Shani Elitzur has been awarded the Rieger Foundation (USA) Fellowship for 2015-2016

Shani Elitzur, a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Alon Gany and Dr. Valery Rosenband, has been selected as a Rieger Foundation-Jewish National Fund Fellow in Environmental Studies for the 2015-2016 school year. Priority of the Rieger Foundation is given to promising scientific and engineering research in the areas of water resources, pollution prevention, and clean and sustainable energy.  Selections were made on the basis of the individual’s potential for future long-term contributions toward the improvement of the environment in Israel.

Shani will receive the award in a reception for this year’s Rieger Foundation Fellows at Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Engineering, on October 12, 2015.

Shani’s PhD research deals with production and storage of hydrogen and electric energy based on aluminum-water reaction and application in fuel cells.