The laboratory of Lipids and Soft Matter

Asst. Prof. Maya Davidovich-Pinhas

Protein based oleogel
Protein based oleogel

The research in our laboratory combines material science and food engineering concepts toward the development of novel soft matter based lipid systems.

More specifically, we explore the physical gelation of oils and their utilization in various applications such as foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceutics.

 

The three main building-blocks of the research in our lab

 

Our research aims to find the relation between the nanoscale molecular structure, by using imaging and scattering techniques, to the macro-scale characteristics, by using rheological, mechanical, and thermal techniques.

 

Nano-to meso-scale structural analysis done in the lab
Nano-to meso-scale structural analysis done in the lab

We specialize in various characterization methods including x-ray diffraction (XRD), rheology, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), texture analysis (TA), and light microscopy.

 

 

Link to lab website: http://davidovichlab.net.technion.ac.il