Prof. Peled Emanuel Tel Aviv University

Emanuel Peled, Professor of Chemistry at Tel-Aviv University, received his Ph.D degrees (Summa com laude) in physical chemistry from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1972. In 1973 he joined Tel Aviv University as lecturer and become Full professor in 1991.

In 2011 he retired as Professor Emeritus however, he continues to teach and do research work. His research group consists of six PhD students, two post doc researchers and three engineers. Until now he supervised 37 PhD students.

Prof. E. Peled is a world leading scientist in the field of batteries and fuel cells. For his achievements in the field of power sources Prof. E. Peled awarded the Electrochemical Society Battery Division Research, the Landau research, the International Battery Associations (IBA), and the Israel Chemical Society Outstanding Scientist  Award. Recently he got the Award of Commander of MAFAT for Creative Thinking. He was elected as Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and of the International Society of Electrochemistry. He has published 177 papers and 47 patents and patent pending in the fields of batteries and fuel cells. Prof. Peled is the developer of the Solid Electrolyte Interphase model for active metal nonaqueous batteries which the key component of lithium batteries.

Prof. Peled with his students, pioneer the development of calcium-thionyl chloride battery for deep oil drilling (for 5 kM, 200 degree C). He was the first to develop a rechargeable lithium-sulfur battery based on porous carbon cathode loaded with sulfur. Together with Prof. Golodnitsky and Prof. Nathan, a 3-D on a silicon-chip lithium-ion microbattery and together with Rafael lithium molten-salt (thermal) batteries. Rafael is producing these thermal batteries.

He and a team at JPL developed a composite solid electrolyte with t +=1. A unique state of health and state of charge meter (residual capacity) for lithium batteries has been developed (by a startup Chemtronics that he was a co-founder) and the technology was transferred to an Israeli electronic company (QPS). Over 1000 units have been sold; over 95% were exported to USA and in use from 1991. High power hydrogen bromine fuel cell, direct methanol and direct ethylene glycol fuel cells having world record power were developed in his group. From May 1997 to May 2000 he was the director of the Wolfson Applied Material Research Center and the Gordon Center of Energy Studies. He led the committee that established the multi faculty graduate program in Science and Engineering of Materials and he serves as its coordinator.

From 2003 he is the chairman of the Fuel Cells and Battery Center (funded by Israel MOS) and until 2011 the incumbent of the Nathan Cummings Chair of Pure and Applied Electrochemistry. He is a co-founder of EnStorage, a startup company aimed at the development and commercialization of very large energy storage systems based on a regenerative fuel cell and a co-founder of Honeycomb, a startup company aimed at the development of 3D batteries.