Info for prospective students

Postdoc position (6/2016)

A post doc position is now available in the field of neuro-engineering. A candidate must be highly motivated, with a good publication record and a basic training from a leading University in electrophysiology and neuro-engineering. The position will be supported by an ERC grant. CV and at least two recommendation letters should be emailed to Prof. Yael Hanein This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Info for undergraduate students

4th year engineering project positions are currently not available. Positions may be available towards the summer (2017). Typically we are seeking 4th year EE/EE+physics students for projects in the field of BMI. Requirements: High motivation, Grade average over 84, Strong interest in graduate level studies, Keen interest in scientific research.

Info for graduate students

Due to the large number of students applying to join the group prospective students are advised to note the following: (1) Part time students will not be considered unless they have demonstrated an exceptionally strong past academic record. (2) Students interested in joining the research group are requested to forward a CV and at least two recommendations with their application. It is also recommended to include a brief description of your plans for the next few years. All applications should be forwarded to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Details

Admin: Ms. Sara Ben Arie (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Mail address: Prof. Yael Hanein (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), School of Electrical Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, Ramat-Aviv, Tel-Aviv, 69978, Israel. 

Office address: (1) EE Building (Map), Office 232 and (2) Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Map), Office 003.

Labs: (1) EE building, Room: 207, 972-3-6407937, and (2) Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Rooms: 05, 06, 07, 08, 20, 972-3-6405707, 5709, 8379.

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Carbon Nanotube Neural Interfaces

We are using nanotechnology, in particular carbon nanotube technology, to build interfaces for neuronal system. We use these inetrfaces both for basic investigations as well as to develop new electrodes for future neural implants. 

Neuronal Mechanics

Locust neurons are used to explore mechancial effects affecting neuronal development. We use micro suspended beams and carbon nanotube islands, to monitor the cells.

Neuronal Entanglement

Neurons appear to favor rough surfaces. The underlying mechanisms is not well understood and we are trying using various approaches to explore this effect. Using confocal flourescent imaging we were able to show how neurons and glia cells bind to three dimensional carbon nanotubes suggesting that neurons have an innate tendency to interwine into three dimensional support. 

Engineered Neural Circuits

Engineered neural networks are used to investigate the interplay between function and form in neuronal systems.

NanoRectenna

Nanorectennae: A new approach to rectify solar energy.

Flexible micro electrodes

We are using carbon nanotube technology to develop superior flexible electrodes for neuronal interfacing. These electrodes alllow not only simple fabrication scheme but also offer high durability, low stimulation threshold and simple integration with other advanced technologies. 

Mapping Neuronal Recording and Stimulation

Combined MEA and Ca recordings is used to explore to better understand micro neuronal recording and stimulations.

Yael Hanein, Ph.D. School of Electrical Engineering; Physical Electronics, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel. Phone: +972-3-6407698 Fax: +972-3-6423508