Israel Cabasso

Israel Cabasso

222 Jahn Lab
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-6857


Ph.D. Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 1973; M.S., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1968. Clinical Associate Professor, LSU, 1976-1981; Head of Polymer Department, Gulf South Research Institute, 1976-1980; Scientist, Weizmann Institute of Science, 1973-1976.


Israel Cabasso's fundamental research is divided between two primary, interconnected topics in polymer science. The first combines: (a) the synthesis and polymerization of functionalized monomers and polymers, (b) polymer to polymer interactions in polymer blends, and (c) polymer-salt and ion interactions in polymer complexes. The second is a large program in the formation and preparation of synthetic membranes which also includes: the fundamentals of the mass-transport phenomenon in polymers, interaction of small molecules that diffuse through membrane matrices, and the technological aspects that are associated in the use of polymer membranes in electrochemical applications (such as fuel cells, double layer capacitors), reverse osmosis, separation of gas mixtures, energy storage (rechargeable batteries), kidney dialysis, and a host of other contemporary topics based on membrane technologies.

Selected Publications and Patents

Patents (selected)

  • A Thin Ribbonlike Flexible Rechargeable Zinc/Halide Cell, (1995) Eur. Pat. 0 347 910 B1.
  • Sulfonated Polyethylene Rearrangement of Polyorganosiloxanes, (1996) U.S. Pat. 5,486,590.
  • Preparation of Polydiorganosiloxane and Sulfonated Polyolefin Blends, (1996) U.S. Pat. 5,488,087.
  • Gas Diffusion Electrodes Based on Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) Carbon Blends, (1998) U.S. Pat. 5,783,325.
  • Blend Membranes Based on Sulfonated Poly(phenylene oxide) for Enhanced Polymer Electrochemical Cells and Fuel Cells. (1999) U.S. Pat. 5,989,742: (2000)  U.S.. Pat. 6,103,414

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Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Hunter GrayHunter Gray

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Cabasso
  • Area of Study: Polymer Chemistry

Mingyu LiMingyu Li

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Cabasso
  • Area of Study: Polymer Chemistry
  • Previous Graduate Study: East China University of Scien (Physical chemistry )

Dieter ScheibelDieter Scheibel

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Cabasso and Gitsov
  • Area of Study: Polymer Chemistry

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