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Matthew Suss

Assistant Professor

Email: mesuss@technion.ac.il
Phone: +972-77-887 1617
Room: 415, DK
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Horev Fellow, Leaders in Science and Technology Program, supported by Taub Foundation


  • Ph.D. Stanford University, 2013
  • M.Sc. Stanford University, 2009
  • B.Eng. McGill University, 2007

Research Interests

  • Electrochemical systems for energy and water applications;
  • Capacitive water desalination;
  • Flow batteries for large scale energy storage;
  • Electroosmotic micropumps;
  • Fluidic and species transport in porous electrode structures;
  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy;
  • Rapid prototyping of energy and water devices

Guest Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Associate, MIT, 2013
  • Lawrence Scholar, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2010-2013

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Publication Award, awarded by Physical & Life Sciences Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2013 & 2012)
  • Lawrence Scholar Award from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2010-2013)
  • National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) PGS D PhD scholarship (2009)
  • Fonds québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies (FQRNT) PhD scholarship (declined, 2009)
  • Fonds québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies (FQRNT) Masters' scholarship (2007)

Selected Publications

  • Suss, M.E, Biesheuvel, P.M., Baumann, T.F., Stadermann, M., Santiago, J.G., "Spatially and temporally resolved measurements of salt concentration between charging porous electrodes for desalination by capacitive deionization". Under review, Environmental Science & Technology, 2013
  • Suss, M. E., Baumann, T. F., Worsley, M. A., Rose, K. A., Jaramillo, T. F., Stadermann, M., & Santiago, J. G. Impedance-based study of capacitive porous carbon electrodes with hierarchical and bimodal porosity. Journal of Power Sources, in press (2013)
  • Suss, M. E., Baumann, T. F., Bourcier, W. L., Spadaccini, C. M., Rose, K. A., Santiago, J. G., & Stadermann, M. (2012). Capacitive desalination with flow-through electrodes. Energy & Environmental Science, 5(11), 9511-9519.
  • Biener, J., Stadermann, M., Suss, M., Worsley, M. A., Biener, M. M., Rose, K. A., & Baumann, T. F. (2011). Advanced carbon aerogels for energy applications. Energy & Environmental Science, 4(3), 656-667.
  • Suss, M. E., Mani, A., Zangle, T. A., & Santiago, J. G. (2011). Electroosmotic pump performance is affected by concentration polarizations of both electrodes and pump. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 165(2), 310-315.
  • Litster, S., Suss, M. E., & Santiago, J. G. (2010). A two-liquid electroosmotic pump using low applied voltage and power. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical,163(1), 311-314.
  • Strickland, D. G., Suss, M. E., Zangle, T. A., & Santiago, J. G. (2010). Evidence shows concentration polarization and its propagation can be key factors determining electroosmotic pump performance. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 143(2), 795-798.
  • Persat, A.,* Suss, M. E.,* & Santiago, J. G. (2009). Basic principles of electrolyte chemistry for microfluidic electrokinetics. Part II: Coupling between ion mobility, electrolysis, and acid-base equilibria. Lab on a Chip, 9(17), 2454-2469.


*Authors contributed equally to this work