former President of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Distinguished Professor and Joseph Israel Freund Chair in Chemistry, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Professor Yitzhak Apeloig is a Distinguished University Professor and holds the Joesph Freund Chair in Chemistry in the Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT) in Haifa, Israel. He received his B.A. (summa cum laude) in Chemistry and Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1967), where he also completed his M.Sc. (summa cum laude, 1969) and Ph.D. (1974). After two years as a postdoctoral fellow with P.v.R. Schleyer (Princeton University) and J. A. Pople (Nobel Prize Laureate 1998) he joined the Department of Chemistry at the Technion-IIT in 1976, becoming a full professor in 1988 and a Chair incumbent in 1993. In 1996 he established (together with S. Shaik) the Lise Meitner Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry and since then he is its co-director. He served as President of the Technion-IIT from 2001-2009.