Ronit's research focuses on experimental investigation of soft materials of interest in regenerative medicine. Special attention is paid to the structural characterization of these materials across all levels (nano-meso-macro), in order to understand and control their fundamental structure-function relationships. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of our work we collaborate with other experimental groups.
Current topics include studying the effect of the bioactive molecules on the resulting hierarchical structure of multi-component polysaccharide hydrogels to elucidate the synergetic interactions among the components that determine scaffold effectiveness; and utilizing stimuli-responsive self-assembling peptides amphiphiles as building blocks for self-assembling bio-materials with tunable nanoarchitecture.
Senior Lecturer at the Dept. of Chemical Engineering and a member of the Ilze Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology in Ben-Gurion University.