Professor of Materials Science, Material Sciences and Engineering (Department of)
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS)
Yoel Fink is a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at MIT. Professor Fink received a B.A. degree in Physics (Cum Laude) and a B.Sc in Chemical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from the Technion, Haifa, in 1994. In 2000 he was awarded a Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. That same year he joined the faculty of the MIT Materials Science and Engineering Department, and in 2011 he became a joint professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Professor Fink’s research group has pioneered the field of multimaterial multifunctional fibers. He was a recipient of the Weizmann Institute Amos De-Shalit Foundation Scholarship in 1992, was awarded the Hershel Rich Technion Innovation Competition 1994, was a recipient of the Technology Review Award for the 100 Top Young Innovators in 1999, and was awarded the National Academy of Sciences Initiatives in Research Award for 2004. In 2006 he won the Joseph Lane Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2007 he was named one of the MacVicar Fellows awarded annually in recognition of outstanding teaching abilities. Professor Fink is a co-founder of OmniGuide Inc. (2000) and served as its chief executive officer from 2007–2010 and as a member of the Board until 2014. He is the coauthor of over eighty scientific journal articles, and holds over sixty issued U.S. patents on photonic fibers and devices. Professor Fink currently serves as associate director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE).