Graham de Ruiter
Graham was born in 1985 in s-Gravendeel; a small village in the south-west of the Netherlands. He attended Leiden University where he received his Bachelor (B.Sc.) and Master (M.Sc.) degree (cum laude) under the supervision of Prof. Jan Reedijk. In 2008, Graham moved to the Weizmann Institute Science to pursue his Ph.D. studies with Prof. Milko E. van der Boom, working on sequence dependent assembly strategies and molecular logic. After obtaining his Ph.D., Graham moved to the California Institute of Technology to work with Prof. Theodor Agapie on the synthesis of multi-metallic complexes for small molecule activation and oxygen atom transfer reactions. During his career, Graham has received the Israel Chemical Society (ICS) Award for excellent graduate student (2011), the International Precious Metal Institute (IPMI) Sabin Metal Corporation Student Award (2013), the Feinberg Graduate School (FGS) Dimitris N. Chorafas Prize (2013), the Azrieli Fellowship (2017),
Graham returned to Israel in 2017 as a Horev and Azrieli Fellow to start his independent career at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa), where he is an assistant professor in the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry and directs the inorganic and materials chemistry laboratory. In his independent career Graham received the Thieme Chemistry Journals Award in 2022. In the same year he also selected by The Marker as the 40 under 40 of most promising young people. In addition, Graham is also sits on the Early Career Advisory Board of JACS Au, Science of Synthesis, and Chemistry – an Asian Journal.