Welcome to the Homepage of Hadar Ben-Yoav


Senior Lecturer the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Head, Nanobioelectronics Laboratory (NBEL)

Member at the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology

Office: 64-204

Phone: Coming… ; Fax: +972-8-6479628

Email: benyoav@bgu.ac.il



My research combines experimental and theoretical methods to enable sensing and actuation technologies for study, diagnosis, and treatment of illnesses.

Keywords: Bioelectronics, Micro- and Nano-electronic devices and systems, Bio-Microelectromechanical Systems (Bio-MEMS), Biosensors, Personalized health monitoring and treatment.


Click here for more details about the research in my group – The Nanobioelectronics Laboratory (NBEL)




·         We have open student and postdoc research positions!



Brief Bio:

·         2011 – 2015    University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States,

Post-doctoral research associate in Professor Reza Ghodssi’s group

·         2006 – 2010    Tel-Aviv University, Israel,

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Thesis: “Electrochemical whole-cell low profile bio-chips”

Advisors: Professor Yosi Shacham-Diamand and Professor Amihay Freeman

·         2004 – 2006    Tel-Aviv University, Israel,

M.Sc. in Biotechnology (cum laude)

Thesis: “Antimicrobial activity of silver-glucose oxidase hybrid”

Advisor: Professor Amihay Freeman

·         2001 – 2004    Tel-Aviv University, Israel,

B.Sc. in Physics and Biology



·         “Cell Biology” – 367-1-1011



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1.      Meyer, M. T., Subramanian, S., Kim, Y. W., Ben-Yoav, H., Gnerlich, M., Gerasopoulos, K., Bentley, W. E., and Ghodssi, R. Multi-depth valved microfluidics for biofilm segmentation. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 25, pp. 095003, 2015.

2.      Kim, Y.W., Subramanian, S., Gerasopoulos, K., Ben-Yoav, H., Wu, H.-C., Quan, D., Carter, K., Meyer, M.T., Bentley, W.E., Ghodssi, R. Effect of electrical energy on the efficacy of biofilm treatment using the bioelectric effect. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes, 15016, 2015.

3.      Kelly, D. L., Ben-Yoav, H., Payne, G. F., Winkler, T. E., Chocron, S. E., Kim, E., Stock, V., Vyas, G., Love, R. C., Wehring, H. J., Sullivan, K. M., Feldman, S., Liu, F., McMahon, R. P., and Ghodssi, R. Blood draw barriers for treatment with clozapine and development of point-of-care monitoring device. Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses, 2015 (In Press).

4.      Gnerlich, M., Ben-Yoav, H., Culver, J. N., Ketchum, D. R., and Ghodssi, R. Selective deposition of nanostructured ruthenium oxide using Tobacco mosaic virus for micro-supercapacitors in solid Nafion electrolyte. Journal of Power Sources 293, pp. 649-656, 2015.

5.      Ben-Yoav, H., Chocron, S. E., Winkler, T. E., Kim, E., Kelly, D. L., Payne, G. F., and Ghodssi, R. An electrochemical micro-system for clozapine antipsychotic treatment monitoring. Electrochimica Acta 163, pp. 260-270, 2015.

6.      Kim, E., Chocron, S. E., Ben-Yoav, H., Winkler, T. E., Liu, Y., Glassman, M., Wolfram, C., Kelly, D. L., Ghodssi, R., and Payne, G. F. Programmable "semismart" sensor: relevance to monitoring antipsychotics. Advanced Functional Materials, 2015 (Published Online).

7.      Chocron, S. E., Weisberger, B. M., Ben-Yoav, H., Winkler, T. E., Kim, E., Kelly, D. L., Payne, G. F., and Ghodssi, R. Multidimensional mapping method using an arrayed sensing system for cross-reactivity screening. PLoS ONE 10, pp. e0116310, 2015.

8.      Kim, E., Xiong, Y., Cheng, Y., Wu, H.-C., Liu, Y., Morrow, B., Ben-Yoav, H., Ghodssi, R., Rubloff, G., Shen, J., Bentley, W., Shi, X., and Payne, G. Chitosan to connect biology to electronics: fabricating the bio-device interface and communicating across this interface. Polymers special issue on "Chitin and Chitosans" 7, pp. 1-46, 2015.