Category: Sustainability and Energy

Acoustic resonance excited heat exchange

Researcher: Prof. Beni Cukurel

Towards enhancing the efficiency of gas turbines, most thermodynamic cycles require heat to be either added or dissipated by a heat exchanger, which operates by associating two streams of different thermal potential. Due to form factor limitations of many size...
Categories: Automation, Mobility and Aerospace|Sustainability and Energy

Adsorption - absorption materials

Researcher: Prof. Michael S. Silverstein

Adsorbent/absorbent polymers are needed for the decontamination of water from organics and from metal ions. It is, however, difficult to incorporate high quantities of active adsorbents in monoliths. Highly porous emulsion-templated hydrophobic polymers, known as polyHIPEs since they are synthesized...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Aluminum-air (Al-air) battery technology

Researcher: Prof. Yair Ein-Eli

The energy capacity of today batteries is a limitation in usage of all portable devices from cell phones to hearing aid devices. The possible current density for Al/Air battery is at the limit of 1.5mA/cm2. Additionally, initial potential drop at...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Ammonium removal by Ion exchange and bioregeneration

Researcher: Prof. Michal Green

The partial nitritation and anammox (PN/A) process has gained in popularity for the treatment of wastewater due to significant energy and costs savings. While PN/A is a proven technology for municipal wastewater (MWW) side stream (sludge) treatment, the technology has...
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

Bio-fabrication of nanocellulose-mycelium hybrid materials

Researcher: Prof. Jacob (Yasha) Grobman

Fibrous network of mycelium - the vegetative part of fungi - is employed to produce sustainable alternatives for synthetic foams. Clear correlation between fungi, substrate, mold properties, and incubation conditions on final material characteristics, is used to control material density,...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Carbon-based electrodes for fuel cells

Researcher: Dr. David Eisenberg

Hydrogen fuel cells are a key enabling technology towards supplant CO2-emitting fuels with hydrogen. Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM-FC) technology is the dominant incumbent for automotive applications. However, PEM-FCs suffer from a strong drawback in the cost of the fuel cell...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Catalytic reformer for energy recycling

Researcher: Prof. Leonid Tartakovsky |Prof. Moshe Sheintuch

Internal combustion engines (ICE) will remain main propulsion technology for various applications for many years. The known challenges of using internal combustion engines are security of energy supply, climate change issues and air pollution. The aim of this technology is...
Categories: Automation, Mobility and Aerospace|Sustainability and Energy

Cathodic electrophoretic deposition of barium titanate layers from aqueous suspension

Researcher: Prof. Yoed Tsur

Barium titanate (BaTiO3) is one of the most important ceramic materials used in electronics. As an intrinsic ferroelectric material it can be utilized for various applications like multilayer capacitors, grain boundary capacitors, low-temperature sensors and thermistors. There is a growing...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Clean energy generation via gas or liquid flow

Researcher: Prof. David Greenblatt

Wind turbines are rotating elements with the potential to hit objects or birds near them. A high efficiency, green energy can be produced by means of actively controlled vortex shedding (ACVS). Reciprocating movement of element, in direction perpendicular to the...
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

Converting gas turbine to operate on methanol fuel

Researcher: Prof. Yeshayahou Levy

Today, there are many Gas Turbine (GT) units that were built with "old" technologies and are expected to operate for many more years. These units usually operate on diesel fuel and emit relative high levels of CO, NOx and SOx....
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

Cooling, dehumidification and air conditioning by solar or waste heat

Researcher: Prof. Gershon Grossman

Growing demand for air conditioning in recent years has caused a significant increase in demand for electrical energy. Electric utilities have their peak loads on hot summer days, and are often barely capable of meeting the demand, struggling with burn-out...
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

Depollution using photocatalytic nanocomposites

Researcher: Prof. Boaz Pokroy

Application of TiO2-based photocatalysts to cementitious materials is the subject of many researches in the last two decades, and is mainly aimed at achieving two goals: the depolluting action due to the oxidation of NOx present in the atmosphere to...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Desalination fuel cell system

Researcher: Prof. Matthew Suss

The main technology for water desalination is reverse osmosis (RO), in which a pressurized feed water is forced through a semi-permeable membrane and requires significant energy investment. The Desalination Fuel Cell (DFC) is a potentially disruptive technology for seawater desalination....
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

Development of advanced electrode hydrogen fuel cells based on polymer membrane

Researcher: Prof. Yoed Tsur

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (PEMFC) are low temperature operating fuel cells that fit many civilian and military applications. Carbon Nano Tube (CNT) have been explored as carbon support materials for catalysts due of their unique properties, i.e., high specific...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Edible, eco-friendly films

Researcher: Prof. Maya Davidovich-Pinhas

Plastics are known to be one of the most urgent problems in the world due to its increase use in different applications such as food, house holding, construction etc. Today some of the plastics can be recycled while some cannot. In...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Food and Agriculture|Sustainability and Energy

Efficient biodiesel production using cellulose microcapsules

Researcher: Prof. Yachin Cohen

Biodiesel is typically made by chemically reacting lipids such as animal fat, soybean oil or some other vegetable oil with an alcohol. This process requires, other than oil and alcohol also enzymes. In order to produce alcohol one can use...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Encapsulation materials

Researcher: Prof. Michael S. Silverstein

A family of continuous porous polymers, generally known as polyHIPEs, have been synthesized using high internal phase emulsions (HIPEs) as templates for the porous structure. This composition-of-matter having microscopic closed-cell capsules (either hydrophobic and hydrophilic) can be utilized for various...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Food and Agriculture|Sustainability and Energy

Enhancing conductivity and reactivity in electro-catalytic materials

Researcher: Prof. Maytal Caspary Toroker

In electro-chemical cells such as batteries and fuel cells electrical components should be both good conductors and chemically reactive. Most materials do not be efficient in both properties. There are several techniques to improve electrical conductivity and reactivity such as...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Flexible ultra-light weight conductors

Researcher: Prof. Yair Ein-Eli

Copper has been used in electrical wiring since the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph in the 1820s. Standard copper wires are used for numerous applications reliably for many years. However, as the technology changes requirements from the current...
Categories: Automation, Mobility and Aerospace|Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

H2 production by electrocatalysis assisted by Peptoid complex

Researcher: Prof. Galia Maayan

Water splitting is an important process towards the generation of H2 as a renewable and sustainable energy source; however, the high overpotential and slow kinetics limit its applicability. Most current photo- and electro-catalysts are expensive to make, not environmentally friendly...
Categories: Automation, Mobility and Aerospace|Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Harvesting electrical current from live macroalgae

Researcher: Prof. Noam Adir|Prof. Gadi Schuster

Producing renewable energy might still pollute – producing photovoltaic cells uses hazardous materials such as cadmium, hydrogen production requires electricity etc. In addition, producing and installing PV cells, wind turbines and other equipment requires transportation, energy and materials. Bio-photoelectrochemical cells...
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

High potential cathodes for thermal lithium batteries

Researcher: Prof. Yair Ein-Eli

Thermal batteries have long shelf-life, short service life and high capacity. They are very reliable. Increasing energy density will allow reducing volume of the batteries. This can be achieved by increase of discharge potential of the batteries via increase in...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

High rate hydrogenotrophic denitrification of drinking water

Researcher: Prof. Michal Green |Prof. Ori Lahav

A novel pressurized high rate hydrogenotrophic reactor for denitrification without gas purging. This invention shows that during continuous operation a gas–liquid equilibrium is established in the reactor according to Henry’s law and excess N2 gas is carried out by the...
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

High-temperature anion-exchange membrane fuel cell

Researcher: Prof. Dario R. Dekel

A conventional AEMFC that can operate at temperature over 100oC. The cell structure and conditions are such that even though the temperature is high at least some of the water in it remain liquid by balancing dew point, pressures, adding...
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

Highly active nanostructured electrodes

Researcher: Prof. Charlotte Vogt

Nano-engineered electrodes were shown to dramatically increase catalytic activity versus electrodes made of the same materials prepared by standard methodologies. The nanoengineered changes in the electrode structure are required to improve catalytic properties via several different mechanisms, resulting in e.g.,...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Highly stable membranes for alkaline fuel cells and electrolyzers

Researcher: Prof. Charles Eliezer Diesendruck|Prof. Dario R. Dekel

Alkaline fuel cells and electrolyzers offer many advantages over their acidic counterparts, the main one being the possibility to replace precious metals in electrodes with other, low cost and abundant metals. However, the alkaline environment leads to substantial electrolyte decomposition...
Categories: Automation, Mobility and Aerospace|Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Hybrid nanofiltration–reverse osmosis for selective nitrate removal

Researcher: Prof. Michal Green

The inherent preference of particular nano-filtration membranes for rejecting chloride and sodium over nitrate ions is utilized in a preliminary NF stage to remove Na+, Cl+, Ca2+ and Mg2+ to a side stream. In a second stage, RO is applied...
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

Hydrogen and electric energy production on-demand

Researcher: Prof. Alon Gany

Hydrogen storage and transportation is both in efficient and hazardous. Hydrogen production by reaction of water and chemically treated aluminum can be done on demand and on the location where the hydrogen will be used. Weight of hydrogen produced is...
Categories: Automation, Mobility and Aerospace|Sustainability and Energy

Imaging of the electric grid

Researcher: Prof. Yoav Schechner

Power plants supply the city's electrical needs using alternating current (AC) power transmission. In AC power transmission, electrical energy is distributed by generating an AC voltage waveform (usually a sine wave) with a frequency of 50 or 60 Hz. This...
Categories: Physics and Electro-Optics|Sustainability and Energy

Increasing efficiency of fans, turbines and rotating blades

Researcher: Prof. David Greenblatt

Adding steady or oscillatory perturbation near the leading edge of the blades - mechanical, electro-mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, plasma based, Lorentz force based, etc. or Gurney flaps to the trailing edge of fan blades increases air-flow, aerodynamic efficiency, power savings and...
Categories: Security & Defense|Sustainability and Energy

Innovative non-condensables purge system for closed cycle absorption heat pumps

Researcher: Prof. Gershon Grossman

Non-condensable gases (NCG) are known to cause a significant deterioration in the condensation and absorption heat and mass transfer processes in absorption systems used for thermal cooling and heating. Most absorption systems on the market are chillers, which operate with...
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

Linear wave-based engine

Researcher: Prof. Izhak Bucher

Linear motion in a cylinder using helical wave generator in elastic component. A large static radial holding force is formed in addition to the linear motion created by the elliptical movement. The motion is precise and requires low power engine...
Categories: Medical Devices|Sustainability and Energy

Liquid desiccant separation system for atmospheric moisture harvesting

Researcher: Prof. David Broday|Prof. Eran Friedler

The increasing demand for freshwater is overstretching the natural water resources around the globe. Desalination of seawater by reverse osmosis is among the most promising technologies for intensive freshwater production. However, it requires a large saline water source and large...
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

Local reuse of grey water and follow-up on systems for grey water recycling

Researcher: Prof. Eran Friedler

Greywater (GW), domestic wastewater excluding the streams generated by toilets and kitchens, can serve as an alternative water source. The main options for GW reuse are toilet flushing and garden irrigation. Greywater reuse can significantly reduce domestic water consumption. While...
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

Mitigation of combustion instabilities by local diluent injection in a premixed swirl stabilized combustor

Researcher: Dr. Dan Michaels

During turbine burning cells operation there is instability at the area around the nozzle injecting fuel + gases. Working conditions (fuel / gas %, flow etc.) are set per specific cell geometry and fuel material. If needed changes in the...
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

Modified carbon nanotube filters for oil-water separations

Researcher: Prof. Viatcheslav Freger

The main by-product of oil extraction is a mixture of water and oil, known as produced water (PW). Due to environmental regulations, this by product needs to be thoroughly treated before discharge. Out of the many fractions of oil in...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Food and Agriculture|Sustainability and Energy

Nano gate - stimulus induced nanofluidic device gaz

Researcher: Prof. Oz M. Gazit|Prof. Ofer Manor

Flow control that is activated by environmental and other pre-designed parameters can be useful in many systems such as agriculture and water treatment. Natural tendency of two-dimensional (2D) clay nano-particles to self-assemble and restrict water permeability in soils can be...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Food and Agriculture|Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology|Sustainability and Energy

New bioelectrodes for simultaneous detection of analytes and for the construction of biofuel cell devices

Researcher: Dr. Omer Yehezkeli

A great effort has been made to establish efficient electron transfer between electrodes and enzymes. The protein shell of the enzyme prevents electrical communication with electrodes, therefore, redox mediators are required for activation. present new methodology to establish efficient electron...
Categories: Medical Devices|Sustainability and Energy

Piezoelectric nano fibers of lead zirconium titanate (pzt)

Researcher: Prof. Gideon S. Grader

Piezoelectric materials are being used to transform mechanical energy into electrical energy and vice versa. Piezoceramic is commonly used in these applications due to its high dielectric constant, high coupling efficient, large remnant polarization and fast response. Piezoceramic nanofibers have advantage...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Protection layer for battery electrodes

Researcher: Distinguished Prof. Yitzhak Apeloig

In Li-ion batteries electrode materials degrade through their reactive interface with the electrolyte. The undesirable interfacial reactions result in formation of layers that impede charge transfer and can serve as an active site for electrolytic consumption, electrode corrosion and passivation,...
Categories: Automation, Mobility and Aerospace|Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Protein-based polymers as the active layer in electronic devices

Researcher: Prof. Nadav Amdursky

Using sustainable and affordable proteins as the basis for the formation of a new family of environmental polymers that are free-standing, soft, elastic, and most importantly, their electronic and ionic conductivity can be engineered. A special focus is given to...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Medical Devices|Sustainability and Energy

Pulse tube sterling type cryogenic cooling

Researcher: Prof. Gershon Grossman

Refrigeration at temperatures around 80-150 K is required for infrared night-vision equipment with high resolution and fast response times. Compact, light-weight devices are necessary for many typical applications, such as for man-portable night-vision equipment, unattended aerial vehicles, and for use...
Categories: Security & Defense|Sustainability and Energy

Pure hydrogen production

Researcher: Prof. Moshe Sheintuch

Fuel cells require very clean hydrogen for proper operation. Hydrogen transportation poses several logistics and safety issues. The solution might be – on board clean hydrogen production using a very efficient autothermal system. The system produces clean hydrogen by steam...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Recycling of caesarstone production waste

Researcher: Prof. Konstantin Kovler

Caesarstone products are mostly made from natural quartz aggregates with organic pigments and enhanced polymer resins. They provide a surface with exceptional properties of heat, stain, scratch and chip resistance. At the same time, the manufacture of Caesarstone products generates...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Recycling phosphogypsum

Researcher: Prof. Konstantin Kovler

Phosphogypsum is a product of manufacturing of phosphoric acid from phosphate rock. It contains radioactive impurities and chemical impurities which deteriorate the gypsum quality. Huge quantities of phosphogypsum is piling next to quarries. Some process exists to clean the phosphogypsum...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Reduction of friction in a piston-cylinder assembly for cryogenic refrigerator

Researcher: Prof. Izhak Etsion

The need for a small, low-power, reliable and inexpensive cryogenic refrigerator is increasing, especially for application in widely distributed IR systems such as binoculars, sights, military and civilian drones, applications to the automotive world such as autonomous vehicle cameras. Friction...
Categories: Physics and Electro-Optics|Sustainability and Energy

Reef restoration

Researcher: Prof. Ezri Tarazi

Coral reefs are great touristic point of interest, but they also protect coastlines from storms and erosion, are source of food and provide jobs. They are facing serious threats from rapid climate change and might disappear by 2050. It is...
Categories: Sustainability and Energy

Rotational casting of inorganic cement architectural components

Researcher: Prof. Arnon Bentur |Prof. Jacob (Yasha) Grobman|Prof. Aaron Sprecher

Façade tiles and aesthetics components with complex geometries are currently difficult to fabricate and require cement or mechanical parts such as bolts for connections. Inorganic cementitious tiles are relatively weak and absorb water. Manufacturing such architectural elements from polymers and...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Separation of ions from water and wastewater

Researcher: Prof. Youri Gendel

Purification of water or waste water from nitrates and other ions can be done using ion exchange and other processes which consume large amounts of salts, acids or bases and produce highly concentrated brines that are difficult to treat. In...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Ultra micro gasturbines

Researcher: Prof. Beni Cukurel

Electronic military equipment weight as well as MAV flight time is highly dependent on achievable electric energy density. Therefore, the development of a 300W kerosene-driven Ultra Micro Gas Turbine (UMGT) prototype is proposed, which is foreseen to triple energy density...
Categories: Automation, Mobility and Aerospace|Security & Defense|Sustainability and Energy

Water desalination - selective removal of specific Ions

Researcher: Prof. Matthew Suss|Prof. Charles Eliezer Diesendruck

Selective water treatment, which removes more problematic ions preferentially over others, is an important goal towards next generation, energy efficient water treatment systems. Current treatment techniques rely on chemical sedimentation or membrane separation, the latter of which is used in...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Water purification by forward osmosis

Researcher: Prof. Yair Ein-Eli

A new separation unit for FO comprising of 2 separation columns which are filled with a stimulus water-absorbing polymer gel. The gel is thermo-sensitive with lower critical solution temperature. This material absorbs water below critical temperature Thyd and release water...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Zinc-Bromine Flow Battery

Researcher: Prof. Matthew Suss

Grid-scale energy storage is a fast-growing market, as it is needed to enable solar and wind energy to reach their full potential. Electrochemical systems are widely used to store energy (flow batteries) and desalinate water (capacitive deionization). Widespread adoption of...
Categories: Chemistry and Materials|Sustainability and Energy

Prof. Noam Adir

Chemistry

Research Interests: Structural biology of photosynthetic complexes, enzymes, stress related proteins, etc. Renewable energy from direct photosynthetic activity to hydrogen conversion. Development...

Prof. Yehuda Agnon

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Water waves. Renewable energy. Thermoacoustic engines – heat engines with no moving parts. Natural gas liquefaction. Acoustic generator – conversion...

Prof. Nadav Amdursky

Chemistry

Research Interests: Biomaterials. Conductive biopolymers. Bioelectronics. Charge transfer. Proton/anion exchange membranes. Ultrafast processes. Biopolymers for energy applications. Biopolymers for functional biomedical devices....

Prof. Lilac Amirav

Chemistry

Research Interests: Photochemical oxidation on nanorod photocatalysts. Morphological effects on photocatalytic activity. Bi-metallic co-catalysts for efficient photocatalytic H2 production.

Distinguished Prof. Yitzhak Apeloig

Chemistry

Research Interests: Nanonmatetials based on organosilicon compounds. New organosilicon materials. Molecular modeling. Computational quantum chemistry. Reaction mechanisms and reactive intermediates in organosilicon...

Prof. Maytal Caspary Toroker

Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests: Renewable energy sources. Photovoltaic solar cells based on metal-oxide semiconductors for producing electricity. Energy conversion. Solid oxide fuel cells. Alternative...

Prof. Beni Cukurel

Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests: Basic and applied heat transfer. Micro gas turbine performance assessment and enhancement. Measurement technique development.

Prof. Dario R. Dekel

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Ionomeric materials Anion Exchange Membranes (AEMs) Non-Pt electrocatalysts AEM-Fuel Cells. AEM-Redox Flow Batteries Ionomeric membrane-based electrochemical processes.

Prof. Charles Eliezer Diesendruck

Chemistry

Research Interests: Smart polymer materials (e.g. self-healing). Ion-exchange membrane. Electrode functionalization. Tuning mechanical properties of polymer materials.

Prof. Yair Ein-Eli

Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests: Advanced materials for portable power sources. Electrochemical behavior and electrodepositing of copper. Development of corrosion inhibitors. Electrochemical behavior of silicon.

Dr. David Eisenberg

Chemistry

Research Interests: Multi-doping – the interaction of several active elements at a single catalytic site. Flow engineering – improving the delivery of...

Prof. Izhak Etsion

Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: Hydrodynamic and hydrostatic lubrication. Fluid film bearings and seals. Contact adhesion and friction of rough surfaces. Laser surface texturing. Modeling...

Prof. Gitti Frey

Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests: Conducting and semiconducting polymers. Hybrid materials and nanocomposites. Electronic processes at organic/inorganic interfaces. Electrostatic interactions and Coulomb correlations in solution....

Prof. Alon Gany

Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests: Aerospace propulsion (rockets, ramjets, scramjets). Marine jet propulsion (two-phase jet, water-breathing ram-rockets). Hydrogen and energy production (production on-demand, storage, electric...

Prof. Oz M. Gazit

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis. Advanced hybrid organic/inorganic materials. Adsorption Materials. Sustainable carbon based fuels.

Prof. Youri Gendel

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Environmental electrochemistry – advanced oxidation processes. Electrocoagulation. Nitrogen removal. Capacitive deionization. Redox flow batteries. Supercapacitors. Fuel cell. Catalytic membrane contractors...

Prof. Yiska Goldfeld

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Intelligent structures, textile reinforced concrete structures. Damage identification, structural health monitoring. Stability, imperfection sensitivity, and buckling of shell structures. Laminated...

Prof. Gideon S. Grader

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Hydrogen generation and materials for energy applications. Hydrogen generation by decoupled water splitting. Synthesis of ceramic nanofibers with special architectures....

Prof. David Greenblatt

Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: Energy-related flow control applications, active separation control, dynamic stall control, wake and vortex management; high-lift and high-alpha aerodynamics. Turbo-machinery heat...

Prof. Jacob (Yasha) Grobman

Architecture and Town Planning

Research Interests: Digital architecture and performance-oriented architectural design. Sustainable architectural design. Computer aided manufacturing. The connection between digital design research and architectural...

Prof. Gershon Grossman

Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: Energy Conservation: waste heat utilization, industrial and residential heat pumps, absorption systems, chillers, heat pumps and heat transformers. Solar Energy:...

Prof. Yeshayahou Levy

Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests: Propulsion (turbo-jets, turbo shaft and ramjet engine). Gas (power) turbine. Pressurized fluidized bed combustion for gas turbine operation. Atomization of...

Dr. Dan Michaels

Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests: Dual mode scramjet – supersonic and subsonic flame holding. Thrusters for space application discharging a concentrated mass. Solid propellants. Two-phase...

Dr. Dan Price

Architecture and Town Planning

Research Interests: Architecture in Palestine/Israel during the 20th century. Social housing. Current models of cooperative housing. Materials and building technologies. Design-build pedagogy....

Prof. Eugene Rabkin

Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests: Diffusion along the grain boundaries and interfaces between dissimilar materials. Synthesis and properties of hollow and porous metal nanostructures. Diffusion...

Prof. Guy Ramon

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Interests: Membrane science and technology: Membrane formation; structure – performance characteristics; deposition and fouling; strategies for fouling prevention and control. Biofilms...

Prof. Avner Rothschild

Materials Science and Engineering

Research Interests: Electrochemical materials and devices for energy conversion and storage: Water splitting – Pioneering new approaches for green hydrogen production by...

Prof. Levi Schachter

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Advanced acceleration concepts. Interaction of free electrons with electromagnetic fields and waves. Interaction of electromagnetic field with the human body.

Prof. Raphael Semiat

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Water technologies with emphasis on water desalination aspects. Applications of membranes to separation processes and water desalination. Crystallization from solutions...

Prof. Moshe Sheintuch

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Chemical and catalytic reaction engineering. Kinetic instabilities, reactor dynamics and control, chaos, spatio-temporal patterns. Reaction and diffusion in porous and...

Prof. Matthew Suss

Mechanical Engineering; Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Electrochemical systems for energy and water applications. Capacitive water desalination. Flow batteries for large scale energy storage. Electroosmotic micropumps. Fluidic...

Prof. Leonid Tartakovsky

Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests: Advanced propulsion systems. Combustion in internal combustion engines. Internal combustion engines for UAV. Alternative fuels. Fuel atomization. Energy and environmental...

Prof. Nir Tessler

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests: Conducting, semi-conducting and light emitting organic materials. Photo-physical processes (including laser action and micro-cavities). Transport of charges and of electron-hole...

Prof. Yoed Tsur

Chemical Engineering

Research Interests: Alternative energy sources. Impedance spectroscopy measurements. Analysis of impedance spectroscopy results using evolutionary programming techniques. Synthesis and development of oxide...