Samson Prize Winner, Professor Emeritus, School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University
Samson Prize Winner
Emanuel Peled, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at Tel-Aviv University, received his Ph.D. degree (Summa cum laude) in physical chemistry from the Hebrew University. He is the inventor and developer of the Solid-Electrolyte-Interphase (SEI) model for nonaqueous alkali-metal batteries. This model constitutes a paradigm change in the understanding of lithium batteries and has thus enabled the development of safer, durable, higher-power and lower-cost batteries. He pioneered the development of several electrochemical systems including: lithium/sulfur battery, nanoporous proton-conducting membrane, a direct methanol fuel cell, a hydrogen tribromide regenerative fuel cell and developed low-cost core-shell nanosize platinum-based catalysts. He supervised more than 70 graduate and post-doctoral students. Emanuel Peled was a co-founder of three energy-related startup companies. He has been awarded Electrochemical Society Battery Division Research, the Landau Research, the International Battery Associations (IBA), the Israel Chemical Society Outstanding Scientist Awards and the Award of Commander of MAFAT (Israel MOD). He was elected Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and of the International Society of Electrochemistry.
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