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Main energy field:
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
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
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.