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,  Organic Chemistry

Faculty Position, 1990-Present, Technion, Head of Research Group in Bio inorganic&Inorganic Catalysis

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

JSPS Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan, 1/2018

Hans Fischer Career Award in Porphyrin Chemistry, 7/2018

Research Area in Energy:

Design of Catalysts for Electro- and Photo-catalytic Processes

Research Interests:

Alternative Fuels: Hydrogen Technology- Non-precious Metal Catalysts for Production of Hydrogen from Water

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

Battery Technologies: Photovoltaics- Redox Mediators for increasing Li-air battery perfomances

Selected Publications:

Yadav, I. Nigel-Etinger, A. Kumar, A. Mizrahi, A. Mahammed, N. Fridman, S. Lipstman, I. Goldberg, and Z. Gross “Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis, by Terminal Molybdenum-Oxo Complexes”, Iscience 2021, 24, 102924.

Q.-C. Chen, S. Fite, N. Fridman, B. Tumanskii, A. Mahammed, and Z. Gross “Hydrogen Evolution Catalyzed by Corrole-Chelated Nickel Complexes, Characterized in all Catalysis-relevant Oxidation States”, ACS Catalysis 2022, 12, 4310−4317.

W.-J. Kwak, A. Mahammed, H. Kim, T. T. Nguyen, Z. Gross, D. Aurbach and Y.-K. Sun “Controllable and Stable Organometallic Redox Mediators for Lithium Oxygen Batteries” Materials Horizons 2020, 7, 214-222.

W. Sinha, A. Mahammed, N. Fridman and Z. Gross “Water Oxidation Catalysis by Mono- and Binuclear Iron Corroles” ACS Catal. 2020, 10, 3764-3772.

K. Sudhakar, A. Mahammed, Q.-C. Chen, N. Fridman, B. Tumanskii and Z. Gross “Copper Complexes of CF3‐Substituted Corroles for Affecting Redox Potentials and Electrocatalysis” ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3, 2828-2836.