Neuroengineering, Sensors and Sensing
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Aviad Hai is a neuroengineer and a neuroscientist with extensive expertise and highly cited scientific publications in the emerging field of nanometer-scale probes for brain imaging and recording. In his postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Hai headed a team that has made unprecedented in-vivo fMRI measurements of cellular uptake of the neurotransmitter serotonin, using a specialized sensor (Hai et al., 2016, Neuron). Together with his work on nanofabricated devices for on-chip multi-site recording of neuronal intracellular signals (Hai et al., 2010, Nat Methods, for review see: Spira & Hai, 2013, Nat Nanotechnology), Dr. Hai is shaping his scientific strategy toward developing and applying novel sensors for whole-brain recording, and guiding future researchers in cutting-edge technologies for the detection of neural activity. Dr. Hai has won numerous awards and fellowships, and his work is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) and the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC).