Leeor Kronik

  • B.Sc., Awarded Summa Cum Laude, Electrical Engineering,
    Tel Aviv University.
  • Ph.D., Granted with distinction, Department of Physical Electronics,
    Tel Aviv University.
    Advisor: Prof. Y. Shapira
  • Post-doctoral Rothschild and Fulbright Fellow at the Department of
    Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of
    Minnesota, and post-doctoral Fellow of the Minnesota
    Supercomputing Institute. Advisor: Prof. James R. Chelikowsky
  • Faculty member in the Department of Materials and Interfaces,
    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, since December 2002.
    Presently Full Professor and Department Chair.

Selected Awards and Recognition:

  • Krill Prize of the Wolf Foundation for Excellence in Scientific
    Research, 2006.
  • Member Ad Personem, Lise Meitner – Minerva Center for
    Computational Quantum Chemistry, 2007.
  • Outstanding Young Scientist Award of the Israel Chemical Society,
  • Awarded European Research Council “Ideas” starting grant, 2011.
  • Appointed (in inaugural group) as a member of the new "Young
    Israel Academy", 2012.
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2013.
  • Excellence in Research Award of the Israel Vacuum Society, 2018.

Selected Numerology:

  • Published >220 articles, review articles, and book chapters. Body of
    work has been cited >19,000 times with an h-index of 72 (Google Scholar numbers), >15,000 times with an h-index of 64 (Web of Knowledge numbers).
  • Delivered >230 invited lectures (at National and International Conferences), 
    seminars, and colloquia (at various universities and research centers).
  • Graduated 15 Ph.D. students and 13 M.Sc. students. 8 group alumni are now independent academic faculty. Present group consists of ~10 people.

If I’m not around, I can probably be found with my family and with one of these:

Israel Nature and Parks Authority
Israel Shotokan Karate
Israel Association of Baseball
The 5 Club