Dr. Hadar Ben-Yoav is a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Biomedical Engineering in Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Hadar did his post-doctoral research (2015) under the mentorship of Professor Reza Ghodssi at the MEMS Sensors and Actuators Lab (MSAL) in the Institute for Systems Research and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland. His primary research interest focuses on developing functional biomaterial-integrated micro- and nano-electronic systems for monitoring of chemical and biological markers and their utilization onto the next generation of mobile and network applications (The Internet of Things). He did his B.Sc. degree (2004) in the Multidisciplinary program of Physics and Biology, M.Sc. (2006) in Biotechnology under the supervision of Professor Amihay Freeman, and Ph.D. degree (2010) in Electrical Engineering under the supervision of Professors Yosi Shacham-Diamand and Amihay Freeman from Tel Aviv University, Israel.
During his M.Sc. degree, Hadar studied the antimicrobial activity of silver-glucose oxidase hybrid on microbial biofilms. His Ph.D. thesis was focused on development of electrochemical low profile whole-cell biochips. Hadar plans to expand his current research and investigate new engineered strategies addressing technological challenges related to sensor development, functional biomaterial development and interface with electronics, micro-systems integration, sensing of complex systems, and real-world scenario-driven design and implementation.