International Advisory Board

 

Distinguished Professor Dan Shechtman (2011 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry)

Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion, Israel.

Research Interests: Quasicrystals, electron microscopy, rapidly solidified alloys

Selected Awards and Honors:2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; 1999 Wolf Prize in Physics; member of the American National Academy of Engineering, the European Academy of Sciences, and the Israel Academy of Sciences

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Professor Joanna Aizenberg

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Research Interests: Biomimetic inorganic materials synthesis, self-assembly, nanofabrication, biooptics, biomaterials, biomechanics

Selected Awards and Honors: Fellow of the American Physical Society; R&D 100 Award for Top Technology and Innovation (2012 & 2013)

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Institute Professor Robert S. Langer

Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT, USA

Research Interests: Tissue engineering, drug delivery

Selected Awards and Honors: 2013 Wolf Prize in Chemistry; 2002 Charles Stark Draper Prize; 2008 Millennium Prize; 2005 Dan David Prize; the most cited engineer in history; member of the American National Academy of Engineering, and the American National Academy of Sciences

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Professor Charles M. Lieber

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, USA

Research Interests: Nanotechnology – from biology/medicine to energy

Selected Awards and Honors: 2012 Wolf Prize in Chemistry; 2013 Willard Gibbs Medal; member of the American National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; #1 in Top 100 Chemists (Web of Knowledge)

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Professor Ke Lu

Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Research Interests: Nanostructured metals and alloys

Selected Awards and Honors: Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering UK; member German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Third World Academy of Sciences, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences; MRS Fellow

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Professor Christine Ortiz

Department of Materials Science and Engineering & Dean for Graduate Education & founding and faculty Director – MISTI MIT-Israel Program, MIT, USA

Research Interests: Structural or load-bearing biological materials, nanomechanics

Selected Awards and Honors: NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

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Professor Baldev Raj

President of the Indian National Academy of Engineering, India

Research Interests: Non-destructive evaluation (NDE), materials in energy systems, fast breeder reactor science and technology, materials characterization and performance

Selected Awards and Honors: Presidential honor Padma Shri; 2012 Homi J Bhabha Gold Medal Award from the Prime Minister of India; member of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the Third World Academy of Sciences, and the German Academy of Sciences

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Professor David N. Seidman

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, USA

Research Interests: Interfacial phenomena on the atomic scale, Atom-Probe Tomography (APT), physical metallurgy

Selected Awards and Honors: Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science; Fellow MRS, Sackler (Tel-Aviv University), Microscopy Society of America, ASM International, TMS, and APS

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Professor Knut W. Urban

The Institute for Microstructure Research at Research Centre Juelich, Germany

Research Interests: High-resolution transmission electron microscopy, electro ceramics, quasicrystals, intermetallic phases

Selected Awards and Honors: 2011 Wolf Prize in Physics; former President of the German Physical Society (DPG, 2004-6)

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Professor David Vandebilt

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, USA

Research Interests: Computational materials science, novel oxide materials

Selected Awards and Honors: Member of the American National Academy of Sciences; Fellow of the American Physical Society

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Professor Karen I. Winey

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Polymer nanocomposites reinforced with carbon nanotubes and metal nanowires, ion-containing polymers

Selected Awards and Honors: Fellow of the American Physical Society, Fellow of the Materials Research Society

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