Research Area / Fields

Electrochemical materials and devices for energy conversion and storage:

  1. Water splitting – Pioneering new approaches for green hydrogen production by electrolytic water splitting.
  2. Solar energy – Semiconducting metal-oxide photoelectrodes for photoelectrochemical water splitting for solar energy conversion and storage.

Short Bio

Avner Rothschild is a professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Technion and the L. Shirley Tark Chair in Science. He studied physics and materials engineering at the Technion graduated with a PhD in 2003. After 3 years of postdoc at MIT he returned to the Technion in 2006 as a faculty member and the head of the Electrochemical Materials & Devices research group. His research focuses on electrochemical and photoelectrochemical materials and devices for water splitting as a means of sustainable production of green hydrogen from water and solar energy. He is one of the co-founders of H2Pro, a startup company that develops a transformative water splitting technology for the wide-scale production of green hydrogen at scale. He was a member of several European consortia and held an ERC grant for research on photoelectrochemical water splitting for solar hydrogen production. He is a Kavli fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Together with Prof. Gideon Grader, he won the 2020 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Global Innovation in Smart Mobility and Alternative Fuels for Transportation.

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Shikma Litmanovitz
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