Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Tzahi Cohen-Karni’s research has focused on the unique interfaces between biology and nanoscience and nanotechnology, by applying techniques from chemistry, physics, and materials science to explore the rich world of biology. His interests cover a broad area from the interactions of biomolecules, cells, and tissues with nanostructures (such as nanowires, nanotubes, and nanoparticles), to the electrical properties of tissues and cells interfaced with nanodevices.
In 2012, Dr. Cohen-Karni received the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Young Chemist Award. In 2014, Dr. Cohen-Karni was awarded the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation of the Pittsburgh Foundation New Investigator Research Grant. Dr. Cohen-Karni is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Materials Research Society, and the Biomedical Engineering Society.