New on the Technion Board

On October 1, 2022, the new Technion – Israel Institute of Technology board members took office.

New members of the Technion’s management:

Professor Naama Brenner – Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

A member of the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Prof. Brenner completed her Ph.D. in the Technion Faculty of Physics. She is a biophysicist and a member of the Network Biology Research Lab. Her research deals with adaptation and learning in complex biological systems, in particular cells, cell populations, genetic and neural networks, and biological control at various organizational levels.

Prof. Brenner replaces Prof. Shimon Marom, who held the position from October 2019 to September 2022.

Professor Naama Brenner

Professor Wayne Kaplan – Executive Vice President for External Relations and Resource Development

Prof. Kaplan, a faculty member in the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, completed all of his academic degrees at the Technion. He conducted his post-doctoral work at the Max Planck Institute in Stuttgart, Germany. Prof. Kaplan is a fellow in the American Ceramic Society and the Israel Microscopy Society. He studies the structure, composition, and energy of surfaces between different materials and the development of microstructures of materials.

Prof. Kaplan was the dean of the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering from 2010 to 2014, and served as the Technion’s executive vice president for Research from 2014 to 2019. He replaces Professor Alon Wolf, who held the position of executive vice president for External Relations and Resource Development from October 2019 to September 2022.

Prof. Wayne Kaplan

Prof. Wayne Kaplan

Technion President Prof. Uri Sivan congratulated Profs. Brenner and Kaplan and wished them great success in their new positions. He also thanked the three faculty members finishing their terms in management – Prof. Boaz Golani, who served as vice president and CEO of the Technion, Prof. Marom, and Prof. Wolf – for their leadership and dedication during a very challenging time.

Good luck to everyone!