Prof. Ehud Prof. Ehud Keinan - President
Benno Gitter & Ilana Ben-Ami Professor of Chemistry and Former Dean, the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology; Adjunct Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and the Skaggs Institute of Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California.
Born and educated in Israel; received his Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science with Prof. Y. Mazur (1977); did his postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin with Prof. B. M. Trost (1977-1980).
His research interests include biocatalysis with antibodies and with synthetic enzymes, organic synthesis, molecular-computing devices, synthetic receptors, molecular containers, molecular machines, peroxide-based explosives, drug discovery related to cancer, arrhythmia and asthma. He has published over 150 scientific papers, 25 patents, 3 books. His list of awards includes the Nash Career Development Chair, the New England Award for Academic Excellence, the Shannon Award, the CapCure Award, the Herschel-Rich Award, the Technion Prize for security technologies, the Henri Taub Prize for scientific excellence, and the Schulich Prize for the Promotion of Extraordinary Academic Activities. Since 2010 he is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Keinan is the President of the Israel Chemical Society (second term), Editor-in-Chief of the Israel Journal of Chemistry (published by Wiley-VCH), and President of the International Forum of Bio-Inspired Engineering (IFBIE, Boston, USA). He was the founder of two startup companies based on his technologies. He was the founder and first Head of the Institute of Catalysis Science and Technology (ICST) in the Technion. Keinan is a member of the Executive Board of EuCheMS and Chairman of the Advisory Council of High School Chemistry Education, Ministry of Education
Paula Lam Haim - CEO
Eng. Malachi Alper
Over 25 years of experience in diversified industries. Received his engineering degree in chemical engineering from the Technion and graduated from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. During the past 20 years fulfilled senior managerial positions in a variety of corporations: VP Operations and VP Business Development at Haifa chemicals, Managing Director of the FRUTAROM Chemical Division, CEO of Klil Aluminum Industries and CEO of Tnuva Meat Industries. Established a privately owned strategic consultancy firm, providing services to a vast number of public and private companies and startups. In the last five years serving as CEO of the Refining and Logistics Division of Paz Oil Company and CEO of Paz Ashdod Refinery.
Prof. Ronnie Kosloff
Prof. Avi Domb
Abraham (Avi) Domb is a Professor for Medicinal Chemistry and Biopolymers at the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He earned Bachelors degrees in Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Law studies and PhD degree in Chemistry from The Hebrew University. He did his postdoctoral training at MIT and Harvard Univ. Cambridge USA and was R&D manager at Nova Pharm. Co. Baltimore US during 1988-1991. Since 1991 he is a faculty member at the Hebrew university, full Prof. since 1999. During 2007-2012 he headed the Division of Forensic Science at the Israel Police. His current areas of interest include: biopolymers, drug delivery systems, bioactive polymers and forensic sciences.
Prof. Ashraf Brik
Prof. Ashraf Brik completed his B.Sc. in Chemistry in 1996 at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and his M.Sc. in 1998 in the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. In 1998, he moved to The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) where he worked with Professor Ehud Keinan and Professor Philip Dawson in the area of chemical synthesis of proteins. From 2002-2004 he was a postdoctoral fellow and later a Sr. Research Associate working with Professor Chi-Huey Wong (TSRI) in the area of enzyme inhibition and glycoprotein synthesis. In 2007, Professor Brik returned to his Alma Mater as an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at BGU and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011 and to Full Professor in 2012. Prof Brik is the recipient of the Israel Chemical Society Prize for the Outstanding Young Investigator Award for 2011 and the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry for 2013
Prof. Yitzhak Mastai
Prof. Yitzhak Mastai was born in 1966 in Tel Aviv Israel. He obtained his B.Sc in physical chemistry from Bar-Ilan University in 1989 and received his PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science with Prof. Gary Hodes on nanomaterials synthesis (1999). He then went to the Max Planck institute of colloids and interfaces for 3 years, as postdoctoral fellow to work with Prof. M. Antonietti and Prof. H Cölfen on biomimetic chemistry and chiral polymers. In 2003 joined the staff of the chemistry department at Bar-Ilan University, where he is currently a Professor at the institute of nanotechnology at Bar-Ilan University leading the nano chirality laboratory. Prof. Mastai’s earlier interests included nanomaterials synthesis and characterization. His current research is focused on the synthesis and analysis of chiral nanosurfaces, chiral self-assembled monolayers and polymeric chiral nanoparticles. Mastai has published more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters on various aspects of nanomaterials and chirality at the nanoscale.
Dr. Dorit Taitelbaum
Prof. Ernesto Joselevich
Associate Professor at the Department of Materials and Interfaces of the Weizmann Institute of Science. He received his B.Sc. (summa cum laude, 1991) and Ph.D. (1997) degrees in Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard (1998-2000) before joining the Weizmann Institute in 2001.
His research focuses on the organization of nanotubes and nanowires, their integration into functional nanosystems, and their characterization by mechanical, electrical and optical measurements at the nanometer scale. Prof. Joselevich pioneered the "guided growth" approach for the generation of ordered nanotubes and nanowires directed by surfaces.
He has also studied the torsional behavior of carbon and inorganic nanotubes, which could be the basis for useful nanoelectromechanical systems. He has published more than 40 papers in prestigious journals, including Science, Nature and Nature Nanotechnology, with over 3,000 citations. He enjoys extensive international collaborations with Germany, USA, Japan and Brazil, and has received numerous awards, including the 2007 Israel Chemical Society Excellent Young Scientist Prize.
Prof. Doron Shabat
Dr. Shaul Michaelson
1973 - Birth in Moscow.
1991 – Aliya to Israel
1995 -1997 – Military service
1997-2007 – BA, MSc and PhD in Chemistry Department, Technion
2007 – hitherto – R&D engineer in Tower semiconductors, implant and diffusion group, Migdal Emek. Research interests: silicon doping characterization, dopant diffusion, interaction of ions with solid materials, thin layer deposition.
2008 – hitherto – Senior lecturer in Technion, Schulich faculty of Chemistry. Teaching of several undergraduate courses. Teaching interests: establishment and development of Moodle quiz database; video recording.
2009 – hitherto – Senior researcher in Schulich faculty of Chemistry, professor Alon Hoffman group. Research interests: surface science aspects of high-k dielectric materials; CVD diamond films: electron emission properties, work function and electron affinity dependence on surface chemical composition.
Prof. Zeev Goldschmidt
Prof. Haim Choen