Dr. Moran Balaish Postdoc

moranb[at]mit.edu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave, Room 8-240
Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

PhD, Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP), Technion, Israel, 2016
Thesis: Development of a Perfluorocarbon modified Air Cathode/Non-aqueous Electrolyte System for Li-air Batteries
MA, Energy Engineering, Technion, Israel, 2013
BSc, Materials Science and Engineering, Technion, Israel, 2011
BSc, Chemistry, Technion, Israel, 2011


Moran Balaish’s research focuses on the development and study of Lithium-based materials for solid-state electrochemical sensors tracking the environment for COx, SOx, NOx, etc. and Li-based resistive switching (memristors) for non-volatile memory applications and neuromorphic computing.

Publications
21

Design of Triple and Quadruple Phase Boundaries and Chemistries for Environmental SO2 Electrochemical Sensing
M. Balaish and J.L.M. Rupp
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, in press (2021)

20

A binary carbon-free aluminum anode for lithium-ion batteries
I. Offen-Polak, M. Auinat, N. Sezin, Y. Ein-Eli, M. Balaish
Journal of Power Sources, 498, 229902 (2021)

19

Widening the Range of Trackable Environmental and Health Pollutants for Li-Garnet-Based Sensors
M. Balaish and J.L.M. Rupp
Advanced Materials, 2100314 (2021)

18

Processing thin but robust electrolytes for solid-state batteries
M. Balaish*, J.C. Gonzalez-Rosillo*, K.J. Kim, Y. Zhu, Z.D. Hood, J.L.M. Rupp
Nature Energy, in press (2021)

*Joint first authorship
17

Lithium-film ceramics for solid-state lithionic devices
Y. Zhu, J.C. Gonzalez-Rosillo, M. Balaish, Z.D. Hood, K.J. Kim, J.L.M. Rupp
Nature Review Materials (2020)

16

Solid‐State Li–Metal Batteries: Challenges and Horizons of Oxide and Sulfide Solid Electrolytes and Their Interfaces
K.J. Kim, M. Balaish, M. Wadaguchi, L. Kong, J.L.M Rupp
Advanced Energy Materials, 202002689 (2020)

*Joint first authorship
15 Lithium-Battery Anode Gains Additional Functionality for Neuromorphic Computing through Metal-Insulator Phase Separation
J. C. Gonzalez-Rosillo, M. Balaish, Z. Hood, N. Nadkarni, D. Fraggedakis, K. Kim, K.M. Mullin, R. Pfenninger, M. Z. Bazant, J.L.M Rupp
Advanced Materials, 1907465 (2020)
14 Electrospun Ionomeric Fibers with Anion Conducting Properties
M. Meirav, M. Halabi, G.E. Shter, V. Beilin, M. Balaish, Y. Ein‐Eli, D.R. Dekel, and G.S. Grader
Advanced Functional Materials, 1901733 (2019)
13 Enhanced Li‐O2 Battery Performance in a Binary “Liquid Teflon” and Dual Redox Mediators
M. Balaish, X. Gao, P.G. Bruce, and Y. Ein‐Eli
Advanced Materials Technologies, 201800645 (2019)
12 A Critical Review on Functionalization of Air‐Cathodes for Nonaqueous Li–O2 Batteries
M. Balaish, J. Jung, I. Kim, and Yair Ein-Eli
Advanced Functional Materials, 201808303 (2019)
11 Diffusivity and Solubility of Oxygen in Solvents for Metal/Oxygen Batteries: A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Study
A. Schürmann, R. Haas, M. Murat, N. Kuritz, M. Balaish, Y. Ein-Eli, J. Janek, A. Natan, and D. Schröder
Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 165, no. 13 (2018)
10 Investigation of Rechargeable Poly(ethylene oxide)-Based Solid Lithium–Oxygen Batteries
M. Balaish, M. Leskes, and Y. Ein-Eli
ACS Applied Energy Materials, 1, 3048-3056 (2018)
9 Meso-pores Carbon Nano-tubes (CNTs) Tissues-Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) Hybrid Air-electrodes for Li-O2 Battery
M. Balaish and Y. Ein-Eli
Journal of Power Sources, 379, 219-227 (2018)
8 Low voltage electric potential as a driving force to hinder biofouling in self-supporting carbon nanotube membranes
C. Thamaraiselvan, A. Ronen, S. Lerman, M. Balaish, Y. Ein-Eli, and C. Dosoretz
Water Research, 129, 143-153 (2018)
7 Enhancing Oxygen Adsorption Capabilities in Li-O2 Battery Cathodes through Solid Perfluorocarbons
M. Balaish and Y. Ein-Eli
Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5, 14152-14164 (2017)
6 The Role of Air–Electrode Structure on the Incorporation of Immiscible PFCs in Nonaqueous Li–O2 Battery
M. Balaish and Y. Ein-Eli
Journal of Applied Materials and Interfaces , 9, 9726-9737 (2017)
5 PFC and Triglyme for Li–Air Batteries: A Molecular Dynamics Study
N. Kuritz, M. Murat, M. Balaish, Y. Ein-Eli, and A. Natan
The Journal of Physical Chemistry B , 120, 3370-3377 (2016)
4 Liquid-Free Lithium-Oxygen Batteries
M. Balaish, E. Peled, D. Golodnitsky and Y. Ein-Eli
Angewandte Chemie International Edition , 54, 436-440 (2015)
3 A Critical Review on Li-air Battery Electrolytes
M. Balaish, A. Kraytsberg and Y. Ein-Eli
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics , 16, 2801-2822 (2014)
2 Realization of an Artificial Three-Phase Reaction Zone in a Li–Air Battery
M. Balaish, A. Kraytsberg and Y. Ein-Eli
ChemElectroChem , 1, 90-94 (2014)
1 Distinct View on Batteries Performance Analysis
M. Balaish, A. Kraytsberg and Y. Ein-Eli
Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry , 707, 85–88 (2013)
Patents
1Gas sensor device containing Lithium garnet
M. Balaish, Z.D. Hood, J.L.M. Rupp
US 63 (2021)
Fellowships, Awards, and Honors
Zuckerman Israeli Postdoctoral Scholarship, 2018 MIT-Technion Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018
J. William Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2018-2019
International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) member, 2018
Rieger -JNF Fellow in Environmental Studies, 2015
The ECS (Electrochemical Society) Student Travel Grant recognizing promising students in the science and engineering areas of electrochemical energy storage, 2015
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Space Student Travel Scholarship, 2015
1st prize oral presentation -Israel Electrochemistry conference, 2014
Ph.D. candidate scholarship in the field of energy, Ministry of Energy and water resources, 2014-2015
ElectroChemical Society (ECS) member, 2013
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Space Student Travel Scholarship, 2013
Rieger -JNF Fellow in Environmental Studies, 2012
1st prize poster - 2nd Israel Electrochemistry conference, 2012
Master graduate scholarship in the field of energy, Ministry of Energy and water resources, 2013