IVS RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD - THEORY

IVS RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD - THEORY

IVS RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARD - THEORY

Prof. Leeor Kronik (WIS)

Leeor Kronik obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Electronics at Tel Aviv University, under the supervision of Prof. Yoram Shapira. He was a Rothschild and Fulbright post-doctoral fellow at the University of Minnesota, USA, with the group of Prof. James R. Chelikowsky. He has been on the faculty of the Department of Materials and Interfaces at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, since Dec. 2002. Presently he serves as Professor, Department Chair, and director of the newly established Center for Advanced and Intelligent Materials. His research interests are in the fundamentals of density functional theory and in using the theory to understand and predict properties of materials from first principles, with a current emphasis on organic and hybrid organic-inorganic solids and structures. He has received the Krill Prize of the Wolf Foundation for Excellence in Scientific Research and the Outstanding Young Scientist Award of the Israel Chemical Society, and has been elected to be a Member of the Young Israel Academy and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.