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Strage-BGU Award for Excellence in Environmental Sciences: Prof. Matthew Suss of the Technion

20 Apr' 2017

Prof. Matthew Suss

The Strage Foundation and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are pleased to announce this year's winner of the Strage-BGU Award for Excellence in Environmental Sciences: Prof. Matthew Suss of the Technion- Israeli Institute of Technology.

The Award is given to Prof. Matthew Suss from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion  for the article: "Water desalination via capacitive deionization: what is it and what can we expect from it?"​, published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science.

The winning article critically reviews and evaluates the current state-of-the-art of Capacitive Deionization (CDI) technology and provides definitions and performance metric nomenclature in an ​effort to unify the fast-growing CDI community. It provides an outlook on the emerging trends in CDI and proposes future research and development directions. 

The Strage Foundation and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev jointly founded the Strage-BGU Award for Excellence in Environmental Sciences. The award, of $5,000, is granted to Israeli scientists and environmental practitioners for an outstanding and influential publication (a paper in a peer-reviewed journal) in any of the diverse fields of environmental sciences (e.g., ecology, hydrology, sustainability, environmental economics, environmental engineering, environmental education, environmental epidemiology) published in the past year. Special emphasis is given to the paper's potential to make a long-term impact on protecting our environment and ecosystem. 
 
The Award committee:
Prof. Orit Ben-Zvi Assaraf, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Prof. Asher Brenner, Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Dr. Rachel Golan, Faculty of Health Sciences
Dr. Yodan Rofè, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
Dr. Anat Tchetchik, Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business & Management
Prof. Yaron Ziv, Faculty of Natural Sciences (Chairperson)