Researchers, Energy

Name Research interests
Prof. Doron Aurbach
  • High Energy Density Batteries
  • Li batteries
  •  Lithium–Sulfur batteries
  • Li-Air batteries
  • Sodium ion batteries
  • Magnesium batteries
  •  EDLC - Supercapacitors
  • EQCM-D- Advances spectroscopic and nanoscopic measurements of electrochemical systems
  • CDI- Water desalination by electrochemical means
  • Energy storage & Conversion
  • Power Sources for Electrical Vehicles
  • Energy Storage for Load Leveling Applications
  • Load leveling electrorganic Synthesis
  • General Surface and Materials Science
  • Electrochemistry of Carbonaceous Materials
Prof. David Cahen
Prof. Moshe Deutsch
  • Experimental x-ray studies of surface properties of liquid metals

  • simple liquids and liquid crystals

  • structure of mono-molecular Langmuir films

  • dynamical x-ray diffraction phenomena in perfect crystals

  • high precision crystal binding studies

  • X-ray emission and absorption spectroscopy

  • synchrotron radiation and its applications.
Dr. Lior Elbaz
Dr. Tomer Lewi

Nano-photonics and nano-optics 

Interaction of light with matter

Optical meta-material 

Two-dimensional material

Dr. Daniel Nessim

Laboratory for the synthesis of innovative nanostructures      

Dr. Malachi Noked

In our laboratory we utilize state of the art synthesis techniques for interfacial modification of electrochemically active surfaces by functional thin films.

Students in our lab experience synthesis through surface directed chemical reaction in vacuum (atomic/molecular layer deposition ALD/MLD) and in carefully chosen electrolyte solutions (surface directed electrodeposition).

The characterization of the synthesized thin films and the fundamental studies of their efficacy as surface modification materials, are conducted using state of the art microscopic and spectroscopic surface analysis facilities available in Bar-Ilan University and currently being constructed in our lab

Dr. Adi Salomon


Molecules-surface plasmons interaction,

Molecular dynamics,

Strong coupling systems.

Near field spectroscopy,

Second  Harmonic Generation (SHG)

Dr. Yaakov Tischler

1. Coherent coupling in light-matter coupled systems: Organic Lasers, J-aggregates, and   


2. Ultra-high resolution scanning microcopy and spectroscopy.

3. Applications of ultra-fast non-linear spectroscopy for energy sustainability.

4. Novel approaches to organic crystal growth and OLED deposition.

Prof. Yosef Yeshurun
  • Condensedmatter physics

  • Magnetism

  • Superconductivity
Prof. Arie Zaban

Sustainable  energy, Chemistry


·         Solar energy.

·         Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSC).

·         Nanoporous wide band-gap semiconductor electrodes, single material and core-shell  systems.

·         Nanosize wide band-gap semiconductors with controlled properties via surface control.

·         Low cost spectral splitting for multi-bandgap photovoltaics.

·         Interdigitated organic/inorganic nanosize layers towards the development of low cost “plastic” solar cells and smart polymers.

·         Combinatorial Materials Science for Next Generation Photovoltaics

Prof. David Zitoun

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