Prof. Yoed Tsur


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Prof. Yoed Tsur

Former Director, Grand Technion Energy Program


Chemical Engineering

Main energy field:

Energy Storage and Conversion


Ph.D. 1998, Technion, Physics.
B.Sc. 1988, Technion, Physics.
Additional B.A. 1988, Technion, Science education.

Goldberg prize for energy research, 2006.

Research Area in Energy:

Fuel Cells Technologies

Research Interests:

Fuel Cell Technologies – Solid Oxide Fuel Cells; analysis of impedance spectroscopy; solid state ionics.

Selected Publications:

J. A. Bock, J. H. Chan, Y. Tsur, S. Trolier-McKinstry, C. A. Randall, The Effects of Low Oxygen Activity Conditions on the Phase Equilibria and Cation Occupancy of Strontium Barium Niobate, published online in J. Amer. Ceram. Soc. (2016)

R. Gloukhovski, V. Freger and Y. Tsur, A novel composite nafion/ anodized aluminium oxide proton exchange membrane, published online in Fuel Cells (2016)

N. Shomrat, E. Dor, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, The Influence of Doping on Flash Sintering Conditions in SrTi1-xFexO3-δ, published online in J. European Ceramics Society (2016).

T. Beitner, S. Baltianski, I. Riess and Y. Tsur, A novel method for determining the triple phase boundary width, Solid State Ionics, 288, 322-324 (2016). doi:10.1016/j.ssi.2015.11.026

Z. Drach, S. Hershkovitz, D. Ferrero, P. Leone, A. Lanzini, M. Santarelli and Y. Tsur, Impedance spectroscopy analysis inspired by evolutionary programming as a diagnostic tool for SOEC and SOFC, Solid State Ionics, 288, 307-310 (2016). doi:10.1016/j.ssi.2016.01.001

A. Oz, S. Hershkovitz, N. Belman, E. Tal-Gutelmacher and Y. Tsur, Analysis of Impedance Spectroscopy of Aqueous Supercapacitors by Evolutionary Programming: Finding DFRT from Complex Capacitance, Solid State Ionics, 288, 311-314 (2016). doi:10.1016/j.ssi.2015.11.008

N. Shomrat, S. Baltianski, C.A. Randall and Y. Tsur, Flash Sintering of Potassium-Niobate, J. European Ceramics Society. 35 (2015) 2209–2213, DOI 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2015.01.017

A. Borenstein, S. Hershkovitz, A. Oz, Y. Tsur and D. Aurbach, The use of 1, 10-phenanthroline as an additive for high-performance super capacitors, J. Physical Chemistry C. 119 (22), 12165–12173 (2015).

G. Lazovski, E. Wachtel, Y. Tsur and I. Lubomirsky, Using ellipsometry with lock-in detection to measure activation energy of ion diffusion in ionic and mixed conductors, Solid State Ionics, 264, 7-16 (2014).

E. Goren, M. Ungureanu, R. Zazpe, M. Rozenberg, L. E. Hueso, P. Stoliar, Y. Tsur, and F.Casanova, Resistive switching phenomena in TiOx nanoparticle layers for memory applications, Applied Physics Letters, 105, 143506 (2014).

N. Shomrat, D. Haviv and Y. Tsur, The correlation between non-stoichiometry and charge compensation in perovskites, J. Electroceramics, Published online Oct. 2014. DOI 10.1007/s10832-014-9975-4 (Feature article)

S. Tomer, S. Hershkovitz, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Highly porous anode for application in high-temperature electrochemical devices, Energy Technology, 1, 25-29 (2013). DOI: 10.1002/ente.201200005.

S. Hershkovitz, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Electrochemical Impedance Analysis of SOFC Cathode Reaction using Evolutionary Programming, Fuel Cells, 12, 77-85 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/fuce.201100126

S. Hershkovitz, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Harnessing evolutionary programming for impedance spectroscopy analysis: a case study of mixed ionic electronic conductors, Solid State Ionics, 188, 104-109, (2011) doi:10.1016/j.ssi.2010.10.004

O. Mazar, M. Schroeder and Y. Tsur, Synthesis of inside-out core-shell perovskite-type oxide nanopowder, Chemical Engineering Journal, 166, 1139-1143 (2011), doi: 10.1016/j.cej.2010.11.084

S. Hershkovitz, S. Tomer, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, ISGP: Impedance Spectroscopy Analysis Using Evolutionary Programming Procedure, ECST, 40, 67-73 (2011)

G. Shuster, S. Baltianski, Y. Tsur, and H. Haick, Utility of Resistance and Capacitance Response in Sensors based on Monolayer-Capped Metal Nanoparticles, J. Phys. Chem. Let., 2, 1912-1916 (2011)

A.B. Tesler, D.R. Lewin, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Analyzing results of impedance spectroscopy using novel evolutionary programming techniques, Journal of Electroceramics, 24, 245-260 (2010)

M. Ram and Y. Tsur, Eliminating chemical effects from thermal expansion coefficient measurements, Journal of Electroceramics, 22, 120-124 (2009)

A. Ya’akobovich, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, I-V relations and enhanced mobility of metal vacancies in acceptor doped poly crystalline BaTiO3 under an oxygen activity gradient, Materials Science and Technology, 25, 1329-1333 (2009) (invited paper)

D.S.A. Simakov and Y. Tsur, Preparation of core-shell Ti-Nb oxide nanocrystals, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 10, 77-85 (2008)

L. Rosenthal-Toib, K. Zohar, M. Alagem, and Y. Tsur, Synthesis of stabilized nanoparticles of zinc peroxide, Chemical Engineering Journal, 136, 425-429 (2008)

Y. Gil, O.M. Umurhan, I. Riess and Y. Tsur, I-V Relations in nano thin semi-conductors with mobile acceptors or donors, Solid State Ionics, 179, 24-32 (2008)

Y. Gil, O.M. Umurhan, Y. Tsur and I. Riess, Recent calculations and measurements of I-V relations in simple devices based on thin nano versus thick layers of SCs with mobile acceptors or donors, Solid State Ionics, 179, 1187–1193 (2008)

Y. Cohen, B. Yaakobovitz, Y. Tsur and D. Scheiner, A Novel Method for Pushing the Limits of Line Edge Roughness Detection by Scatterometry, Proceedings of SPIE Volume 6922, 692220 (2008); DOI:10.1117/12.772117

Y. Gil, Y. Tsur, O.M. Umurhan and I. Riess, Properties of solid state devices with significant impurity hopping conduction, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 41, 135106-135116 (2008)

B. Yaakobovitz, Y. Cohen and Y. Tsur, Line edge roughness detection using deep UV light scatterometry, Journal of Microelectronic Engineering, 84, 619-625 (2007)

S.A. Simakov and Y. Tsur, Surface stabilization of nano-sized titanium dioxide: improving the colloidal stability and the sintering morphology, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 9, 403-417 (2007)

H. Yaseen, S. Baltianski and Y. Tsur, Cathodic electrophoretic deposition of barium titanate films from aqueous solution, Journal of Materials Science, 42, 9679–9683 (2007)