Prof. Oleg Figovsky was the founder and R&D the Polymate Ltd. - International Nanotechnology Research Centre where he is working on research in nanostructured corrosion-resistant composite materials and protective coatings based on a polymer and silicate matrix. Novel nanotechnologies invented by Prof. O. Figovsky were the basis for establishing industrial production in the US, Canada, China, Mexico, Russia and Israel.
He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Head of the UNESCO Chair "Green Chemistry". For his inventions in nanotechnologies he was awarded gold and silver medals at IENA-98 and Gold Angel Prize at the Genius 2006 exhibition.
Prof. Oleg Figovsky was awarded orders "Engineering Glory", "Antoine de Saint-Exupery" & medal "Holy Land of Israel"; he is Laureate of the 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (USA) and 2017 & 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (USA).