For the first time since receiving the chemistry prize, Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman will return to campus for a few weeks this month. He will meet with students and members of the Iowa media on Feb. 14 and give a public lecture on Feb. 20.
In October, Shechtman was named the recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of quasicrystals. Shechtman is a research scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and an Iowa State professor of materials science and engineering. For about eight months each year, he serves as the Philip Tobias Professor of Materials Science at the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology.