Prof. Eliezer Gileadi

Emeritus in School of Chemistry
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Prof. Eliezer Gileadi
Phone: 03-6408694
Fax: 03-6421982
Office: Ornstein - Chemistry, 306


Early subjects of interest

  • Adsorption pseudo-capacitance and adsorption isotherms

  • The combined adsorption Isotherm

  • Electrosorption of neutral molecules

  • Testing for suitable small organic molecules to act as anodes in fuel cells

  • Hydrogen permeation in metals and hydrogen embrittlement

  • Testing of different metallic and non-metallic surfaces to prevent clotting of blood in prosthetic implants

  • Plating of Al from non-aqueous electrolytes at room temperature

  • The mechanism of high electrolytic conductivity in non-aqueous and mixed solvents

  • The dependence of the transfer coefficient  on temperature

  • The use of carbon-fiber–epoxy electrodes

  • Electro-organic chemistry-mechanism and synthesis

  • The use of the quartz-crystal microbalance (QCMB) in the study of adsorption in electrochemistry

  • Study of the properties of liquid-like layers, using the QCMB

  • Anomalous co-deposition of W with the iron-group metals

  • Underpotential deposition of metals

  • Ensembles of Micro-electrodes

Current studies

  • Simultaneous 2-electron transfer

  • The unique features of charge transfer in metal deposition and dissolution

  • Anomalous co-deposition of Re with the iron-group metals

  • The structure of water in narrow crevices-the existence of “Monowater”

  • Studying the conductivity of mixtures of water with polar solvents, to evaluate the cluster structure of water

  • Questioning the validity of the Tafel slope as a tool to study the mechanism of electrode kinetics


  • MSc, Chemistry and Physics, Hebrew University, 1951-1956

  • PhD, Electrochemistry, University of Ottawa, 1960-1963

  • Senior Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania, 1963-1966         

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Tel-Aviv University, 1966-1971

  • Full Professor, Tel-Aviv University, 1971-2000

  • Chair, School of Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University, 1973-1976

  • Dean, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel-Aviv University, 1980-1984

  • Emeritus Professor, Tel-Aviv University, 2000-Present

Awards and Prizes

  • Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (ECS), 1997

  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 1998

  • The Olin Palladium Award of the Electrochemical Society (ECS), 2003

  • The Herzberg Memorial Prize and Fellowship of the National Research Council of Canada, 2004

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) and member of the Academy of Sciences, 2005

  • Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), 2007

  • The Henry B. Linford Award of the Electrochemical Society, for distinguished teaching, 2008

  • Honorary Fellow of the University Center in Ariel, Israel, 2011

  • Fellow of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), 2014

  • Gold medal of the Israel Chemical Society (ICS), 2014

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