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Yael Hanein

  • Prof.
  • Full Professor
  • Tel Aviv University School of Electrical Engineering
  • 54PublicationsNumber of items in Yael's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 9Followers


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. 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. She 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. Prof. Hanein teaches undergraduate and graduate level classes at Tel-Aviv University. She is an APS member and an IEEE senior member.

Recent publications

  • A temperature-differential affinity biosensor: Model and D-optimal performance limits

    • Horesh M
    • Lidich N
    • Yitzchaik S
    • et al.
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  • Modularity Induced Gating and Delays in Neuronal Networks

    • Shein-Idelson M
    • Cohen G
    • Ben-Jacob E
    • et al.

Professional experience

Full Professor

School of Electrical Engineering, Tel Aviv University

October 2013 - Present

Associate Professor

Tel Aviv University

March 2009 - September 2013(5 years)


PhD, Physics

The weizmann Institute of Science

February 1996 - May 2000(4 years)

MSc, Physics

The weizmann Institute of Science

November 1993 - October 1995(2 years)

BSc, Physics

Tel Aviv University

October 1990 - July 1993(3 years)


Followers (9)

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