On Thanksgiving Day, Nanotech Industrial Solutions & NML are most thankful to the Father of nanotechnology of IF-WS2, Professor Reshef Tenne of the Weizmann Institute of Science. This year, prof. Tenne is one of the winners of the prestigious EMET Prize. This award is known as Israel’s Nobel Prize, awarded for excellence which makes significant contributions to Israeli society.
Original Source: The Jerusalem Post
The EMET Prize for Excellence in Art, Science, and Culture has been presented in Israel annually since 2002. As in previous years, this year’s award will be given to eight intellectuals and scientists who have demonstrated academic or professional excellence that has changed the face of Israeli society. The award is bestowed in the presence of the prime minister in five different fields – culture and art, exact sciences, life sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
This year, two prizes will be awarded in nanotechnology, one prize in biochemistry, one prize in psychology, two prizes in biblical studies, and two additional prizes in architecture.
Prof. Reshef Tenne: Excellence in the Field of Nanotechnology
“I was standing in front of the microscope and I couldn’t believe my eyes.”
Prof. Reshef Tenne’s research led to the development of an entirely new field in chemistry, which caused a change in the theoretical principles of the organization of substances in nanoscopic phases and to a change in its practical application. “In order to develop unique materials in nano-dimensions (small spheres and nanotubes that are about one-thousandth the thickness of a hair), we were required to produce pure phases in considerable quantities,” he explains. “We have developed lubricants that are used by companies for heavy industry. These industries use these tiny particles to produce various lubricants that have a wide range of applications, from turbines and cars to ships to mining.”
According to Tenne, the principles he developed have been incorporated into many modern chemistry and physics texts. Please watch a short interview with Professor Tenne.
(full story on the Emet Prize: HERE)