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Conference speaker

 Michael Silverstein


Michael Silverstein

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Talk: Emulsion-templated polymers: Degradable scaffolds, shape memory, hierarchical porosity, and thermal energy storage

Michael S. Silverstein is the Sherman–Gilbert Chair in Energy at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and is the Chairman of the Technion’s Interdisciplinary Program in Polymer Engineering. He is presently investigating a wide variety of porous polymer systems.

Silverstein, an Honorary Fellow of the Israel Polymers and Plastics Society, co-edited the book "Porous Polymers" and co-organized more than 14 "Porous Polymers" Symposia. He is an Editor of POLYMER and is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Polymer International and Polymer Science and Engineering. He is presently investigating superabsorbents and adsorbents, monolithic encapsulation systems for storage-release, shape memory polymers, biodegradable tissue engineering scaffolds, foams from renewable resources, hierarchical porosities, and polymer-based porous carbons. Silverstein received an Honours BASc in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and a DSc from the Technion, working with Prof. Moshe Narkis. He conducted postdoctoral research work at Case Western Reserve University, working with Prof. Eric Baer and Prof. Anne Hiltner.