The Director

Prof. Zvi C. Koren (formerly Kornblum) has been the Director of The Edelstein Center for the Analysis of Ancient Artifacts at Shenkar College in Ramat-Gan since the Center’s inception in 1991.

In May of 2012 he was appointed as Dean of Students at the Shenkar College and he also received the President’s Award for Excellence, Creativity, and Innovation for his record of achievements at Shenkar.  He was the Head of the (currently named) Department of Chemical Engineering at Shenkar from 1999–2004.

Prior to making aliyah to Israel from New York in 1990, he was a Full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry in the Faculty of Engineering at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan.

Prof. Koren received his B.S. (cum laude) degree in chemistry (with a mathematics minor) from Brooklyn College in 1971 and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the City University of New York (CUNY) in 1977.  His doctoral research was performed under the mentorship of Prof. Takanobu Ishida  in the area of quantum mechanical calculations of inverse vapor pressure isotope effects due to zero-point energy shifts upon condensation.

Prof. Koren has published and lectured extensively on his original research pertaining to the analytical instrumental chemistry, historical, and Judaic aspects of the natural colorants used in antiquity.

To see a brief C. V. of  Prof. Koren, please click here.