Prof. Yitzhak Mastai is a leading chemist who heads a prolific research group that focuses on nanoscale chirality, synthesis, and analysis of chiral nanosurfaces.
He has over 165 peer-reviewed articles in print, which were cited many times (google H-index=44).
Mastai has published many book chapters and edited 3 books on various aspects of nanomaterials and materials science.
Among his previous awards was the Minerva Postdoctoral Fellowship which he received in 2000 and the Yigal Alon fellowship in 2003, for outstanding young researchers of the Israel Academy for higher education and the Vebleo Scientist Award for outstanding researcher for 2021. Prof. Mastai served as Chairman of the Chemistry Department
at Bar-Ilan University, between 2014 and 2017.
He also served as an executive board member of the Israel Chemical Society (ICS),
The Israel Vacuum Society (IVS), the editorial board of many Journals,
e.g.: Journal of Nanomaterials, Journal Polymers, Israel Journal of Chemistry (IJC).