ICE | The Israel Chemist and Chemical Engineer | Issue 8

4 Letter from the Editor Dear Readers, The Israel Chemist and Chemical Engineer Issue 8 · November 2021 · Kislev 5782 Welcome to the eighth issue of the Israel Chemist and Engineer (ICE) online magazine, a publication of the Israel Chemical Society (ICS). We hope you will find the magazine interesting and will be inspired to contribute to future issues. We have two scientific articles on novel topics, one by Hagay Shpaisman of Bar-Ilan entitled “Laser-guided printing” and one by Charlotte Vogt of the Technion entitled “Separating the ‘players’ from the ‘spectators’ in operando spectroscopy of catalysis”. Bob Weintraub continues to inform us about the history of science, this time with an article entitled “Sidney Loeb and the origins of pressure retarded osmosis”. Rachel Mamlok-Naaman of the Weizmann Institute, the recipient of the 2020 IUPAC award for distinguished women in chemistry or chemical engineering, has contributed an article on “Women in science”. I had the pleasure of interviewing Avi Domb of the Hebrew University for this issue of the ICE. Avi is currently serving as the Chief Scientist of the Israel Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology, yet another peak in his colorful and varied career. Finally, the indomitable ICS President Ehud Keinan presents a report of the 2021 ICS prize ceremony that was held in July 2021 at the Open University campus in Ra’anana in lieu of the 2021 ICS annual meeting that had to be cancelled due to the covid-19 epidemic. If you have suggestions for future editions, comments on the current issue, or would like to contribute an article, please contact me at [email protected] Arlene D. Wilson-Gordon Professor Emerita Chemistry Department, Bar-Ilan University ICE Editor