Micro and nano fabrication methods, offer many unique and exciting opportunities in the realm of  brain-machine interfaces and lab on a chip. Our research is focused on developing novel micro and nanofabrication techniques for biological applications. In collaboration with several other groups we are developing new tools for better investigation of biological issues such as neural network formations and activity, and cellular sensitivity to roughness. New neuro-prosthesis systems is an additional major focus area of our activity.


What’s new

Researchers define brain's neural hierarchy (EETimes, July 2011)

Understanding the Human Neurosystem by Researching Locust Brains (ScienceDaily, Jan 2011)

Will scientists soon be able to read our minds? (HAARETZ.com, May 2010)

Seeing a Bionic Eye on Medicine's Horizon (ScienceDaily, March 2010)

A more sensitive sensor (AFTAU, March 2010)

Integrating nanotube-based NEMS into large scale MEMS (nanowerk, July 2009)

Topography of carbon nanotubes confers better adhesive properties (BrainsLab.net, March 2009)

Peptide nanotubes join the device club (nanotechweb.org, Jan 2008)

Nanotechnology Circuit Board (nanowerk, November 2007)

Cross-Circuiting to Nanotubes (Scientific American, November 2007)

Nanocircuits made easy (Royal Society of Chemistry, October 2007)

Toward Next-generation Integrated Circuits Made From Carbon Nanotubes (ScienceDaily, October 2007)

Making Neurons Remember (PhysicsCentral.com, August 2007)

A brain on a chip (IEEE spectrum, June 2006)

Neurons self-organise to make brain chips (NewScientist, June 2006)



Innate oscillations and signal propagation in engineered neuronal circuits (PDF)

Carbon nanotube Structures and Devices (PDF)



The amazing things locust neurons do (wmv file)

Engineered neural networks  (wmv file)

Carbon nanotube DPD simulator (wmv file)


Top dissertations

Model and Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Mechanics with the Dissipative Particle Dynamics Simulation Method (Orly Levi 2008)

Compact self-wiring in cultured neural networks and process entanglement as a neuronal anchorage mechanism (Raya Sorkin 2008)

Patterning Large Scale Electronic Networks of Carbon Nanotubes (Ze’ev Abrams 2007)



Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob (Physics, TAU Israel)

Dr. Danny Baranes (BGU, Israel)

Prof. Ehud Gazit (Molecular Microbiology & Biotech,TAU Israel)

Prof. Ori Cheshnovsky (Chemistry, TAU, Israel)

Prof. Amir Ayali (Zoology, TAU, Israel)

Dr. Andreas Greiner and Prof. Jan Korvink (IMTEK, U Freiburg, Germany)

Dr. Evelyne Sernagor (U NewCastle, UK)

Prof. Shlomo Yitzchaik (HUJI, Israel)

Prof. Uri Banin (HUJI, Israel)