The Technion - Israeli Institute of Technoogy
The Technion is the oldest university institution in Israel, and has had a decisive influence on the scientific-technological development of the State of Israel and its transformation into an international power. At the Technion, approximately 14,500 BA and Master students are engaged in 18 engineering and scientific research faculties and units. 52 different research centers and institutes operate in the Technion in a variety of fields.
Founded in 1912, the Technion is one of the top 100 universities in the world according to the prestigious Shanghai University, and has earned itself a world-renown for its pioneering work in many fields: nanotechnology, life sciences, stem cells, water management, sustainable energy, information technologies, Biotechnology, materials engineering, aerospace and industrial engineering and management. The Technion is one of ten universities in the world that built satellites and launched them into space.
Recently, the financial information firm Bloomberg surveyed the major tech companies in the US to see what universities the CEO’s studied. The Technion is ranked 7th in the world, sharing it with MIT University. The Technion's importance to the State of Israel is also evident in its impact on Haifa's surroundings, where the Technion is located, where companies such as Qualcomm, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Apple and Intel have their development centers and their main offices in Israel.
In December 2011, the Technion and Cornell University were selected by the New York City Council, led by Michael Bloomberg, to establish the Innovation Promotion Institute - Jacobs Technion-Cornell Innovation Institute (JTCII), on Roosevelt Island in New York. The establishment of the Guangdong Technion Institute of Technology in Israel in China in 2013 is further proof of the Technion's international importance.
Technion graduates have an important impact on the global economy through advanced technologies they have developed as well as leading global companies to impressive commercial successes. About a quarter of the Technion's graduates have formed companies, or have held senior management positions in large international corporations. The annual revenues of high-tech companies run by Technion alumni are $18.6 billion. Also, a quarter of Technion graduates have filed for patent registration on their behalf. Technion graduates and faculty have led developments such as: ""Azilect"" - a drug that inhibits Parkinson's disease, drip irrigation and the missile defense system - ""Iron Dome.""
Over the past decade, three Technion professors have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry - Abraham Hershko and Aaron Chachnover (2004) and Dan Schechtman (2011).
The course staff Of Technion
Prof. Moris S. Eisen
Moris S. Eisen immigrated to Israel in 1977 from Colombia, South America. He received his PhD from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem under the supervision of Prof. Jochanan Blum. In 1990 as a Weizmann Postdoctoral Fellow, he joined Prof. Tobin J. Marks’ group at Northwestern University. In 1993 he was awarded the State of Israel Alon Fellowship and joined the Department of Chemistry at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (since 2007, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry). Since 2003 he has been a full Professor incumbent of the Samuel O. Friedlander Academic Chair in Chemistry.