Dr. Eliyahu Farber

Dr. Eliyahu Farber

After completing a dual B.Sc. in Chemistry and Materials Science & Engineering in the Technion, I came to research renewable energy applications in David Eisenberg’s lab. I’m now in the fast track PhD program in the Grand Technion Energy program (GTEP), investigating carbon-based catalysts for fuel cells. My scientific interests lie in how micro-structural changes affect electrochemical processes.

I joined the group in order to contribute to the goal of making non-carbon-based fuel an everyday reality.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, rock climbing and hiking.


  • Daniell Graduate Fellowship 2019
  • Gutwirth Graduate Excellence Fellowship 2020
  • Best Poster Prize at “Catalysis: Small Molecules, Big Challenges”, Haifa (Israel), 2019.
  • Several appearances on Dean’s and President’s lists during B.Sc. studies.

Papers in the group:

  • K. Ojha, E. M. Farber, T. Y. Burshtein, D. Eisenberg, “A Multi-Doped Electrocatalyst for Efficient Hydrazine Oxidation”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 57, 17168-17172, 2018.
  • T. Y. Burshtein, E. M. Farber, K. Ojha, D. Eisenberg, “Revealing structure–activity links in hydrazine oxidation: doping and nanostructure in carbide–carbon electrocatalysts”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 7, 23854-23861, 2019.
  • E. M. Farber, K. Ojha, T. Y. Burshtein, D. Eisenberg, “Carbon electrocatalysts for hydrazine oxidation: Self-templating design of hierarchical porosity using barium carbonate nanoparticles”, J. Electrochem. Soc., 167, 064517, 2020.
  • S. Chakrabarty,= I. Offen-Polak,= T. Y. Burshtein, E. M. Farber,  L. Kornblum,  D. Eisenberg, “Urea oxidation electrocatalysis on nickel hydroxide: the role of disorder”, J. Solid State Electrochem. 2020 (= equal contribution).
  • E. M. Farber, K. Ojha, T. Y. Burshtein, L. Hasson, D. Eisenberg, "Understanding the self-templating of hierarchically porous carbon electrocatalysts using Group 2 coordination polymers", Mater. Adv., 1, 20-33, 2020.
  • T. Ben Uliel, E. M. Farber, H. Aviv, W. Stroek, M. Frabinteanu, Y. R. Tischler, D. Eisenberg, "Combining polarized low-frequency Raman with XRD to identify directional structural motifs in a pyrolysis precursor", Chem. Commun. 57, 7015-7018, 2021