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 developing a retinal implant. 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. She also co-directs the Tel Aviv University nano and micro central characterization and fabrication facility, a prototyping fab servicing over 30 Tel Aviv University research groups and over 20 companies.