Gershon Grossman

Gershon Grossman
Professor Emeritus
Full CV
Office: 208, LD

Sherman-Gilbert Chair in Energy


  • 1964 - B.Sc., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T.
  • 1967 - M.Sc., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T.
  • 1971 - Sc.D., Mech. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. USA

Research Interests

  • Energy Conservation: waste heat utilization, industrial and residential heat pumps, absorption systems, chillers, heat pumps and heat transformers.
  • Solar Energy: heating and cooling of buildings, solar air conditioning and dehumidification; heat storage; solar energy for industrial applications.
  • Cryogenic Cooling: Stirling and Pulse Tube cryocoolers, Joule-Thomson systems, adsorption compressors
  • Micro-Electrical-Mechanical Systems (MEMS): thermal management; uncooled IR detectors; thermal actuators.

Guest Appointments

  • Guest Researcher, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado (2005, 2007, 2010)
  • Visiting Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2001)
  • Senior Development Staff Member, Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (1995-96)
  • Visiting Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee (1980-82,1983,1985-86,1990-94)
  • Visiting Researcher, ME Dept., University of California, Irvine, (1987-89)
  • Visiting Scientist, Physics Dept. Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany (1984,1987)
  • Visiting Scientist, National Institute of Mechanical Engineering, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa (1978)
  • Staff Scientist, Avco Systems Division, Wilmington, MA, USA (1971-73)

Public Professional Activities

  • Head, Energy Forum, the Samuel Neaman Institute for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology (2005-present)
  • Head, Energy Engineering Research Center, Faculty of ME, Technion (1975 1977, 2002-2007, 2008-present)
  • Head - Solar Energy Laboratory, Faculty of ME, Technion
  • Head, Rechler Cryogenic Cooling Laboratory, Faculty of ME, Technion
  • Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (1997-2001)
  • Member of Technion's Academic Development Committee (1997-99), Steering Committee (1990-93), Research Committee (1993-95), Senate representative to the Board of Governors (2000-2002)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • ASME (Fellow)
  • ASHRAE (Fellow)
  • Cryogenic Society of America
  • ISES; Member of the International Board of ISES and former Chairman of the Israeli Section

Honors and Awards

  • Hershel Rich Innovation Award, Technion - IIT (2010)
  • Russell B. Scott Memorial Award, Cryogenic Society of America (2009)
  • Georg Alefeld Memorial Award for lifetime contribution to Absorption Heat Pump Technology (2008)
  • Gen. Yakov Dori Memorial Prize on Technological Innovation (1993)
  • Sherman Gilbert Chair in Energy (1992)
  • British Royal Society Grant (1976)
  • Gutwirth Research Award (1975)
  • Hebrew Technical Institute Scholarship (1967-1970)
  • Fulbright Grant (1967)

  • Garaway and G. Grossman: Investigation of a solar-powered desalination system employing regeneration. Desalination, 197, 63-74 (2006).
  • C.A. Balaras, G. Grossman, H.-M. Henning, C.A. Infante Ferreira, E. Podesser, L. Wang and E. Wiemken: Solar air conditioning in Europe - an overview. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 11, 299-314 (2007).
  • S. Sobol, Y. Katz and G. Grossman: A study of a miniature in-line pulse tube cryocooler. Cryocoolers 16, 87-95 (2010).
  • G. Grossman, P.E. Bradley, M.A. Lewis and R. Radebaugh: Model for transient behavior of pulse tube cryocooler. Cryogenics 51, 124-131 (2011).
  • K. Gommed and G. Grossman: Investigation of an improved solar-powered open absorption system for cooling, dehumidification and air conditioning. International Journal of Refrigeration, 35, 676-684, (2012).
  • G. Grossman, R. Arbesman, Y. Daniel, Y. Man, I. Nachman and V. Segal: Modeling transient behavior of an integral rotary cryocooler. Cryocoolers 17, 293-301 (2012).
  • S. Sobol, T. Sofer and G. Grossman: Development of a linear compressor for Stirling-type cryocoolers activated by piezoelectric elements in resonance. Cryocoolers 17, 331-340 (2012).
  • N. Tzabar and G. Grossman: Mixed-refrigerant Joule-Thomson sorption cryocoolers. Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, 59, 1049-1054, (2014)
  • S. Sobol, N. Tzabar and G. Grossman: Miniature piezoelectric compressor for Joule-Thomson cryocoolers. Physics Procedia, 67, 423-427 (2015).
  • S. Cohen and G. Grossman: Development of a solar collector with a stationary spherical reflector/tracking absorber for industrial process heat. Solar Energy, 128, 31-40 (2016).