Prof. Diesendruck’s research focuses on the resurgent field of “mechanochemistry,” the use of mechanical force to drive chemical reactions. His group studies the fundamental questions of polymer degradation by mechanical force (mechanochemistry) and new chemical transformations that lead to change in materials properties, creating smart mechanoresponsive materials. He also works with researchers in the GTEP to help develop the next generation of electrochemical devices for energy storage and energy production.

Prof. Diesendruck is a graduate of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and conducted three years of postdoctoral studies in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign before joining the Technion faculty in 2014. He is a recipient of many awards including the Wolf Foundation’s Krill Prize, the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel and two other prizes in 2018 alone, as well as the Schulich Prize for Excellence in Enhancing the Understanding of Chemistry in 2016, the Henry Taub LIST Award (2014).