Associate Prof. Galia Maayan


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Associate Prof. Galia Maayan




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.

2019 – Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.

2018 – Ray & Miriam Klein Research Prize Fund for an outstanding research work that contributes to Israel’s industry, technology, security or scientific standing.

2011 – National Science Foundation (NSF) scholar in Green Chemistry.

2010 – Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship in Green Chemistry (ACS award).

Research Area in Energy:

Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy

Research Interests:

Hydrogen Technology – Developing new electro- and photo-catalysts for the production of hydrogen from water.

Biomimetic Chemistry and Catalysis

Selected Publications:

Yifat Cohen, Naama Gluz , Shai Bamani, Galia Maayan and Omer Yehezkeli, “Layer by layer assembly of a stable bio-inspired manganese cluster for electrocatalytic water oxidation”, J. Catal. In Press.

Darapaneni Chandra Mohan, Totan Ghosh, Pritam Ghosh, Galia Maayan “β-Turn Peptoids and their Application as Asymmetric Catalysts for Michael reaction in Water”, Chemistry-A European Journal, In press.

Yekaterina Stamatin and Galia Maayan “A Resin-Bound Peptoid as a Recyclable Heterogeneous Catalyst for Oxidation Reactions”, J. Org. Chem. 2020, In press.

Lieby Zborovsky, Hagar Tigger-Zaborov, and Galia Maayan “Sequence and Structure of Peptoid Oligomers Can Tune the Photoluminescence of an Embedded Ruthenium Dye”, Eur. J. 2019, 25, 9098 –9107.

Totan Ghosh, George Christou and Galia Maayan “Efficient Homogeneous Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation by a Manganese Cluster with Overpotential of Only 74 mV”, Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 2785–2790.

Totan Ghosh, Pritam Ghosh and Galia Maayan “A Copper-Peptoid as a Highly Stable, Efficient and Reusable Homogeneous Water Oxidation Electrocatalyst”, ACS Catal. 2018, 8 (11) 10631-10640.

Galia Maayan*, Naama Gluz and George Christou “A Bioinspired Soluble Manganese Cluster as a Water-Oxidation Electrocatalyst with Low Overpotential”, Catal. 2018, 1, 48-54. Highlighted in Nat. Catal., 2018, 1, 10-11.

Darapanani Chandra Mohan, Arghya Sadhukha and Galia Maayan “A Metallopeptoid as an Efficient Bioinspired Cooperative Catalyst for the Aerobic Oxidative Synthesis of Imines”, Journal of Catalysis 2017, 355, 139–144.

Prathap Jeya Kaniraj and Galia Maayan “Metallopeptoids as Efficient Biomimetic Catalysts”, Commun. 2015, 51, 11096-11099.


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