Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Talk Title: Colloidal Quantum Materials as Photocatalysts
Location: Chemla Room (67-3111)
Uri Banin is the incumbent of the Alfred & Erica Larisch Memorial Chair at the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU). Dr. Banin was the founding director of the Harvey M. Kreuger Family Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2001-2010). He led the program of the nanoscience initiative at the Hebrew University, in the frame of the Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (2007-2010). Banin served on the University’s Executive Committee and on its board of managers. He served as a member of the board of Yissum (technology transfer company of HU), served on the scientific advisory board of Nanosys Incorporated, and served on the editorial board of the journal Nanotechnology. Banin was a member of the Maidan Committee on nanotechnology in Israel (2002). In 2009 Banin was the scientific founder of Qlight Nanotech, a start-up company based on his inventions and developing the use of nanocrystals in display and lighting applications. Since 2013 Banin is an Associate Editor of the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters. His distinctions include the Rothschild postdoctoral fellowship (1994-1995), and a Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship (1994-1996). Banin was awarded the Alon fellowship for young faculty from the Israeli board of higher education (1997-2000), received the Yoram Ben-Porat prize from The Hebrew University (2000), was awarded the Israel Chemical Society prize for a young scientist (2001), and is a recipient of the Michael Bruno Memorial Award (2007-2010). He received the European Research Council (ERC) advanced investigator grant, to perform research on doping, charge and energy transfer in hybrid nanocrystal systems (2010-2015). In 2013, Banin was the first recipient of the Lea Tenne prize for Nanoscale Science. In 2018 Prof. Banin recieved Israel Chemical Society Award for Outstanding Scientist. Banin’s research focuses on nanoscience and nanotechnology of nanocrystals.