The conference is organized by the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
All activities will take place in the Grand Water Research Institute marked on the map as GWRI (Water) Bldg. #820. Follow the Yaakov Dori Road (#766) on the Technion Map.
Built-up Area 464,317square meters
Student Dormitory Beds 4,178
Undergraduate Studies: 9,564
Master’s Degrees: 2,351
Doctoral Degrees: 934
TOTAL (2010): 12,849
Degrees Awarded (from 1927-2011 inclusive) 93,002
Faculty Members 622
Clinicians and Adjuncts 870
From the Lab to the Marketplace
Technion graduates comprise the majority of Israeli-educated scientists and engineers, constituting over 70% of the country’s founders and managers of high-tech industries.
Due to the ingenuity of Technion alumni, Israel is now home to the greatest concentration of high-tech start up companies anywhere outside of the
80% of Israeli NASDAQ companies are led by Technion graduates.
High-tech industry now accounts for more than 54% of Israel’s industrial exports, and over 26% of the country’s exports.
135 out of every 10,000 workers in Israel are scientists and engineers, compared to the USA, in second place with 85 out of every 10,000 workers.
Nine out of every 1,000 workers are engaged in R&D, nearly double the rate of the USA and Japan.
74% of managers in Israel’s electronic industries hold Technion degrees.
Exceptional Academic Achievements
Professors Avram Hershko and Aaron Ciechanover of the Faculty of Medicine received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of the crucial role of ubiquitin in the process of protein breakdown in cells.
Professors Uri Sivan, Erez Braun and Yoav Eichen have used DNA strands to assemble a conductive wire 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.
Professor Dan Shechtman of the Materials Engineering Faculty received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of Quasiperiodic Crystals – a new class of materials.
The Technion is one of a handful of universities worldwide with a student program to design, build, and launch their own satellites. The Gurwin TechSat II microsatellite was successfully in orbit July 1998 – April 2010.
The Lempel/Ziv Algorithm, developed by Professor Abraham Lempel from Computer Science and Professor Jacob Ziv from Electrical Engineering, has become an international standard for data compression, and an IEEE Milestone.
Professor Karl Skorecki discovered genetic proof that all Jews belonging to the Cohen lineage are descendants of the biblical high priest Aaron HaCohen.
Professor Emeritus Dan Zaslavsky developed an alternative low-cost method for electricity production and water desalination based on cooling hot desert air in a 1,000-meter high, 500-meter diameter tower.
Professors Moussa Youdim and John Finberg from the Faculty of Medicine, together with Teva Pharmaceuticals, have developed rasagaline, — a new anti-Parkinson’s disease drug (Azilect®).
Professor Moti Segev’s world-acclaimed research casts powerful new insights on solitons in photonic lattices that are transforming the applications of light waves in high-tech industries.
Prof. Yonina Eldar shows how low-rate data conversion schemes in signal processing break the fundamental Nyquist-Shannon barrier. Applications include communications, digital devices, cell phones, digital storage, and medical imaging.
Quantum computing and cryptology promise to make computing much faster and 100 percent secure. The revolution in the field was generated by Prof. Asher Peres, one of the fathers of quantum teleportation.
How to arrive to Haifa
- For those arriving to Haifa by train from the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv this map shows the relative location of the train station Haifa Hof HaCarmel [which is the first stop in Haifa for those who come from South] relative to the areas CARMEL CENTER and ROMEMA where most of hotels are located. The train station is located near the beach and indicated on the map by 119.
Here is the link to the Israel Railways and their schedule.
- For those arriving to the Technion by car from South, e. g., Ben-Gurion International Airport, Jerusalem or Tel Aviv: the directions are given here.
- For those arriving to the Technion by car from East, e.g., Galilee, Golan Heights, etc.: the directions are given here.
- The map of the relevant parts of Haifa is found in this link. The Technion Campus in the lower right corner is referred to as QIRYAT HATECHNION. The Main Gate to the Technion is located at the end of MALAL street.
- The map of Technion is found here.
The City of Haifa and activities
The City of Haifa and its vicinity has a broad spectrum of artistic, cultural and historical points of interest, see the Wikipedia page of the City of Haifa.