Achievements & Awards

Achievements & Awards





  • The Azrieli Fellowship, who provides generous financial support to the best and brightest researchers at Israeli Universities, was awarded to Michael Danzuger of the Department of Physics, and Natan Goldstein of the Department of Economics. 
  • Yitzhak Baruch Goldstein of the Department of Computer Science, was awarded an Adam Fellowship, given to outstanding doctoral students in the exact sciences, mathematics, and the life sciences. 
  • Hagit Porat, of the Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life sciences, received a Clore Fellowship, granted to outstanding and promising Israeli scientists pursing a career in natural sciences.
  • The Alon fellowship for outstanding absoption of young faculty was awarded to Dr. Shiri Regev-Messalem of the Faculty of Law, Dr. Pinchas Roth of the Department of Talmud and Dr. Rubin Jonathan of the Land of Srucied and Archeology Department. 
  • Dr. Sharon Ruthstein, of the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded the Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research, granted by the Wolf Foundation to Israeli returning scientists.
  • Dr. Vadim Axelrod of the Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center was awarded the Rothchild fellowship for 2015 for his reasearch in Cognitive Neuroscience.
  • Prof. Eytan Gilboa, Director of the  Center for International Communication at BIU and Senior Research Associate at the BESA Center for Strategic Studies, was elected Chair of Israel Communication Association for a 3-year term. 
  • Prof. Sarit Kraus, of BIU's Computer Science Department and Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, was named ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Fellow. Prof. Kraus' innovative research  focuses on artificial intelligence, particularly multi-agent systems their interaction proficiently with people. 
  • Dr. Elie Holzer, of the Churgin School of Education, won the prestigious 2014 National Jewish Book Award for his work A Philosophy of Havruta: Understanding and Teaching the Art of Text Study in Pairs Dr. Holzer's book was selected "as the best written, most comprehensive and engaging book" in the category of Education and Jewish Identity, according to the panel of judges.
  • Prof. Arie Zaban, of BIU's Department of Chemistry and former Founding Director of the Institute for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials, is the winner of the 2015 Prize for Outstanding Scientist of the Israel Chemical Society (ICS). 
  • Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, Director of the Ruth and Emanuel Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women at the Bar-Ilan University Faculty of Law, is the recipient of the 2014 Katan Award for the Advancement of Gender Justice through Voluntary Work.  The Award is given by the Ruach Nashit NGO in Israel in recognition of commitment to social activities and volunteerism on behalf of women and Israeli society.
  • The Israel Association of Public Law betwoed the 2014 Uriel Gorni Award for Young Reserachers upon Dr. Ori Aronson of BIU's Faculty of Law.
  • Professor Sharon Gannot of the Faculty of Engineering was awarded a prize for excellence for a published article on signal processing by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • The Israel Association of Public Law bestowed the 2014 Uriel Gorni Award for Young Reserachers upon Dr. Ori Aronson of BIU's Faculty of Law
  • Prof. Betty Olivero, of BIU's Music Department, is the recipient of the Ministry of Culture and Sports' Creativity in Zionism Award. The award is given for Prof. Olivero's excellent dramatic creation, uniquely based on the Jewish heritage of the Balkan, Moroccan and Spanish Jewish communities. 
  • Prof. Haim Cohen of the Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences is awarded The “Leon and Maria Taubenblatt Prize for Excellence in Medical Research” for the academic year 2013/2014 for his research on extension of healthy lifespan and curing age related diseases by preventing the physiological damages of obesity and diabetes. 
  • Prof. Alon Korngreen won the prestigious NSF-BSF (National Science Foundation - Binational US Israel Science Foundation) award, together with his collaborators, Prof. Nathan Urban and Prof. Rob Kass of Carnegie Mellon University

  • Dr. Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg, for BIU's Faculty of Law, was awarded the 2014 Shneior Zalman Heshin Prize for Academic Excellence in Law, given annually by the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

  • Prof. Doron A. Peled, of BIU's Department of Computer Science, won the prestigious 2014 CAV (Computer-Aided Verification) Award, for the development of partial-order reduction algorithms for efficient state-space exploration of concurrent systems.

  • Prof. Aaron Demsky, professor of biblical history at Bar-Ilan University and director of a project studying Jewish names, is the winner of the 2014 Bialik Prize, an annual literary award given for significant accomplishments in Jewish Thought.
  • Prof. Shamma Friedman, of the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies has won the prestigious Israel Prize for research in Talmud. The judging committee said Professor Friedman was chosen for his "enormous and varied study of Talmudic literature, which has earned him an international reputation as a leading speaker on the study of the Mishnah and Tosefta, and questions of literary structure and formation of the Talmud text." 
  • Dr. Dror Fixler, of the Faculty of Engineering, received the 2014 Lord Turnberg Fellowship, given by The Academy of Medical Science in England, for his groundbreaking research on optical properties of plasmonic nanoparticles and biomedical applications.
  • Sanna Lonnfors, a student at the Shaindy Rudoff Graduate Program in Creative Writing, has been awarded a research grant by Yad Vashem for research on her thesis, titled: Meine geliebten, goldenen Kinderer: Silenced Voices from the Holocaust. Lonnfors, who's personal mentor in the Creative Writing program is Prof. Evan Fallenberg, has also received funding from the Chydenius Foundation, a Finnish organization.

  • Dr. Dancig-Rosenberg Hadar of BIU’s Faculty of Law, won the prestigious Cheshin Law Prizefor Academic Excellence in Law , given annually by The Shneur Zalman Cheshin Fund for Academic Excellence in Law and the Faculty of Law of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Prof. Gideon Parchomovsky of the Faculty of Law won the Zeltner Prize awarded to senior researchers
  • Prof. Doron Aurbach of BIU's Department of Chemistry and Director of the Nano Cleantech Center at the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (BINA), was awarded the prestigious International Battery Association (IBA) Yeager Award for his work in advancing battery technology.
  • Prof. Kimmy Caplan, of the Department of Jewish History, was appointed as Member of the Board of Directors of the American Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), the only representative of an Israeli Academic Institute.
  • The Ruth and Emanuel Rackman Center for the Advancement of the Status of Women in the Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University has received the Gorni Prize from the Israeli Association of Public Law for its noteworthy activities in promoting human rights.
  • Dr. Aren Maeir, of the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, was appointed Associate Editor at the Israel Exploration Journal, Israel Exploration Society's official publication, and the most important publication in the field of Land of Israel Archaeology.
  • Prof. Gershon Bacon, of the Department of Jewish History, together with Dr. Mirjam Rajner of the Program for Jewish Art, won an ISF grant for the purpose of holding an international research workshop to investigate the Holocaust in Yugoslavia.  The workshop is partly sponsored by Yad Vashem. 

  • Prof. Louis Rowen of the Department of Mathematics was named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), For contributions to noncommutative algebra, and for service to the mathematical community.

  • Prof. Yair Goldreich of The Department of Geography and Environment won the Luke Howard Award, offered annually by the International Association for Urban Climate.

  • Prof. (Emeritus) Shlomo Havlin of the Department of Physics won the Rothchild award for Chemistry and Physics for the year 2014, for his exceptional contribution in the field of statistical physics of complex systems and its substantive affect on such fields as mathematics, computer sciences and biology.

  • Dr. Yael Bloch-Elkon of the School of Communication was honored with the prestigious Bruce E. Gronbeck Political Communication Research Award

  • Prof. Yehuda Lindell of the Department of Computer Science was awarded yet another ERC research grant.

  • Dr. Galia Yanoshevsky of the Department of French Studies, was knighted by the French Board of Education.

  • Prof. Susan Rothstein of the Department of English Literature and Linguistics was appointed member of the prestigious Academic Europaea

  • Prof. Eliezer Schlossberg, Lecturer at the Department of Arabic and Deputy Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, was appointed Chairman of the Committee of Teaching Arabic, Arab Studies and Islam at the Israel Board of Education.

  • Dr. Itamar Drori of the Department of Literature of the Jewish People (Hebrew Literature and the Literature of Jewish Languages) won the Gershon Shaked Award for Exception Doctoral Dissertation.



Last modified: 18/11/2018