Associate Prof. Maytal Caspary-Toroker


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Associate Prof. Maytal Caspary-Toroker

Faculty:

Materials Science and Engineering


Main energy field:

Alternative Fuels, Energy Conversion, Renewable Energy Sources

Computational Research


About:

Postdoctoral fellowship – 2012 – Princeton, Computational Materials Science
PhD (direct track) – 2009 – Technion, Theoretical Chemistry
BA (summa cum laude) – 2004 – Technion, Molecular Biochemistry

Awards:

2021 – Alexander Goldberg Award for research excellence

2019 – Profiled among the emerging investigators 2019 by the “Journal of Chemical Physics” (AIP publications)

2018 – Profiled among the emerging rising stars 2018 by the journal “Computational Materials Science” (Elsevier publications)

2010 – L’Oréal-Unesco-Israel Award

2010-2013 – Murie Curie Actions International Outgoing Fellowship

2009 – Best poster of the Israel Chemical Society meeting sponsored by PCCP journal

2009 – The New England Fund, Technion, stipend

2008/9 – The Sara Lee Schupf Post-Doctoral Award

2008 – Russell-Berrie Nanotechnolgy Institute Award for Excellence

Levi Eshcol Scholarship by the Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport for Excellence, 2007-9

Schulich Faculty of Chemistry scholarship for excellent graduate students 2007/8, selected from the faculty candidates

The Fund for Promotion of Women in Science by the Science Office 2006, Selected out of 70 candidates

Wolf Foundation Award for Excellence (PhD students, for the year 2006

Prize of the Lise Meitner-Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry for best article of the year in the field, 2006

Wolf Foundation Award for Excellence (Master students) for the year 2004

Miriam and Aaron Gutwirth Memorial (Special Excellence) Scholarship, for the year 2004

Leonard and Diane Sherman Interdisciplinary Graduate School Fellowship for distinguished academic achievements, for the year 2004

Creativity Award in Science and Technology Second Place. Technion contest for undergraduate students 2002/3


Research Area in Energy:

Converting water and carbon dioxide to fuel, and converting solar energy to electricity


Research Interests:

Alternative fuels, Solar hydrogen production, Photoelectrochemical cells based on metal oxide electrodes that can split water and reduce carbon dioxide in order to produce hydrogen and other fuels.

Energy conversion, Fuel cell Technologies, Solid oxide fuel cells.

Solid oxide fuel cells, Photovoltaics,Photovoltaic solar cells based on metal-oxide semiconductors for producing electricity.


Selected Publications:

Naghdi, A. Giesriegl, A. Cherevan, R. Guillet-Nicolas, J. Wang, S. Biswas, M. Caspary Toroker, F. Kleitz, D. Eder*, “Selective ligand removal to improve accessibility of active sites in hierarchical MOFs for heterogeneous photocatalysis”, Nature Communications 13, 1 (2022).

Attias, K. V. Sankar, K. Dhaka, W. Moschkowitsch, L. Elbaz, M. Caspary Toroker, Y. Tsur*, “Optimization of Ni‐Co‐Fe based catalysts for oxygen evolution reaction by surface and relaxation phenomena analysis”, ChemSusChem 14, 1737 (2021).

Bhargava, R. Eppstein, J. Sun, M. A. Smeaton, H. Paik, L. F. Kourkoutis, D. G. Scholm, M. Caspary Toroker*, R. D. Robinson*, “Breakdown of the small-polaron hopping model in higher-order spinels”, Adv. Mat., 2004490 (2020).

Bhargava, R. Eppstein, J. Sun, M. A. Smeaton, H. Paik, L. F. Kourkoutis, D. G. Scholm, M. Caspary Toroker*, R. D. Robinson*, “Breakdown of the small-polaron hopping model in higher-order spinels”, Adv. Mat., 2004490 (2020).

Pavone* and M. Caspary Toroker*, “Toward ambitious modeling of nanoscale catalysts for water splitting”, ACS Energy Lett. 5, 2042 (2020).

Bhargava, C. Y. Chen, K. Dhaka, Y. Yao, A. Nelson, K. D. Finkelstein, C. J. Pollock, M. Caspary Toroker, and R. Robinson*, “Mn cations control electronic transport in spinel CoxMn3-xO4 nanoparticles”, Chemistry of Materials 31(11), 4228 (2019).

L. Enman, M. Burke Stevens, M. H. Dahan, M. Nellist, M. Caspary Toroker*, S. Boettcher*, “Operando X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Shows Fe Oxidation is Concurrent with Oxygen Evolution in Cobalt-Iron (Oxy)hydroxide Electrocatalysts”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 12840 (2018).


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