Professor Noam Eliaz
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Professor Noam Eliaz
Professor Noam Eliaz
is a full professor, Director of the Biomaterials and Corrosion Laboratory, and the
founder of the
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
(DMSE) at Tel Aviv University (TAU). He earned a B.Sc. degree in Materials
Engineering, an M.B.A degree, and a Ph.D. degree (direct track) in Materials
Engineering, all cum laude from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
(BGU). Being in the Academic Reserve, he served for three years as a
Metallurgical Laboratory officer at the Israel Air Force (IAF,
currently holds the rank Major in reserve).
While serving at the IAF, Eliaz was involved in two projects that were
selected in 2010
as having the 2nd and 3rd highest impact on the IAF among all
engineering projects carried out in the materials area over the past 60
years. Prior to joining TAU, he was a Fulbright and Rothschild Fellow at
Prof. Eliaz's research is interdisciplinary and combines basic research with applied research and development. Examples include: (1)
Additive manufacturing (AM), either from powders or from electrolyte
Development of novel electrochemically-deposited hydroxyapatite coatings for
orthopedic and dental implants; (3) The use of Bio-Ferrography for
diagnosing osteoarthritis or cancer, determining the efficacy of drug
treatments, and monitoring the wear of artificial joints; (4) Study of
corrosion in different environments (from aircraft and space to the human
body); (5) Development of functional electrochemical coatings (e.g.
rhenium coatings that are resistant at high temperatures and in aggressive
environments for aircraft, aerospace and catalysis applications); and (6)
Failure analysis. The products of his research are being used in defense
organizations and implant companies. Being the Chief Scientist of
Implant, he has been leading a process of scaling-up a
hydroxyapatite coating that he developed at TAU.
He is currently a member of MRS, ECS, ISE, NACE International, and the
Society for Biomaterials.
His papers are well cited, with more than 5,400 citations and h-index of 41
He has won numerous awards
Eliaz has published about 400 research publications, including 118
manuscripts in refereed journals, 3 edited
books, 7 book chapters, and 47 Plenary and Invited talks at international
conferences. He was the editor of a double volume of Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry (Springer) on
Applications of Electrochemistry and Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine, as well as a book on
Degradation of Implant Materials
(Springer). He has authored with Prof. Eliezer Gileadi a textbook
Electrochemistry: Fundamentals, Techniques,
(Wiley-VCH, ISBN: 978-3-527-34139-9, 2nd
He was invited to contribute an article on Wear Particle
Analysis to the new edition of
ASM Handbook, Vol. 18: Friction, Lubrication, and Wear Technology (ASM
. He is the first ever contributor
with an Israeli affiliation to the ASM Handbook series,
the single most important reference work in the area of materials
Northwestern University (NU)/TAU joint workshops, held at TAU and
Eliaz has demonstrated academic and scientific leadership in Israel
and abroad. He has served
as chair and member of numerous committees (see below). He is recognized as the leader of the development of the
materials discipline at TAU. For example,
he was one of the designers and the Founding
Head of the Materials and Nanotechnologies graduate (M.Sc. & Ph.D.)
program, which was managed jointly by the Faculties of Engineering, Exact
Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine, and The Center for Nanoscience &
Nanotechnology. He led the submission of this program for the approval of the
Israel Council of Higher Education (CHE). He also led the design and
submission for the approval of the CHE of the dual-degree undergraduate
program in Materials Science and Engineering and in Chemistry.
He was the Chairman of the
14th Israel Materials Engineering Conference
(IMEC–14), the largest materials engineering
conference ever held in Israel, and the first in the IMEC series to be held
at TAU. He also co-chaired with Prof. David Seidman the
He is currently founding TAU+, TAU 3D Printing Research and Development
Eliaz has advised 9 Ph.D. students, 5
postdoctoral scholars (3 of whom currently hold faculty positions in Israel,
India and China), 6 visiting scientists, 26 M.Sc. students and 13 B.Sc.
students. His group members have garnered prestigious accolades, including
the Israel Defense Prize, the Chief of Staff Medal of Appreciation (Israeli
military decoration), the Israel Atomic Energy Commission best poster award,
the Israel Ministry of Science and Technology scholarship for the promotion
of excellent female graduate students in science, a Fulbright post-doctoral
BSF’s Prof. Rahamimoff travel grant, participation at the Global Young
Scientists Summit (GYSS), best oral and poster presentations at international
conferences, and many more.
In 2015, Eliaz was elected to the
The Israel Young Academy,
which was founded by
Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
This body is highly coveted in Israel, since there are maximum 30
elected members from all disciplines (according to
the rules of this organization).
Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF).
In May 2018 he was appointed by the President of The Israel Academy of
Sciences and Humanities as a member of the committee that will prepare the 3rd “State
of Science in Israel” report.
In January 2017 he was also appointed by Israel's Minister of Science
and Technology as a member
Governing Board of
Since 2014 he has been serving as a representative of the Faculty of
Engineering in the Small Senate of TAU (elected). Since August 2017 he is a member of the Nominations
Committee of the Faculty of Engineering. In October 2017 he stepped into
position of a member of the
Steering Committee of Tel-Aviv University (elected by the Senate). He
was a member of the experts committee that issued
the report recommending the removal of the ammonia tank from the Haifa Bay.
Prof. Eliaz is an 8th generation Israeli. He is married to Billie
and the proud father of Ofri, Shahaf and Shalev.
||Course: Board of Directors & Corporate Senior Executives, Lahav
Executive Education, Coller School of Management, TAU.
||Ph.D. in Materials Engineering (direct-track program), BGU (summa cum laude).
Doctoral dissertation: Hydrogen interaction with amorphous and
Honors: Eshkol Scholarship for Scientific Infrastructures (The Israel
Ministry of Science) & BGU's
Provost Prize (given once a year to one outstanding Ph.D. student in the
M.B.A., BGU (magna
B.Sc. in Materials Engineering (Academic Reserve), BGU (magna cum laude).
Engineering project: Modeling hydrogen diffusion and trapping around helium
bubbles in First-
Wall materials in nuclear reactors.
Honors: Best departmental engineering project.
Academic and Professional Experience
School of Mechanical Engineering
(formerly: Department of Solid Mechanics, Materials and
Systems): Senior Lecturer 1/10/2001-30/6/2008 (tenure awarded 1/4/2006);
1/7/2008-30/4/2012; (Full) Professor 1/5/2012-31/7/2013.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering:
Founding Chair & Full Professor since
Northwestern University (IL, USA).
Eshbach Visiting Professor (on sabbatical leave), Department of Materials
Engineering, hosts: Professors David N. Seidman and David C. Dunand.
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
JSPS Visiting Professor, Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering.
MIT (MA, USA).
Visiting Scientist, H.H. Uhlig Corrosion Lab, Department of Materials
Science and Engineering.
Postdoctoral Fulbright and Rothschild Fellow, H.H. Uhlig Corrosion Lab,
Materials Science and Engineering, advisor: Prof. Ronald M. Latanision.
Metallurgical Laboratory officer.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tel-Aviv
||Founding Head, Materials and Nanotechnologies Program (for MSc
and PhD studies), Tel-Aviv University,
||Coordinator in the Faculty of Engineering, Materials Science and
Engineering Program (MSc studies), Tel-Aviv University.
Bioceramics Development and Applications.
Corrosion and Materials Degradation.
Current Topics in Electrochemistry.
A member of the followup committee of the “State of Science in
the 2nd report
of The Israel Academy of Sciences and
Humanities from 2016), appointment by the President of the
An academic member of the Board of Governors annual meeting (elected
by the Senate of TAU).
A member of the Academic Council of the
Azrieli College of
Member of the review committee for Israeli postdoctoral scholars in
sciences and engineering,
Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Regional Representative (elected), International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE).
Chairman – TEG 186X committee on
Environmentally Assisted Cracking, NACE International.
Chairman – Central
Committee 300 for Chemistry
Standards, The Standards Institution of Israel.
Chairman, The Israel Section of NACE International.
The Israel Young Academy
Technical Achievement Award, NACE International.
Citation: “For outstanding achievements in corrosion research, engineering
and education, with
key contributions in electrodeposition of special materials, biomaterials
corrosion, and failure
analysis in the aircraft, space, medical device, nuclear power generation,
and naval industries”
(the only Israeli recipient of this honor so far).
Eshbach Visiting Scholar, McCormick School of Engineering and
Applied Science, NU.
This program supports “short visits of distinguished visitors from industry
or academia to the
McCormick School (1-2 scholars are appointed each year).”
Fellow, NACE International (the only Israeli Fellow so far).
Two projects to which Eliaz contributed were selected as having the
and 3rd highest impact
on the Israel Air Force among all engineering projects carried out in the
materials area during
These projects were the use of ferrography in condition monitoring and
failure analysis of F-16
Herbert H. Uhlig Award,
NACE International (the first Israeli to receive this or any other
NACE International award).
Fellow, The Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
T.P. Hoar Award for the best paper published in the journal Corrosion
Science during 2001.
The Institute of Corrosion and Pergamon.
for young researchers (TAU).
and Rothschild postdoctoral fellowships (the only materials engineer
to receive both).