods for DNA sensing/delivery/anti-Leishmania bio-activity, MRI & drug delivery/gene silencing (siRNA technology), antibacterial nanomaterials and coatings, UV-photoreactive nano(micro)particles for surface nano(micro)structuration of polymeric coatings, metal catalyst particles (renewable energies/fuel cell technology), & transition metal dichalcogenide structures (TDCMs) functionalization & end-user applications (for example mechanically hard lubricating composites & anti-cancer photothermal therapy features-capabilities), drug delivery/optical repairing nanoscale systems based on novel Human Serum Albumine (HSA)/recombinant HSA nanoparticles/MRI-enabling composites together with environmental-safe antibacterial and anti-biofouling hybrid silica (SiO2) together with BSA nanoparticles/coatings building on antibacterial Essential Oil (EOs) components.