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

Luba Kolik-Shmuel

Luba is the lab manager of the TEEM group since March 1, 2022. Luba received her BSc degree in Chemistry from Bar-Ilan university, Israel, in 2008. Then she continued her studies at the Environmental Engineering faculty at the Technion, where she received her MSc degree. Following a short period as an R&D fertilizers chemist at Haifa Group, she joined Dganit Danino’s lab at the faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at the Technion as a PhD student. Her research focused on the ‘1D self-assembly of lipids into nano and microtubes’. After completing her PhD, Luba worked as a Regulation Affairs project
Dr. Leila Yone Reznik is a Chemical Engineer graduated from the School of Chemistry of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in 1996. After graduating, she attended the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Program of COPPE/UFRJ, where she completed her M.Sc. and received a D.Sc. degree in 2003. Dr. Leila has a strong background in corrosion, materials science and related subjects. Her research is focused on the study, monitoring and mitigation of corrosion in the industrial environment, water treatment based on corrosion inhibitors and biocides and application of water reuse in the oil and gas industry. Before joining Prof.
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
Luba received her Master of Business Administration from Tel-Aviv University in 2008. In 2020, Luba joined the TEEM group of Prof. Dario Dekel in Chemical Engineering at the Technion as an administrative manager.  
Lab manager since September 2019 until February 2022. Kalanit received her BSc in Biotechnology Engineering from Ort Braude College, Israel, in 2011. In 2012 she joined Dganit Danino lab at the faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at the Technion as MSc student. Later, in 2014 she transferred to the direct PhD track. Kalanit research focused on the characterization of the interactions between proteins and biological membranes.
Dr. Uri Ash is a process engineer with Polygreen Group LTD since October 2019, developing renewable, super absorbant polymers. He has been the lab manager and senior researcher with TEEM, 2016-2019. Dr. Ash has graduated (2008) from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Technion as a Biochemical Engineer, and continued to a PhD in the direct (Special) course of study (2013). He has been an associated researcher as a postdoc at the Professorship of Renewable Energy Carriers at ETH Zurich prior to joining TEEM.  
Dr. Meirav Mann-Lahav A Research Associate with a strong background  in materials characterizing, experiments planning, research and development with a Ph.D focused in porous ceramics materials for elevated temperatures from the Technion. Was member of Dario's team from October 2017 to January 2020.
Dr. Elena S. Davydova has received her diploma with honors in the Department of Electrochemical Technologies, Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia in 2010. She has done her PhD with Prof. M.R. Tarasevich in Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). In 2014-2016, Elena worked in Joint Institute for High Temperatures RAS as senior researcher. In 2016-2019, she joined the TEEM group of Prof. Dario R. Dekel in Chemical Engineering Department, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.  
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