Assistant Prof. Oz Gazit


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Assistant Prof. Oz M. Gazit


Chemical Engineering

Main energy field:

Alternative Fuels

Renewable Energy Sources


Post-Doctoral  2009-2012 – University of California Berkeley, Chemical Engineering

PhD 2004-2009 – Technion, Chemical Engineering

BSc 2000-2004 – Ben Gurion University, Chemical Engineering

Intel award for outstanding Ph.D. students

Russell Berrie Scholarship and award for Excellence

Research Interests:

Alternative fuels – Catalytic upgrading of Natural gas

Research is focused on:

-the design of mixed oxide catalysts for the oxidative coupling of methane to ethylene

-Ni based catalysts for the dry reforming of methane to syngas

Renewable energy sources  – Catalytic upgrading of biomass derived molecules

Research is focused on the development of organic-inorganic cooperative catalysts for the upgrading of biomass derived molecules to fuels and chemicals

Selected Publications:

Naseem S. Hayek, Nishita S. Lucas, Christine N. Warwar and Oz M. Gazit, A Comparative Study of Precursor Effect on Manganese Post-Synthetic Incorporation into the T-sites of Dealuminated β-Zeolite, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 244, 31, 2017.

Anup P. Tathod and Oz M. Gazit, Fundamental Insights on the Nucleation and Growth of Mg-Al Layered Double Hydroxides Nanoparticles at low Temperature, Crystal Growth and Design, 16(12), pp 6709–6713, 2016.

Gazit, O. M., Katz, A., Understanding the Role of Defect Sites in Glucan Hydrolysis on Surfaces, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(11), 4398, 2013.

Gazit, O. M., Katz, A., Dialkylimidazolium Ionic Liquids Hydrolyze Cellulose Under Mild Conditions, ChemSusChem, , 5(8), 1542, 2012.

Gazit, O., Khalfin, R., Cohen Y., and Tannenbaum, R., Self-assembled diblock copolymer “nanoreactors” as catalysts for metal nanoparticle synthesis, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113 (2), 576, 2009.