Associate Prof. Charles Diesendruck


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Associate Prof. Charles E. Diesendruck



Main energy field:

Energy Storage and Conversion:

– Energy Storage

– Fuel Cell Technologies – Design and test of new membranes for alkaline fuel cells


2011-2014 – PD at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

2011 – PhD – Ben-Gurion University, Chemistry

2007 – MSc – Ben-Gurion University, Chemistry

2003 – BSc – Ben-Gurion University, Chemistry


Associate Editor – Israel Journal of Chemistry

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel

Schulich Prize for Excellence in Enhancing the Understanding of Chemistry, Technion, Israel

Advancement Chair, American Technion Society

Krill Prize (Wolf Foundation)

The ICS prize for Outstanding Young Scientist

Selected Publications:

Aggarwal, K.; Bsoul, S.; Douglin, J.C.; Li, S.; Dekel, D.R.; Diesendruck, C.E.* “Alkaline Stability of Low Oxophilicity Metallopolymer Anion-Exchange Membranes”, Chem. Eur. J., 2022, e202103744.

Burshtein, T.Y.; Agami, I.; Sananis, M.; Diesendruck, C.E.; Eisenberg, D. “Template-Free Formation of Regular Macroporosity in Carbon Materials Made from a Folded Polymer Precursor”, Small, 2021, 17, 2100712.

Guyes, E.N.; Shocron, A.N.; Chen, Y.; Diesendruck, C.E.; Suss, M.E. “Long-lasting, monovalent selective capacitive deionization electrodes”, npj clean water, 2021, 4, 22.

Gjineci, N.; Aharonovich, S.; Dekel, D.R.; Diesendruck, C.E.* “Increasing the Alkaline Stability of N,N diaryl-carbazolium salts using substituent Electronic Effects”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, 49617-49625.

Horowitz, Y; Schmidt, C.; Yoon, D.H.; Rigger, L.M.; Katzenmeier, L.; Bosch, G.M.; Noked, M.; Ein-Eli, Y.; Janek, J.; Zeier, W.G.; Diesendruck, C.E.; Golodnitsky, D. “Between liquid and all solid – a prospect on electrolyte future in lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles”, Energy Techn., 2020, 8, 2000580.

Fan, J.; Willdorf-Cohen, S.; Schibli, E.; Paula, Z.; Li, W.; Skalski, T.J.G.; Sergeenko, A.T.; Hohenadel, A.; Frisken, B.; Magliocca, E.; Mustain, W.E.; Diesendruck, C.E.; Dekel, D.R.; Holdcroft, S. “Poly(arylimidazoliums) Possessing High Hydroxide Ion Exchange Capacity and High Alkaline Stability”, Nat. Commun., 2019, 10, 2306.

Willdorf-Cohen, S.; Mondal, A.N.; Dekel, D.; Diesendruck, C.E.* “Chemical stability of poly(phenylene oxide)-based ionomers for anion exchange-membrane fuel cells”, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2018, 6, 22234-22239.

Diesendruck, C.E.; Dekel, D. “Water – a key parameter in the stability of anion exchange membrane fuel cells”, Curr. Opin. Electrochem., 2018, 9, 173-178.

Dekel, D.; Willdorf, S.; Ash, U.; Amar, M.; Pusara, S.; Dhara, S.; Srebnik, S.; Diesendruck, C.E. “The critical relation between chemical stability of cations and water in anion exchange membrane fuel cells environment”, J. Power Sources, 2018, 375, 351-360.

Dekel D. R.; Amar, M.; Willdorf, S.; Kosa, M.; Dhara, S.; Diesendruck, C.E. “The effect of water on the stability of quaternary ammonium groups for anion exchange membrane fuel cell applications”, Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 4425-4431.