Prof. Yair Ein-Eli


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Prof. Yair Ein-Eli

Dean - Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering


Materials Science and Engineering

Main energy field:

Energy Storage and Conversion


PhD – 1995 – Bar Ilan University, Chemistry
BSc – 1990 – Bar Ilan University, Electrochemistry

2007-present: Board member of the Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP)

2007-2009: Technion Interdepartmental committee on “Energy and the Environment”

2009 – Excellent Scientist Award, Advances in Functional Materials Conference (AFM), June 2009, Jiuzhaigou China
2006 – Hershel Rich Innovation Award
2005 – Henri Gutwirth Award for the Promotion of Research

Research Area in Energy:

Portable Power Sources

Research Interests:

Energy Storage – Li ion Technology, Metal air batteries, Alkaline cells. Fuel Cell Technologies – PEM Fuel Cells Materials. Efficient Buildings – Electrochromic Materials.

Selected Publications:


Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of Lithium Fluoride (LiF) protective Film on Li-ion Battery LiMn5Ni0.5O4 Cathode Powder Material, O. Tiurin, N. Solomatin, M. Auinat and Y. Ein-Eli, J. Power Sources 448, 227373 (2020).

Insights into the Surface and Stress Behavior of Manganese-Oxide Catalyst during Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Keisar, Y. Ein-Eli, Y. Alfi, Y. Cohen, J. Power Sources 450, 227545 (2020).

Hybrid Ionic Liquid-Propylene Carbonate based Electrolytes for Aluminum-air Batteries, R. N. Levy, S. Hirsch, Shira; E. Yohanan, Y. Ein-Eli, ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 3, 2585-2592 (2020).

Bottom‐Up Synthesis of Advanced Carbonaceous Anode Materials Containing Sulfur for Na‐Ion Batteries, J. Tzadikov, N.R. Levy, L. Abisdris, R. Cohen, M. Weitman I. Kaminker, A. Goldbourt, Y. Ein-Eli and M. Shalom, Adv. Funct. Mater. (2020).

Aluminum-ion Battery Technology: A Rising Star or a Devastating Fall? N.R. Levy and Y. Ein-Eli, J. Solid St. Electrochem. (2020).

Challenges and Perspective of PEM’s Bipolar Plates Durability and Longevity Challenges and Perspective of PEM’s Bipolar Plates Durability and Longevity, T. Stein and Y. Ein-Eli, Energy Tech. (2020).

Side by Side Battery Technologies with Lithium-ion based Batteries, Y.E. Durmus, F. Baakes, G. Desmaizieres, G.H. Hayun, M. Kolek, …D. Mandler, S. Passerini and Y. Ein-Eli, Adv. Energy Mater. (2020).



Enhanced Li-O2 Battery Performances in a Binary “Liquid Teflon” and Dual-Redox Mediators, M. Balaish, X. Gao, P.G. Bruce and Y. Ein-Eli, Adv. Mater. Tech., 1800645-1800651 (2019).

Unveiling Ionic Diffusion in MgNiMnO4 Cathode Material for Mg-ion Batteries via Combined Computational and Experimental Studies, Shasha, N. Yatom, M. Prill, J. Zaffran, D. Aurbach, M. Caspary Toroker and Y. Ein-Eli, J. Solid State Electrochem., 23, 3209–3216 (2019).

A Critical Review on functionalization of air-cathodes for nonaqueous Li-O2 battery, M. Balaish, J-W. Jung, I-D. Kim and Y. Ein-Eli, Adv. Funct. Mater., 1808303-1808337 (2019).

A Critical Mini-Review – The Impact of the Battery Electrode Material Substrate on the Composition and Properties of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Coatings, O. Tiurin and Y. Ein-Eli, Adv. Mater. Interfaces., 6, 1901455 (2019).



Meso-pores Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) Tissues-Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) Hybrid Air-electrodes, Balaish and Y. Ein-Eli, J. Power Sources, 379, 219-227 (2018).

Enhanced Zinc Corrosion Mitigation via a Tuned Thermal Pretreatment in an Alkaline Solution Containing an Organic Inhibitor, Gelman, H. Drezner, A. Kraytsberg, D. Starosvetsky and Y. Ein-Eli, J. Solid State Electrochem. 22, 1-10 (2018).

Investigation of Rechargeable Poly(ethylene-oxide) based Solid Li-Oxygen Batteries, M. Balaish, M. Leskes, Y. Ein-Eli, ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 1, 3048-3056 (2018).

This Electrode Material is Best Served Cold…Enhanced Reversible Electrochemical Lithiation of a Cubic Gray Tin (α-Sn), Kraytsberg and Y. Ein-Eli, J. Solid State Electrochem. 22, 3303–3310 (2018).

Chemical and Thermal Stability of Poly(phenylene oxide)-based Anion Exchange Membranes Containing Alkyl Side Chains, A. Amel, N. Yitzhack, A. Beylin, J. Pan, M. Hickner and Y. Ein-Eli, J. Electrochem. Soc., 165, F1-F6 (2018).

Tetra-Butyl Ammonium Fluoride – an Advanced Activator of Aluminum Surfaces in Organic Electrolytes for Aluminum-air Batteries, N.R. Levy, M. Auinatand Y. Ein-Eli, Energy Storage Mater., 15, 465-474 (2018).

Carbon Nanotube Tissue as Anode Current Collector for Flexible Li-ion Batteries – Understanding the Controlling Parameters Influencing the Electrochemical Performance, N. Yitzhak, M. Auinat, N. Sezin and Y. Ein-Eli, APL Mater. 6, 111102-111109 (2018).

A Robust Particle by Particle AlF3 ALD Coating on LiMn5Ni0.5O4 Li-ion Battery Cathode Material Powder, A. Shapira, O. Tiurin, N. Solomatin, M. Auinat, A. Meitav and Y. Ein-Eli, ACS Appl. Energy Mater., 1, 6809-6823 (2018).

Low Voltage Electric Potential as a Driving Force to Hinder Biofouling in Self-supporting Carbon Nanotube Membranes, C. Thamaraiselvan, A. Ronen, S, Lerman, M. Balaish, Ein-Eli and C. Dosoretz, Water Res., 129,143-153 (2018).

Investigation of the Corrosion Behavior of Highly As-Doped Crystalline Si in Alkaline Si-air Batteries, Y.E. Durmus, S.S.Montiel Guerrero; Ö. Aslanbas, H. Tempel, F. Hausen, L.G.J. de Haart, Ein-Eli, R.-A. Eichel, H. Kungl, Electrochem. Acta, 265,292-302(2018).



Long Run Discharge, Performance and Efficiency of Primary Silicon-air Cells with Alkaline Electrolyte, Y. E. Durmus, Ö. Aslanbas, S. Kayser, H. Tempel, F. Hausen, L.G.J de Haart, J. Granwehr, Y. Ein-Eli, R.-A. Eichel, H. Kungl, Electrochim. Acta, 225, 215-224 (2017).

Copper Electrodeposited Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) Tissues as Anode Current Collectors in Advanced Li-ion Batteries, S. Yehezkel, M. Auinat, N. Sezin, D. Starosvetsky and Y. Ein-Eli Electrochem. Acta, 229, 404-414 (2017).

The Role of Air-electrode Structure on the Incorporation of Immiscible PFCs in Non-aqueous Li-O2 Battery, M. Balaish and Y. Ein-Eli, ACS Appl. Mater. & Int., 9, 9726-9737 (2017).

Enhancing Oxygen Adsorption Capabilities in Li–O2 Battery Cathodes through Solid Perfluoro-carbons, M. Balaish and Y. Ein-Eli, Chem. Mater. A, 5, 14152-14164 (2017).

Influence of Dopant Type and Orientation of Silicon Anodes on Performance, Efficiency and Corrosion of Silicon-Air Cells with EMIm(HF)3F Electrolyte, Y.E. Durmus, S. Jakobi, T. Beuse, Ö. Aslanbas, H. Tempel, F. Hausen, L.G.J. de Haart, Y. Ein-Eli, R-A. Eichel and H. Kungl, J. Electrochem. Soc., 164, A2310-A2320 (2017).

An Aluminum – Ionic Liquid Interface Sustaining a Durable Al-air Battery, D. Gelman, B. Shvartsev, I. Wallwater; S. Kozokaro V. Fidelsky, A. Sagi, A. Oz, S. Baltianski, Y. Tsur and Ein-Eli, J. Power Sources, 364, 110-120 (2017).



Internal Pressure in Superconducting Cu-Intercalated Bi2Se3, A. Ribak, K.B. Chashka, E. Lahoud, M. Naamneh, S. Rinott, Y. Ein-Eli, N.C. Plumb, M. Shi, E. Rienks, and A. Kanigel, Phys. Rev. B, 93 (6), 064505 (2016).

Silicon Oxide Dissolution in Fluorohydrogenates Ionic Liquid, B. Shvartsev, D. Gelman, D. Starosvetsky and Ein-Eli, J. Electrochem. Soc., 163, E135-E141 (2016).

Bundled and Densified Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) Fabrics as Flexible Ultra-Light Weight Li-ion Battery Anode Current Collectors, S. Yehezkel, M. Auinat, N. Sezin, D. Starosvetsky and Ein-Eli, J. Power Source, 312, 109-115 (2016).

In-Situ Spectro-Electrochemical Insight Revealing Distinctive Silicon Anode Solid Electrolyte Interphase Formation in a Li-ion Battery, J. Yang, N. Solomatin, A. Kraytsberg and Ein-Eli, Chem. Select, 1, 572-576 (2016).

PFC and Triglyme for Li-Air Batteries: A Molecular Dynamics Study, N. Kuritz, M. Murat, M. Balaish, Ein-Eli and A. Natan, J. Phys. Chem. B 13, 3370-3377 (2016).

Bicarbonate and Chloride Anion Transport in Anion Exchange Membranes, Amel, N. Gavish, L. Zhu, D.R. Dekel, M.A. Hicknerand Y. Ein-Eli, Membrane Sci., 514, 125-134 (2016).

Improvement of Aluminum-air Battery Performances via the Application of Flax Straw Extract, E. Grishina, D. Gelman , S. Belopukhov, D. Starosvetsky, A. Groysman and Ein-Eli, ChemSusChem 9, 2103-2111 (2016).



Liquid-Free Lithium-Oxygen Batteries, M. Balaish, E. Peled, D. Golodnitsky and Ein-Eli, Ang. Chem. Int. Ed., 127, 446-450 (2015).

Study of Silicon dioxide (SiO2) Dissolution in Small Volumes of Hydrofluoric (HF) Acid, Shvartsev, D. Gelman, I. Komissarov, A. Epshtein, D. Starosvetsky and Y. Ein-Eli, ChemPhysChem, 16, 370-376 (2015).

In-situ Raman Spectroscopy Mapping of Silicon Anode Material Lithiation, J. Yang, A. Kraytsberg and  Ein-Eli, J. Power Sources, 282, 294-298 (2015).

Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Aluminum Corrosion Mitigation in Alkaline Electrolyte for Power Sources Applications, D. Gelman, I. Lasman, S. Elfimchev, D. Starosvetsky and Ein-Eli, J. Power Sources, 285, 100-108 (2015).

Anion Exchange Membranes Cross-Linked with Electron-Donating Group, Amel, L.  Zhu, M. Hickner and Y. Ein-Eli, J. Electrochem. Soc., 162, F1047-F1055 (2015).

Comprehensive Route to the Formation of Alloy Interface in Core/Shell Colloidal Quantum Dots, N. Grumbach, R. K. Capek, E. Tilchin, R. Vaxenburg, A. Safran, A. Rubin-Brusilovsky, J. Yang, Ein-Eli, E. Lifshitz J. Phys. Chem. C, 119, 12,749-12,756 (2015).

Atomic Layer Deposition of a Particularized Protective MgF2 Film on a Li-ion Battery LiMn5Ni0.5O4 Cathode Powder Material, A. Kraytsberg, H. Dresner, M. Auinat, A. Shapira N. Solomatin, P. Axmann, M. Wohlfahrt-Mehrens and Y. Ein-Eli, ChemNanoMater, 1, 577-585 (2015).

Phenomenological Passive-Active Transformation of Aluminum Surface in Ionic Liquid and its Beneficial Implementation in Batteries, Shvartsev, D. Gelman, D. Starosvetsky and Y. Ein-Eli, Langmuir, 31, 13860–13866 (2015).



A critical review on lithium–air battery electrolytes; Moran Balaish, Alexander Kraytsberg and Yair Ein-Eli, Phys.Chem.Chem.Phys., (2014), 16, 2801. DOI: 10.1039/C3CP54165G

Aluminum–air battery based on an ionic liquid electrolyte,D. Gelman, B. Shvartsev and Y. Ein-Eli, J. Mater. Chem. A, (2014), 2, 20237. DOI: 10.1039/C4TA04721D

Electrochemical Grignard Reagent Synthesis for Ionic-Liquid-Based Magnesium–Air Batteries, Daniel Luder and Yair Ein Eli, ChemElectroChem (2014), 1, 1319 – 1326. DOI: 10.1002/celc.201402077

Influence of Sulfone Linkage on the Stability of Aromatic Quaternary Ammonium Polymers for Alkaline Fuel Cells, Alina Amel, Liang Zhu, Michael Hickner, and Yair Ein-Eli, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 161 (5) F615-F621 (2014). DOI: 10.1149/2.044405jes

Realization of an Artificial Three-Phase Reaction Zone in a Li–Air Battery. DOI: 10.1002/celc.201300055

Review of Advanced Materials for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, Alexander Kraytsberg and Yair Ein-Eli, Energy Fuels (2014), 28, 7303−7330.

Catalyst-Free Electrochemical Grignard Reagent Synthesis with Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids. Daniel Luder, Alexander Kraytsberg and Yair Ein-Eli, Chemelectrochem 2 (2014)


2013 and before

Distinct view on batteries performance analysis (2013).

Higher, Stronger, Better … A Review of 5 Volt Cathode,Alexander Kraytsberg and Yair Ein-Eli, Adv. Energy Mater. 2012, 2, 922–939.

Copper sulfates as cathode materials for Li batteries, Jonathan N. Schwieger, Alexander Kraytsberg, Yair Ein-Eli, Journal of Power Sources 196 (2011) 1461–1468.

Review on Li–air batteries—Opportunities, limitations and perspective, Alexander Kraytsberg, Yair Ein-Eli, Journal of Power Sources 196 (2011) 886–893.

Silicon-air Batteries, G. Cohn, D. Starosvetsky, R. Hagiwara, D.D. Macdonald and Y. Ein-Eli, Electrochem. Comm., (2009).

Enhanced Tungstate Electrochromism via Formation of Transparent Conductive Networks, O. Lavi, G.L. Frey, A. Siegmann and Y. Ein-Eli, Electrochem. Comm., 10, 1096-1099 (2008).

Reduced Contact Resistance of PEM Fuel Cell’s Bipolar Plates via Surface Texturing, A. Kraytsberg, M. Auinat and Y. Ein-Eli, J. Power Sources, 164, 697-703 (2007).

PEM Fuel Cell with Improved Water Management, A. Kraytsberg and Y. Ein-Eli, J. Power Sources, 160, 194-201 (2006).

In-Situ STM Studies of Zinc in Aqueous Solutions Containing PEG DiAcid Inhibitor: Correlation with Electrochemical Performances of Zinc-Air Fuel Cells, T. Cohen-Hayms, Y. Ziengermann and Y. Ein-Eli, J. Power Sources, 157, 584-591 (2006).

Reduced Light Reflection of Textured Multicrystalline Silicon via NPD for Solar Cells Applications, Y. Ein-Eli, N. Gordon and D. Starosvetsky, Sol. Energy Mat. & Sol. Cells, 90, 1764-1772 (2006).

Unexpected 5 V Behavior of Lithiated Zn-doped Mn Spinel Cathode Material, Y. Ein-Eli, W. Wen and S. Mukerjee, Electrochem. & Solid State Lett., 8, A141-A144 (2005).

Enhanced Corrosion Inhibition of Zinc in Alkaline Solutions Containing Polyethylene Glycol di-Acid, Y. Ein-Eli, Electrochem. & Solid State Lett., 7, B5-B7 (2004).

Electrochemical and Surface Studies of Zinc in Alkaline Solutions Containing Organic Corrosion Inhibitors, Y. n-Eli, M. Auinat and D. Starosvetsky, J. Power Sources, 114 (2), 330-337 (2003).

Dimethyl Carbonate (DMC) Electrolytes-The Effect of Solvent Purity on Li -ion Intercalation into Graphite Anodes, Y. Ein-Eli, Electrochem. Comm., 4(8), 644-648 (2002).

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