Avner Rothschild (He/Him)

Professor, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • Israel

About Avner Rothschild

Avner Rothschild is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and the Deputy of the Senior Vice President for Sustainability at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He studied physics and materials engineering at the Technion and graduated in 2003 with a PhD on thin film metal-oxide gas sensors. After a three-year postdoc with Prof. Harry Tuller at MIT he returned to the Technion as a faculty member at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and the head of the Electrochemical Materials & Devices research group. His research focuses on electrochemical and photoelectrochemical materials and devices for water splitting as a means of sustainable production of green hydrogen. Professor Rothschild is a co-founder of H2Pro, a startup company that develops a breakthrough water splitting technology for low-cost production of green hydrogen at scale. He was a member of several European consortia, had an ERC consolidator grant on photoelectrochemical water splitting, and has an ERC advanced grant on decoupled water splitting. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Kavli fellow of the National Academy of Sciences USA. Professor Rothschild has received distinguished prizes and awards, including the Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Global Innovation in Alternative Fuels (2020), the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Horizon Prize (2022), and the Climate Solutions Prize for Israel Breakthrough Research (2022).  


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