Born in Jerusalem, Prof. Grader received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the U.C. Berkeley in 1982, and his doctorate from the California Institute of Technology in 1986. From 1987 to 1989, he was a member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey.
He joined the Technion in 1990. In 2007-2015, he became the Founding Director of the Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP), and in 2016-2019, he served as the Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering.
His research focuses on the synthesis and processing of ceramic materials for energy applications, and hydrogen generation. A Technion spinoff, H2Pro, was launched in 2019 to commercialize his E-TAC water splitting technology.
Prof. Grader’s work has been recognized with many awards. He received the Israel Prime Minister Samson Prize in oil alternatives (2021); the Royal Society of Chemistry Horizon prize (2022); and the Grand prix scientifique – Fondation Charles Defforey-Institut de France (2023).