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Adela Ben-Yakar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of Texas at Austin

Adela Ben-Yakar is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2000 as a Fulbright scholar. From 2000 to 2004, she was a postdoctoral researcher in Applied Physics at Stanford University and a visiting scholar at Harvard University. Her research interests are in femtosecond laser surgery, plasmonic nanoparticles for laser nanosurgery and two-photon luminescence imaging, miniaturized laser microsurgery probes for diagnosis and treatment of diseases, and microfluidic nanosurgery-on-a-chip devices for in vivo nerve regeneration studies and genome-wide screenings. Dr. Ben-Yakar has published more than 24 papers in prestigious journals including Nature, Nature Methods, and Nano Letters, and has been an invited speaker to more than 45 conference talks, seminars, and most recently a plenary talk. She is a recipient of the NSF Career Award. Her research on laser nanosurgery for nerve regeneration, microfluidics nanoaxotomy chip, two-photon luminescence imaging, and laser-surgery probe have showcased in the news articles in various newspapers and magazines, including Science, Wired, Esquire, New Scientist, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Telegraph, ABC News, and KUT radio.

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