Dan Shechtman

He earned his PhD in materials science from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa in 1972. Dan Shechtman has been associated with Technion since that time, but has also spent time abroad.. In April 1982, Technion Distinguished Professor Dan Shechtman observed a remarkable phenomenon – the formation of quasicrystals. The historic unveiling of a new class of matter won Shechtman the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.