Prof. Nissim Garti is a full professor of chemistry and the director of the Casali Center of Applied Chemistry, The Department of Chemistry of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Garti was announced as a ‘distinguished professor’ and is a ‘Ratner Chair of Chemistry of the Hebrew University’ (from 2011).
In 2013 Garti was recognized by the Hebrew University as one of the 23 most important inventors and contributors to innovation in Israel for his contributions in Food Science, Nutraceuticals and delivery vehicles for bioactives and he and his work were placed in the 'Hall of Fame' of the University .
Garti was awarded with many international and national prestigious prizes. Among the important awards are: Life-Time Scientific Achievements in Food Science (,AOCS, Orlando, 2015); Surfactants in Solution Society (SIS) - K. Mittal Award (Coimbra, Portugal 2014); Supelco/Nicolas Pelick Award of the AOCS (St Antonio, USA, 2013) . “Chang Award” of the American Oil Chemists Society (Montreal, 2011), “Corporate Research Award” of the AOCS (Kansas City, 2012); “The International Food Technologists (IFT) Society Award (Cincinnati, USA, 2009,)”; Lord Kaye (British) Awards of the Hebrew University (1996), the Rockefeller Foundation Award (Bellagio, 2004).The Japan Promotion of Forein Scientists (Nara, Japan, 2004).
Garti was twice the Director of the Casali Institute, and the Director of the School of Applied Science and Technology. He served (2010-2013) on the Management Committee (Board of Directors) of the Hebrew University.
Garti’s scientific achievements include over 400 peer reviewed publications, 13 edited books , 85 chapters in books and over 90 patents.
In the last three years Garti devotes much of his time in establishing new stratup (Lyotropic Delivery Systems (LDS ltd) that specializes in applying the nano technology that was developed by Garti to bioactives delivery.