Faculty:Mechanical Engineering

Research Area / Fields

  1. Energy Conservation: waste heat utilization, industrial and residential heat pumps, absorption systems, chillers, heat pumps and heat transformers.
  2. Solar Energy: heating and cooling of buildings, solar air conditioning and dehumidification; heat storage; solar energy for industrial applications.
  3. Cryogenic Cooling: Stirling and Pulse Tube cryocoolers, Joule-Thomson systems, adsorption compressors.

Short Bio

PhD – 1971 – MIT, Mechanical Engineering.
MSc – 1967 – Technion, Mechanical Engineering.
BSc – 1964 – Technion, Mechanical Engineering.

At the Technion since 1973; Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering 1997-2001; Head of Energy Engineering Research Center 1975 1977, 2002-2007, 2008-2011; Head of Solar Energy Laboratory 1982 87, 1989 present; Head of the Rechler Cryogenic Cooling Laboratory, 2005–present. Head of Energy Forum, the Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research, 2005-present. Various administrative positions at Technion; Member of a number of Technion committees, including Steering, Research and Academic Development Committees.
Visiting Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Boulder, CO (2005, 2007, 2010), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (2001), the University of California, Irvine (1987 89), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN (1983, 1985 87, 1990 95), Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany (1984, 1987), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa (1978).
Consultant in energy conservation and solar energy utilization in Israel, USA, several other countries.
Senior Development Staff Member, Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (1995-96); Program Engineer at L’Garde Inc., Tustin, Ca. (1987 89); Research Staff Member, Union Carbide Nuclear Division, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (1980-82); Staff Scientist at AVCO Systems Division, Wilmington, Mass. (1971 73).

Available Technologies for commercialization

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Shikma Litmanovitz
Director of Business Development, Physical Science