Dr. Matthew Suss Technion

Matthew Suss is an Assistant Professor and Alon Fellow in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and is also affiliated with the Grand Technion Energy Program and Grand Water Research Institute at Technion.

Suss and his team study electrochemical systems for energy storage and water desalination, both theoretically and experimentally. The groups theory work focuses on macroscopic continuum modeling of electrochemical systems, as well as detailed models of electric double layers and conductive flowable suspension electrodes. Experimental work focuses on fundamental characterizations of key electrode properties, model validation experiments, and lab-scale prototype development and characterization. The Suss group has an in-lab rapid prototyping facility to quickly and effectively implement cutting edge ideas into prototype energy storage and water desalination electrochemical systems.

Professor Suss has published 30 research articles in peer reviewed journals and submitted 7 patent applications. He has been awarded the Strage-BGU prize for excellence in environmental science from Ben Gurion University (2017), the Award for Research Cooporation and High Excellence in Sciences (ARCHES) from the German government (2017), the Uzi and Michal Halevi award for Innovative Applied Engineering from Technion (2016), and an Alon Fellowship from the Israel Council for Higher Education (2015). Matthew previously was also a Lawrence Scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2010-2013) and a recipient of an NSERC PhD fellowship from the Canadian Government (2009).

He is a delegate member representing Israel in the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE)Working Group of Electrochemical Engineering, the current chair of the International Working Group of Capacitive Deionization & Electrosorption (CDI&E), and has served as guest editor for the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter and Electrochimical Acta.