Dr. Polyak earned his Ph.D. in Biotechnology Engineering in 2004 from the Ben-Gurion University, Israel specializing in biological sensors. In 2007, Dr. Polyak completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where he has been developing methods for gene and cell delivery to magnetizable implants. The goal of our group is to explore the multiple interfaces between materials science, chemistry, and life science. A major focus is on applications of magnetic phenomena in medicine, including targeted drug delivery, tissue engineering, and bioimaging. Dr. Polyak has received research and educational funding from NIH, W.W. Smith Charitable Trust, Stein Foundation, Bi-National US-Israel Science Foundation, and the State of Pennsylvania. His teaching focuses on drug delivery systems and engineering of advanced materials for regenerative applications.