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Securing the future...
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

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Realizing the Dream
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1924- The Technion enrolls first class of engineering students 1938 – Civil engineering, architecture, industrial engineering, 11 labs, nautical school 1940s – Technion develops technologies for Hagana 1954 – Faculty of Aeronautical Engineering founded

“Israel can win the battle for survival only by developing expert knowledge in technology.” Albert Einstein

Dr. Albert Einstein, Pres. of first Technion Society on visit to Technion, 1923
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New Pioneers
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1960s – Microelectronics research 1969 – Medicine and Computer Science faculties opened 1980s-90s – Technion grads found and lead Israel’s high-tech boom 2000s – Centers opened for nanotechnology, life-sciences, futuristic defense, stem cells, environmental engineering.

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Technion Then and Now
<<Technion historic building

Buildings on campus – 85 Built-up area – 417,216m Floor space per person 30m Degrees Awarded 19242010: 90,000
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Technion Today

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Technion Today
The Heart of the Campus

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Microscopy Giant
 Microscopy is truly interdisciplinary
• • Scientists from almost every faculty use microscopy for research Impossible to conduct research in nanoscience & nanotechnology without microscopy Two new state-of-the-art microscopes • Titan –Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) with the best resolution in the world • Places Technion on highest level of nano research • Dual Beam Focused Ion Beam Microscope (FIB) • First institute in Israel to acquire FIB

 New Technion Electron Microscopy Center

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Nobel Prizes in Science for Israel
2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Technion ProfessorsAvram Hershko Aaron Ciechanover Prof. Irwin Rose of the USA

2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Technion ProfessorDan Shechtman
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Technion Breakthroughs

Prof. Dan Shechtman – world acclaim for discovery of quasiperiodic crystals – new class of materials

Lempel/Ziv Algorithm - International standard for data compression
Technion Launches Micro- Satellite Technion - one of 10 organizations worldwide qualified to possess human embryonic stem cells
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From Lab to Market

80% of Israeli Nasdaq companies have Technion grads as CEO or COO 70% of Israeli educated engineers are Technion graduates Major international companies create Israeli R&D centers near Technion • Intel • Microsoft • HP • IBM
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From Lab to Market

Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd. (TRDF) • Research • Technology transfer • Industrial testing and services • Commercialization of inventions and ideas • Technology Incubator for entrepreneurs
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Technion’s Industrial Impact

AZILECT®
• • First once daily oral treatment for Parkinson’s disease Developed by Teva Pharmaceuticals based on research by Profs. Moussa Youdim and John Finberg Available worldwide

Intel®’s Pentium® 4 Processor
• Technion expertise crucial to development

Only non-invasive method for direct visualization of the entire small intestine and colon Developed by Technion graduate
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Technion Students – 2009/10
Total: 12,665 students

2,493
B.Sc. 73%

M.Sc. 20%

9,268 * 904
Ph.D. 7%

* including 375 MD 4th- 6th year students
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Faculties for the Future
 Aerospace Engineering  Architecture and Town Planning  Biology  Biomedical Engineering  Chemical Engineering  Chemistry  Civil and Environmental Engineering  Computer Science  Education in Technology and Science  Electrical Engineering  Biotechnology and Food Engineering  Humanities and Arts  Industrial Engineering and Management  Materials Engineering  Mathematics  Mechanical Engineering  Medicine  Physics

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Department of Materials science

Faculty – 15

Researchers – 25

Technical staff – 15

PhD students – 20

MSc students – 40

Undergraduate – 250
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Undergraduate programs
Materials & Physics Materials & Chemistry Mathematics 21.5 19 Physics Chemistry 43.5 + 12 elective 11.5 7.5 50 + 12 elective

Materials
Others

57 + 12 elective
21.5

57 + 12 elective
22

The Key for Points Lecture sessions - 14 meetings of 1 h Exercise sessions “ Lab sessions “ Projects (Lab) “ -

1.0 0.5 0.3 0.5
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Undergraduate Materials Laboratories
Basic Level
Mechanical properties Microstructure (OM) Phase diagrams Polymers Tg

Advanced level
AFM, Elastic moduli measurements Characterization-XRD, SEM, TEM Carburization, surface tension Polymers: Crystallization, conductive Si tech.: Characterization, kinetics

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Funded reaserch in Materials Engineering

Funding Research: $1,500,000

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Characterization facilities
Optical Microscopy

SEM / HRSEM
TEM / HRTEM XRD

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Citizens of the World

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Ingathering for great scientific minds • 160 international symposia, conferences and workshops held at Technion each year Cooperation with institutions worldwide • MIT • Johns Hopkins University • Imperial College • Delft University • Universities of Melbourne and Sydney • Technological Universities of Berlin and Aachen • Tokyo Institute of Technology Over 1,000 Technion scientists collaborate with colleagues in 30 countries Student exchange coordinator: Dina Katz bdkatz@tx.technion.ac.il Website: http://ciar.technion.ac.il
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“Israel can win the battle for survival only by developing expert knowledge in technology.”

Albert Einstein
Technion founding father, 1918

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Thanks for your attention

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Great Expectations

Science & Technology Youth Center • National center for school students and army cadets • Enrichment courses, summer workshops • Science days and lectures • Organized afternoon programs Unit for Fostering Excellence • SciTech – exciting, international science and technology program • TeLeM – Technion high school program in mathematics • Advanced placement program
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Museum of Science

The Israel National Museum of Science under the auspices of the Technion.

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Preparing the next generation for science leadership Mobile Laboratories to peripheral areas Home Science program for homebound and sick children
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Student Life
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Sports center Swimming pool Synagogue Cinema Entertainment Student days Theatre group Student orchestra, choir

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Student Life
On Campus Housing • Present housing for approximately 30% of students • More dormitories under construction

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Selected Technion Society Projects

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Our Alumni
Israel’s Most Valuable Resource
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70,000 graduates 70% of Israeli-educated engineers Created Israel’s industrial infrastructure Reinforced Israel’s defense capabilities Pioneered technology-based industries

Israel has become a second silicon valley

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Technion Today
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18 Academic Departments 40 Research Institutes and Departments 49 Undergraduate Programs 63 Graduate Programs 13,291 Students 70,954 Graduates to date 588 Faculty Members 300 acre campus, 85 buildings (excluding dormitories) 4000 student dormitory beds

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PaNANOrama
Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI)
 Over 100 faculty, 300 graduate students and post-doctorate fellows researching
• • • • • Nanoelectronics Nanooptics Nanomaterials & Nanoparticles Nanomechanics Interface with Nanobiotechnology & Nanomedicine

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Technion Today

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