Assa Lifshitz

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Assa Lifshitz began his higher education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was graduated in chemistry (major) and physics (minor) in 1958 (M.Sc.), and 1961 (Ph. D.). After his postdoctoral studies at Cornell University (1961 - 1963) he joined the Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and was appointed Full Professor in 1977. Professor Lifshitz's research interests are centered in the study of high-temperature gas-phase reactions using shock tube techniques. Recently, he used quantum chemical calculations of potential energy surfaces to explore the kinetics of reactions of importance to combustion processes. He has published numerous articles on high-temperature combustion processes and the chemical kinetics mechanisms of thermal isomerizations, decompositions and ignitions. Prof. Lifshitz was invited to deliver plenary lectures in a number of international symposia. Professor Lifshitz was Chairman of the Israeli association of Combustion Research and the Israeli section of the Combustion Institute from 1992 to 1995. He was a member of the International Advisory Board of the biennial symposia on Shock Tubes and Waves, and of the Asian Pacific International Symposia on Combustion and Energy Utilization. He was a member of the editorial boards of "Progress in Energy and Combustion Science" and the "International Journal of Chemical Kinetics". He has recently received a certificate for an “outstanding research in shock waves” and has been awarded the rank of a fellow of the international shock wave institute

Biography Updated on 1 April 2012

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