Group Members

Principle Investigator

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Wayne D. Kaplan

Professor
email:  kaplan@technion.ac.il
Phone:  048294580
Address:  DeJur, room 606
Professor Wayne D. Kaplan is a graduate of the Technion, and after a post-doc at MPI Stuttgart he joined the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the Technion in 1995. He is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society and a member of the Israel Microscopy Society, and he served as Dean of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (2010-2014), and as the Executive Vice President for Research of the Technion (2014-2019). Continue Reading Wayne D. Kaplan
 

Researchers

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Dr. Rachel Marder

email:  rachelma@technion.ac.il
Phone:  04-829-4290
Address:  DeJur, room 411
Dr. Rachel Marder completed her MSc in 2010 and her PhD in 2015, both in Materials Engineering at the Technion. Her PhD research focused on the densification mechanisms during Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS). SPS is a novel hot-pressing technique, which uses a pulsed dc-current to heat the ceramic powder, and it has been successfully applied to fabricate fully-dense ceramics within a few minutes only. In 2015 Rachel joined the Metal-Ceramic Interface Group, where she is working as a full time researcher. Her research includes processing and sintering of ceramics (oxides, carbides) and ceramic matrix composites, as well as microstructure characterization (SEM, TEM, X-ray analysis). Additionally, she is teaching the undergraduate course in ceramics at the Technion (since 2019). Continue Reading Dr. Rachel Marder
 

Lab Engineers

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Leon Rudnik

email:  leonr@technion.ac.il
Phone:  04-829-4286/4290
Address:  DeJur, room 411
Leon Rudnik handles furnace operation assists with specimen preparation in the group. He can be contacted regarding the furnaces, CIP, and ceramic processing questions. Continue Reading Leon Rudnik
 

Post-Docs

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Dr. Priyadarshini Ghosh

email:  p.ghosh@campus.technion.ac.il
Phone:  04-829-4290
Address:  DeJur, room 411
Dr. Priyadarshini Ghosh completed her Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Science in 2018. In 2019 she joined the Metal-ceramic Interface group in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion, where she is working on two exciting topics. First is an understanding of the influence of segregating dopant species on the mobility of grain boundaries in alumina, at dopant levels below the solubility limit. This includes determination of the high temperature solubility limit of key dopants in alumina, using fully calibrated wavelength dispersive spectroscopy. The second topic is related to solid state crystal nucleation and growth mechanisms within ceramics at elevated temperatures, where experiments involve in-situ high resolution transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with atomic level chemical resolution measurements to elucidate the crystal dynamics. The research aims to study the early stages of nucleation, governed by interface energy, structure, and strain. Continue Reading Dr. Priyadarshini Ghosh
 

Students

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Li-or Cohen

MSc Student
email:  li-or.cohen@campus.technion.ac.il
Phone:  04-829-4290
Address:  DeJur, room 411
Li-or completed her BSc in Chemical Engineering at Ariel University in 2019 and started her MSc in Materials Engineering at the Technion in October 2019. Her MSc topic is The Influence of Dopants on Grain Boundary Mobility of Alumina. Li-or is currently measuring the solubility limit of carbon in alumina at elevated temperatures. Continue Reading Li-or Cohen
 
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Noy Fabri

MSc Student
email:  noy-fabri@campus.technion.ac.il
Phone:  04-829-4290
Address:  DeJur, room 411
Noy graduated with a BSc in Materials Engineering & Chemistry from the Technion in 2020. During her undergraduate studies she participated in research in the field of organic photovoltaics in Prof. Gitti Frey's laboratory and also in the field of bio-photoelectrochemical cells in Prof. Noam Adir's laboratory at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry. Noy will join the group in September 2020 to commence her MSc in Materials Science & Engineering, and she will study the influence of external fields and dopants on sintering and grain growth of alumina. Continue Reading Noy Fabri
 

Former Group Members