Prof. Hanein Yael

Affiliation:Faculty of Engineering
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Postal Address:Faculty of Engineering
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978

Research Interest

Brain machine interface, engineered neural networks, nanotube - neuron interfaces
Our research activity concerns with the development of electronic nano devices which are 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.
Our research also utilizes micro and nano miniaturization techniques for the realization of new devices. In addition to neuronal interfaces we also explore bio-mimetic approaches to construct functional devices such as sensitive accelerometers and radiation sensors based on nanoantennas.

Selected Publications

  • Cyril Eleftheriou, Jonas Zimmermann, Henrik Kjeldsen, Moshe David-Pur, Yael Hanein, and Evelyne Sernagor, Carbon nanotube electrodes for retinal implants: a study of structural and functional integration over time, Biomaterials, 2017
  • Lilach Bareket, Lilah Inzelberg, David Rand, Moshe David-Pur, David Rabinovich, Barak Brandes, and Yael Hanein, Temporary-tattoo for long-term high fidelity biopotential recordings, Sci. Rep. 6, 25727; doi: 10.1038/srep25727, 2016.
  • Lilach Bareket, Nir Waiskopf, David Rand, Gur Lubin, Moshe David-Pur, Jacob Ben-Dov, Soumyendu Roy, Cyril Eleftheriou, Evelyne Sernagor, Ori Cheshnovsky, Uri Banin and Yael Hanein, Semiconductor nanorod-carbon nanotube biomimetic films for wire-free photostimulation of blind retinas, Nano Letters, DOI: 10.1021/nl5034304, 2014.
  • Vini Gautam, David Rand, Yael Hanein and K.S. Narayan, A polymer optoelectronic interface provides visual cues to a blind retina, Advanced Materials, DOI: 10.1002, 2013.
  • Yuval Yifat, Michal Eitan, Zeev Iluz, Yael Hanein, Amir Boag, Jacob Scheuer, Highly efficient and broadband wide-angle Holography Using Patch-Dipole Nano-antenna Reflect arrays, Nano Letters, 14 (5), 2485–2490, 2014.
  • Nitzan Herzog, Mark Shein, Yael Hanein, Optical validation of in-vitro extra-cellular neuronal recordings, Journal of Neural Engineering, Vol.8, pp.056008, 2011.
  • Moran Horesh, Nina Lidich, Shlomo Yitzchaik, Yael Hanein, A Temperature-Differential Affinity Biosensor: Model and D-optimal Performance Limits, IEEE Sensors, Vol11, pp.2007-2015, 2011.
  • Mark Shein Idelson, EshelBen-Jacob, Yael Hanein, Innate synchronous oscillations in freely organized small neuronal circuits, PLoSOne, 5(12):e14443, 2010.
  • Sarit Anava, Alon Greenbaum, Eshel Ben Jacob, Yael Hanein and Amir Ayali, The regulative role of neurite mechanical tension in network development, Biophysical Journal, Vol.96, pp. 16611670, 2009.
  • Asaf Shoval, Christopher Adams, Moshe David-Pur, Mark Shein, Yael Hanein and Evelyne Sernagor, Carbon nanotube electrodes for effective interfacing with retinal tissue, Frontiers in Neuroengineering, Vol 2, pp. 4, 2009.
  • Ze’ev R. Abrams, Zvi Ioffe, Alexander Tsukernik, Ori Cheshnovsky and Yael Hanein,A Complete Scheme for Creating Large Scale Networks of Carbon Nanotubes, Nano Letters, 7 (2007) 2666 -2671.
  • Tamir Gabay, Moti Ben-David, Itshak Kalifa, Raya Sorkin, Ze’ev R. Abrams, Eshel Ben-Jacob, and Yael Hanein,Electro-chemical and biological properties of carbon nanotube based multi-electrode arrays, Nanotechnology, 18 (2007) 035201-035206.