Maksym Kovalenko (ETH Zürich and Empa) awarded the Dan Maydan Prize in Nanoscience Research 2021

Prof. Maksym V. Kovalenko is distinguished for his pioneering work on the surface chemistry of nanocrystals and their use for electronic and optoelectronic devices, including batteries, photodetectors, thermo-electrics, solar cells and light sources.

Maksym Kovalenko studied chemistry at the Chernivtsi National University (Ukraine), and then carried out his PhD research with professor Dr. Wolfgang Heiss at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, where he gained his PhD in 2007.

Maksym Kovalenko is regularly included on the Clarivate’s list of Highly Cited Researchers, due to his exceptional research performance, determined by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in Web of Science.

See also our earlier news-feature on Maksym Kovalenko’s ERC Consolidator Grant (2018).

The Hebrew University, in conjunction with the American Friends of the Hebrew University (AFHU), announced the establishment of Dan Maydan Prize in Nanoscience Research in 2019. The $10,000 Dan Maydan Prize is awarded yearly to an emerging and outstanding young scientist, from Israel or abroad, for his/her significant academic accomplishments in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.