Understanding electrochemical energy storage

The Eisenberg lab for Electrochemistry and Energy is located at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. We work at the interface between electrochemistry and materials science.
We are interested in the fundamental electro-catalysis and materials chemistry of fuel cells. In particular, carbon materials – highly porous, partially graphitic, and hetero-doped – are rising electrodes in electrochemical energy storage. This is a curious twist of history: for many millennia carbon was mostly a low-value energy source, only good for burning up. These days, we find carbon electrodes in power sources as diverse as fuel cells, supercapacitors and batteries.

Our group seeks new routes for rational – rather than serendipitous – design of carbon materials as fuel cell electrodes. We build new carbon architectures and tailor their active sites. We look at their activity for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) — the current bottleneck for most fuel cell technologies — and for the oxidation of revolutionary alternative fuels.
Our mission is to understand the laws of nature – to observe, to describe, and to generalize – and to apply them to ground-breaking technologies in the context of sustainable energy storage.

We are hiring!

Are you a chemist? A materials engineer? Do you want to answer fundamental questions and make a positive impact on the world?

We welcome excellent candidates for MSc / PhD / post-doc research positions (Israeli and international). Fellowships are available!
We are also looking for a lab manager (PhD needed).
Send your CVs and research interests to eisenberg@technion.ac.il.