Associate Prof. Nir Gavish


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Associate Prof. Nir Gavish



Main energy field:

Soft matter energy conversion devices


Ph.D. 2010, Tel Aviv University, Applied Mathematics.
B.A. 2003, Open University of Israel, Mathematics.

Research Area in Energy:

Fuel Cell Technologies – Evolution of the nano-morphology of membanes used in PEM and AEM Fuel Cells, e.g., Nafion.

Photovoltaics – Study of the coupled material morphology and electrokinetics in organic photovoltaics.

Concentrated electrolytes and ionic liquids – Continuum mean-field modeling.

Selected Publications:

“Theory of Phase Separation and Polarization for Pure Ionic Liquids”
Nir Gavish and Arik Yochelis, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (JPCL), published online, March 2016. (pdf)

“Systematic interpretation of differential capacitance data”
Nir Gavish and Keith Promislow, Physical Review E, 2015 Jul;92(1):012321, 2015. (pdf)

“Variational models of network formation and ion transport: Applications to perfluorosulfonate ionomer membranes”, Nir Gavish, Jaylan Jones, Zhengufu Xu, Andrew Christleib, and Keith Promislow, Invited paper for special issue on “Polymer Thin Films and Membranes”, Polymers, 4: 630-655, 2012. (pdf)