Women’s Day Special: Extraordinary Technion Women

Happy Women’s Day! Today we celebrate all those women that continue breaking the stereotypes by leading innovation and creating breakthrough technologies. 

Did you know? that the first class at the Technion, which opened in 1924, was attended by 16 boys and one girl. Today, the percentage of women among undergraduate students at the Technion is 37%, and Technion’s goal is to reach 50% in all faculties in a near future.

We are proud to feature some of the many amazing women that have studied or work in the Technion and have leaded innovation and technology not only in Israel, also worldwide:

Prof. Lilac Amirav and her research associate, Yifat Nakibli, at Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, have developed a new technique to achieve 100% efficiency of the photon-to-hydrogen transition using a catalyst to split water into oxygen and hydrogen under visible light. This system could lead to a novel solar-to-fuel conversion technology. 

Prof. Miriam Erez won in 2002 the International Association of Applied Psychology prize for research on intercultural management innovation and motivation at work.

Dr. Silvia Behar Harpaz received her Ph.D. in physics from the Technion, during which she spent time at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) project in Switzerland, which is the world’s largest particle accelerator. As part of the ATLAS collaboration, I took part in the common effort for finding the famous Higgs boson. 

Pro.Marcelle Machluf is currently conducting research in the groundbreaking fields of scaffolding for tissue engineering of heart and blood vessels, nanosystems that deliver cancer drugs and the use of ultrasound to deliver therapeutic genes to diseased cells.

Amazing women that are an inspiration and model for the new generations. Today we celebrate that passion and dedication.