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  • Prof. Doron Aurbach, Department of Chemistry and BINA

    Prof. Doron Aurbach, Department of Chemistry and BINA

    Prof. Doron Aurbach to Receive Prestigious Scientific Award

    Date: 2016-10-10 Hour: 9:58

    Prof. Doron Aurbach, of the Department of Chemistry and Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, will receive the 2017 Alan J. Bard Award in Electrochemical Science.  The Award is considered one of the greatest honors in electrochemistry.

    Recipients of the Alan J. Bard Award are recognized for their contribution to the fields of electrochemical science, and for exceptionally creative experimental or theoretical studies that have opened new directions in electroanalytical chemistry or electrocatalysis.

    "With this achievement, I would like to express my gratitude to this excellent academic institution in which and with which I grew up," said Aurbach, in a letter to colleagues informing them of his award.  "I am proud to put Bar-Ilan University on the map in my fields of scientific research and expertise."

    Director of the Nano Cleantech Center at the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), Prof. Aurbach played an important role in acquiring the basic science that was needed for the development of commercial lithium ion batteries, which is now standard issue in cellphones and computers. 

    Today, research in his lab focuses on several important topics, including the development of new materials for advanced, high energy density lithium ion batteries for electric vehicle (EV) applications; creating novel technologies for water desalination and purification, and technology for storing the nonpolluting energy harvested from wind turbines and solar power stations. 

     The Allen J. Bard Award in Electrochemical Science was established in 2013 to recognize distinguished contributions to electrochemical science.  Allen J. Bard is the Norman Hackerman-Welch Regents Chair in Chemistry and the Director of the Center for Electrochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. A well-published expert in electrochemistry, he is responsible for over 850 peer-reviewed research papers, 75 publications, and three books: Chemical EquilibriumElectrochemical Methods – Fundamentals and Applications, andIntegrated Chemical Systems: A Chemical Approach to Nanotechnology.

    Prof. Aurbach will receive the Alan J. Bard Award at the next Electrochemical Society meeting, which will take place in New Orleans in May 2017.