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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 Professor of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, VP of scientific affairs at Nano Retina, and CTO and founder 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]

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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 in Chemistry from TAU.

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Aviv Sharon

Post-doc

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. 

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Dr. Shira Sade

Post-doc

Shira holds a PhD from the Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel-Aviv University, where she studied visual learning and memory via behavioral and closed-loop EEG-TMS techniques in neurotypical and clinical populations. Her current research focuses on real-time optimization of transorbital stimulation to restore vision via signal processing and machine learning tools. 

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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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Param Mahendra Gandhi

MSc student

Param holds a BSc degree in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University. He is currently working on gait analysis with sEMG signals.

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Bara Levit

MSc student

Bara is a physics MS student. She holds a BS in physics and math from Tel Aviv University. Her research focuses on understanding how the mechanical muscle-blood connection manifests in the face using novel skin electrodes.

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Roni Yanoos

MSc student

Roni is an EE MS student. 

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Tomer Roditi

Tomer is a 4th year student for a dual degree in Biomedical Engineering (B.Sc) and Biology (B.Sc). He is also working as a data scientist at a small startup named CorrActions. He loves working with and developing new BCI tech.

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Gal Babayoff

Undergrad student

Gal is a 4th year student in a double degree in biomedical engineering and biology with an emphasis in neuroscience.

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Omri Dan

Undergrad student

Omri is a BSc. Student in Electrical Engineering and Humanities. He is currently working on silent speech recognition using piezo-electric sensors

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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.

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Maor Chen

Undergrad student

Maor is a Bsc. student in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Currently working on silent speech recognition using piezo-electric sensors.

Alumni

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

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

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

Next: Tenure track position at BGU, Israel.

 

Dr. Mark Shein, 2008-2012 

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
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, MSc student

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

 

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

Guests

  • 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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