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Prof. Avner Rothschild

Avner Rothschild
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Avner Rothschild is a professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Technion. He graduated from the Technion in 2003 and had a postdoc at MIT (2003 - 2006). Since 2006 he is a faculty member at the Technion, and the head of the Electrochemical Materials & Devices research group. His research focuses on electrochemical and photoelectrochemical materials and devices for water splitting as a means of sustainable production of clean hydrogen fuel from renewable energies such as solar and wind. Professor Rothschild is one of the co-founders of H2Pro, a startup company that develops a transformative water splitting technology for wide-scale production of sustainable hydrogen fuel. He was a member of several European consortia, and currently (2020) he holds an ERC grant for research on ultrathin film absorbers for solar water splitting and an ERC-POC grant for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production from H2S waste products.

ACADEMIC DEGRESS

  • PhD, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 2003
  • BSc in Materials Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 1997
  • BSc in Physics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 1997

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Full professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (2018 – to date)
  • Associate professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (2012 – 2018)
  • Senior lecturer, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (2006 – 2012)
  • Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003 – 2006)

 

SELECTED HONORS & AWARDS

  • Hershel Rich Innovation Award (2018)
  • Kavli fellow of the United States’ National Academy of Sciences (2017)
  • The Henry Taub Prize for Academic Excellence (2017)
  • Uzi & Michal Halevy Award for Innovative Applied Engineering (2015)
  • Theeman Scholarship, Technion Society of Australia (2012)
  • Hershel Rich Innovation Award (2011)
  • Yemini Environmental Sciences Fellowship, Wolf Foundation (2008)
  • Alon Fellowship, The Council for Higher Education (2007 – 2009)
  • Horev Fellow, Technion Leaders in Science and Technology (2006 – 2008)
  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship (2003 – 2004)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Co-founder and advisor, H2Pro, a start-up company for hydrogen production by water splitting (2018 – to date)