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Dan Shechtman, Israel

Nobel Laureate

Born in Tel Aviv, BSc Mechanical Engineering, MSc and PhD Materials Science, all at the Technion. As of 1975 on the faculty of Materials Science and Engineering of the Technion and now a Distinguished Emeritus Professor. Also, as of 2004, a Distinguished Professor of ISU, Ames, Iowa. Developed and studied structural defects and properties of metallic alloys and intermetallic compounds mainly by transmission electron microscopy. His scientific work achieved broad recognition and many prizes including the Wolf Prize and the Nobel Prize. Dan Shechtman has twelve grandchildren, four children and one wife, Professor Zipora Shechtman of Haifa University.


Discoveries that Revolutionise the Sciences of Physiology and Medicine