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The Team

Our research is highly multidisciplinary and group members are typically individuals with a background in physics, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and chemistry.

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Prof. Yael Hanein

Lab Director, Professor of Electrical Engineering

Yael Hanein is a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Since 2023 she is holds the Chair of Convergent Engineering. Since 2019 she is the founder and CTO at X-trodes. In the past, she conducted research at the Weizmann Institute (MSc and Ph.D. in Physics), Princeton University (visiting student), and at the University of Washington as a post-doc fellow. Her research field is neuro-engineering, focusing on developing wearable electronics and bionic vision. More info: [Google Scholar] [Researcher ID] [ORCID] [Wiki (Hebrew)] [AcademiaNet] [Full CV]


Sara Akirov

Admin Specialist

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Dr. Chen Bar Haim

Research Scientist

Chen leads the process development in the lab. She holds a PhD degree from the School of Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University, where she did a theoretical study of the dynamic, mechanical and rheological properties of quasi-two-dimensional complex fluids.

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Dr. Aviv Sharon


Aviv did his Ph.D. at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he analyzed cortical implants'-parenchyma interfaces.  His current interest is developing a novel approach to trans-orbitally stimulate for restoring vision by utilizing and combining the advantages of innovative invasive- and non-invasive soft neural probes. 


Dr. Daniele Re


Daniele completed his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, wherehe designed, conducted, and analyzed behavioral experiments investigating attentional rhythm in visual perception and awareness. His current research focuses on creating an innovative experimental approach that utilizes biomarkers such as attention and eye movements, to infer visual perception in blind subjects. The ultimate objective is to leverage this newfound knowledge to enhance the accuracy and effectiveness of vision-restoring technology.

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Ieva Verbaite-Adereth

PhD student

Ieva Vėbraitė-Adereth is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Electrical Engineering. Her current research interests include novel materials for retinal stimulation. She finished her first degree in Molecular biology at Vilnius University, Lithuania. Ieva conducted her MSc research on improving recording and stimulating electrodes at the Hebrew University.

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Rawan Ibrahim

PhD student

Rawan holds a BSc and MSc degrees in biomedical engineering from Tel Aviv University. She is currently a first-year PhD student working on dry skin electrode technology.

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Roni Yanoos

MSc student

Roni is an EE MS student, enrolled in the prestigious Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students at Tel Aviv University. Her MSc project concerns the modeling of neuro-electrodes. 

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Dvir Teitelbaum

MSc student

Dvir is a student in Electrical Engineering. He completed a BSc in Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University in 2023. His research focuses on applying ML for the analysis of complex electrophysiological data.

Hila Man

MSc student

Hila is a student in Computational Neuroscience. She completed a BSc in Computer Science and Psychology from Tel Aviv University in 2023. Her research focuses on understanding the connection between facial expressions and emotions using computational tools.

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Shani Oz

MSc student

Shani is an electrical engineering MSc student. She holds a BSc in Bio-Medical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Tamir Edery

Undergrad student

Tamir is a 4th year student for Mechanical Engineering (B.Sc). He is working in the lab as a Process Engineer.

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Dvir Bendov

Undergrad student

Dvir is a dual degree student of Biomedical Engineering (B.Sc) & Biology with Neuroscience specialty (B.Sc) at Tel Aviv University. He is working in the lab as a Field Engineer.


Post-docs and researchers


Moshe David-Pur, 2007-2022

Dr. David Rand, Researcher

Research: Bio-mimetic retina implant


Dr. Neomi Singer, Post-doc

Research: Neuro modulation with wearable electronics 

Moti Ben-David, 2004-2007
Position: Lab engineer
After: KLA-Tencor


Dr. Dorit Raz-Prag, Researcher
Research: Retina stimulation


Dr. Inbal Friedler
Position: Post-doc (With Dr. Koby Scheuer and Prof. Amir Boag)
Research: Nano antenna


Dr. Soumyendu Roy

Position: Post-doc
Research: carbon nanotube synthesis for bio-sensing

Dr. Shira Klorfeld-Auslender

Position: Post-doc

Research: Artificial vision

Past PhD students

Dr. Tamir Gabay, 2003-2008
Position: Ph.D student (With Prof. Ben-Jacob, Physics TAU)
Research: Carbon nanotube interfaces for neuronal systems
Next: TAU


Dr. Assaf Yaakobovitz, 2008-2012 (Link)

Position: Ph.D. student (With Dr. Krylov, ME TAU)
Research: CNT and MEMS

Next: Tenure track position at BGU, Israel.


Dr. Mark Shein Idelson, 2008-2012 (Link)

Position: Ph.D. student (With Prof. Ben-Jacob, Physics TAU)

Research: Engineered neural networks

Next: Tenure track position at TAU, Israel.


Dr. Maurizio De Pittà, 2008-2013

Position: Ph.D. student (With Prof. Ben-Jacob, Physics TAU)

Research: Neuro-glia models

Next: Post-doc, University of Chicago


Dr. Lilach Bareket 
Research: Skin electrodes for EMG and EEG

Next: Postdoc at the University of Sydney

Yoav Blau, Ph.D. student 2015-2020

Research: MIM based nano rectenna

Next: Tunefork


Lilah Inzelberg, Ph.D. student 2015-2019

Research: Towards electronic recording of emotions

Now: X-trodes

MSc students

Eyal Jakobs, 2003-2005
Research: Gel-based bio-MEMS
Next: Modem engineer, ASOCS Ltd


Daniel Kießling, 2005-2006
M.Sc. student (Friedrich Alexander Universität, Germany)
Research: CNT and PNT based devices
Next: PhD student, Friedrich Alexander Universität, Germany


Nir Sopher, 2004-2007
Research: Nanotube channels.
Next: Software Engineer, Cisco Systems Inc


Dr. Ze'ev Abrams, 2004-2007
Research: Carbon nanotube networks
Next: PhD student, UC Berkeley, CA USA


Dr. Raya Sorkin, 2005-2008
Research: Engineered neural networks
Now:Senior Lecturer, TAU


Dr. Alon Greenbaum, 2006-2008 (Link)
Research: CNT MEA

Next: Tenure track position at USC, USA.


Dr. Orly Liba (Levi), 2005-2008
Research: Carbon nanotube simulator
Next: Google, USA


Moran Horesh, 2008-2009
Research: BioSensors
Next: Wireless communications engineer at Intel


Asaf Shoval, 2007-2009
Research: CNT MEA
Next: PhD student, TAU


Gabriel Karp, 2008-2010

Position: M.Sc. student
Research: Carbon nanotube networks

Next: Meprolight LTD, Israel


Dr. Nitzan Herzog, 2009-2012

Research: Live imaging of cells

Next: General Motors, Israel


Giora Beit Yaakov, 2010-2013 

Research: Artificial retina


Yoni Kantarovsky, 2012-2014

Research: CNT based nano rectenna

Next: Tower Semiconductors


Lital Bar-Dea,  2012-2014

MSc student (with Prof. Slava Krylov)

Research: CNT based MEMS sensors

Next: Nano Retina


Gilad Wallach, 2012-2014 

Research: Glia-neuron interactions in neuronal circuits

Next: Intel


Gur Lubin, 2013-2016

MSc student (with Prof. Ori Cheshnovsky)

Research: Optical activation of neurons

Next: PhD student at the Weizmann Institute


Yamin Bar-El, 2015-2017

Research: Glia-neuron communication under the effect of neuro modulators

Omer Granoviter, 2017-2019 

Research: Microexpressions recordings with surface EMG

Stas Steinberg, 2018-2020

Research: High-density sEMG recordings from the forearm

Next: X-trodes


Shiran Shustak, 2018-2020 

Research: Sleep home monitoring using EEG, EOG, EMG dry electrodes

Liu Shikun, 2019-2021

Research: High resolution facial EMG under stress 

Bara Levit, 2020-2023

Research: High-Resolution Bio-potential and Bio-impedance Investigation of the Face


Past undergraduate students


Itsik Kalifa,2003-2006, Position: Undergraduate + M.Sc. student
Research: Carbon nanotube FET sensors.
Next: R&D Engineer, ElMul technologies


Yaron Ram, 2006-2007
Research: CNT based microfluidic sensor
Next: IDF


Tami Zilberman, 2005-2006
Research: Plasma deposition
Next: Texas Instruments


Ofer Geva, 2005-2006
Research: CNT
Next: IBM


Lisa Ezra, 2005-2006

Research: micro stencils
Next: Intel


Gur Amibar, 2006-2007

Research: Environmental chamber for neurons
Next: IDF


Jon Donner, 2007-2008
Research: nano antennas
Next: Graduate student, ICFO, Spain


Oren Tadmor, 2008-2009
Research: Environmental chamber for neurons
Next: IDF


Aviv Shalgi, 2011-2012

Research: characterizing CNT neuro-electrodes

Adi Ben Ari, Liron Ben Ari, 2021-2022

Research: Finger gesture recognition with soft skin electrodes and ML

Omri Dan, Maor Chen, 2022-2023

Research: Voiceless speech recognition

Tomer Roditi, Gal Babayoff, 2022-2023

Research: Finger gesture recognition with soft skin electrodes and ML in Real Time


  • Paul Funk, Jena, Germany (2023)

  • Peter KIT, Germany (2023)

  • Zuowei Wang, Jiaotong University, China (2022,  China Scholarship Council)

  • Ana Arché Núñez, Madrid Institute of Advanced Research in Nanoscience (2022)

  • Dr. Gerard Cummins, Heriot-Watt University (2019, UK-Israel Science Lectureship Grants)

  • Prof. Maarten De Vos, Oxford University (2018, UK-Israel Science Lectureship Grants)

  • Prof. Myung-Han Yoon, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technolgy (Korean-ERC travel grant, 2015)

  • Dr. Vini Gautam, JNC Bangalor, Visiting PhD student (2013)

  • Dr. Ramona Samba, NMI, Germany (2013)


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