Prize laureates


Prof. Jarillo-Herrero

Prof. Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

MIT Physics Department

For his pioneering work on stacked van-der-Waals materials, including his contributions to understanding topological and magnetic phases, and in particular for his discovery of superconductivity and correlated states in twisted bilayer graphene.

The 2022 Dan Maydan prize ceremony and scientific event will take place Wednesday, May 25, 2022, starting at 9:00 AM. 



Andrea Alu

Prof. Andrea Alu

CUNY Advanced Science Research Center

For his seminal contributions to nano-optics, nano-photonics, plasmonics and photonics. Including the dicsovery of giant non-reciprocity, non-linear phenomena, and enhaced light-matter interactions using nanostructured materials, metasurfaces and metamaterials.

Maksym V. Kovalenko

Prof. Maksym V. Kovalenko

ETH Zürich and Empa

For his pioneering work on the surface chemistry of nanocrystals and their use for electronic and optoelectronic devices, including batteries, photodetectors, thermo-electrics, solar cells and light sources.


Ali  Javey

Prof. Ali Javey

Department of Materials, Science & Engineering | Berkeley University of California

For his pioneering discoveries in nanoscale semiconductors and devices. This includes inventing novel concepts for materials and device design, while achieving new understanding of their properties and leading to their diverse applications ranging from ultimate nanoscale electronics to sensing.


Yi  Cui

Prof. Yi Cui

Department of Materials, Science & Engineering | Stanford University

For his outstanding contributions to nanoscale materials design, with impact in alternative energy applications and environmental conservation, including battery technology, catalysis, topological insulators and water and air filteration.