Associate Prof. Dario Dekel


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Associate Prof. Dario R. Dekel

Faculty:

Chemical Engineering


Main energy field:

Energy Storage and Conversion


About:

PhD – 1998 – Technion-IIT, Membrane Science
MSc – 1994 – Technion-IIT, Advanced Ceramics
BSc – 1988 – UTN (Argentina)
MBA – 2008 – Technion-IIT

Co-founder and VP R&D and Eng. – CellEra Inc., CellEra Technologies

Manager of Energy Sources Department – Rafael Ltd.

1998-2003 Katzir Award, Ministry of Defense, State of Israel


Research Interests:

Alternative Fuels:

Non-Carbon Fuels;  Hydrogen Technology; Solar Hydrogen production

Energy Storage and Conversion:

Energy Storage — Electrolysis; Redox Flow Batteries; Membrane based Electrochemical Systems for Energy

Fuel Cell Technologies — Alkaline Membrane Fuel Cells; Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells; Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells; Membrane based Electrochemical Systems for Energy; Alternative Fuels for Fuel Cells


Selected Publications:

“Recent developments in Pd-CeO2 nano-composite electrocatalysts for anodic reactions in anion exchange membrane fuel cells”, Hamish A. Miller, Marco Bellini, Dario R. Dekel, Francesco Vizza, Electrochemistry Communications 135, 107219, February 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.elecom.2022.107219

“Alkaline Stability of Low Oxophilicity Metallopolymer Anion-Exchange Membranes”, Kanika Aggarwal, Saja Bsoul, John C. Douglin, Songlin Li, Dario R. Dekel, Charles E. Diesendruck, Chemistry A European Jornal – 2021, https://doi.org/10.1002/chem.202103744

“Effect of LDH platelets on the transport properties and carbonation of anion exchange membranes”, Cataldo Simari, Ernestino Lufrano, Muhammad Habib Ur Rehmana, Avital Zhegur-Khais, Saja Haj-Bsoul, Dario R. Dekel, Isabella Nicotera, Electrochim. Acta 403, 139713, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electacta.2021.139713

“Surface Acoustic Wave Mitigation of Precipitate Deposition on a Solid Surface – An Active Self-Cleaning Strategy”, Yifan Li, Dario R. Dekel and Ofer Manor, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 49, 59471–59477, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c17778

“Understanding how single-atom site density drives the performance and durability of PGM-free FeeNeC cathodes in anion exchange membrane fuel cells”, Horie Adabi, Pietro Giovanni Santori, Abolfazl Shakouri, Xiong Peng, Karam Yassin, Igal G. Rasin, Simon Brandon, Dario R. Dekel, Noor Ul Hassan, Moulay-Tahar Sougrati, Andrea Zitolo, John R. Varcoe, John R. Regalbuto, Frederic Jaouen, William E. Mustain, Materials Today Advances, December 2021, 100179, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtadv.2021.100179

“High-performance radiation grafted anion-exchange membranes for fuel cell applications: Effects of irradiation conditions on ETFE-based membranes properties”, Ana Laura G. Biancolli, Saja Bsoul-Haj, John C. Douglin, Andrey S. Barbosa, Rog´erio R. de Sousa Jr., Orlando Rodrigues Jr., Alexandre J.C. Lanfredi, Dario R. Dekel, Elisabete I. Santiago, Journal of Membrane Science, 1 January 2022,  119879, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2021.119879

“Bifunctional Oxygen Electrocatalysis on Mixed Metal Phthalocyanine-Modified Carbon Nanotubes Prepared via Pyrolysis”, Yogesh Kumar, Elo Kibena-Põldsepp, Jekaterina Kozlova, Mihkel Rähn, Alexey Treshchalov, Arvo Kikas, Vambola Kisand, Jaan Aruväli, Aile Tamm, John C. Douglin, Scott J. Folkman, Ilario Gelmetti, Felipe A. Garcés-Pineda, José Ramón Galán-Mascarós, Dario R. Dekel, and Kaido Tammeveski, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13, 35, 41507–41516, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c06737

“Multi-scale study on bifunctional Co/Fe–N–C cathode catalyst layers with high active site density for the oxygen reduction reaction”, Weikang Zhu, Yabiao Pei, John C. Douglin, Junfeng Zhang, Haoyang Zhao, Jiandang Xue, Qingfa Wang, Ran Li, Yanzhou Qin, Yan Yin, Dario R. Dekel, Michael D. Guiver, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2021.120656

“A surprising relation between operating temperature and stability of anion exchange membrane fuel cells”, Karam Yassin, Igal G. Rasin, Sapir Willdorf-Cohen, Charles E. Diesendruck, Simon Brandon, Dario R. Dekel, Journal of Power Sources Advances, 2021, 100066, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powera.2021.100066

“Metal nanoparticles entrapped in metal matrices”, Dina Pinsky, Noam Ralbag, Ramesh Kumar Singh, Meirav Mann-Lahav, Gennady E. Shter, Dario R. Dekel, Gideon S. Grader and David Avnir, Nanoscale Adv., 2021, 3, 4597-4612, https://doi.org/10.1039/D1NA00315A

“A high-temperature anion-exchange membrane fuel cell with a critical raw material-free cathode”, John C. Douglin, Ramesh K. Singh, Saja Haj-Bsoul, Songlin Li, Jasper Biemolt, Ning Yan, John R. Varcoe, Gadi Rothenberg, Dario R. Dekel, Chem. Eng. J. Adv. 8, 100153, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceja.2021.100153

“Ligand Valency Effects on the Alkaline Stability of Metallopolymer Anion-Exchange Membranes”, Kanika Aggarwal, Saja Bsoul, Songlin Li, Dario R. Dekel, Charles E. Diesendruck, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1002/marc.202100238

“Porphyrin aerogel catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction in anion-exchange membrane fuel cells”, Noam Zion, John C. Douglin, David A. Cullen, Piotr Zelenay, Dario R. Dekel, and Lior Elbaz, Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202100963

“Effect of the Synthetic Method on the Properties of Ni-Based Hydrogen Oxidation Catalysts”, Elena S. Davydova, Maidhily Manikandan, Dario R. Dekel, and Svein Sunde, ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 4, 3404−3423, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaem.0c03157

“Crosslinked quaternary phosphonium-functionalized poly(ether ether ketone) polymer-based anion-exchange membranes”, Mamta Kumari, John C. Douglin, Dario R. Dekel, J. Membrane Science 626, 119167, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2021.119167

“An Anion-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Containing Only Abundant and Affordable Materials”, Jasper Biemolt, John C. Douglin, Ramesh K. Singh, Elena S. Davydova, Ning Yan, Gadi Rothenberg, and Dario R. Dekel, Energy Technology 9, 2000909, 2021, DOI: 10.1002/ente.202000909

“Atomistic Insights into the Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction of Palladium-Ceria Bifunctional Catalysts for Anion-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”, Sanjubala Sahoo, Dario R. Dekel, Radenka Maric, and S. Pamir Alpay, ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 2561−2571https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.0c04646

“Transition-Metal- and Nitrogen-Doped Carbide-Derived Carbon/ Carbon Nanotube Composites as Cathode Catalysts for Anion-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”, Jaana Lilloja, Elo Kibena-Põldsepp, Ave Sarapuu, John C. Douglin, Maike Kaärik, Jekaterina Kozlova, Paärn Paiste, Arvo Kikas, Jaan Aruvali, Jaan Leis, Vaino Sammelselg, Dario R. Dekel, and Kaido Tammeveski, ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 1920–1931, https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.0c03511

“Electroreduction of oxygen on cobalt phthalocyanine-modified carbide-derived carbon/carbon nanotube composite catalysts”, Reio Praats, Maike Käärik, Arvo Kikas, Vambola Kisand, Jaan Aruväli, Päärn Paiste, Maido Merisalu, Ave Sarapuu, Jaan Leis, Väino Sammelselg, John C. Douglin, Dario R. Dekel, Kaido Tammeveski, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry (2021) 25:57–71https://doi.org/10.1007/s10008-020-04543-z

“Carbide-Supported PtRu Catalysts for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Electrolyte”, Eliran R. Hamo, Ramesh K. Singh, John C. Douglin, Sian Chen, Mohamed Ben Hassine, Enrique Carbo-Argibay, Shanfu Lu, Haining Wang, Paulo J. Ferreira, Brian A. Rosen, and Dario R. Dekel, ACS Catal. 2021, 11, 932−947https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.0c03973

“Increasing the Alkaline Stability of N,N-Diaryl Carbazolium Salts Using Substituent Electronic Effects”, Nansi Gjineci, Sinai Aharonovich, Dario R. Dekel, and Charles E. Diesendruck, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 44, 49617–49625, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c14132

“Water Content and Ionic Conductivity of Thin Films of Different Anionic Forms of Anion Conducting Ionomers”, Udit N. Shrivastava, Avital Zhegur-Khais, Maria Bass, Sapir Willdorf-Cohen, Viatcheslav Freger, Dario R. Dekel, and Kunal Karan, Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 43, 23469–23478, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c04278

“Synthesis of CeOx-Decorated Pd/C Catalysts by Controlled Surface Reactions for Hydrogen Oxidation in Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”, Ramesh K. Singh, Elena S. Davydova, John Douglin, Andres O. Godoy, Haiyan Tan, Marco Bellini, Bryan J. Allen, Jasna Jankovic, Hamish A. Miller, Ana C. Alba-Rubio, Dario R. Dekel, Advanced Functional Materials, 2020, 
https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202002087

“Improved Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction Activity and Stability of Buried Metal-Oxide Electrocatalyst Interfaces”, Florian D. Speck, Farhan S. M. Ali, Michael T. Y. Paul, Ramesh K. Singh, Thomas Böhm, André Hofer, Olga Kasian, Simon Thiele, Julien Bachmann, Dario R. Dekel, Tanja Kallio, and Serhiy Cherevko, Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 7716−7724
https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02048

“Are Radicals Formed During Anion-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Operation?”, Szymon Wierzbicki, John C. Douglin, Aldona Kostuch, Dario R. Dekel, and Krzysztof Kruczała, J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 11, 7630−7636, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.0c02349

“A high-temperature anion-exchange membrane fuel cell”, John C. Douglin, John Varcoe, Dario R. Dekel, Power Sources Advances, 2020https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powera.2020.100023

“Measuring the true hydroxide conductivity of anion exchange membranes”, A Zhegur-Khais, F Kubannek, U Krewer, D R Dekel, Journal of Membrane Science, 612, 15 October 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118461

“The critical importance of ionomers on the electrochemical activity of platinum and platinum-free catalysts for anion-exchange membrane fuel cells”, P G Santori, A N. Mondal, D R Dekel and F Jaouen, Sustainable Energy Fuels, 2020, 4, https://doi.org/10.1039/D0SE00483A

“Unexpected hydroxide ion structure and properties at low hydration”, I Zadok, H Long, B Pivovar, A Roznowska, A Michalak, D R Dekel and S Srebnik, Molecular Liquids, 313, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molliq.2020.113485

“The Reaction Mechanism Between Tetraarylammonium Salts and Hydroxide”, N Gjineci, S Aharonovich, S Willdorf-Cohen, D R Dekel and Ch E Diesendruck,  Journal: European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2020.

“Quantifying the critical effect of water diffusivity in anion exchange membranes for fuel cell applications”, K Yassin, I G Rasin, S Brandon, D R Dekel, Journal of Membrane Science, 2020.

“Electroreduction of oxygen on cobalt phthalocyanine-modified carbide-derived carbon/carbon nanotube composite catalysts”, R Praats, M Käärik, A Kikas, V Kisand, J Aruväli, P Paiste, M Merisalu, A Sarapuu, J Leis, V Sammelselg, J C Douglin, D R Dekel & K Tammeveski, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 2020.

“Ceria Entrapped Palladium Novel Composites for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Medium”, N Ralbag, E S Davydova, M Mann-Lahav, P Cong, J He, A M Beale, G S Grader, D Avnir and D R Dekel, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 2020.

“Changes of Anion Exchange Membrane Properties During Chemical Degradation”, A Zhegur, N Gjineci, S Willdorf-Cohen, A N Mondal, Ch E Diesendruck, N Gavish and D R Dekel, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2, 2, 360-367, 2020.

“Platinum and Platinum Group Metal-Free Catalysts for Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”, J R Tolchard, J Svendby, M Manikandan, H A Miller, S Sunde, H Yang, D R Dekel, A O Barnett, Energies, 13, 1-21, 2020.

“Practical ex-Situ Technique To Measure the Chemical Stability of Anion-Exchange Membranes under Conditions Simulating the Fuel Cell Environment”, J Müller, A Zhegur, U Krewer, J R Varcoe, D R Dekel, ACS Materials Letters, 2, 168-173, 2020.

“Self-crosslinked blend alkaline anion exchange membranes with bi-continuous phase separated morphology to enhance ion conductivity”, T Huang, G He, J Xue, O Otoo, X He, H Jiang, J Zhang, Y Yin, Z Jiang, J C Douglin, D R Dekel, M D Guiver, Journal of Membrane Science , 117769, 2020.

“Effect of Ammonium Cations on the Diffusivity and Structure of Hydroxide Ions in Low Hydration Media”, I Zadok, D R Dekel, S Srebnik, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 123, 45, 27355-27362, 2019.

“Composite Materials with Combined Electronic and Ionic Properties”, N Ralbag, M Mann-Lahav, E S Davydova, U Ash, R Galed, M Handl, R Hiesgen, E Magliocca, W Mustain, J He, P Cong, A M Beale, G S Grader, D Avnir, D R Dekel, Matter, 1, 4, 959-975 , 2019.

“Hydroxide Ion Diffusion in Anion-Exchange Membranes at Low Hydration: Insights from Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics”, T Zelovich, L Vogt-Maranto, M A Hickner, S J Paddison, C Bae, D R Dekel, M E Tuckerman, Chemistry of Materials, 31, 15, 5778-5787, 2019.

“Palladium-ceria catalysts with enhanced alkaline hydrogen oxidation activity for anion exchange membrane fuel cells”, M Bellini, M V Pagliaro, A Lenarda, P Fornasiero, M Marelli, C Evangelisti, M Innocenti, Q Jia, S Mukerjee, J Jankovic, L Wang, J R Varcoe, C B Krishnamurthy, I Grinberg, E Davydova, D R Dekel, H A Miller, F Vizza, ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2, 7, 4999-5008, 2019.

“Effect of Carbonate Anions on Quaternary Ammonium-Hydroxide Interaction”, S Srebnik, S Pusara, D R Dekel, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123, 26, 15956-15962, 2019.

“Stability limits of Ni-based hydrogen oxidation electrocatalysts for anion exchange membrane fuel cells”, E Davydova, F D Speck, M TY Paul, D R Dekel, S Cherevko, ACS Catalysis 9, 8, 6837-6845, 2019.

“Poly (bis-arylimidazoliums) possessing high hydroxide ion exchange capacity and high alkaline stability”, J Fan, S Willdorf-Cohen, E M Schibli, Z Paula, W Li, T JG Skalski, A T Sergeenko, A Hohenadel, B J Frisken, E Magliocca, W E Mustain, C E Diesendruck, D R Dekel, S Holdcroft, Nature Communications 10, (1), 2306, 2019.

“Effect of CO2 on the properties of anion exchange membranes for fuel cell applications”, N Ziv, A N Mondal, T Weissbach, S Holdcroft, D R Dekel, Journal of Membrane Science 420, 118-123, 2019.

“Anion Exchange Membranes with Low Hydration Conditions from an Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Perspective”, T Zelovich, L Vogt, D R Dekel, M Hickner, C Bae, S J Paddison, M E Tuckerman, Meeting Abstracts 40, 1957-1957, 2019.

“Predicting performance stability of anion exchange membrane fuel cells”, D R Dekel, I G Rasin, S Brandon, Journal of Power Sources 420, 118-123, 2019.

“Anion Exchange Membranes with Low Hydration Values from an Ab initio Molecular Dynamics Perspective”, T Zelovich, M Hickner, S J Paddison, C Bae, D R Dekel, M Tuckerman, Bulletin of the American Physical Society 2019.

“Palladium-ceria nanocatalyst for hydrogen oxidation in alkaline media: Optimization of the Pd–CeO2 interface”, H Yu, E S Davydova, U Ash, H A Miller, L Bonville, D R Dekel, R Maric, Nano Energy 57, 820-826, 2019.

“Electrospun Ionomeric Fibers with Anion Conducting Properties”, M Mann‐Lahav, M Halabi, G E Shter, V Beilin, M Balaish, Y Ein‐Eli, D R Dekel, G S Grader, Advanced Functional Materials 1901733 2019.

“Unexpected water-hydroxide ion structure and diffusion behavior in low hydration media”, I Zadok, D R Dekel, S Srebnik, arXiv preprint arXiv: 1812.06961, 2018.

“Unravelling mysteries of hydrogen electrooxidation in anion exchange membrane fuel cells”, D R Dekel, Current Opinion in Electrochemistry 12, 182-188, 2018.

“Hydrogen Oxidation on Ni-Based Electrocatalysts: The Effect of Metal Doping”, E S Davydova, J Zaffran, K Dhaka, M Toroker, D R Dekel, Catalysts 8, (10), 454, 2018.

“Surface Adsorption Affects the Performance of Alkaline Anion-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”, S Maurya, J H Dumont, C N Villarrubia, I Matanovic, D Li, Y S Kim, S Noh, J Han, C Bae, H A Miller, C H Fujimoto, D R Dekel, ACS Catalysis 8, 9429-9439, 2018.

“Water–a key parameter in the stability of anion exchange membrane fuel cells”, C E Diesendruck, D R Dekel, Current Opinion in Electrochemistry 9, 173-178, 2018.

“An Effective Synthesis of N, N-Diphenyl Carbazolium Salts”, S Aharonovich, N Gjineci, D R Dekel, C E Diesendruck, Synlett 29 (10), 1314-1318, 2018.

“Electrocatalysts for hydrogen oxidation reaction in alkaline electrolytes”, E S Davydova, S Mukerjee, F Jaouen, D R Dekel, ACS Catalysis 8 (7), 6665-6690, 2018.

“Molecular simulation of quaternary ammonium solutions at low hydration levels”, S Pusara, S Srebnik, D R Dekel, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 122, (21), 11204-11213, 2018.

“Water uptake study of anion exchange membranes”, Y Zheng, U Ash, R P Pandey, A G Ozioko, J Ponce-González, M Handl, T Weissbach, J R Varcoe, S Holdcroft, M W Liberatore, R Hiesgen, D R Dekel, Macromolecules 51, (9), 3264-3278, 2018.

“Investigation of Pd and Pd-CeO2 Based Carbon-Supported Electrocatalysts for the Electrooxidation of Borohydride in Direct Borohydride Fuel Cell”, C Lafforgue, M Chatenet, R W Atkinson, K Swider-Lyons, H Miller, D R Dekel, Meeting Abstracts 30, 1727-1727, 2018.

“Durability of Platinum-Based Carbon-Supported Electrocatalysts in Liquid Versus Solid Polymer Alkaline Electrolytes”, C Lafforgue, L Dubau, F Maillard, D R Dekel, M Chatenet, Meeting Abstracts 30, 1778-1778, 2018.

“The Effect of Ambient Carbon Dioxide on Anion‐Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”, N Ziv, W E Mustain, D R Dekel, ChemSusChem 11 (7), 1136-1150, 2018.

“A practical method for measuring the true hydroxide conductivity of anion exchange membranes”, N Ziv, D R Dekel, Electrochemistry Communications 88, 109-113, 2018.

“Impact of carbonation processes in anion exchange membrane fuel cells”, U Krewer, C Weinzierl, N Ziv, D R Dekel, Electrochimica Acta 263, 433-446, 2018.

“Anion exchange membrane fuel cells: Current status and remaining challenges”, S Gottesfeld, D R Dekel, M Page, C Bae, Y Yan, P Zelenay, YS Kim, Journal of Power Sources 375, 170-184, 2018.

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

“Review of cell performance in anion exchange membrane fuel cells”, D R Dekel, Journal of Power Sources 375, 158-169, 2018.

“Steady state and transient simulation of anion exchange membrane fuel cells”, D R Dekel, I G Rasin, M Page, S Brandon, Journal of Power Sources 375, 191-204, 2018.

“Accelerated Stress Test of Pt/C Nanoparticles in an Interface with an Anion-Exchange Membrane—An Identical-Location Transmission Electron Microscopy Study”, C Lafforgue, M Chatenet, L Dubau, D R Dekel, ACS Catalysis 8 (2), 1278-1286, 2018.

“Beyond 1.0 W cm−2 Performance without Platinum: The Beginning of a New Era in Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells”, T J Omasta, X Peng, H A Miller, F Vizza, L Wang, J R Varcoe, D R Dekel, W E Mustain, Journal of The Electrochemical Society 165 (15), J3039-J3044, 2018.

“Chemical stability of poly(phenylene oxide)-based ionomers in an anion exchange-membrane fuel cell environment”, S Willdorf-Cohen, A N Mondal, D R Dekel, C E Diesendruck, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6 (44), 22234-22239, 2018.

“Ni-Based Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction Electrocatalysts for Alkaline Anion-Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Systematic Study on the Doping Effect”, E S Davydova, D R Dekel, Meeting Abstracts 36, 1635-1635, 2017.

“Highly active nanostructured palladium-ceria electrocatalysts for the hydrogen oxidation reaction in alkaline medium”, H A Miller, F Vizza, M Marelli, A Zadick, L Dubau, M Chatenet, S Geiger, S Cherevko, H Doan, R K Pavlicek, S Mukerjee, D R Dekel, Nano Energy 33, 293-305, 2017.


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