Grand Technion Energy Program
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The Nancy and Stephen Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP) or Grand Technion Energy Program was established in 2007 at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, which is Israel's first university, founded in 1912.
GTEP's stated aim is to bring together Technion's researchers to discover and tap alternative and renewable energy sources, promote more efficient energy use, and reduce the environmental damage caused by the production of fossil fuels.
The stated GTEP mission is:
- To support energy projects with global impact
- To promote multidisciplinary cooperation
- To build on Israel and Technion's existing strengths in energy research and application
- To attract new faculty into energy research
- To attract graduate students
- To strengthen industrial & international cooperation
- To raise awareness in Israel and across the world of energy issues
More than 40 faculty members from nine Technion faculties are involved in GTEP projects.
GTEP's four-point strategy
- Alternative fuels
- Renewable energy sources
- Energy storage and conversion
- Energy conservation
- Conservation-minded urban planning
- Insulation substances
- Smart windows that can deflect sunlight as needed
- Combustion processes
In 2011, GTEP submitted the winning proposal to the Israel Science Foundation, through the framework of the Israeli Centers for Research Excellence (I-CORE). As proposal coordinator, GTEP is coordinating top researchers to advance research into Solar fuels from Technion, the Weizmann Institute of Science and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The I-CORE for Solar Fuels includes nine existing faculty members from each university and 3 new faculty members in each school (a total of 36 members).
Notable GTEP faculty members
- Prof. Gideon Grader, leader of the GTEP initiative, Technion Faculty of Chemical Engineering.
- Prof. Avner Rothschild, Technion Faculty of Materials Engineering.
- Prof. Yoed Tsur, Technion Faculty of Chemical Engineering.
- Prof. Yair Ein-Eli, Technion Faculty of Materials
- Prof. Ilan Riess, Technion Faculty of Physics.
- Prof. Daniel R. Lewin, Technion Faculty of Chemical Engineering.
- Prof. Nir Tessler, Technion Faculty of Electrical Engineering.
- Prof. Gadi Schuster, Technion Faculty of Biology.
Technion faculties involved with GTEP
- Aerospace Engineering
- Architecture and Town Planning
- Biotechnology and Food Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
GTEP International Graduate Studies Program
GTEP houses Israel's only multidisciplinary graduate studies program in energy science and technology.
- MSc in Energy Engineering
- MSc in Energy
- PhD Program
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