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.

2022 – Morton and Beverley Rechler Family Foundation Faculty Prize for Excellence in Research.

2022 – Schulich award for Excellence in Teaching.

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:

Guilin Ruan, Natalia Fridman, Galia Maayan “Borate Buffer as a Key Player in Cu-Based Homogeneous Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation”, Chem. – A Eur. J., 2022, In press.

Guilin Ruan, Pritam Ghosh, Natalia Fridman and Galia Maayan “A Di-Copper-Peptoid in a Non-Innocent Borate Buffer as a Very Fast Electrocatalyst for Homogeneous Water Oxida-tion with Low Overpotential”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2021, 143 (28) 10614–10623.

Naama Gluz and Galia Maayan “The Role of the –OH Groups within Mn12 Clusters in Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation”, Chem – A Eur. J 2021, 27(19), 6034-6043.

Guilin Ruan, Lee Engelberg, Pritam Ghosh and Galia Maayan “A Co(III)-Peptoid Complex as a Fast Electrocatalyst for Homogeneous Water Oxidation with Low Overpotential”, Chem. Commun., 2021, 57, 939-942.

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”, Journal of Catalysis, 2020, 389, 207-211.

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”, Nat. 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.