The Wolfson Department of Chemical Engineering
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

3 | Grad Students

John received his BSc in Chemical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University in Texas in 2003. It was a very applicative experience as he got the opportunity to do 3 engineering internships with various chemical and oil companies while obtaining his degree. After graduating, he began a career as a process engineer at the Brownwood, Texas location of 3M company. Throughout his 13.5 years of his employment there, he was internally recruited for and transitioned to many jobs with increasing responsibility; such as project engineer, Lean Six Sigma BB, factory project advisor and factory project leader for a new, globally
Sapir received her BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in 2016. Sapir joined Prof. Dekel's group in July 2015, during her BSc research project on Stability Studies of new Anion Exchange Membranes. In November 2016, she joined Dekel’s group as a Master student at the same filed. Since June 2018, Sapir is a PhD student (direct track) under the joint supervision of Prof. Charles Diesendruck from Chemistry department and Prof. Dekel, at the Technion.
Karam received his BSc from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion – Israeli Institute of Technology in 2017. In October 2017, Karam joined TEEM’s group as MSc student under the joint supervision of Prof. Dario Dekel and Prof. Simon Brandon. Later, in February 2019, Karam transfer to the direct track to PhD (special track for outstanding MSc students). His research focuses on modeling and simulation anion-exchange membrane fuel cell.
Saja Bsoul Haj received her BSc in Biotechnology Engineering from Ort Braude College, Israel in 2017. In 2017-2018, worked as Quality Control Engineer at Aromor Factory. Saja joined Prof. Dekel’s group in 2018 as a MSc Student, her research combines the development of high performance, low-cost thin Fuel cell membranes.
Yona Lee received her BSc in Chemistry from Duksung Women’s University, South Korea in 2016. She studied her master course at KU-KIST Green School, Korea University, majoring in Renewable Energy, working at KIST – Korea Institute of Science and Technology in Dr. Henkensmeier’s group. There she studied about synthesis of membranes for anion exchange membrane fuel cell (AEMFC) and Vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) along with basic analysis for membrane properties. Since April 2019, Yona is a PhD student at Prof. Dario Dekel's group in Wolfson Department of Chemical Engineering at the Technion.
Yifan started his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 2015. Yifan join Prof. Lahav’s project regarding rehabilitation of water distribution systems following a chemical contamination intrusion in 2018 as undergraduate student, which include experimental research and part of data analysis for heavy metal contamination. Yifan finished his bachelor’s degree and join Prof. Dario’s group in 2019
Lanjie received his BSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (2015-2019). Beginning from October of 2019 Lanjie will start his master studies under the supervision of Prof. Dekel.  
Ziye Xiao received her BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 2019. During her undergraduate research, she worked on corrole complexes for multiple purposes under the supervision of Prof. Zeev Gross. From 2019, Ziye Xiao joined Prof. Dario Dekel’s group as a MSc student.
Songlin majored in Chemical Engineering and minors in Environmental Engineering in Technion as an undergraduate student for 4 years since 2015. After participating in a senior project in Prof. Freger’s lab, Songlin focused on characterization of membranes via electrochemical method and thus decided to join Prof. Dekel’s group as an undergraduate researcher to explore relevant topics.
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