Main energy field:
Hydrogen and Electric Energy Storage and Production on-Demand
PhD – 1975 – Technion, Aerospace Engineering
MSc – 1971 – Technion, Aerospace Engineering
BSc – 1968 – Technion, Chemical Engineering
Roles, Chairs, prizes:
Head, Fine Rocket Propulsion Center and Combustion Lab, 1996-2014
Lena and Ben Fohrman Chir in Aeronautical Eng., 1998-2012
Foreign Member US National Academy of Engineering
Member International Academy of Astronautics
Research Area in Energy:
Energy storage and conversion
Hydrogen energy and fuel cells
Hydrogen Production on- demand – Hydrogen production from the reaction of activated aluminum and water. The activation process has been patented.
Energy Storage and Conversion:
Energy Storage – Activated Al + water can be used as hydrogen storage
Fuel Cell Technologies – Combined with the above hydrogen technology, conversion to electric energy yields compact energy storage
Elitzur, S., Rosenband, V., and Gany, A., “On-board Hydrogen Production for Auxiliary Power in Passenger Aircraft”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol 42, May 2017, pp. 14003-14009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.02.037
Elitzur, S., Rosenband, V., and Gany, A., “Urine and Aluminum as a Source of Hydrogen and Clean Energy”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 41, 2016, pp. 11909-11913.
Elitzur, S., Rosenband, V., and Gany, A., “Combined Energy Production and Waste Management in Manned Spacecraft Utilizing On-Demand Hydrogen Production and Fuel Cells”, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 128, Aug 2016, pp. 580-583.
Elitzur, S., Rosenband, V., and Gany, A., “Electric Energy Storage Using Aluminum and Water for Hydrogen Production On-Demand”, International Journal of Applied Science and Technology (IJAST), Vol. 5, No. 4, Aug 2015, pp. 112-121.
Gany, A., Elitzur, S., and Rosenband, V., “Compact Electric Energy Storage for Marine Vehicles Using On-Board Hydrogen Production”, Journal of Shipping and Ocean Engineering (JSOE), Vol. 5, No. 4, July-Aug 2015, pp. 151-158.
Elitzur, S., Rosenband, V., and Gany, A., “Study of Hydrogen Production and Storage Based on Aluminum-Water Reaction”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 39, 2014, pp. 6328-6334.
Rosenband, V. and Gany, A., “Application of Activated Aluminum Powders for Generation of Hydrogen from Water”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 35, Issue 20, Oct. 2010, ISSN 0360-3199, pp. 10898-10904.