Dan Shechtman receives the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) 25th Anniversary Award.

Dan Shechtman receives the Wolf Prize in Physics.

Dan Shechtman is on sabbatical at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to work on the effect of the defect structure of CVD diamond on its growth and properties.

Dan Shechtman attends the Israel Institute of Technology, where he obtains his first degree in 1966, in mechanical engineering.

Dan Shechtman receives the Muriel & David Jacknow Technion Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dan Shechtman receives the New England Academic Award of the Technion.

Dan Shechtman earns his Master’s of Science in Materials Engineering at the Technion in Israel. He receives an excellent post as the chief engineer in a defence-related industry, but his love for science persuades him to continue his studies.

Dan Shechtman is born in Tel Aviv, British Mandate of Palestine (now Israel). His father is a printer and with his encouragement Dan Shechtman reads books every day. He loves especially the book, The Mystery Island, by Jules Verne. His childhood dream is to become a mechanical engineer.

Dan Shechtman is elected Honorary Member of the Israel Society for Microscopy.

Dan Shechtman receives the International Award for New Materials of the American Physical Society.

Dan Shechtman receives the Rothschild Prize in Engineering.

Dan Shechtman receives the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of the quasicrystals, a work he has developed since his initial findings in April 1982, while working at the NIST.

Dan Shechtman is an NRC fellow at the Aerospace Research Laboratories at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. Here, for three years he studies the microstructure and physical metallurgy of titanium aluminides.

Dan Shechtman becomes Distinguished Professor of the Technion. The focus of the research in his group are theoretical aspects of the quasi-periodic structure, its implications and experimental evidence for the understanding of the structure and its properties, and also structural defects in CVD diamond wafers and their effect on the wafer's growth and properties.

Dan Shechtman is elected Honorary Member of the Israel Crystallographic Association.

Dan Shechtman receives the Weizmann Science Award.

Dan Shechtman obtains a postdoctoral position supported by a fellowship from the National Research Council, at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Dan Shetchman is elected Honorary Member of ISIS-Symmetry (International Society for Interdisciplinary Sciences).

Dan Shechtman is elected Honorary Member of the French Physical Society.

Dan Shechtman notices the 5-point symmetry - the Icosahedral Phase. It is the first structure in the field of quasiperiodic crystals, and is discovered in aluminium transition metal alloys. For a while, the discovery makes Dan Shechtman one of the most unpopular scientists in crystallography. Quasicrystals ignite a scientific revolution that changeS the way we understand solid matter.

Dan Shechtman receives the Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the discovery of quasicrystals." Quasicrystals are now being produced in laboratories and marketed for industrial use. Quasicrystalline materials can have a large number of applications, including the formation of durable steel used for fine instrumentation, and non-stick insulation for electrical wires and cooking equipment.

Dan Shechtman receives the Israel Prize in Physics.

Dan Shechtman obtains his doctoral degree in materials engineering at the Israel Institute of Technology.

Dan Shechtman receives the Physics Award of the Friedenberg Fund for the Advancement of Science and Education.

Dan Shechtman becomes Associate Professor at Department of Materials Engineering at Technion.

Dan Shechtman receives the Gregori Aminoff Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Dan Shechtman completes a Master of Science in materials engineering at the Israel Institute of Technology.

Dan Shechtman is elected Honorary Member of the Japan Institute of Metals.

Dan Shechtman studies on sabbatical at National Institute of Standards and Technology. Here, he focuses on the effect of the defect structure of chemical vapour deposition (CVD) of diamond on its growth and properties.

Dan Shechtman becomes Professor of the Department of Materials Engineering of Technion.

Dan Shechtman is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Materials Engineering at Technion.

Dan Shechtman is on sabbatical leave to research rapidly solidified aluminum transition metal alloys at John Hopkins University. It is during this time that he discovers the Icosahedral Phase which opened the new field of quasiperiodic crystals.

Dan Shechtman joins the Department of Materials Engineering at Technion as Lecturer.

Dan Shechtman earns his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering at the Technion in Israel.

Dan Shechtman is Visiting Professor at the Department of Materials Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Here he studies rapidly solidified aluminium transition metal alloys, in a joint program with NBS.

Dan Shechtman earns his Bacheler’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the Technion in Israel.

Dan Shechtman becomes a lecturer of materials engineering at the Israel Institute of Technology, where he makes a career, becoming Distinguished Professor, and eventually holding the Philip Tobias Chair.

Dan Shetchman is elected member of the Israel Academy of Sciences.

Dan Shechtman is elected member of the European Academy of Sciences.

Dan Shechtman is elected Honorary Member of the Materials Research Society of India.

Dan Shechtman is Visiting Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Dan Shechtman receives the EMET Prize in Chemistry.

Dan Shechtman takes up a partial appointment as a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State University, and a position as Associate of the Ames Laboratory.

Dan Shechtman is born in Tel Aviv, at the time still part of Mandatory Palestine.

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