At a ceremony held on 3 May 2018 as part of the Board of Governors series of events, Tel Aviv University has granted honorary doctorates to a group of groundbreaking researchers and inspiring philanthropists from all over the world - among them the ER-C's founding director Knut Urban.
Knut Urban gained his PhD from the University of Stuttgart in 1972 and subsequently joined the Max Planck Institute of Metals Research. He served as Director of the Institute of Microstructure Research at Jülich Research Centre from 1987 to 2010. He was also one of two founding directors of the Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons in 2004. Knut Urban is former president of the German Physical Society and a current member of several advisory bodies, boards of trustees and scientific committees. His prestigious research awards include the MRS von Hippel Award, the HONDA Prize for Ecotechnology, and the Wolf Prize in Physics. He is the Yuval Neeman Distinguished Lecturer at Tel Aviv University.
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Tel Aviv University honory degree ceremony