Dan Maydan Prize in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2021

15 nov 2020

The Hebrew University's Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology hereby invites nominations of candidates for the Dan Maydan Prize in Nanoscience Research 2021 for outstanding mid-career scientist in in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

About the prize
The $10,000 Dan Maydan Prize in Nanoscience Research is awarded annually to an outstanding mid-career scientist, from Israel or abroad, for significant academic achievements in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The prize enables an interchange of knowledge between the Center’s scientists and nanoscientists worldwide

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nominations are to be made by recognized scientists and academic leaders. Self-nominations are not allowed.
  • Candidates should have received their doctorate from 1.1.2004 onwards.
  • Candidates should be affiliated with an academic research institution.
  • Candidates should be significant emerging scientific leaders in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology with outstanding track record of a major discovery in the field, and current ground-breaking research activity in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. 

Nominations process

Applications by recognized scientists and scientific leaders nominating suitable candidates should be submitted as PDF files to the HUCNN by email to
huj-nano@savion.huji.ac.il no later than January  31st , 2021 and should include:

  • Cover page with the following info: 

Name of applicant including contact details
Name of nominator including contact details
Names of recommenders including contact details 

  • CV (including relevant personal information, candidate’s contact information, and up to 10 most significant publications in nanotechnology)
  • List of publications and summary of bibliographic citation data of the candidate
  • Short citation of the reason for awarding the prize to the candidate (up to 250 words)
  •  Award justification by the nominator: Summary of main research achievements in nanoscience and nanotechnology (1-2 pages)
  • At least two additional letters of recommendation (in addition to the award justification)

Selection Committee:
A selection committee, of at least three members, headed by the current director of the HUCNN (Prof. Uriel Levy) and the founding director of the HUCNN (Prof. Uri Banin) will review all potential candidates and select the most suitable for the award. 

Award ceremony: 
The Prize will be awarded to the laureate at a ceremony in spring 2021 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Jerusalem, Israel. The prize laureate will be invited to Jerusalem for a week as a guest of the Hebrew University nanoscience community, giving academic lectures and seminars as well as engaging and interacting with faculty members, students and technical-scientific staff.