Professor Gideon Grader, Director of the Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP), and Professor Dror Seliktar, regenerative medicine researcher will be speakers at Sydney University’s Israel Forum to be held on 31 October, 2011.Professors Grader and Seliktar will be the guest speakers at the TSA’s October Einstein Supper to be held on Sunday evening, 30 October 2011.
At the Einstein Supper they will detail the world leading research being undertaken in the GTEP and in the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. GTEP focuses on four areas of research including alternative fuels, energy storage and conversion, renewable energy and energy conservation. Prof Seliktar's work has led to the development of a novel biomaterial, Gerlin which is currently undergoing clinical trials.
Prof Grader will also speak about his own work including in the synthesis and processing of ceramics for advanced materials in energy-related applications and the development of high-temperature high pressure catalytic reaction processes that enable clean energy extraction from non-carbon fuels.
A chemical engineer by background, he has been the Director of the GTEP since 2007. In addition to his academic research, Professor Grader has been Visiting Scientist at Bell Laboratories in the USA and Chief Technology Officer for Israeli company Cellaris Ltd.
Associate Professor Seliktar's degrees are in mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering. He is one of the Technion's young scientists at the frontiers of multi-disciplinary research.
At a time when Australia is debating a carbon tax you will not want to miss out on hearing where energy research is currently going. And you will not want to miss out on hearing about the medical solutions of the future being developed today.
For more information on the Einstein Supper featuring Professor Grader and Professor Seliktar go to TSA Events.