Prof. Yoram Dinstein, Prof. Emanuel Peled and Prof. Avital Gasith are all recipients of the prestigious award.
Three TAU professors were awarded the Israel Prize in the fields of law, chemistry and environmental sciences research. The Israel Prize is the State of Israel’s highest cultural honor and is awarded annually in a public ceremony on Israel’s Independence Day.
The 2023 Award Recipients:
Prof. Yoram Dinstein, President of TAU from 1991 to 1999, has won the 2023 Israel Prize for legal research. Prof. Dinstein was recognized as one of the founding fathers of the field of international law in Israel. He served as Rector of TAU from 1980 to 1985 and as Dean of The Buchmann Faculty of Law at Tel Aviv University from 1978 to 1980, among numerous other academic, national and international leadership roles.
Prof. Emanuel Peled of the School of Chemistry at the Raymond & Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences has won the 2023 Israel Prize for chemistry research. He was recognized for his pioneering work in lithium batteries and fuel cells that has influenced the energy field all over the world. Among his many distinctions, Prof. Peled is the recipient of the Israel Chemical Society Outstanding Scientist Award for 2016 and is a Fellow of the International Society of Electrochemistry.
Prof. Avital Gasith of the School of Zoology at The George S. Wise Faculty of Life Sciences has won the 2023 Israel Prize for environmental sciences and sustainability research. The prize was awarded for his pioneering work in the protection of nature in Israel, especially freshwater aquatic systems, and his active civic involvement in promoting conservation. He was former Head of the Environmental Studies Master’s Program at the Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences.