Yael Hanein


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Tel-Aviv University


Prof. Yael Hanein received the B.Sc. degree in physics from Tel-Aviv University, Israel,and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.In 2003, she completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Electrical Engineering Department anda research associate position at the Physics Department at the University of Washington,Seattle and joined the faculty of Tel-Aviv University, at Tel-Aviv, Israel.She is currently an Associate Professor at the school of Electrical Engineering at Tel-Aviv University and the VP or R&D ofnanoretina, an Israeli startup company.Prof. Hanein’s research activity concerns with the development of electronic nano devices,in particular devices designed to interface with brain cells and to record their activity.These devices have far reaching applications in the realm of understanding brain disorders,the effect of drugs on the brain and the possibility to build implantable electronic brain chips.Prof. Hanein has authored over 40 journal papers and presented over 50 invited talks and seminarsworld wide. Prof. Hanein teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes at Tel-Aviv University.She is an APS member and an IEEE senior member.