Dan Shechtman

A Nobel Prize Laureate, Dan Schechtman serves as the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Dan Shechtman´s expertise lies in materials and their structures. In 1986 he discovered quasicrystals, becoming one of the most influential scientists in his field. This discovery was originally ridiculed by the scientific community but the quality of his research later forced others to reconsider their very understanding of the nature of matter. In 2011 Dan Shechtman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, leaving an inerasable mark on the fields of chemistry and physics.

Selected awards:
1999/ Wolf Prize in Physics
2002/ EMET Prize in Chemistry
2011/ Nobel Prize for Chemistry