I-CORE - Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence I-CORE - Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence I-CORE - Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence Israeli Centers Of Research Excellence

I-CORE First Wave

Solar Fuels

Solar Fuels

Israel Solar Fuels Consortium


 

Participating Researchers and Institutions

 

A group under the scientific management of Prof. Gideon Grader of the Technion, consisting of researchers from the Technion, Weizmann Institute of Science, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Migal Galilee research institute.

 

Scientific Director: Prof. Gideon Grader, Chemical Engineering, Technion

 

Administrative Director: Merav Miller

 

Scientific Management Members:
 

  • Prof. Gideon Grader, Chemical Engineering, Technion
  • Prof. Edward Bayer, Biological Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Sammy Boussiba, French Association Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, Ben-Gurion University
  • Prof. Mordechay Herskowitz, Chemical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University
  • Prof. Avraham Levy, Plant Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Avner Rothschild, Material Engineering, Technion
     

Additional I-CORE Members:
 

  • Prof. Noam Adir, Chemistry, Technion
  • Dr. Asaph Aharoni, Plant Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Dr. Simon Barak, French Association Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, Ben-Gurion University
  • Prof. Naama Barkai, Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Ezra Bar-Ziv, Electrooptics, Ben-Gurion Unviersity
  • Prof. Oded Beja, Biology, Technion
  • Prof. Avihai Danon, Plant Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Gad Galili, Plant Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Shimon Gepstein, Biology, Technion
  • Prof. Miron Landay, Chemical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University
  • Dr. Naftali Lazarovitch, French Association Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, Ben-Gurion University
  • Prof. Ronny Neumann, Organic Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Dr. Dror Noy, Plant Sciences, Migal Galilee research institute
  • Prof. Yaron Paz, Chemical Engineering, Technion
  • Prof Moshe Sagi, French Association Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, Ben-Gurion University
  • Prof. Avigdor Scherz, Plant Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Prof. Gadi Schuster, Biology, Technion
  • Prof. Moshe Sheintuch, Chemical Engineering, Technion
  • Prof. Yuval Shoham, Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Technion
  • Prof. Ira Weinstock, Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University
     

New Faculty:

2011-12:

  • Dr. Maya Bar-Sadan, Ben-Gurion University, returned from Juelich Research Center
  • Dr. Lilac Amirav, Technion, returned from Berkeley University

2012-13:

  • Dr. Ilana Kolodkin, Weizmann institute, returned from Harvard

2013-14:

  • Dr. Oz Gazit, Technion, returned from Berkeley University
  • Dr. Roee Amit, Technion, returned from Caltech
  • Dr. Galia maayan, Technion, returned from NYU
  • Dr. Ronen Berkovich, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, returned from Columbia University
  • Dr. Maytal Toroker, Technion, returned from Princeton University

2014-15:

  • Dr. Avi Niv, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, returned from Berkeley University
  • Dr. Roy Kishoni, Technion, returned from Harvard

 

Research Focus

 

The I-CORE in Renewable and Sustainable Energy conducts research on fuel production through the use of sunlight, focusing on fuel production from plants, breaking down water to generate hydrogen, and breaking down carbon dioxide for the production of fuels. The Center provides an unparalleled opportunity to advance this field on a national scale, through fruitful cooperation among institutions, and to leverage the research in Israel and abroad. 
The subject of alternative fuels is an incomparably important issue especially in light of the global energy situation. Especially worrisome is the situation regarding oil reserves. A project such as this is of crucial significance, especially to Israel. Helping to find solutions at the global level and reduce the world’s dependence on oil, will have a very positive impact on Israel’s security and status, whether or not those solutions are implemented in Israel itself.
This I-CORE collaborates with partners in the United States and with consortia led by the European Union.

 

For the I-CORE website: http://www.icore-solarfuels.org/

 

For more information please contact: meravm@tx.technion.ac.il