March 23, 2017| Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Dr. Yonatan Dubi of the Department of Chemistry is to be awarded the prestigious Krill Prize from the Wolf Foundation for excellence in scientific research. The prize will be presented at a ceremony to be held next week. Dubi was part of the US-Israel collaboration with Prof. Bingqian Xu of the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia, USA which made headlines last year for their creation and characterization of the world’s smallest diode – one molecule small. Initiated in 2005 by the Krill family, six prizes of $10,000 each are awarded annually in life sciences, medicine, agriculture, engineering and exact sciences. Selection is made by the Wolf Foundation Scholarships Committee on the basis of an untenured candidate’s excellence and the importance of his or her research field.
The Wolf Foundation was established in Israel in 1975 by inventor, diplomat and philanthropist Dr. Ricardo Wolf, “to promote science and art for the benefit of mankind.”