Head of the Biomaterials Group
Prof. Zilberman holds an appointment of Professor with tenure at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Tel Aviv University. Her research interests are polymeric biomaterials, active implants and scaffolds for tissue engineering, and drug- delivery systems. During 2015-2020 she served as the president of Israel Society for Medical and Biological Engineering (ISMBE).
Prof. Zilberman received her B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (Cum Laude) and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the Technion in Israel. She continued as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She then joined Tel-Aviv University in 2002 and established research and teaching activities in the Biomaterials and drug delivery fields.
Prof. Zilberman has published more than 100 articles in the top Biomaterials, Biomedical Engineering and Polymers journals, invented over 30 patents, delivered about 250 presentations (including invited talks keynote and plenary lectures), participated in organizing more than 30 international conferences, and serves on the editorial board of several Biomaterials and Polymeric Materials journals. Her research is funded continuously by highly competitive governmental scientific funding agencies such as the Israel Science Foundation (ISF) and Israel Ministry of Health (MOH) as well as by grants for applied research, such as Kamin (Israel Ministry of Trade), MAFAT and Momentum Fund. She has supervised more than 50 graduate students and 60 undergraduate students and teaches continuously four graduate and undergraduate courses in Biomaterials, polymeric Biomaterials, Drug-Eluting Biomedical Devices, and Natural Polymers in Medical Applications. Among her prizes and awards are the prestigious JULUDAN prize and the Journal of Wound Care (JWC) world first place innovation award. The JULUDAN prize is given every year by the Technion to an outstanding researcher. It recognizes outstanding scientific research achievements that shows promise of having valuable technological applications and are channeled to enhance man's welfare and prolong human life. The JWC award recognizes innovation and excellence in research and practice in all aspects of the wound care field.