Milko E. van der Boom, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Title: Surface confined assemblies and polymers for sensing and molecular logic

Milko E. van der Boom received his B.Sc. degree (1992) from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands, and a M.Sc. degree (1994) in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam (with Prof. Kees Elsevier). He earned his Ph.D. degree with distinction in 1999 from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel (with Prof. David Milstein). After 3 years of postdoctoral research with Prof. Tobin J. Marks at Northwestern University in the United States, he became a Faculty member in the Weizmann Institute's Department of Organic Chemistry. He is the incumbent of the Bruce A. Pearlman Professorial Chair in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. Prizes and honors include an Alon Fellowship from the Israel Council for Higher Education, the Gutwirth Award, and the Israel Chemical Society Prize for Young Scientists. His current research interests include molecular logic and computing, surface-confined assemblies, and halogen bonding.