Prof. Hossam Haick

Prof. Hossam Haick

Prof. Hossam Haick /

Head of the Group

Hossam Haick is a Full Professor in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and an expert in the field of nanotechnology and non-invasive disease diagnosis. He earned his doctorate from the Technion in 2002. After graduation, he did two, two-year postdoctoral fellowships – first at the Weizmann Institute of Science, then at California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He returned to the Technion at the end of 2006 as an assistant professor, becoming a full professor in 2011. Prof. Haick has published more than 220 publications in top-level journals in the field of nanotechnology, advanced/applied materials/chemistry, and medicine; more than ten five book chapters. Additionally, the technologies developed by Prof. Haick and his team have led to the production of more than 42 patents and patent applications – many of which have been licensed to six international companies. Prof. Haick is the cofounder of FeelIT Ltd. and NanoVation-S.G. Ltd. – startup companies aiming to commercialize innovative non-invasive technology for monitoring vital signs in health.

Prof. Haick is the recipient of dozens of prestigious awards and a coordinator of few international consortia, including the FP-7’s LCAOS, EuroNanoMed’s VOLGACORE and Horizon-2020’s SNIFFPHONE, Horizon-2020’s A-Patch, and Horozon-2020’s VOGAS projects. He is also the recipient of more than 80 international honors and prizes for his achievements, including a Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (conferred by the French Government), the Advanced Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, the Changjiang Distinguished Professorship, the IChemE Global Award, the Sanford Kaplan Prize, the Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa) from the University of Haifa, etc. Prof. Haick was included in more than 80 top-rank listings worldwide, including the “MIT Technology Review” list of 35 leading young scientists in the world, the “50 Sharpest Israeli Minds”, the world’s top-100 influential innovators in the Digital Technology by Nominet Trust (London, UK) and the  top-100 influential people in the world by the GOOD Magazine (Los Angeles, USA). Prof. Haick also received the highest teaching awards granted by the Technion, including the “Yanai Prize for Academic Excellence”.

Besides Prof. Haick’s achievements in research, he has had considerable success as a lecturer, as expressed by the many prizes he has received for excellence in teaching. Prof. Haick is the recipient of the “Yanai Prize for Academic Excellence”, which is given for exceptional contribution in teaching and academic education.  In 2014, Prof. Haick designed and developed the first massive open online course (MOOC) in the Technion and is the first person worldwide to do this in two languages: English and Arabic. This MOOC focuses on the fields of nanotechnology, and nanosensors stressing their implications for use in diagnosis and treatment of disease, as well as in personalized medicine. So far, the course has drawn more than 116,000 participants, thus disseminating knowledge about biomedical science and nanotechnology to people in both developed and developing countries, without admissions bureaucracy.

The research interests of Prof. Haick include nano-array devices for screening, diagnosis and monitoring of disease, nanomaterial-based chemical (flexible) sensors, electronic skin, breath analysis, volatile biomarkers, and cell-to-cell communication.

Websites: http://lnbd.technion.ac.il | http://sniffphone.eu/ | www.lcaos.eu