Prof. David Zitoun

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Associate Professor
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Email
david.zitoun@biu.ac.il
Office
Bldg. 206, Room B236. Laboratory Phone: 03-7384513
Reception Hours
Sunday-Thursday, 8-18
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Academic carreer:

2014-         : Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Bar Ilan University

2009 - 2014: Senior lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Bar Ilan University

2004 - 2009:      Senior lecturer, Universite Montpellier II, France

 

Education
1995 - 1999: M.Sc., Physical Chemistry Ecole Normale Superieure, Lyon, France
2000 - 2003: Ph.D., Coordination Chemistry Universite Toulouse III, France
2003 - 2004: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Inorganic chemistry, Nanowire Research Laboratory, Department of chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, California, U.S.A. (Professor Peidong Yang).

Research

 

Bottom-up approach of nano-devices

The aim of the laboratory is to elaborate nano-components for batteries, fuel cells, redox-flow batteries and sensors. The laboratory works on the integration of these nano-building blocks in devices.

Dr Zitoun's lab develops an alternative route to elaborate thin films using wet chemistry deposition. Two major routes are explored; the first one consists in the colloidal synthesis of nanospheres and nanowires which are spread on the substrate by wet coating. In a second approach, the molecular precursor is directly targeted to the substrate and reacts in situ. The lab synthesizes reactive organometallic complexes and studies the thermolysis, photolysis and chemical reduction of these complexes. Dr. Zitoun brings a major achievement with the use of designed reactive organometallic precursors that could be decomposed to form metallic coatings down to room temperature. This approach allows direct synthesis on the desired substrate (metallic, plastic...) with the use of standard coating equipment and/or state of the art research equipment, like Atomic Layer Deposition.
 

Particular research areas (projects):

1. Nanomaterials

2. Energy storage

3. Magnetism

Courses

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Patents
  1. Nouveaux matériaux contenant des éléments du groupe 14

D. Zitoun, C. Belin, M. Tillard, L. Lacroix-Orio Patent FR07/01282

 

  1. Nouveaux matériaux contenant des éléments du groupe 14

D. Zitoun, C. Belin, M. Tillard, L. Lacroix-Orio, M. Pelosi Patent FR08/03601

 

  1. Novel Materials Including Elements of group 14

D. Zitoun, C. Belin, M. Tillard, L. Lacroix-Orio, M. Pelosi Patent WO 2008/122711

 

  1. Procédé de synthèse d'aluminates de métaux alcalino-terreux

J.S. Filhol, D. Zitoun, A. Manteghetti Patent FR2922545

 

  1. ANODE CATALYST FOR USE IN A REDOX FLOW BATTERY

D. Zitoun, G. Gershinsky, P. Nanikashvili Provisional patent application (2017)   62/467,260

 

  1. METHOD FOR FABRICATING MULTI-METALLIC HYDROGEN OXIDATION ELECTROCATALYST MATERIALS

D. Zitoun, M. Shviro. M. Alesker Provisional patent application (2017)   62/541,810

 

  1. HYDROGEN SENSOR FROM ORGANOMETALLIC PRECURSOR

D. Zitoun, G. Rahamim Provisional patent application (2018) 62/

 

  1. SILVER-BASED CATALYST FOR HIGHLY EFFICIENT ELECTROCHEMICAL WATER SPLITTING AND SCALABLE PROCESS FOR PRODUCING IT

Provisional patent application (2018) US 62/661,150

 

 

 

Research Group

Lab Manager

Anya Muzikansky

Staff Scientists:                                        

Dr. Pilkhaz Nanikashvili
 

Post-Doctoral Fellows:

Yana Miroshnikov

Dr. Vineesh Thazhe Veettil 

PhD Students:

Yelena Gershinsky

Guy Rahamim

Kobby Saadi

Shlomi Polani

Valeria Yarmiayev

Victor Shokhen

Samuel Hardisty

Melina Zysler

Yaakov Mandelbaum

MSc. students:

 Ilai Landau

Meir Golan

Zhanna Tatus Portnoy

Tal Klingbell

Michael Mirilashvili

 

מנהלת מעבדה

אניה מוזיקנסקי

חוקרים:

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פוסט-דוקטורנט

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דוקטורנטים:

שלומי פולני

ילנה גרשינסקי

ולריה ירמילייב

מלי זיסלר

גיא רחמים

ויקטור שוכן

קובי סעדי

סמואל הרדיסטי

יעקוב מנדלבאום

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