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Leeya Engel

Leeya Engel
Assistant Professor
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Phone:
+972-77-887TBD

Joining in October 2022

Education

  • 2016 Ph.D. Materials Engineering and Nanotechnologies, Tel Aviv University
  • 2014 M.Sc. Materials Engineering and Nanotechnologies, Tel Aviv University
  • 2008 B.Sc. Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Research Interests

  • Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Bio-microsystems
  • Mechanobiology
  • Cryo-electron tomography
  • Microfabrication
  • Microfluidics
  • Soft lithography

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Postdoctoral Award from Israeli Council for Higher Education (VATAT)
  • 2016 Stanford ChEM-H Mechanobiology Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2015 Nellie Yeoh Whetten Award, National Student Award from American Vacuum Society (AVS)
  • 2015 NA’AMAT Award for Women in Engineering Sciences
  • 2013 Excellence Award for Advising Electrical Eng. M.Sc. Project (A. Klein), Tel Aviv University
  • 2013 Excellence Award for Advising Electrical Eng. M.Sc. Project (S. Kruk), Tel Aviv University
  • 2013 Marian Gertner Institute for Medical Nanosystems Fellowship, Tel Aviv University
  • 2013 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, Tel Aviv University
  • 2012 Academic Excellence Award in Materials and Nanotechnologies, Tel Aviv University
  • 2012 Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Travel Grant, American Vacuum Society
  • 2011 Best poster award at the 29th Israel Vacuum Society Conference
  • 2005 Merit based scholarship of half tuition coverage, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 

  • L. Engel*, C.G. Vasquez*, E.A. Montabana, B.M. Sow, M.P. Walkiewicz, W.I. Weis, A.R. Dunn (*equal contributi24775on). Lattice micropatterning for cryo-electron tomography studies of cell-cell contacts. Journal of Structural Biology 213(4), 107791. (2021)
  • M. Garcia, E. Sadeghipour, L. Engel, W.J Nelson, B.L. Pruitt. MEMS Device for Applying Shear and Tension to an Epithelium combined with Fluorescent Live Cell Imaging. J Micromech Microeng 30 125004. (2020)
  • K.W. Cui*, L. Engel*, C.E. Dundes, T.C. Nguyen, K.M. Loh, A.R. Dunn (*equal contribution). Spatially controlled stem cell differentiation via morphogen gradients: A comparison of static and dynamic microfluidic platforms. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 38 (033205). (2020) doi: 10.1116/1.5142012
  • L. Engel, G. Gaietta, L.P. Dow, M.F. Swift, G. Pardon, N. Volkmann, W.I. Weis, D. Hanein, B.L. Pruitt. Extracellular matrix micropatterning technology for whole cell cryogenic electron microscopy studies. J Micromech Microeng 29 115018. (2019)
  • L. Engel, C. Liu, N. Hemed, Y. Khan, A. Arias, S. Krylov, Y. Shacham-Diamand, L. Lin. Local electrochemical control of hydrogel microactuators in microfluidics. J Micromech Microeng 28 (10), 105005. (2018)
  • M. Ben David, L. Engel, Y. Shacham-Diamand. Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Study of Spin Coated P(VDF-TrFE-CTFE) Thin Films and P(VDF-TrFE-CTFE)/PMMA Blends. Microelectronic Engineering. 17, 37-43. (2017)
  • R. Feiner, L. Engel, S. Fleisher, M. Malki, A. Shapira, Y. Shacham-Diamand, T. Dvir. Engineered hybrid cardiac patches with multifunctional electronics. Nature Materials. (2016) DOI: 10.1038/NMAT4590
  • K. Hakshur*, L. Engel*, Y. Shacham-Diamand, S. Ruschin (*equal contribution). High surface area thermoplastic polymer films fabricated by mechanical tearing using nano-porous silicon. Microelectronic Engineering 150, 71-73. (2016)
  • L. Engel, S. Kruk, J. Shklovsky, S. Krylov, Y. Shacham-Diamand. A study toward the development of an electromechanical poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene- chlorofluoroethylene) buckling membrane actuator. J Micromech Microeng 24 (12), 125027. (2014)
  • N. Jackson, P. Verbrugghe, D. Cuypers, K. Adesanya, L. Engel, et al. A Cardiovascular Occlusion Method Based on the use of a Smart Hydrogel. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 62 (20), 399-406. (2014)
  • L. Engel, S. Krylov, Y. Shacham-Diamand. Thermoplastic nano-imprint lithography of electro active polymer poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene- chlorofluoroethylene) for micro/nano scale sensors and actuators. J Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS 13(3), 033011-033011. (2014)
  • L. Engel, O. Berkh, K. Adesanya, J. Shklovsky, P. Dubruel, S. Krylov, Y. Shacham- Diamand. Actuation of a novel Pluronic-based hydrogel: Electromechanical response and the role of applied current. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 191, 650-658. (2013)
  • J. Shklovsky*, L. Engel*, Y. Sverdlov, S. Krylov, Y. Shacham-Diamand (*equal contribution). Nano-imprinting lithography of P(VDF-TrFE-CFE) for flexible freestanding MEMS devices. Microelectronic Engineering. 100, 41-46. (2012)
  • L. Engel, J. Shklovsky, D. Schreiber, S. Krylov, Y. Shacham-Diamand. Freestanding smooth micron-scale polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membranes by thermal imprinting. J Micromech Microeng 22 (4), 045003. (2012)
  • L. Engel*, K.R. Van Volkinburg*, M. Ben-David, G.N. Washington, S. Krylov, Y. Shacham-Diamand (*equal contribution). Fabrication of a self-sensing electroactive polymer bimorph actuator based on polyvinylidene fluoride and its electrostrictive terpolymer. Proc. SPIE 9798, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), 2016, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.