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

3 | Grad Students

Zhicong Liang received his BSc in Chemical Engineering from Guangdong Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) in 2021 (2017-2021). From 2021, He joined Prof. Dario Dekel’s group as a MSc student. Currently, under the co-supervision of Prof. Xuezhong He (from GTIIT), he is mainly engaged in the field of gas membrane separation.
Jinliu Zhong received her BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT) in 2022. In her junior year, she joined the Green Catalyst Laboratory, which is led by Prof. Ziyi Zhong, to explore structured polymer support with controlled pore architecture for photocatalyst immobilization and apply it to wastewater treatment. With a strong interest in fuel cells, she started her MSc supervised by Prof. Dario Dekel in the Wolfson Department of Chemical Engineering at the Technion, since 2022.
Nada received her B.Sc. in Energy Engineering and Environment from An-Najah National University, Palestine in August 2018, . In February 2019, she joined Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and worked under Dr Tareq Abu Hamed’s supervision; the current Executive Director of the institute, in his research which was based on the production of continuous hydrogen via metal hydrolysis processes, followed by receiving their diploma in Environmental Science. Immediately after, she pursued her M.Sc. studies with Professor Roni Kasher at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, majoring in Hydrology and Water Quality, more specifically, specializing in desalination and water treatment and
Syeda Mushrifa Zahan’s doctoral research broadly covers Anion Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell. Prior to joining Technion, Mushrifa was a Project Assistant at the Center for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE), IISc, Bangalore. Mushrifa has a M.Sc. in Nanoscience and Technology (Tezpur University) and a B.Sc. in Physics. She was also a Junior Research Fellow (2016-2018) at the Department of Energy, Tezpur University. Apart from her academic work, Mushrifa aspires to contribute to making STEM a more diverse and inclusive space, while in her free time she paints.  
Zihua Chen received his BSc in Pharmaceutical engineering from Guangdong University of Technology, China in 2016. Then, he studied his master's course at Shantou University, China, majoring in Organic chemistry. Since October 2021, he as a Ph.D. student join Prof. Dario Dekel’s group in the Wolfson Department of Chemical Engineering at the Technion.
Maisa received her B.Sc. in Biochemical Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 2021. Immediately after, she joined Prof. Dario Dekel's group to pursue her M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering
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.
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.
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