Research Interests

  • Fibers for biomedical applications
  • Fibers for long-haul quantum interconnects
  • Integrated microelectronics and photonics in fibers
  • Fibers with data processing capabilities
  • Pervasive sensing for Internet of Things
  • Environmental monitoring and surveillance
  • Bioprinting and additive manufacturing
  • Fabrics with active functionalities

Awards, Honors, and Fellowships

2022 - 2027 : National Science Foundation CAREER Award

2010 - 2011 : Rothschild post-doctoral fellowship of Yad Hanadiv

2007 - 2010 : Eshkol scholarship of the Israel Ministry of Science

2007 - 2008 : Intel award for outstanding Ph.D. students

2006 - 2007 : Wolf foundation doctoral excellence scholarship

2006 - 2007 : Fulbright doctoral dissertation fellowship


  • Designer, Project Manager (during the construction phase), and Director of Fibers and Additive Manufacturing Enabled Systems Laboratory at the Department of Intelligent System Engineering (ISE FAMES Lab).
  • Co-developer of the new Intelligent Systems Engineering curriculum at Indiana University, beginning its launch in 2016.
  • Founding member of IU Quantum Science and Engineering Center, Engineering Health, and Health@Luddy.
  • Extensive experience in 3D printing, bioprinting, electrooptic materials, semiconductor device physics, integrated photonic circuits, and functional fibers, leading to eighteen peer-reviewed journal articles, four patents granted, five patent applications, and twenty seven international conference talks, including invited, keynote, plenary, and tutorials.
  • Invented and tested novel fabrication techniques, including generic methodologies for fabrication of photonic and electronic integrated circuitry in electrooptic substrates, fiberembedded arrays of integrated devices, biosynthetic 3D printed tissue integrating fiber devices into bioink constructs for biosensing and metabolic stimulation with microscale precision.
  • Designed and assembled measurement and processing setups such as: 3D printing setups, multi-axial prism couplers for characterization of waveguide-embedded photonic structures, birefringence-measurement setups for characterization of magneto- and electrooptical properties of ferroelectrics, and high-throughput high-temperature tapering and breakup setups for silica-based fiber processing.
  • Developed and investigated novel prototype devices such as electrooptically-tunable photonic structures, photo detecting fibers, and fiber-based chemical sensors.