Winner of Krill Prize 2019
Krill Prize Laureate 2019 for his research into Atomic and Molecular Layer
Deposition of Functional thin Protecting Films for Electrochemically Active
Energy Storage Materials.
The complex physicochemical conditions on
electrochemically active surfaces lead to degradation
mechanisms through parasitic chemical and
electrochemical reactions. This interfacial instability
frustrates technology applications, and significantly
hinders the progress to electrochemical devices with
high sensitivity (electrochemical sensors), high energy
performances (batteries), efficient faradaic surface
reaction (water splitting, oxygen reduction reaction
e.g) and long term stability (purification systems,
Elucidating the fundamental degradation mechanisms
of electrochemically active interfaces, and developing
mitigation strategies in accordance with the explored
pathways, are the main interest of Noked’s research team.
They utilize state of the art thin film synthesis techniques
in order to develop new chemistries for functional
coatings, which impede the parasitic reaction, but
yet- mediate the desired electrochemical reaction in
optimized kinetics for various batteries (electric
vehicle, energy storage and medical applications).