News

August 2022:

Welcome to our new Postdoctoral Fellow Arnab Ghatak.

We wish you Good Luck and fruitfull research!

June 2022:

Congrats to Ran Shimini and Raya Ifraemov for receiving the Ph.D. Adama Award for Excellence in Research and Itamar Liberman for receiving a diploma of excellence for achievements in studies and research in Ph.D.

Well deserved!

June 2022:

Congrats to our Ph.D. students Itamar Liberman and Ran Shimini for receiving the KKL-JNF Climate Scholarship!

Well deserved!

June 2022:

Congrats to our Ph.D. candidate Ran Shimoni for publishing a research article in the VIP section in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.!

This work shows that the electrocatalytic CO2 reduction performance of a Fe-Porphyrin (Hemin)-based MOF could be precisely tuned via electrostatic secondary-sphere interactions. This concept provides a new perspective on MOF’s capability of controlling the local chemical environment surrounding a catalytically active site.

Check it out!

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ange.202206085

March 2022:

Welcome to our new MSc students: Elinor Slavsky and Rotem Balilty.

We wish you Good Luck and fruitfull research!

March 2022:

Congrats to our Ph.D. candidate Raya Ifraemov and Dr. Subhabrata Mukhopadhyay for publishing a perspective review in JPCC!

The Perspective summarizes the recent developments in the field of MOF-based photoelectrochemical cells for solar fuel generation, and our view on the field’s current challenges and future goals.

Check it out!

https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jpcc.2c00671

February 2022:

Congrats to our Ph.D. Itamar Liberman on the new publication in Advanced Functional Materials!

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This work presents the development of a new method for spatially confined electrosynthesis and subsequent electrochemical characterization of MOF micropatterns using scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM). The SECM was utilized for electrosynthesis of two types of MOFs, Al2(OH)2-TCPP, and HKUST-1, and for investigation of their electrocatalytic activity toward hydrogen evolution reaction.

Check it out!

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/adfm.202112517

December 2022:

Welcome to our new Post Doctoral fellow Dr. Shive Shanker Golla!

We wish you Good Luck and Fruitful research!

July 2021:

After a long Corona period, we finally gathered for some good food and drinks.

Cheers!

July 2021:

Congratulations to Idan for receiving the prestigious Krill Prize for excellence in scientific research!

Idan won the award for the development of innovative conductive materials such as metal-organic frames and their use for capturing and storing solar energy, coating electrodes, and accelerating chemical reactions.

May 2021:

Congrats our Undergraduate Student Shachar Bnemeen Keren on receiving the department head prize.

Well done!

May 2021:

Congrats to our PhD student Itamar Liberman on receiving the Dean prize for excellent M.Sc. Students.

Well deserved!

March 2021:

Congrats to our postdoc Subhabrata Mukhopadhyay on the new publication in Angewandte Chemie!

The work presents the utilization of a MOF as a porous membrane assembled on top of a solid CO2 reduction electrocatalyst. The MOF-membrane tunes the chemical environment around the catalytically active site and stabilizes the catalytic intermediates via secondary-sphere interactions, leading to improved catalytic activity and product selectivity. 

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/share/KXBMNXKHQZUE2VNHNYB8?target=10.1002/anie.202102320

November 2020:

Our new Chemistry building at BGU is almost ready!

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September 2020:

Idan was awarded with the ERC starting grant! We greatly appreciate the support from the European Research Council!