Shir Tabac

Shir Tabac
shir.tabac@campus.technion.ac.il

I am an M.Sc. student, researching ZnO-based carbons at the Eisenberg Lab of Electrochemistry and Energy at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion. I joined the lab in mid-2018 as part of a project that its goal was to explore porous carbons from sustainable biomass sources. I find the fields of electrochemistry, inorganic chemistry and science communication all to be highly interesting.

During my first 18 months at the Technion, I volunteered in a non-profit organization called "Seeing Eye for the Blind" by adopting Chai, a service-puppy in training. The main goal of the project is to expose the puppies to new, unfamiliar places and teach them commands In order for them to become successful guide dogs.

Before starting my master's degree, I was working as a tour guide at the Technion  visitors center, where I guided delegations from all around the world and told the story of the Technion. In February 2019, I represented the Technion at the Dean of Students US delegation.

In March 2020, I began my graduate studies at the Eisenberg Lab of Electrochemistry and Energy, researching the use of ZnO-based carbons in oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and water purification.

My dream is to make the world a better place simply by doing good- whether it is by exploring porous carbons from various sources or by adopting a dog who needs a home.