Special Issue "Supramolecular Chemistry and Self-Assembly: Themed Issue in Honor of Professor Itamar Willner on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017)
Prof. Dr. Daniel Mandler
Supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly have long been recognized as major pillars in understanding the organization of chemical and biological components that are beyond molecules. Although the first contributions to supramolecular chemistry were made by well-known scientists, such as Fischer in the 19th century, it took almost another century until the first artificial systems were synthesized by Pedersen, Cram and Lehn. Since then, the concepts of supramolecular chemistry and self-assembly have become the bread and butter of the scientific community dealing with the organization of monolayers, thin films and biologically inspired complex systems. These concepts, which drive the organization and activity of many biological systems, have been studied experimentally and theoretically, and have paved their implementation in numerous applications, ranging from sensing to responsive materials actuators, and many more.
Our journal is pleased to publish a themed issue in honor of Professor Itamar Willner for his outstanding research contributions in the fields of “Supramolecular Chemistry and Self-Assembly”.
Professor Itamar Willner, from the Institute of Chemistry at the Hebrew University, is undoubtedly one of the leading chemists in Israel and around the world. He graduated at the Hebrew University, and carried out his post-doctoral studies at the University of California Berkeley, with Melvin Calvin (who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1961). He joined the Hebrew University in 1981, where he was appointed Professor in 1986.
Professor Willner is the author or more than 730 publications, with more than 48,000 citations, and an h-index of 117. He serves as the head of the sciences division of the Israeli Academy of Science, and was also nominated to the German National of Academy of Science and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has received a remarkable number of awards, among them the Israel Prize (which is the highest prize awarded by the Israeli Government), the Max- Planck Research Award for International Cooperation, the Israel Chemical Society Award, the Rothschild Prize and the EMET Prize.
His research interests embrace bioelectronics, biomolecule-based nanocircuitry and nanostructures, biomolecule-inorganic nanostructures, DNA machines for biosensing, biomolecule-based computing, biomolecular photonics, molecular switches and motors and functional polymers. Yet, he has contributed significantly to many more areas, such as energy conversion and storage, nanomedicine and nanobiotechnology. In his outstanding research, Professor Willner very successfully combines organic synthesis with the principles of supramolecular chemistry, self-assembly, and a wide variety of biological components spanning from enzymes to antigens and nucleic acids.
Professor Willner had a very large number of graduate and post-doctoral students, many of whom are currently holding academic positions in Israel and around the world.
Prof. Dr. Ranjit T. Koodali
Prof. Dr. Daniel Mandler
Prof. Dr. Fernando Patolsky
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