Prof. Avner Rothschild

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 green hydrogen fuel from renewable energies such as solar and wind. He is one of the co-founders of H2Pro, a startup company that develops a transformative water splitting technology for the wide-scale production of sustainable hydrogen fuel. He was a member of several European consortia and held an ERC grant for research on photoelectrochemical water splitting for solar hydrogen production.

Academic Degrees:

  • Ph.D., Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 2003
  • BSc in Materials Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 1997
  • BA in Physics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, 1997

Selected Honors & Awards:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2021)
  • The 2020 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Global Innovation in Smart Mobility and Alternative Fuels for Transportation (2020)
  • L. Shirley Tark Chair in Science (2020)
  • 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)
  • European Research Council Consolidator Grant (2014-2019)
  • 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)

Teaching Experience:

  • Solar Cells (318126)
  • Solid State Electrochemistry (317000)
  • Properties of Electronic Materials (315030)
  • Ceramic Materials (314311)
  • Introduction to Materials Engineering (314533)
  • Clean Energy Technologies (518001)
  • Advanced Laboratory in Materials Engineering I & II (315001 & 315002)
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