The Department of Chemical Sciences

Ariel University

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The Department of Chemical Sciences at Ariel University was established in 2003 and is the youngest chemistry department among the Israeli higher education institutions.

Despite its young age, the department already has built a strong multidisciplinary character. Its core activities are designed to rationally employ the tools of advanced organic and inorganic synthesis in modern biochemical, pharmacological and advanced material strategies for the development of new biologically active compounds as well as novel and state-of-the-art technologies in drug discovery, material science and green chemistry.

Mixing chemistry with archaeology
Dr. Adi Eliyahu Behar
Department of Chemical Sciences
Department of Land of Israel and Archaeology

Dr. Adi Eliyahu Behar integrates archaeology with chemistry to discover the origins of iron artifacts from the Early Iron Age and shed light on the development and production of iron in the Levant.

“ What are we doing today that’s pretty much the same way our grandmothers did it? What do you wish could be different? ”
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Finding solutions to the problem of CO2 emissions
Prof. Alex Schechter
Department of Chemical Sciences

Prof. Alex Schechter and his team of researchers at the Fuel Cells and Electrochemistry Group are striving to develop unconventional sources of clean and renewable energy and make a significant contribution towards a sustainable clean energy economy.

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Create chemical sensors that make environmental sense
Prof. Mindy Levine
Department of Chemical Sciences

Mindy Levine comes to Ariel University as a brand new immigrant from the US, and she has hit the ground running. Her exuberance for chemistry is palpable, and she is wasting no time in digging in and sharing her rich experience and passion with her students and fellow faculty.

“ What are we doing today that’s pretty much the same way our grandmothers did it? What do you wish could be different? ”
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