Prof. Koren’s scientific interest in the colors described in the Bible has led him to analyze ancient fabrics from Masada and other historic sites. In his talk, he reveals a secret about red lipsticks that you may or may not want to hear.
Zvi C. Koren (formerly Kornblum) has been the Director of The Edelstein Center for the Analysis of Ancient Artifacts at the Shenkar College of Engineering, Design and Art in Ramat-Gan, Israel, since the Center’s inception in 1991. He is also a Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Shenkar and previously also served as the Chairman of that department. Prior to making aliyah to Israel from New York in 1990, he was a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan. He received his B.S. (cum laude) degree in chemistry from Brooklyn College (Brooklyn, NY) and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the City University of New York (CUNY). He has published and lectured extensively on his research pertaining to the scientific, historical, archaeological, and Judaic aspects of the natural colorants used in antiquity.