David Milstein

Milstein DavidDavid Milstein is the Israel Matz Professor of Chemistry and the Director of the Kimmel Center of Molecular Design at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He received a Ph.D. degree at the Hebrew University in Israel with Prof. Blum in 1976 and performed postdoctoral research at Colorado State University, where together with his advisor, he discovered the Stille Reaction. In 1979 he joined DuPont Company’s CR&D in USA and in 1986 he joined the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he headed the Department of Organic Chemistry in 1996-2005. His research interests include fundamental organometallic chemistry, and the design and application of metal-catalyzed reactions for sustainable chemistry. He has received several Awards, including recently the Israel Prize (Israel’s highest honor) in 2012 and the Eni Protection of the Environment Prize in 2016. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences, and the German National Academy of Sciences-Leopoldina.

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