Head of the Laboratory for the Science and Technology of Nanocrystals; Founder, Qlight Nanotech
Professor Uri Banin is the Scientific Founder of Qlight Nanotech, developer of products based on semiconductor nanocrystals for use in flat-panel displays and efficient LED lighting. Qlight won Best Nanotechnology Company of the Year at the NanoIsrael 2014 conference. Among other recent accolades, Prof. Banin received a Kaye Innovation Award and a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) advanced investigator grant. He was previously awarded Rothschild and Fulbright postdoctoral fellowships and the Alon fellowship for young faculty from the Israeli Council for Higher Education. Prof. Banin received the Michael Bruno Memorial Award, the Israel Chemical Society's Tenne Family Prize and the Yoram Ben-Porat Prize from the Hebrew University. He is currently Alfred and Erica Larisch Memorial Chair in Solar Energy at the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University. He was Founding Director of the Harvey M. Krueger Family Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and led the university's nanoscience initiative in the frame of the Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (2007-10). Since joining Hebrew University in 1997, Prof. Banin has served on the Executive Committee and Board of Managers and on the Board of Yissum, HU's technology transfer company.