Yoel Sasson is a Professor of Applied Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (since 1976) and the incumbent of the Lester Aronberg Chair of Applied Chemistry. He served as a visiting scientist and visiting Professor at the University of Waterloo (Ontario), Virginia Polytechnic Institute, the University of Paris Sud, the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and at the Experimental Station of Du-Pont (Delaware). For 12 years (1994-2005) He held the post of VP of R&D at Makhteshim Chemical Works, a global manufacturer of crop protection chemicals (today “Adama”) in Beer Sheva. He also acted as consultant for other leading Israeli chemical companies. Since 2016 Sasson is the Director and CEO of SHARE (Singapore Hebrew University Alliance for Research and Enterprise).
Sasson is active in the area of green chemistry and environmental and process catalysis, photocatalysis, nanocatalysis and catalysis in energy conversion processes. He has published 250 articles and reviews and 45 patents in these fields. Sasson has coached 130 graduate students in their Ph.D. and M.Sc. theses in Applied Chemistry. Through 2010-2013 Sasson served as Head of the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University. He is the founder of three start-up companies. Mercuremoval (2014), NRGStorEdge (2016) and SalamandraZone (2017).