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 and a 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 a VP at nanoRetina, an Israeli startup company. She is also the Director of the Tel-Aviv University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Prof. Hanein has authored over 45 journal papers and presented over 50 invited talks and seminars world wide.
She teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes at Tel-Aviv University. She is an APS member and an IEEE senior member, she was a founding member of the Global Young Academy and was selected in 2012 as a member of the Israeli Young Academy by the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. In 2012 she was awarded the prestigious European Research Council consolidator grant.
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.
Motto: No man is free who is not master of himself (Epictetus
Favorite quote: Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it (Albert Einstein)