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 at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel,
    since December 2002. Presently the incumbent of the Katzman
    Professorial Chair and the Director of the Beck Center for
    Advanced and Intelligent Materials.

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,
    2010.
  • 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.
  • Helen and Martin Kimmel Award for Innovative Investigation, 2021.
  • Outstanding Scientist Award of the Israel Chemical Society, 2021.

Selected Numerology:

  • Published >250 articles, review articles, and book chapters. Body of
    work has been cited >25,000 times with an h-index of 80 (Google Scholar numbers), >19,000 times with an h-index of 69 (Web of Knowledge numbers).
  • Delivered >250 invited lectures (at National and International Conferences), 
    seminars, and colloquia (at various universities and research centers).
  • Graduated 19 Ph.D. students and 19 M.Sc. students. 10 group alumni are now independent academic faculty and 3 others are Staff Scientists. 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