Prof. Zeev Gross


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Prof. Zeev Gross



Main energy field:

Renewable Energy Sources
Alternative Fuels


Post-Doc 1998-1990, Princeton University, Bioinorganic Chemistry
Ph.D.1988, Bar Ilan University, Chemistry

Faculty Position, 1990-Present, Technion, Head of Research Group

Israel Chemical Society Award for the Outstanding Scientist (2014)
Moore Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology (2013-2014)
Hershel & Hilda Rich Innovation Award (2013)

Research Area in Energy:

Electro- and Photo-catalytic Water Splitting

Research Interests:

Alternative Fuels: Hydrogen Technology- Design of catalysts for production of hydrogen from water

Solar Hydrogen Production- Photo-catalytic Water Splitting

Energy Storage and Conversion: Fuel Cell Technologies- Non-platinum catalysts for selective reduction of oxygen to water at low overpotential

Renewal Energy Sources:  Photovoltaics- Better performing dyes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells (DSCC)

Selected Publications:

A. Mahammed, B. Mondal, A. Rana, A. Dey, and Z. Gross “The Cobalt Corrole Catalyzed Hydrogen Evolution Reaction: Surprising Electronic Effects and Characterization of Key Reaction Intermediates” Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 2725-2727.

B. Mondal, K. Sengupta, A. Rana. A. Mahammed, M. Botoshansky, S. G. Dey, Z. Gross, A. Dey “Cobalt Corrole Catalyst for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction from H2O under Ambient Conditions: Reactivity, Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory Calculations”, Inorg. Chem. 2013, 52, 3381-3387.

A. Schechter, M. Stanevsky, A. Mahammed, and Z. Gross “Four-Electron Oxygen Reduction by Brominated Cobalt Corrole” Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 22-24.