Adela Ben-Yakar

Headshot of Dr. Adela Ben-YakarDr. Adela Ben-Yakar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Dr. Ben-Yakar specializes on advanced applications of femtosecond lasers in life sciences, nonlinear microscopy, plasmonic nanoengineering, and nanotechnology.

She investigates the fundamentals of femtosecond laser interaction with biological tissues and nanomaterials to develop novel techniques such as laser nanosurgery and 3-D micro-/nano-fabrication techniques. Dr. Ben-Yakar is a faculty member of the Thermal/Fluid Systems program of the Mechanical Engineering Department. She has served on the College of Engineering faculty since 2004.

Dr. Ben-Yakar is a regular member of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Biomedical Engineering Department. She is also a fellow of the Institute for Neuroscience and Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology at the Texas Materials Institute and Microelectronics Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Ben-Yakar received two research grants from National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2004 and 2005 and a recent grant from the Advanced Research Program of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for her work on Femtosecond Laser Nano-Surgery and Two Photon Imaging.

Dr. Ben-Yakar is also a member of the Women in Engineering Program Faculty Committee.