Prof. Avner Rothschild

  • BA in Physics (Technion, 1997)
  • BSc in Materials Engineering (Technion, 1997)
  • PhD (Technion,2003)

After receiving his doctorate in 2003, Assoc. Prof. Rothschild spent the following three years as a postdoc at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of MIT. In September 2006 he joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of the Technion, establishing the Electroceramic Materials & Devices (EMD) group. Assoc. Prof. Rothschild is also affiliated with the Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP) and the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI).


  • Introduction to materials engineering
  • Properties of electronic materials
  • Properties of ionic crystals
  • Advanced laboratory in materials engineering I & II
  • Clean energy technologies
  • Solar cells: Physics, materials & devices

Public Professional Activities:

  • Member of the steering committee of the Israel Solar Fuels Consortium (2011 – present)
  • Member of the Technion Energy Team (2011 – present)
  • Academic supervisor of the Technion Photovoltaics laboratory (2010 – present)
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Electroceramics (2006 – present)
  • Treasurer of the Israel Vacuum Society (2008-9)

Honors & Awards:

  • Hershel Rich Innovation Award (Technion, 2011)
  • Yemini Environmental Sciences Fellowship (Wolf Foundation, 2008)
  • Alon Fellowship (The Council for Higher Education, 2007-9)
  • Horev fellow: “Leaders in Science and Technology” (Technion, 2006-8)
  • Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship (2003-4)
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