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Herzberg memorial prize and fellowship awarded to electrochemistry scientist


Ottawa, ON – February 27, 2004 – The National Research Council’s international Herzberg memorial prize and fellowship award was established in 1999 to commemorate the late Dr Gerhard Herzberg, NRC scientist and Nobel laureate, known worldwide as the “Father of Modern Molecular Spectroscopy.”

The prestigious Herzberg award is conferred annually upon a researcher who has distinguished himself or herself through many years of outstanding achievements in a field relevant to NRC’s programs. This award consists of a prize and a one-year fellowship tenable at one of NRC’s institutes.

This year, the Herzberg Memorial Prize and Fellowship Award is presented to Dr Eliezer Gileadi.

Professor emeritus at the University of Tel-Aviv in Israel, Dr Gileadi has achieved international stature for his expertise in fundamental and applied interfacial electrochemistry. He has earned various awards and honours including being named a fellow of the American Electrochemical Society and of the American Association of the Advancement of Science. In 2003 he received the Olin Palladium Medal from the Electrochemical Society. Dr Gileadi has been invited to teach and conduct research at numerous respected academic institutions on four continents. He has an extensive list of more than 150 publications and has authored three books. His contributions to electrochemistry are considered “classic’ and are critical to the advancement of this field of knowledge.

During his tenure at the NRC Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technologies, researchers from many NRC institutes are expected to benefit from the breadth and depth of Dr Gileadi’s expertise as it applies to fuel cells and nanotechnology.