Energy in three minutes

Avigail  Landman, a doctoral student at the Technion, won first place in the Three Minute Thesis competition in Australia.

Avigail Landman, a doctoral student in the Technion Energy Program (GTEP), won first place in an international lecture competition in Brisbane, Australia. In the competition, participants must present a scientific-technological subject in just three minutes.

The subject of Landman’s doctoral dissertation, supervised jointly by Prof. Gideon Grader from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Prof. Avner Rothschild from the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, is the production of hydrogen using solar energy. “More specifically, I am designing and developing a system that will make it possible to use solar energy to split water into oxygen and hydrogen, with oxygen production at the solar field itself, and hydrogen production directly at the premises of the end user, for example at a hydrogen fueling station.”

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition in Australia was held by the University of Queensland, and Landman came on Prof. Grader’s recommendation. She said, “We worked together on the script, we recorded the video here at the Technion with the generous assistance of Ami Hartstein from the Center for Promotion of Teaching, and sent it to the competition. A few weeks later, I received an e-mail informing me that I had been chosen as one of the 16 finalists in the competition and inviting me to deliver the lecture in Brisbane. In the end, I won first place in the energy category, one of the three categories in the competition.”

Avigail Landman – Technion, Israel Institute of Technology – Photoelectric Chemical Water Splitting: A Renewable Path from Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)