Prof. Joseph Kost

Prof. Joseph Kost Profile


Department : Department of Chemical Engineering
Room : 318
בנין הנדסת חומרים והנדסת כימיה ע"ש  פוסטר - 59
Phone : 972-8-6472147
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  • 2004 M.B.A. School of Management, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • 1981 D.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
  • Thesis: "Characteristics of Polymeric Bioelectrodes"
  • Supervisors: Profs. M.Narkis and A. Foux
  • 1975 M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
  • 1973 B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Biotechnology. Biomaterials. Polymeric systems for controlled drug delivery. Ultrasound for enhanced transport through membranes. Non-viral gene therapy. Diabetes technology and therapeutics Immobilized enzymes and cell microencapsulsulation. Implants and biocompatibility. Structure and propreties of polymers.Transport phenomena in polymers.

Research Projects

  • Polymeric Controlled Drug Delivery Systems. Work is in progress in several areas: Responsive Systems. Development of a polymeric membrane to control delivery of insulin at rates dependent upon the external glucose concentration. Dvelopment of safe and efficient non-viral carriers for gene therapy. Investigation and development of ultrasonic modulated polymeric and liposomal drug delivery systems. Investigation of the effect of ultrasound on transport of low and high molecular-weight molecules through polymeric membranes. Applications of ultrasound for non-invasive transdermal drug delivery and sensing of glucose

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