Milstein David

Rehovot, Israel

Milstein David is the Israel Matz Professorial Chair of Organic Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel).

He received a Ph.D. degree at the Hebrew University (Israel) in 1976 with Prof. Blum, and performed postdoctoral research at Colorado State University (USA) with Prof. Stille.

In 1979 he joined DuPont Company’s CR&D Department in Wilmington, De (USA) as a Group Leader, and in 1986 he obtained a professorship at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), where he headed the Department of Organic Chemistry in 1996-2005 and the Kimmel Center for Molecular Design in 2000-2017.

His research interests include fundamental organometallic chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, and the design and applications of metal-catalyzed reactions for green chemistry and renewable energy.

His recent Awards include The Israel Prize (Israel’s highest honor, 2012), The ENI Award for protection of the environment (2016), the Gold Medal of the Israel Chemical Society (2017), and the European Prize for Organometallic Chemistry (2017).

He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the German National Academy of Sciences-Leopoldina, and the USA National Academy of Sciences.