Department of Organic Chemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science
Michael Bendikov was born in 1971 in the Ukraine He came to Israel in 1991 and received a BA MSc and PhD in Chemistry from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology under the direction of Professor Y Apeloig studying organosilicon compounds using both experimental and computational tools During his PhD studies he received The Israel Chemical Society Prize and Wolf Foundation Prize for PhD students In 2001 he joined the group of Professor F Wudl at UCLA as a postdoctoral researcher working with conducting polymers Since June 2004 he has been a Faculty Member of the Department of Organic Chemistry at The Weizmann Institute of Science Israel He is a recipient of the 2007 DuPont Young Professor Award 2009 The France Israel Foundation Award for Academic Excellence 2009 Israel Chemical Society Outstanding Young Scientist Prize 2010 The Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry Award for Early Excellence in Physical Organic Chemistry 2010 Weizmann Institute Scientific Council Prize for Chemistry member of the Lise MeitnerMinerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry located at Hebrew University and Technion and an Incumbent of the Recanati Career Development Chair His current research interests include the Design of Novel Organic Electronic Materials and Physical Organic Chemistry
Organic Electronic Materials. Design and synthesis of novel materials, their characterization and theory. Physical Organic Chemistry. Study of structure-property-reactivity relations and reaction mechanisms using experimental physical organic chemistry tools. Computational Quantum Chemistry. Application of computational tools to investigate the structure, reactivity, and physical properties of organic and inorganic compounds as well as advanced materials and conductive polymers. Reaction mechanisms. His current research interests include the Design of Novel Organic Electronic Materials and Physical Organic Chemistry.