Hannah-Noa Barad is an assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry, Bar Ilan University, Israel, and leads the Multinary Material Systems for Energy and Sustainability group.
She completed her B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in materials science and chemistry at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, under the supervision of Prof. Arie Zaban, where she worked on all-oxide based solar cell systems, using combinatorial materials science methods, to improve them for photovoltaic devices. She received several awards and scholarships during her time as a Ph.D., including the Rieger Foundation Marshall-Tulin award for environmental studies.
After completing her Ph.D. she worked with Prof. David Cahen as a postdoctoral scholar and focused on fabricating new p-type metal oxides as hole transport layers for halide perovskite solar cells. She then moved to Germany for her second postdoctoral fellowship, and worked for three and a half years with Prof. Peer Fischer at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart. Her work focused on methods for fabrication of nanostructured materials, which she examined as electrocatalysts for oxygen evolution and methanol oxidation reactions. During her time there she was supported by the Minerva Foundation fellowship and the Israeli Committee for Higher Education postdoctoral award.