Dan Shechtman (Tel Aviv, 1941) is an Israeli scientist, member of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, an Associate of the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, and Professor of Materials Science at Iowa State University. His research in the field of Materials Science have earned him numerous accolades and international awards such as the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2011.
Shechtman is famous for combining in his lectures and conferences the scientific aspects of his studies with the human side of researchers, basic engine for science to advance keeping in mind sustainable development. This famous quote is a good example: "Sustainable development requires human ingenuity. People are the most important resource."