Galia Maayan

Associate Prof. Galia Maayan

Faculty of Chemistry

Postdoctoral 2007-2011, New York University and the University of Florida, Biomimetic and Coordination Chemistry

PhD 2001-2006, Weizmann Institute of Science, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

MSc 1998-2000, Weizmann Institute of Science, Organic Chemistry

BSc 1995-1998, Tel Aviv University

“With the support and contributions of the Technion community we will be successful at advancing the science of photo-electrochemistry and bring water splitting closer to technological realization.”

Associate Professor Galia Maayan studies hydrogen technology as it relates to alternative energy technologies that generate clean sources of fuel, such as the development of new electrochemical and photochemical bio-inspired catalysts for the production of hydrogen from water. Maayan’s water splitting approach is based on the use of biometic oligomers in combination with unique metal complexes. Her research goal is to uncover the mysteries involved in developing a photo-oxidation mechanism to improve water oxidation with minimum energy and by products.

Maayan is an Associate Prof. at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry and a member of the GTEP-led I-CORE solar fuels program. As part of her research team she works with 7 talented students, including PhD, MA and senior undergrad students as well as two postdocs, and collaborates on multidisciplinary projects with other faculty. Her laboratory is under construction and is scheduled to be ready by the end of the year. Over the years she has received a number of prestigious awards including the 2011 National Science Foundation in Green Chemistry award, the 2010 Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship, and others.