Prof. Lior Elbaz
One of the most critical problems which humanity faces today is Energy. Energy is essential for production of clean water sources via desalination, food production, for transportation, use of electronic devices and so on. The most common methods to produce energy today rely on fossil fuels which are limited to certain areas on earth, most of which is in the hands of unfriendly countries, and their reserves are decreasing in an extremely rapid pace, with predictions that they will last for up to 50 years from today. In addition, the price of using these fuels on the environment, public health and society becomes unbearable. Hence, new alternative technologies, relying on renewable, clean resources are the only alternative to the way we generate power today. One the most promising technologies for transportation, backup- and even main-power today is fuel cells which offers to use hydrogen (which could be produced using solar energy) and oxygen to produce power and water. Fuel cells are considered the most promising alternative energy technology due to their high energy density, an order of magnitude higher than the best battery today. Most of the advanced countries in the world have already voted on hydrogen economy which relies on fuel cells.
Lior Elbaz received his PhD in chemical engineering from the Ben-Gurion University, Israel, and is currently an Associate Professor at the Bar-Ilan University, Israel. During his graduate studies, he specialized in electrochemistry and worked on the development of bio-inspired catalysts for fuel cells. He continued his research in the field at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA, a world leader in the development of fuel cell technology; there he worked on various aspects of this technology, from electrocatalysis to inorganic chemistry, materials chemistry and engineering as a postdoctoral associate. During his time there, he expended his interests into photovoltaics and metal-air batteries. He is now continuing his research on renewable energy related projects at the Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Lior established the Israeli Fuel Cells Consortium in 2016 with the support of the Fuel Choices and Smart Mobility Initiative of the Israeli Prime Minister's Office, and heads it. This is a 12-member labs consortium with representation from all major universities in Israel. Lior is also involved in several research projects with industrial pratenrs who develop unique fuel cells.
In his work Lior is trying to tackle the two top hurdles in fuel cells technology: Durability and Cost. Durability, as the US-DOE describes it, is the biggest hurdle. Lior has been developing new, advanced materials, mostly based on porous, high surface-area, conductive ceramic materials which show significant durability when compared to the common carbonaceous materials used today. Lior is also developing methodologies to study corrosion in fuel cells, by studying the material’s strengths and weaknesses and exposing them to extreme, yet realistic operating conditions to simulate degradation which will take place over several years in only a few days. These projects are currently applied by his industrial partners. Lior is also developing catalysts, mainly for oxygen reduction, based on ultra-low loading Pt. He is also developing biomimetic non-precious metal group catalysts based on relatively new and exciting transition metal complexes: metallo-corroles. These are considered today to be among the state-of-the-art molecular catalysts for oxygen reduction. Lior has recently developed new catalysts for dimethyl ether direct electro-oxidation in fuel cells. These discoveries resulted in an applied patent and a new Israeli startup company which was recently established.
Postdoctoral Associate Sep. 2009- Apr. 2013
MPA-11 group, Materials, Physics and Applications Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA.
Department of Chemical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel (combined with M.Sc.).
Ben-Gurion University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Israel.
The dependence of the free world on fossil fuels is increasing rapidly, whereas the world’s reserves are diminishing. Moreover, the effect of using such fuels on climate change, public health and nature is detrimental. The best way to reduce this dependence and even eliminate it is the further development of renewable energy technologies such as solar cells and fuel cells, which have the potential to power our automobiles, households and industry. In order for them to take over the energy market, scientific breakthroughs are needed.
The advancement in the commercialization of fuel cells is hampered by the high cost of their components, and especially the catalysts - Pt in most cases. Although it is the premium catalyst both at the anode and cathode of most low temperature fuel cells, the notion that even the most ingenious improvements in platinum nano-structure and alloying synthesis cannot dispel the issue of this catalyst scarcity and cost escalation, it is a prudent endeavor to develop inexpensive catalysts for oxygen reduction (ORR) which can be obtained from abundant and sustainable sources in order to realize the eagerly anticipated mass commercialization of fuel cells.
Since the discovery of their ability to catalyze the ORR and up until today, there has been a continuous growth in the interest in macrocyclic compounds. Researchers in various fields, from biology to physics and chemistry, have investigated the ORR mechanism and modified the macrocyclic structures and transition metal complexes to achieve better catalytic performance. While good catalytic activity was demonstrated under certain conditions, further development is needed in order to make them competitive with platinum based catalysts.
Our projects aim at developing bio-inspired catalysts for ORR as well as improving precious metal based catalysts for fuel cells. We also study and develop new materials for fuel cell s and batteries that could extend their durability and increase their activity. We are looking for excellent, motivated PhD students and postdocs who are willing to take on the task of making this world cleaner and better. We are currently looking for exceptional candidates from the fields of electrochemistry, inorganic chemistry and materials chemistry.
Research Interest (in no specific order):
- Bio-inspired electrochemistry
- Alternative energy technologies (fuel cells, batteries and photovoltaics).
- Organometallic compounds.
- Conductive polymers.
- Porphyrins and transition metal complexes.
- Ceramic materials.
- Carbon supports for alternative energy applications (electrodes, electron acceptors).
Authored books and book chapters
- Catalytic Reduction of Oxygen by Metalloporphyrins (L. Elbaz, VDM Publishing: Saarbrücken, 2010, ISBN 978-3-639-29274-9).
- Heat-Treated Non-Precious Metal Based Catalysts for Oxygen reduction (L. Elbaz, G. Wu and P. Zelenay), in Electrocatalysis in Fuel Cells: A Non and Low Platinum Approach (S. Minhua, Springer, 2013, ISBN: 978-1-4471-4910-1)
Refereed articles in peer reviewed scientific journals
60) Direct quinone fuel cells (Y. Yurko and L. Elbaz, 2023, Journal of American Chemical Society, Accepted) https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.2c12813
59) Enhanced oxygen reduction and fuel cell performance and durability of ultra-low loading Pt-supported high surface area titanium nitro-carbide (O. Lori, A. Kozhushner, H. C. Honig, and L. Elbaz, 2023, Journal of Power Sources, Accepted). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2022.232620
58) Lignin-derived bimetallic platinum group metal-free oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysts for acid and alkaline fuel cells (M. Muhyuddin, A. Friedman, F. Poli, E. Petri, H. Honig, F. Basile, A. Fasolini, R. Lorenzi, E. Berretti, M. Bellini, A. Lavacchi, L. Elbaz, C. Santoro, and F. Soavi, Journal of Power Sources, 2023, 556, 232416- 232428). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2022.232416
57) NiFe-mixed metal porphyrin aerogels as oxygen evolution reaction catalysts in alkaline electrolyzers (W. Moschkowitsch, B. Samanta, N. Zion, H. Honig, D.A Cullen, M. Caspary Toroker, and L. Elbaz, Nanoscale, 2022, Accepted) https://doi.org/10.1039/D2NR05675E
56) Design of advanced aerogel structures for oxygen reduction reaction electrocatalysis (L. Peles-Strahl, Y. Persky, and L. Elbaz, SusMat, 2022, Accepted) https://doi.org/10.1002/sus2.104
55) Mixed Metal Nickel Iron Oxide Aerogels for Oxygen Evolution Reaction (W. Moschkowitsch, N. Zion, H. C. Honig, N. Levy, D. A. Cullen, and L. Elbaz, ACS Catalysis, 2022, 12, 12162-12169). https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.2c03351
54) Assessing and Measuring the Active Site Density of PGM-free ORR Catalysts (R. Snitkoff-Sol and L. Elbaz, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 2022, 26, 1839-1850). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-022-05236-5
53) Electrocatalysis of Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell with Covalent Framework of Iron Phthalocyanine Aerogel (N. Zion, L. Peles-Strahl, A. Friedman, D. Cullen, L. Elbaz, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2022, 2022, 5, 7, 7997–8003). https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.2c00375
52) What is next in anion-exchange membrane electrolyzers? Bottlenecks, benefits, and future (C. Santoro, A. Lavacchi, P. Mustarelli, V. Di Noto, L. Elbaz, D. Dekel, and F. Jaouen, ChemSusChem, 2022, 15, e202200027). https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.202200027
51) Quantifying the Electrochemical Active Site Density of PGM-free Catalysts in-situ Fuel Cells using Fourier Transform Alternating Current Voltammetry (R. Z. Snitkoff-Sol, A. Friedman, H.C. Honig, Y. Yurko, A. Kozhushner, M. J. Zachman. P. Zelenay, A. Bond, and L. Elbaz, Nature Catalysis, 2022, 5, 163-170). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41929-022-00748-9
50) Recent Progress and Viability of PGM-free Catalysts for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction and Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction (W. Moschkowitsch, O. Lori, L. Elbaz, ACS Catalysis, 2021, 1082-1089). https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.1c04948
49)Application of Molecular Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Alkaline Fuel Cells (A. Friedman, M. Mizrahi, N. Levy, N. Zion, M. Zachman, L. Elbaz, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, 13, 49, 58532-58538). https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c16311
48) 3D Metal Carbide Aerogel Network as Stable Catalyst for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (O. Lori, N. Zion. H. C. Honig, and L. Elbaz, ACS Catalysis, 2021, 11, 13707-13713). https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.1c03332
47) The Effect of Membrane Electrode Assembly Methods on the Performance in Fuel Cells (Y. Yurko and L. Elbaz, Electrochemica Acta, 2021, 389, 138676-138681). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2021.138676
46) Bipyridine Modified Conjugated Carbon Aerogels as a Platform for the Electrocatalysis of Oxygen Reduction Reaction (L. Peles-Strahl, N. Zion, O. Lori, N. Levy, G. Bar, A. Dahan and L. Elbaz, Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 2100163). https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202100163
45) Porphyrin Aerogel Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Anion-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells (N. Zion, J.C. Douglin, D.A. Cullen, P. Zelenay, D.R. Dekel and L. Elbaz, Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, 2100963). https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202100963
44) Control of Molecular Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction by Variation of pH and Functional Groups (A. Friedman, N.R. Samala, H.C. Honig, M. Tasior, D.T. Gryko, L. Elbaz and I. Grinberg, ChemSusChem, 2021, 14 (8), 1886-1892). https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.202002756
43) Durable Tungsten Carbide Support for Pt-based Fuel Cells Cathodes (O. Lori, S. Gonen, O. Kapon, L. Elbaz, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2021, 13 (7), 8315-8323). https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c20089
42) Optimization of Ni-Co-Fe based catalysts for oxygen evolution reaction by surface and relaxation phenomena analysis (R. Attias, K.V. Sankara, K. Dhaka, W. Moschkowitsch, L. Elbaz, M. Caspary-Toroker, Y. Tsur, ChemSusChem, 2021, 14 (7), 1737-1746). https://chemistry-europe.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cssc.202002946
41) Bifunctional PGM-Free Metal Organic Frameworks-based Electrocatalysts for Alkaline Electrolyzers: Trends in the Activity with Different Metal Centers (W. Moschkowitsch, S. Gonen, K. Dhaka, N. Zion, H. Honig, Y. Tsur, M. Caspary-Toroker, L. Elbaz, Nanoscale, 2021, 13, 4576-4584). https://doi.org/10.1039/D0NR07875A
40) Heterogeneous Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide with Transition Metal Complexes (A. Friedman and L. Elbaz, Journal of Catalysis, 2020, 395, 23-35). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcat.2020.12.004
39) Methods for Assessment and Measurement of the Active Site Density in PGM-free ORR Catalysts (A. Kozhushner, N, Zion, and L. Elbaz, Current Opinions in Electrochemistry, 2021, 25, 100620-100630). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coelec.2020.08.002
38) Enhancement of the Oxygen Reduction Reaction Electrocatalytic Activity of Metallo-Corroles Using Contracted Cobalt(III) CF3-Corrole Incorporated in High Surface Area Carbon Support (H. C. Honig, A. Friedman, N. Zion and L. Elbaz, ChemComm, 2020, 56, 8627-8630). https://doi.org/10.1039/D0CC03122D
37) Ternary NiFeTiOOH Catalyst for Oxygen Evolution Reaction: Study of the Effect of the Addition of Ti at Different Loadings (W. Moschkowitsch, K. Dhaka, S. Gonen, R. Attias, Y. Tsur, M. Caspary-Toroker and L. Elbaz, ACS Catalysis, 2020, 10, 4879-4887). https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.0c00105
36) Recent Advances in Synthesis and Utilization of Ultra-low Loading of Precious Metal-based Catalysts for Fuel Cells (O. Lori and L. Elbaz, ChemCatChem, 2020, 12, 1-14). https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.202000001
35) The relationship of morphology and catalytic activity: A case study of iron corrole incorporated in high surface area carbon supports (N. Levy, O. Lori, S. Gonen, M. Mizrahi, S. Ruthstein and Lior Elbaz, Carbon, 2020, 158, 238-243). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2019.12.012
34) Heat-treated Aerogel as a Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction (N. Zion, D. Cullen, P. Zelenay and L. Elbaz, Angewandte Chemie, 2020, 59 (6), 2483-2489). https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.201913521
33) Electrocatalytically Active Silver Organic Framework: Ag(I)‐Complex Incorporated in Activated Carbon (S. Gonen, O. Fleker and L. Elbaz, ChemCatChem, 2019, 11, 6124-6130). https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201901604
32) Structural and Physical Parameters Controlling the Oxygen Reduction Reaction Selectivity with Carboxylic Acid-Substituted Cobalt Corroles Incorporated in a Porous Carbon Support (H.C. Honig, C.B. Krishnamurthy, I. Borge-Durán, M. Tasior, D.T. Gryko, I. Grinberg and L. Elbaz, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2019, 123 (43), 26351-26357). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b07333
31) A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study of Cobalt Corroles as Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction (J.S. Shpilman, A. Friedman, N. Zion, N. Levy, D.T. Major and L. Elbaz, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2019, 123 (50), 30129-30136). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b09203
30) Aminomethylene-Phosphonate Analogue as a Cu(II) Chelator: Characterization and Application as an Inhibitor of Oxidation Induced by Cu(II)-Prion Peptide Complex (N. Pariente-Cohen, E. Lo Presti, S. Dell'Acqua, T. Jantz, L. Shimon, N. Levy, M. Nassir, L. Elbaz, L. Casella, B. Fischer, Inorganic Chemistry, 2019, 58 (18), 8995-9003). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b00287
29) Electropolymerization of PGM-free 3D Structures of Molecular Catalyst with High Density of Catalytic Sites (A. Friedman, I. Saltsman, Z. Gross and L. Elbaz, Electrochemica Acta, 2019, 310, 13-19). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2019.04.096
28) Imidazole Decorated Reduced Graphene Oxide: A Biomimetic Ligand for Selective Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysis with Metalloporphyrins (R. Snitkoff, N. Levy, I. Ozery, S. Ruthstein and L. Elbaz, Carbon, 2019, 143, 223-229). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2018.11.013
27) Theoretical Study of the Electrocatalytic Reduction of Oxygen by Metallocorroles (M. Kosa, N. Levy, L. Elbaz and D. Major, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2018, 122 (31), 17686-17694). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b05831
26) Comparison of New Metal Organic Framework-based Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction (S. Gonen and L. Elbaz, Data in Brief, 2018, 19, 281-287). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2018.05.011
25) First-principles investigation of the formation of Pt Nanorafts on the Mo2C support and their catalytic activity for oxygen reduction reaction (C.B. Krishnamurthy, O. Lori, L. Elbaz and I. Grinberg, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2018, 9, 2229-2234). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b00949
24) Metal Organic Frameworks as Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction (S. Gonen and L. Elbaz, Current Opinions in Electrochemistry, 2018, 9, 179-188). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coelec.2018.03.035
23) Bio-inspired Electrocatalysis of Oxygen Reduction Reaction in Fuel Cells using Molecular Catalysts (N. Zion, A. Friedman, N. Levy and L. Elbaz, Advanced Materials, 2018, 1800406). https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201800406
22) Highly Efficient Bio-Inspired Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysis with polyCorroles (A. Friedman, L. Landau, S. Gonen, Z. Gross and L. Elbaz, ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 5024-5031). https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.8b00876
21) Unexpected High ORR Activity of Metal Organic Framework When Incorporated in Activated Carbon (S. Gonen, O. Lori and L. Elbaz, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 9634-9641). https://doi.org/10.1039/C7NR09081A
20) A Surprising Substituent Effect in Corroles on the Electrochemical Activation of Oxygen Reduction (N. Levy, J. S. Shpilman, H. C. Honig, D. T. Major and L. Elbaz, Chemical Communications, 53, (2017) 12942-12945). https://doi.org/10.1039/C7CC06920K
19) Doping and Reduction of Graphene Oxide using Chitosan-derived Volatile N-heterocyclic Compounds for Metal-free Oxygen Reduction Reaction (S. Kumar, S. Gonen, A. Friedman, L. Elbaz and G.D. Nessim, Carbon, 120 (2017) 419-426). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2017.05.071
18) Direct Electro-oxidation of Dimethyl Ether on Pt-Cu NanoChains (B. Gavriel, R. Sharabi and L. Elbaz, ChemSusChem, 10 (15) (2017), 3069-3074). https://doi.org/10.1002/cssc.201700702
17) Highly Active, Corrosion-Resistant Cathode for Fuel Cells, based on Platinum and Molybdenum Carbide (O. Lori, S. Gonen and L. Elbaz, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 164 (7) (2017), F825-F830). https://doi.org/10.1149/2.1161707jes
16) Modulation of Oxygen Content in Graphene Surfaces Using Temperature Programmed Reductive Annealing: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) and Electrochemical Study (O. Marciano, S. Gonen, N. Levy, E. Teblum, R. Yemini, G. D. Nessim, S. Ruthstein, and L. Elbaz, Langmuir, 32 (44) (2016), 11672-11680). https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02987
15) Methodology for the Design of Accelerated Stress Tests for Non-Precious Metal Catalysts in Fuel Cell Cathodes (R. Sharabi, Y. H. Wijsboom, N. Borchtchoukova, G. Finkelshtain, L. Elbaz, Journal of Power Sources, 335 (2016), 56-64). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2016.10.032
14) Metallocorroles as Non-Precious Metal Electrocatalysts for Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction in Alkaline Media (N. Levy, A. Mahammed, A. Friedman, B. Gavriel, Z. Gross,and L. Elbaz, ChemCatChem, 8 (17) (2016), 2832-2837). https://doi.org/10.1002/cctc.201600556
13) Advances in Ceramic Supports for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells (O. Lori, L. Elbaz, Catalysts, 5 (2015), 1445-1464). https://doi.org/10.3390/catal5031445
12) Metallocorroles as Non-Precious Metal Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction (N. Levy, A. Mahammed, M. Kosa, D. Major, Z. Gross,and L. Elbaz, Angewandte Chemie, 127 (2015), 14286-14290). https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201505236
11) Evidence of High Electrocatalytic Activity of Molybdenum Carbide Supported Platinum Nanorafts (L. Elbaz, J. Phillips, K. More, K, Arytrashkova, and E. L. Brosha, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 162 (9) (2015), H681-H685). https://doi.org/10.1149/2.0991509jes
10) Electrocatalysis of Oxygen Reduction with Platinum Supported on Molybdenum Carbide-Carbon Composite (L. Elbaz, C. Kreller, N. Henson and E. L. Brosha, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 720-721 (2014), 34-40). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2014.02.023
9) Increasing the Site Density of non-Precious Metal Catalysts in Fuel Cell Electrodes (L. Elbaz and F. Garzon, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 700 (2013), 65-69). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2013.04.013
8) Nanoscale Titania Ceramic Composite Supports for PEM Fuel Cells (K. J. Blackmore, L. Elbaz, E. Bauer, E. L. Brosha, K. More, T. M. McCleskey, and A. K. Burrell, Journal of Materials Research, 27 (15) (2012), 2046-2054). http://doi:10.1557/jmr.2012.169
7) Nonprecious Metal Catalysts for Fuel Cell Applications: Electrochemical Activation by a Series of First Row Transition Metal Tris(2-pyridylmethyl) Amine Complexes (A. L. Ward, L. Elbaz, J. B. Kerr, J. Arnold, Inorganic Chemistry, 51(8) (2012), 4694-4706). https://doi.org/10.1021/ic2026957
6) High Surface Area Molybdenum Nitride Support for Fuel Cell Electrodes (K. J. Blackmore, L. Elbaz, E. Bauer, E. L. Brosha, K. More, T. M. McCleskey, and A. K. Burrell, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 158(10) (2011), B1255-B1259). https://doi.org/10.1149/1.3625580
5) Engineered Nano-scale Ceramic Supports for PEM Fuel Cells (K. J. Blackmore, E. Bauer, L. Elbaz, E. L. Brosha, T. M. McCleskey, and A. K. Burrell, Electrochemical Society Transactions, 30(1) (2011), 83-90). https://doi.org/10.1149/1.3562462
4) Evidence for the Formation of Cobalt Porphyrin-Quinone Complexes Stabilized at Carbon-Based Surfaces Toward the Design of Efficient Non-Noble-Metal Oxygen Reduction Catalysts (L. Elbaz, E. Korin, L. Soifer and A. Bettelheim, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 1 (2010), 398-401). https://doi.org/10.1021/jz900310c
3) Mediation at High Potentials for the Reduction of Oxygen to Water by Cobalt Porphyrin-Quinone Systems in Porous Aerogel Carbon Electrodes (L. Elbaz, L. Soifer, E. Korin and A. Bettelheim, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 157(1) (2010), B27-B31). https://doi.org/10.1149/1.3247582
2) Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction by Co(III) Porphyrins Incorporated in Aerogel Carbon Electrodes (L. Elbaz, L. Soifer, E. Korin and A. Bettelheim; Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 621 (2008), 91-96). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelechem.2008.04.017
1) Tautomerism in N-Confused Porphyrins as the Basis of a Novel Fiber-Optic Humidity Sensor (I. Zilbermann, E. Meron, E. Maimon, L. Soifer, L. Elbaz, E. Korin, and A. Bettelheim; Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines, 10 (2006), 63-66). https://doi.org/10.1142/S1088424606000089
4) The Hydrogen Energy Revolution: No longer a Dream – A Reality! (H.C. Honig and L. Elbaz, The Israel Chemist and Engineer Magazine, 2018)
3) Profile article on Major Moshe Rabaev (L. Elbaz, The Israel Chemist and Engineer Magazine, 2017)
2) Profile article on Prof. Emanuel Peled (L. Elbaz, The Israel Chemist and Engineer Magazine, 2016)
1) Profile article on Prof. Eliezer Gileadi (L. Elbaz, The Israel Chemist and Engineer Magazine, 2015)
- Electrochemistry – Undergraduate level – Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
- Introduction to Chemical Engineering for Chemists - Graduate level – Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
- Materials Seminar - Undergraduate level – Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
- Physical Chemistry lab - Undergraduate level – Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
- General Chemistry – Undergraduate level - Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Israel.
- Introduction to polymers (TA) – Undergraduate level - Department of Chemical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
- Chemical Engineering Fundamentals III – Mass transfer (TA) - Undergraduate level, Department of Chemical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
- Chemical Engineering Lab – Mass transfer - Undergraduate level - Department of Chemical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
- Chemical Engineering Lab – Heat transfer - Undergraduate level - Department of Chemical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
- Ni, Fe and mixed metal oxide aerogels for electrolyzers (L. Elbaz and Wenjamin Moschkowitsch, US Provisional Patent Application No. 63/374,004
- Anthraquinone as Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier in Reversible Fuel Cells (L. Elbaz, US application no. 63/265,106)
- Advanced catalysts for direct electro-oxidation of dimethyl ether in fuel cells (L. Elbaz, R. Sharabi and B. Gavriel, 2018, WO 2018/047188 Al).
- Porphyrin aerogels as catalysts for oxygen reduction in fuel cells (L. Elbaz, N. Zion, 2021, WO2021/048849 A1).
Current Research Group:
- Mr. Ariel Friedman: Postdoc
- Mrs. Leigh Peles, PhD Student
- Mr. Rafi Snitkoff, PhD Student
- Ms. Hilah Honig: PhD Student
- Ms. Alisa Kozhushner: PhD Student
- Mr. Yan Yurko: PhD Student
- Ms. Yeela Persky: MSc Student
- Ms. Michal Mizrahi: MSc Student
- Ms. Or Rimon: MSc Student
- Ms. Hadas Dvir: Undergraduate Student
- Dr. Naomi Levy: Postdoc
- Dr. Ronit Sharabi: Postdoc
- Mr. Shmuel Gonen: MSc, PhD
- Mr. Oran Lori: MSc, PhD
- Mr. Ariel Freidman: MSc, PhD
- Mr. Noam Zion: MSc, PhD
- Mr. Wenjamin Moschkowitsch: PhD
- Mrs. Jennifer Koliuk: MSc
- Mr. Bar Gavriel: MSc
- Mr. Rafi Snitkoff: MSc
- Ms. Alisa Kozhushner: MSc
- Ms. Hilah Honig: MSc
- Mr. Yan Yurko: MSc
Last Updated Date : 01/03/2023