Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

RS 11/12/54
Dan Shechtman
Collection, 2004-[ongoing]


Descriptive summary

creator: Shechtman, Dan
title: Collection
dates: 2004-[ongoing]
extent: 0.42 linear feet (1 document box)
collection number: RS 11/12/54
repository: University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.

 

Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Dan Shechtman Papers, RS 11/12/54, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.

 

Abstract

Dan Shechtman is a materials scientist and professor at the Technion in Hafia, Israel, and at Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2011) for his discovery of quasicrystals. This collection contains publications announcing both Shechtman's faculty appointment to the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Iowa State University and his winning of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The collection includes biographical information, news clippings, commemorative journal publications, banquet souvenir cards, and ceremony programs.

 

Biographical note

Dan Shechtman is a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science at the Technion - Israel Institute of Science in Haifa, Israel, a Professor (partial appointment) in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Iowa State University and Associate of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. He received his B.Sc. (1966), M.Sc. (1968), and Ph.D. (1972) in materials engineering from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Shechtman joined the materials science faculty at the Technion in 1975 where he pursued studies in metallic multilayers, phase transition, the rapid solidification of metallic alloys, and the structure and properties of CVD diamond wafers. In 1982, Shechtman's discovery of the icosahedral phase in rapidly solidified aluminum transition metal alloys opened up the field of quasicrystals. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2011) for this accomplishment.

Prior to receiving the Nobel Prize, Shechtman was recognized around the world for his outstanding research achievements. He received the International Award for New Materials (1988) from the American Physical Society, the Rothschild Prize in Engineering (1990), and the Weizman Prize in Science (1993). More recently, he was awarded the Israel Prize in Physics (1998), the Wolf Prize in Physics (1999), the Gregori Aminoff Prize (2000) of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and the EMET Prize in Chemistry (2002). Shechtman is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in the United States. In 2004 he was elected to the European Academy of Science.

Shechtman was appointed Professor (2004-current) in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Iowa State University, where he teaches and conducts research for approximately four months out of the year.

 

Collection description

The collection (2004-[ongoing]) contains publications announcing both Shechtman's faculty appointment to the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Iowa State University and his winning of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The collection includes news clippings, commemorative journal publications, banquet souvenir cards, and ceremony programs.

 

Organization

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

 

Container list

Box

Folder

Title

Dates

1

1

Announcement of Appointment to MSE Department

2004

1

2

Biographical Information

2012

1

3

Nobel Prize: News Clippings

2011-2012

1

4

Nobel Prize: Commemorative Issue of Israel Journal of Chemistry

2011

1

5

Nobel Prize: Newspaper from Sweden

2011

1

6

Nobel Prize: Banquet Souvenir Cards and Envelopes

2011

1

7

Nobel Prize: Ceremony Programs

2011