The Hydrogen Technologies Research Laboratory

The Hydrogen Technologies Research Laboratory (HTRL) supports efforts for the discovery and development of materials, processes and systems with the potential to significantly increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of producing hydrogen from domestic natural resources.

Supported research include photoelectrochemical and fuel processing systems to enhance our ability to conveniently and inexpensively produce and store large amounts of hydrogen, and research on fuel cells and biomimetic systems to improve the conversion of hydrogen into electrical energy.

HTRL is a central Technion facility, established jointly by the Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP), the ADELIS Foundation and the Solar Fuels I-CORE.

Technion’s HTRL facility serves GTEP members as well as faculty from other Technion departments, Israeli academia and industry.

Major Equipment:

Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) with electrochemical (EC) capabilities

Vinyl anaerobic chamber (Coy lab products)

Nicolet iS50 FTIR Spectrometer (Thermo Scientific)

TGA SETSYS Evolution

Gas-Chromatograph (GC) – Agilent 7890A

AutoChem II 2920 Chemisorption Analyzer

Controlled Intensity Modulated Photocurrent Spectroscopy (CIMPS) – Zahner Electrik

Solar Simulator (Abet, USA)

Kelvin Probe (NRH020 KP Technologies)

Ultrasonic Spray Deposition (ExactaCoat, Sono-Tek)

Dry/ Wet Electrochemical Characterization Station (Ivium nStat)

Profilometer (DekTak Bruker)


For further details, usage fees and appointments, please contact Dr. Jesus Lacasa (Laboratory Engineer) at (972)-4-8291414 (office); (972)-58-6362831;