Seven Technion Researchers on EU List of 300 Top Young Scientists

Seven researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are among 300 selected by the European Union.

Each of the winners will receive a "Starting Grant" of up to two million Euros over a period of up to five years.

The Technion winners represent a wide range of academic disciplines, including chemistry, biology, computer science and mathematics. According to Technion Executive Vice President for Research Prof. Moshe Eizenberg, the Technion had nine finalists among the 9,167 entries for the grants.

The competition was open to up-and-coming research leaders who earned their doctorate between two and nine years ago. Among the criteria used to select winners were groundbreaking research ideas and a proven potential to establish an independent research career.

"It is extremely rewarding to see so many young Technion researchers on this list," said American Technion Society Executive Vice President Melvyn H. Bloom. "We're proud to support the Technion's efforts to attract and retain these brilliant young researchers. They are critical for the Technion to maintain and build upon its vital role in the future of Israel."

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is Israel's leading science and technology university. Home to the country's winners of the Nobel Prize in science, it commands a worldwide reputation for its pioneering work in nanotechnology, computer science, biotechnology, water-resource management, materials engineering, aerospace and medicine. The majority of the founders and managers of Israel's high-tech companies are alumni. Based in New York City, the American Technion Society (ATS) is the leading American organization supporting higher education in Israel, with 22 offices around the country.

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