Dr. Michal Leskes Weizmann Institute

Dr. Michal Leskes completed a BSc in chemistry summa cum laude at Tel Aviv University in 2004. She earned her PhD in chemical physics, under the supervision of Prof. Shimon Vega, at the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2010, and conducted postdoctoral research in the lab of Prof. Clare Grey at the University of Cambridge, UK. She joined the Weizmann Institute’s Department of Materials and Interfaces in July 2015 as a senior scientist.

Her undergraduate honors include Tel Aviv University’s Dean and Rector Awards for outstanding students and a Knesset award for students. Dr. Leskes received the John F. Kennedy Prize for achievements in her PhD studies at the Weizmann Institute, a Wolf Foundation fellowship, and the Award of Excellence by the National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science in 2011. In 2012 and 2013, she won a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship from the European Union and in 2015 she received the Yigal Alon fellowship from the Israeli council of higher education.