Doron Aurbach is a leading electrochemist and physical chemist who heads a prolific research group working on frontier topics in electrochemical, surface and material sciences, including intercalation processes, passivation phenomena, complex solution chemistry and development of new analytical avenues: in-situ spectro-electrochemical tools and hydrodynamic spectroscopy of composite surfaces an electrodes. On the practical side, Aurbach and his group works systematically on R&D of a wide variety of power sources, electronically conducting polymers, and water desalination and purification. The scope of his work is very broad and is impressively rigorous. It provides novel new technology while advancing the basic science needed for development of reliable power sources.
Prof. Aurbach is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, a member of Bar-Ilan University (BIU) Senate, the Director of the Energy Center at the Bar-Ilan University Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA) and the leader of the Israel National Research Center for Electrochemical Propulsion (INREP), which includes 22 research groups from 5 leading academic institutions. He heads the Electrochemistry Research Group at Bar-Ilan. It numbers >40 people and is certainly the biggest group at BIU and perhaps the largest in Israel. He also served as the chairman of Israel National Labs Accreditation Authority (2010-2016) and is a past Chairperson of the Chemistry Department (2001-2005).
Prof. Aurbach has mentored 55 PhD students and 70 MSc students and has supervised 20 post-doctoral fellows. Many of the graduates of his lab have gone on to successful careers in Israeli academia. He has published more than 540 research papers in leading electrochemistry, materials science and physical chemistry journals. These papers have been cited more than 42000 times with h-index 103 (Google). The statistics from the WOS are h-index 92, > 33000 citations, October 2017.
Prof. Aurbach is a fellow of the ECS, MRS and ISE, a member in the European Academy of Science (since 2015) and served the electrochemistry and power sources R&D Community as a senior editor for the Journal of the Electrochemical Society.
Prof. Doron Aurbach has won several prestigious prizes, including the 2020 Israel Chemical Society (ICS) Gold Medal, the A. Frumkin Medal of the international society of Electrochemistry (ISE) for 2018, A. J. Bard Medal of the Electrochemical Society (2017), Ernest B. Yeager award of the International Battery Association (IBA) for Carrier-Long achievements in power sources research (2014), the Kolthoff prize of the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, for excellence in chemical research (2013), the Research Award of the Battery Division of the Electrochemical Society (2013), the Israel Chemical Society Prize of Excellence (2012), the Landau Prize for Green Chemistry (2011), the Edwards Company Prize of the Israel Vacuum Society for Research Excellence (2007) and the Technology Award of the Battery Division of the Electrochemical Society (2005).
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