Assistant Prof. Maytal Caspary-Toroker


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Assistant Prof. Maytal Caspary-Toroker


Materials Science and Engineering

Main energy field:

Alternative Fuels, Energy Conversion, Renewable Energy Sources

Computational Research


Postdoctoral fellowship, 2012, Princeton, Computational Materials Science.
PhD (direct track), 2009 Technion, Theoretical Chemistry.
BA (summa cum laude), 2004, Technion, Molecular Biochemistry.

Creativity Award in Science and Technology Second Place. Technion contest for undergraduate students 2002/3.

Wolf Foundation Award for Excellence (Master students) for the year 2004.

Miriam and Aaron Gutwirth Memorial (Special Excellence) Scholarship, for the year 2004.

Leonard and Diane Sherman Interdisciplinary Graduate School Fellowship for distinguished academic achievements, for the year 2004.

The Fund for Promotion of Women in Science by the Science Office 2006, Selected out of 70 candidates.

Wolf Foundation Award for Excellence (PhD students, for the year 2006.

Prize of the Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry for best article of the year in the field, 2006 .

Levi Eshcol Scholarship by the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport for Excellence, 2007-9.

Schulich Faculty of Chemistry scholarship for excellent graduate students 2007/8, selected from the faculty candidates.

Russell-Berrie Nanotechnolgy Institute Award for Excellence, 2008

The Sara Lee Schupf Post-Doctoral Award, 2008/9.

The New England Fund, Technion, stipend, 2009.

Best poster of the Israel Chemical Society meeting sponsored by PCCP journal, 2009.

Murie Curie Actions International Outgoing Fellowship, 2010-2013.

L’Oréal-Unesco-Israel Award, 2010.

Research Area in Energy:

Converting water and carbon dioxide to fuel, and converting solar energy to electricity

Research Interests:

Alternative fuels, Solar hydrogen production, Photoelectrochemical cells based on metal oxide electrodes that can split water and reduce carbon dioxide in order to produce hydrogen and other fuels.

Energy conversion, Fuel cell Technologies, Solid oxide fuel cells.

Solid oxide fuel cells, Photovoltaics,Photovoltaic solar cells based on metal-oxide semiconductors for producing electricity.

Selected Publications:

Transition metal oxide alloys as potential solar energy conversion materials”, J. Mater. Chem. A 1, 2474 (2013).

M. Caspary Toroker and E. A. Carter, “Hole transport in non-stoichiometric and doped wustite”, J. Phys. Chem. C 116, 17403 (2012).

M. Caspary Toroker, D. K. Kanan, N. Alidoust, L. Y. Isseroff, P. Liao, E. A. Carter, “First principles scheme to evaluate band edge positions in potential transition metal oxide photocatalysts and photoelectrodes”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 16644 (2011).

P. Liao, M. Caspary Toroker, E. A. Carter, “Electron transport in pure and doped hematite”, Nano Lett. 11, 1775 (2011).

M. Caspary Toroker, U. Peskin. “Electronic Transport through Molecular Junctions with Non-Rigid Molecule-Leads Coupling”, J. Chem. Phys. 127, 154706 (2007).

M. Caspary, U. Peskin. “Site-Directed Deep Electronic Tunneling Through a Molecular Networks”, J. Chem. Phys. 123, 151101 (2005).

M. Caspary, L. Berman, U. Peskin, “Thermal Rate Constants for Resonance-Supporting Reaction Barriers by the Flux Averaging Method”, Chem. Phys. Lett. 369, 232 (2003).