A Good Traveler Has No Fixed Destination

  • Author: ChemistryViews.org, Mario Müller ORCID iD
  • Published: 05 November 2019
  • Copyright: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

David Milstein, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, talks about organometallic catalysis, hydrogen storage, and why surprises are important in research.

David Milstein
received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, in 1976. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA, with John Stille. In 1979, he joined the DuPont Company in Wilmington, DE, USA, where he became Group Leader in the homogeneous catalysis area. In 1987, Milstein was appointed Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He was Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry there from 1996 to 2005. In 2000, he became Head of the Kimmel Center for Molecular Design. Since 1996, he serves as Israel Matz Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Among many other honors, Milstein has received the Israel Chemical Society Prize in 2006, the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Organometallic Chemistry in 2007, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Award in 2010, the Israel Prize in Chemistry and Physics in 2012, and the European Prize for Organometallic Chemistry in 2017. He is a Member of the Israel National Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the US National Academy of Sciences, the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and the Royal Society. Among other commitments, Milstein serves on the Editorial Board of Chemistry – A European Journal.

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