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Dror Seliktar

Dr. Dror Seliktar is an associate professor in the Technion Faculty of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Seliktar, who was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1972, received his B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from Drexel University in 1994,and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering respectively, from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000.​

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Peretz Lavie

Peretz Lavie (Hebrew: פרץ לביא‎‎; born 19 February 1949) is the 16th president of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, having taken the position on 1 October 2009. Lavie, an expert in the psychophysiology of sleep and sleep disorders, heads the Technion Sleep Laboratory and holds the André Ballard Chair in Biological Psychiatry. Between 1993 and 1999 he served as dean of the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, and between 2001 and 2008, as the Technion’s vice president for resource development and external relations.
Lavie has authored several books, including The Enchanted World of Sleep and Restless Nights: Understanding Sleep Apnea and Snoring. Lavie has founded several start-up companies.

Itzhak Apeloig

Yitzhak Apeloig (born September 1, 1944 in Uzbekistan[2]) is a pioneer in the computational chemistry field of the Ab initio quantum chemistry methods for predicting and preparing the physical and chemical properties of materials.[3] He was the president of the Technion from 2001 until 2009 where the position was handed off to Peretz Lavie. Distinguished Prof. Apeloig currently holds the Joseph Israel Freund Chair in Chemistry and is the co-director of the Lise Meitner Minerva Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry at the Technion. He served as dean of the Faculty of Chemistry from 1995 to 1999, where he was named Teacher of the Year at three occasions.

Avraham Hershko

Avram Hershko was born Hungary. Hershko emigrated to Israel in 1950. He received his M.D. in 1965 and his Ph.D in 1969 from the Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel. He is currently a Distinguished Professor at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion in Haifa.

Along with Aaron Ciechanover and Irwin Rose, he was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. The ubiquitin-proteasome pathway has a critical role in maintaining the homeostasis of cells and is believed to be involved in the development and progression of diseases such as cancer, muscular and neurological diseases, and immune and inflammatory responses.
His contributions to science directly helped cure one of his long-time friends of cancer. [2]

Aaron Ciechanover

Aaron Ciechanover was born in Haifa, a year before the establishment of Israel. He is the son of Bluma (Lubashevsky), a teacher of English, and Yitzhak Ciechanover, an office worker.[1] His family were Jewish immigrants from Poland before World War II.
He earned a master's degree in science in 1971 and graduated from Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem in 1974. On a visit to New York in 1977, Ciechanover spent two hours in a meeting with Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson who discussed the nature of his research with him. He received his doctorate in biochemistry in 1981 from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa before conducting postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Harvey Lodish at the Whitehead Institute at MIT from 1981-1984. He is currently a Technion Distinguished Research Professor in the Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and Research Institute at the Technion.
Ciechanover is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and is a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences.
As one of Israel's first Nobel Laureates in Science, he is honored in playing a central role in the history of Israel and in the history of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Ciechanover is an atheist and does not believe in an afterlife, but strongly Jewish culturally.[2]

Arnon Bentur

Professor Arnon Bentur is the founder and current Head of the Technion International School, in addition to his position as Vice President and Director General of the Technion.
Prof. Bentur earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering and his doctorate in materials engineering, all from the Technion. He has held research and teaching positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Purdue University and University of British Columbia. He served as a research manager at WR GRACE, an international specialty chemicals company.
Dr. Bentur’s field of scientific expertise is construction materials, about which he has published numerous research papers and eight books. He is considered a leading international expert in this field. He served as the President of the International Union of Research and Testing Laboratories in Materials and Structures (RILEM), a renowned organization with headquarters in Paris. He also serves as co-editor and member of the editorial board of several international journals and book series. He is an elected Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, American Concrete Institute and RILEM.
Arnon Bentur has held senior management positions at Technion including Vice President for Research; Dean of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Director of the Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Studies; and Head of the National Building Research Institute. In these capacities he was involved in the development and implementation of research and development policies, including technology transfer, and relations with the government, industry and business sectors.


Moshe Sheintuch

Chemical and Catalytic Reaction Engineering
Kinetic Instabilities, Reactor Dynamics and Control, Chaos, Spatio-Temporal Patterns
Reaction and Diffusion in Porous and Fractal Media
Membrane Reactors
Environmental Catalysis, Adsorption Columns
Application of DFT Methods to study Pd-catalyzed Reactions

Boaz Golani

Boaz Golany is a Professor and a past Dean in the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management (IE&M) and the holder of the Samuel Gorney Chair in Engineering at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He is the Technion Vice President for External Relations and Resource Development. His research is in the areas of Operations Management including efficiency and effectiveness analysis, supply chain management, project management and resource allocation in various areas of counter-terrorism and homeland security. 
Prof. Golany received a BSc from the Technion and the PhD from the Business School of the University of Texas at Austin. He was awarded the Naor Prize and the Levy Award from the Israeli Operations Research Society, the Yigal Alon Fellowship from the Israeli Education Ministry and the Technion Academic Excellence Award. 
Prof. Golany has published 85 papers in refereed academic journals and 15 book chapters. He has served as an Area Editor and member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Productivity Analysis, IIE Transactions, Omega and Operations Research.
He has also served as a consultant to various companies and agencies in Israel and the USA. He consulted to various governmental agencies (transportation, education and defense); energy companies (oil, electricity); financial sector (various banks); manufacturing (plastics, consumer goods, measurement devices); service (food chains); and information technologies (internet platforms).

Yoram Halevy

Yoram Halevi Yoram Halevy’s research interests are individual and strategic decision making. He studies behavioral choice patterns using theoretical and experimental tools. His research covers choice under uncertainty and over time, bargaining behavior when the parties are not-necessarily self-interested, and most recently – what can be learned from experimental and market data about preferences. Halevy received his PhD in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem before joining UBC. He is teaching microeconomic theory, behavioral economics and experimental economics for undergraduates and graduate students.

Pini Gurfil

Pini Gurfil received his B.Sc. (1994), Master (during a direct Ph.D. track, 1998) and Ph.D. (2000) in Aerospace Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. From 1994 to 2000, Dr. Gurfil has been with the Israeli Armament Development Authority, RAFAEL. In July 2000, he assumed a post-doctoral position in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Technion.
Prof. Gurfil has been conducting research in astrodynamics, distributed space systems, trajectory optimization, vision-aided navigation, and satellite dynamics and control.

Alon Wolf

Alon Wolf Research Interests: Fundamental kinematics. Kinematic synthesis and design of mechanisms. Medical robotics. Biomechanics. Hyper redundant (snake) robots.


Rafael Nave

Rafi Nave is the general manager of the Technion’s Bronica Entrepreneurship Center.
He is a graduate of the Technion Electrical Engineering faculty [BSC – 1974, MSc – 1977].
He was one of the first 4 employees of Intel-Israel where he worked for 21 years, including 5 years as the General Manager.
Rafi led the team that developed the Intel 8087, Math co-processor for the first IBM PC and inspired the Math processors and LAN controllers families development.
Rafi served as VP R&D of NDS [ now Cisco-Israel ] and Given Imaging [ now – Medtronic Israel ].

Mark Talesnick

Associate Professor : Mechanical response of GeoMaterials. Soil pressure measurement in soil-structure interaction. Measurement Systems. Physical modeling of Geotechnical situations. Evaluation of Geotechnical properties.

Yehuda Kalay

Yehuda Kalay has been Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, since October 2010, and holder of the Henry and Merilyn Taub Academic Chair.

 Prior to assuming the deanship at the Technion, for 18 years he was professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, where he co-founded and directed the Berkeley Center for New Media. Prior to his tenure at Berkeley, for 10 years Professor Kalay taught in the department of architecture at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

 Professor Kalay holds B.Arch and MSc degrees in Architecture from the Technion, and PhD from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, USA). He is a founding member and past president of ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture), and former co-Editor-in-Chief of Automation in Construction, an international refereed journal (Elsevier, UK). He is a licensed architect in the State of Israel.

 Kalay’s research focuses on digital and collaborative design. He has published more than 100 scholarly papers and eight books, the most recent of which are: Collaborative Working Environments for Architectural Design, with Prof. Carrara of the University of Rome, Italy (Palombi, 2009); New Heritage: Cultural Heritage and New Media (Routledge, 2008), with Prof. Kvan of the University of Melbourne, Australia; and Architecture’s New Media (MIT, 2004).

Daniel Weihs

Dr. Daniel Weihs, Ph.D, serves as a Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering Research at the Technion. Prof. Weihs is employed at Israel Space Agency. Dr. Weihs has served as Aircraft Engine Project Engineer in the Israeli Air Force for National service (1964-1967). After finishing graduate studies, he spent two and a half academic years at the University of Cambridge, England, as Researcher. Dr. Weihs returned to Israel as Senior Lecturer at Technion

David ShemTov

David ShemTov: Over 17 years of experience in business development and project management in the field of entrepreneurship, technology and innovation. Broad experience in initiation and management of global open-innovation projects including establishment of new ventures, spinoffs, tech transfer projects and licensing. Extensive know-how in intellectual property rights strategies, legal agreements, budget control, and Int. tax matters associated with patenting and global growth. Profound understanding of key enabling technologies, needs and trends in various industries including information technology, food-tech, medical devices, transportation, cleantech and robotics. Excelling in translating industrial needs to generic technologies and vice versa. A solid and diversified network, composed of key people from Israel and abroad, in the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem.

Dror Aizenbud

Prof. Dror Aizenbud is a graduate of the Hebrew University School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem. He completed his internship in Maxillofacial Surgery at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, and obtained his clinical training in Orthodontics at the Hebrew University School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem. He also completed his Clinical Fellowships at the University of Illinois Craniofacial Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 
Prof. Aizenbud's main research and clinical interests are in the fields of craniofacial anomalies and distraction osteogenesis. He is a Senior Staff Orthodontist consultant with Clalit Health Services, and consults to the cleft palate team of Sapir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba and Soroka Medical Center, Beer Sheva. Prof. Aizenbud is active in the Israeli Orthodontic Society and served as its head of the research committee. He also serves as an examiner on the scientific committee of the Israeli Dental Association. Prof. Aizenbud is a clinical associate professor at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine of the Technion –  Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and a Visiting Professor at the Stanford University Hospital Craniofacial Anomalies Center, California, USA.

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