Josef Kryss Chair of Chemistry, Emeritus, Tel-Aviv University

Professor Edward M. Kosower is the Josef Kryss Chair Emeritus in Biophysical Organic Chemistry at Tel-Aviv University. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCLA in 1952.  His current research Interests are in charge-transfer complexes, solvent polarity parameters (Z-values), electron-transfer reactions, chemistry and biochemistry of glutathione, bimanes (chemistry, photophysics, physical chemistry, applications to biology and medicine, polymers), modeling of biological receptors and channels, infrared fiberoptic and surface enhanced infrared spectroscopy, theory of aggregations and its application to consciousness, icons and communities, and thin film spectroscopy of water, model peptides, proteins and cells.

Edward Kosower

Edward Kosower

kosower@post.tau.ac.il

Research Interests

Charge-transfer complexes, solvent polarity parameters (Z-values), electron-transfer reactions, chemistry and biochemistry of glutathione, bimanes (chemistry, photophysics, physical chemistry, applications to biology and medicine, polymers), modeling of biological receptors and channels, infrared fiberoptic and surface enhanced infrared spectroscopy, theory of aggregations and its application to consciousness, icons and communities, thin film spectroscopy of water, model peptides, proteins and cells.

Education

B.Sc. Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of California at Los Angeles

Awards

1960-64  Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship
1977  Weizmann Prize (jointly with Professor Nechama Sternschuss Kosower)
1977-78  John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1984  Kolthoff Award (Israel)
1989  Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
1991  Lemburg Lecturer (Australia)
1996  Rothschild Prize in Chemistry (Israel)

Selected Publications

Dr. Kosower is the author of 290 publications, including four books, and he holds four patents.  For a selected list of publications, see his CV (link).