Professor for Medicinal Chemistry and Biopolymers at the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He earned Bachelors degrees in Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Law from Bar-Ilan and Hebrew University and PhD degree in Chemistry from Hebrew University. He did his postdoctoral training at MIT/Harvard and was R&D manager at Nova Pharm. Co. Baltimore US from 1988-1992. Since 1992 he is a faculty member at the Hebrew University with interests on Biopolymer synthesis and applications, Biodegradable polymers, Drug delivery systems, Medicinal Chemistry and Forensic sciences. During 2007-2012 he served as Head of the Division of Identification and Forensic Sciences (DIFS), Israel Police. Since April 2014 he is also president of the Azrieli Jerusalem College of Engineering.