Arie Zaban

President at Bar-Ilan University

Arie Zaban

Arie Zaban

President at Bar-Ilan University

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Prof. Arie Zaban

Arie Zaban was born in Israel in 1961. He earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry (summa cum laude) and a Ph.D. in Electrochemistry (with highest distinction) at Bar-Ilan University (1987-1995). After a 2 year postdoctoral stint at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Denver, CO), Prof. Zaban returned to Bar-Ilan to pursue his academic career, rising swiftly from senior lecturer to full professor. He served as a founding director of the University’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials for seven years, and was elected to the position of Bar-Ilan’s Vice President of Research in 2014. During the 62nd Bar-Ilan Board of Trustees Spring Session, held in 2016, Arie Zaban was unanimously elected to be BIU’s eighth president, assuming office in October 2017.

A former IDF pilot, Prof. Zaban has published hundreds of articles in leading international scientific journals and has garnered numerous awards for his scientific achievements. His research, mainly in the field of energy, led to the establishment of four start-up companies implementing eight of the patents he developed. He has been awarded several prizes and fellowships such as the ICS Prize for Outstanding Young Scientist, the Michael Landau Research Prize in Renewable Energy, the IVS Research Excellence Prize and the Israel Chemical Society Prize of Excellence.

His research interests are in the fields of materials science for sustainable world, with a focus on renewable energy resources. Recent achievements concentrate on: (i) development of experimental Material-by-Design, (ii) all-oxide photovoltaics (iii) hybrid (organic-inorganic) solar cells: design, fabrication, mechanisms and applications, (iv) high conductivity transparent electrodes for optoelectronics, and (v) high energy density metal-air batteries. In May 2017,

Prof. Zaban was born in 1961, and is married to Racheli with whom he shares four children and one grandchild.

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Bar-Ilan University

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Chairman-South America Desk at Bar-Ilan University

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Rector at Bar-Ilan University

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Vice Rector at Bar-Ilan University

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Professor at Bar-Ilan University

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Member, Board of Overseers at American Friends of Bar-Ilan University

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Jesselson Capital Corp.

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Vice Chairperson, Board of Trustees at Bar-Ilan University

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Overseas Member, Board of Trustees at Bar-Ilan University

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Israeli Member, Board of Trustees at Bar-Ilan University

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Honorary Member, Board of Trustees at Bar-Ilan University

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Bar-Ilan University is a higher education institution located in Israel.

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21 Ventures focuses on investments in the clean technology sector. The firm provides seed, bridge and growth equity capital to early-stage capital to companies that are developing disruptive technologies across a variety of sectors including solar, wind, water, energy storage, efficiency and agriculture. They look for clean technologies and entrepreneurs that are focused on solving the problems related to global warming, urbanization, growing populations and dwindling natural resources. 21Ventures invests in companies around the world including, but not limited to the US, Israel, the UK and China. The firm's main strategy is to be the first investor in companies with proprietary, disruptive technologies. 21Ventures focuses on seed and early-stage venture investments, often investing in idea at the University level. 21Ventures The firm's objective is to supports their portfolio companies' growth until they can bring in later-stage institutional investors. Investments range from as little as $100,000 to $20 million. Initial investments typically range from $3 million to $5 million, with the expectation of investing up to $20 million over the life of a company.

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Israeli Member, Board of Trustees
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Bar-Ilan University is a higher education institution located in Israel.

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