Ehud Keinan is the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and Adjunct Professor at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. He was born and educated in Israel, received his Ph.D. degree under Y. Mazur from the Weizmann Institute of Science and was a postdoctoral fellow under B.M. Trost at the University of Wisconsin. Professor Keinan, who holds the Benno Gitter Ilana Ben-Ami Chair of Biotechnology, was the founder and first Head of the Institute of Catalysis Science and Technology (ICST) in Israel. His list of awards includes the New England award for academic excellence, the Joseph and Madeleine Nash award, the Shannon award, the CapCure award, and the Herschel-Rich award for scientific excellence. He has published over 130 scientific papers and holds 15 patents in various fields, including biocatalysis with antibodies and enzymes, organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, drug discovery, and molecular computing devices.