Dr. Menahem (Hemi) Rotenberg

hemi rotenberg

Bioelectric and Biomechanical Interfaces Laboratory

Phone 077-8873857
Email hemir@bm.technion.ac.il
Office Silver Building, Room 226
Link to Lab https://biointerfaces-lab.net.technion.ac.il/


  • 2016 PhD Biotechnology Engineering, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • 2011 MSc Biotechnology Engineering, with great praise, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • 2010 BSc Biotechnology Engineering, with highest praise, Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • 2020 - Assistant Professor, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • 2016-2020 - Postdoctoral Scholar at the James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, USA
  • Fang, Y.*, Prominski A.*, Rotenberg, M. Y.*, ... & Tian, B. In preparation. Micelle-enabled self-assembly of porous and monolithic carbon membranes for bioelectronic interfaces. Nature nanotechnology, In press. *-equal contribution
  • Rotenberg, M. Y.*, E. N. Schaumann*, A. Prominski, B. Tian, Silicon Nanowires and Optical Stimulation for Investigations of Intra- and Intercellular Electrical Coupling. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), In press.
  • V. Nair, J. Yi, D. Isheim, Rotenberg, M. Y., L. Y. Meng, F. Y. Shi, X. Q. Chen, X. Gao, A. Prominski, Y. W. Jiang, J. P. Yue, C. T. Gallagher, D. N. Seidman, B. Tian, Laser writing of nitrogen-doped silicon carbide for biological modulation. Science Advances, 2020, .
  • Rotenberg, M. Y., B. Elbaz, V. Nair, E. N. Schaumann, N. Yamamoto, N. Sarma, L. Matino, F. Santoro, B. Z. Tian, Silicon nanowires for intracellular optical interrogation with subcellular resolution. Nano Letters, 2020, 20, 1226-1232.
  • Rotenberg, M. Y., Yamamoto, N., Schaumann, E. N., Matino, L., Santoro, F., & Tian, B. (2019). Living myofibroblast–silicon composites for probing electrical coupling in cardiac systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201913651
  • Parameswaran, R.*, Koehler, K.*, Rotenberg, M. Y., Burke, M. J., Kim, J., Jeong, K. Y., ... & Tian, B. (2019). Optical stimulation of cardiac cells with a polymer-supported silicon nanowire matrix. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(2), 413-421.‏
  • Rotenberg, M. Y., & Tian, B. (2018). Talking to Cells: Semiconductor Nanomaterials at the Cellular Interface. Advanced Biosystems, 2(4), 1700242.
  • Rotenberg, M. Y., & Tian, B. (2017). Bioelectronic devices: Long-lived recordings. Nature Biomedical Engineering, 1(3), 0048.
  • Polyak, B., Medved, M., Lazareva, N., Steele, L., Patel, T., Rai, A., Rotenberg, M.Y., Wasko, K., Kohut A.R., Sensenig, R., & Friedman, G. (2016). Magnetic nanoparticle-mediated targeting of cell therapy reduces in-stent stenosis in injured arteries. ACS nano, 10(10), 9559-9569
  • Rotenberg, M. Y., Gabay, H., Etzion, Y., & Cohen, S. (2016). Feasibility of leadless cardiac pacing using injectable magnetic microparticles. Scientific reports, 6, 24635.‏
  • Sapir-Lekhovitser, Y., Rotenberg, M. Y., Jopp, J., Friedman, G., Polyak, B., & Cohen, S. (2016). Magnetically actuated tissue engineered scaffold: insights into mechanism of physical stimulation. Nanoscale, 8(6), 3386-3399.
  • Rotenberg, M. Y., Ruvinov, E., Armoza, A., & Cohen, S. (2012). A multi-shear perfusion bioreactor for investigating shear stress effects in endothelial cell constructs. Lab on a Chip, 12(15), 2696-2703.
  • Development of bioelectric stimulation methods with subcellular resolution in the dish and in the tissue.
  • Implementation of silicon based biocompatible photo-electric materials for optical bioelectric modulation at the nano and micro scale.
  • Implementing magnetic nanomaterials for biomechanical and bioelectric stimulation of cells and tissues.