A comprehensive review published on Organic Polyimides (PI) for energy storage applications in Angewandte Chemie by Dr. Amey Nimkar and Dr. Netanel Shpigel. This review deals with PI chemistry for their synthesis protocols, intriguing electrochemistry, and active role in non-active components like binders, separators as well as current collectors. The review also deals with recently developed energetic materials like PI based MOF and COF. It will stimulate to use PI materials in energy storage applications for further large-scale energy storage applications. Read more at
A review recently published in "Progress in Materials Science" (impact factor of 48.2) by Dr. Naresh Vangapally from our group and others. This review comprehensively and critically discusses the syntheses, properties and emerging applications of the family of hetero atom doped MXenes.The distinct advantages of doping in applications such as electrocatalysis, energy storage, photovoltaics, electronics, photonics, environmental remediation, sensors, and biomedical applications is elaborated. Have a look on this review, it could open up new perspectives for all family members to develop high-performance MXenes
The Israel electrochemical society (ISEL) annual conference took place at the Technion, Haifa. Prof. Aurbach gave a lecture and a summary of Israel's energy community activity. Congratulations to Dr. Naresh Vangapally for his flash talk and Ortal Raskin for winning the best poster award!
One of the most abundant natural resources, seawater, was used for energy storage purposes. The selection of the proper electrode material is essential since seawater is a collection of ions with a range of charges and sizes. For over ten thousand cycles of consistent cycling performance, organic polyimide anodes were effectively used. Visit the article for more information
A meeting of the BIRD consortium was held in Israel. The consortium includes research groups and companies from Israel and the U.S. collaborating on the subject of "Lithium and Sodium Metal Solid State Batteries for Advanced Energy Storage Applications". In the framework of the BIRD consortium, Prof. Aurbach group develop lithium and sodium solid state cells. Thank you to the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation and Prof. Noked group (BIU) for organized the meeting.
The Ministry of Energy elects Bar-Ilan University and the Technion to establish a national research institute in the field of energy storage.
Prof. Doron Aurbach from the Chemistry Department at Bar-Ilan University, and Prof. Yoed Tzur from the Technion will be leading the new institute.
The institute will be established with a budget of 130 million NIS for five years. Good luck! We are proud to take part in such an important national project!
Hanukkah and farewell party. The group celebrated Hanukkah with delicious donuts and said goodbye to Langyuan who returns to China. We wish you great success! It was a pleasure to work together.
Prof. Aurbach is among the most cited scientists in academic journals as of 2022 according to Clarivate, research and data processing company.
A scientific cooperation agreement was signed between Israeli scientists from all research institutions in Israel and Moroccan scientists in the field of energy. Bar Ilan University and Prof. Doron Aurbach hosted the signature ceremony in the presence of Israel's Ministry of Education, Dr. Yifat Shaha-Biton and H.E. Abderrahim Beyyoudh, Head of the Liaison Office of the Kingdom of Morocco to the state of Israel.
Happy 70th Birthday Prof. Doron Aurbach!
In an exciting event, with the participation of the president of Bar Ilan University, the chemistry department's faculty members, group members and group alumni, we celebrated the 70th birthday of Prof. Doron Aurbach. Thanks to all those who sent greetings and videos from Israel and around the world. Wishing you many more years of science and good health!
A novel technology for electrochemical based disinfection developed by group members Dr. Eran Avraham and Dr. Izaak Cohen will soon be available under the Purific brand.
A post about technology and other products is published on the Bar Ilan Facebook page.
Celebrating the 70th birthday of Professor Aurbach, a themed issue of Nanomanufacturing is now accepting submissions
Thank you Francis and Farewell!
Dr. Francis Amalraj Susai completed ten years of productive research
At the farewell party there were many exciting moments!
We had a great time doing science together. Many thanks!
Heading north to the Carmel mountain, the group embarked on a well-planned tour. Thank you Tzipi for the great planning and organization!
Among the highlights — a fun workshop in Ein Hod's artistic village, a guided tour in Zikhron Yaakov, and a breathtaking sunset on HaBonim Beach
At the Israel Electrochemical Society Meeting in Ariel
Special greetings on behalf of ISEL to Professor Aurbach on the occasion of his 70th Birthday
Several poster presentations and talks were given by group members
It was great to see many of the former members of the lab!
Dr. Hadas Alon-Yehezkel was interviewed on Bar-Ilan's Facebook page as part of International Women's Day celebrations.
Listening to her research challenges related to solid-state batteries was fascinating. Visit the link below to read more:
Dr. Ran Attias from our group has received the 2021 Israel Chemical Society Prize for excellent graduate students.
Well done Ran!
Every day, our work saves lives.
Thank you Michael for saving the bird ;)