Schulich Faculty of Chemistry

Schulich Faculty of Chemistry

The research interests of our Faculty span the full spectrum of disciplines within the chemical sciences, including physical, analytical, inorganic, organic, biochemical, and theoretical chemistry. The Faculty is divided in two divisions: the Division of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, and the Division of Physical, Theoretical and Analytical Chemistry.


Schulich Faculty of Chemistry

The research interests of our Faculty span the full spectrum of disciplines within the chemical sciences, including physical, analytical, inorganic, organic, biochemical, and theoretical chemistry. The Faculty is divided in two divisions: the Division of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, and the Division of Physical, Theoretical and Analytical Chemistry.


Coordinator Prof. Ilan Marek

Prof. Ilan Marek

Prof. Ilan Marek, FRSC, born in Haifa in 1963 but educated in France moved to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in 1997. He is Professor of chemistry and since 2005, he holds the Sir Michael and Lady Sobell Academic Chair. The research group of Prof. Ilan Marek is primarily concerned with the design and development of new and efficient stereo- and enantioselective strategies that do not have precedent in classical organic chemistry for the synthesis of important complex molecular structures. His vision is that challenging synthetic problems should be answered with efficiency and elegance. Prof. Marek heads the Mallat Family Laboratory of Organic Chemistry and is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2011. He has received several major international awards over the years including the 2013 Moore Distinguished Scholar Appointment from California Institute of Technology, the 2012 Janssen Award for creativity in organic synthesis, the 2102 Israel Chemical Society Award for Academic excellence, the 2011 Royal Society Chemistry Organometallic Award, the 2011 Taiwan National Science Council Visiting Scholar, the 2010 German-Technion Award for Academic Excellence and Scientific Collaborations, the 2009 Henry Taub Prize for Academic Excellence, the 2005 Bessel Award of the Humboldt Foundation, the 2004 Merck Sharpe and Dohm Lecturer, the 2003 Prize for Excellent Young Chemist from The Israel Chemical Society and the 2002 Michael Bruno Memorial Award 2002, administrated by the Rothschild Foundation. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching. Prof. Marek also serves on the Advisory board of international leading journals such as Chemical Communications, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, Chemistry A European Journal, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Synlett, Synthesis, Advancd Synthesis and Catalysis, European Journal of Organic Chemistry and The Chemical record. He also serves as Associate Editor of Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry, Associate Editor of Israel Journal of Chemistry and senior-editor of the Patai’s series. He is chairman of the organic division of the European Association of Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EUCHEM) organic Division.


Division of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

The Division of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry is comprised of 11 research groups. Their scientific interests and activities encompass general fields of organic, inorganic, bio-organic, bio-inorganic, catalytic, theoretical, supramolecular, polymer and materials chemistry.
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Division of Physical, Theoretical and Analytical Chemistry

The Division of Physical, Theoretical and Analytical Chemistry is comprised of 14 research groups that apply a variety of theoretical and experimental techniques to elucidate the molecular nature of materials. Many of the studies performed in these laboratories are interdisciplinary in nature, belonging to the overlapping realms of materials science, life sciences, energy research, solid state and nanomaterials.
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Cooperations

The multidisciplinary nature of the research conducted at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry promotes collaborations with faculty from other fields of research, performed through several Technion affiliated research centers and institutes. These include the Grand Technion Energy Program, the Lisa Meitner – Minerva center for computational Quantum Chemistry, the Institute for advanced studies in Theoretical Chemisty, the Lorry Lokey interdisciplinary center for life sciences and engineering, the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology institute, the solid state institute, and the grand water research institute.