member-academic-staff

Reuven Katz

Reuven Katz
Associate Professor
Phone:
+972-77-8872102 or 1602
Fax:
+972-77-8878931
Office: 4, MR

Head of the J . W. Ullmann Center for Manufacturing Systems and Robotics

Education

  • 1997 Executive MBA, Business School, U of Tel Aviv
  • 1987 Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 1977 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Technion-IIT
  • 1972 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Technion-IIT

Research Interests

  • Quality of Life Technology (QoLT) and Assistive Technologies for the elderly and disabled population;
  • Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) for Rehabilitation;
  • Mechanical Design and Opto-Mechanical Design;
  • Electro-optical Metrology and Inspection;
  • Vibration of Machines.

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Secondary affiliation at the Department of Education in Science & Technology, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Director, J. W. Ullmann Center for Manufacturing Systems and Robotics, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Director, Graduate Program in Design and Manufacturing, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Head, Undergraduate Track in Design, Manufacturing and CAD, ME, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
  • Associate Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
  • Chief Engineer, NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Reconfigurable Machining Systems (RMS), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Thrust Area Leader of "Non-contact Metrology" and head of the "Non-contact Inspection Laboratory" at ERC/RMS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Industrial Appointments

  • Co-founder and co-owner of an Electro-Optical Company, Senso-Optics Ltd., Israel (2000-2009)
  • Director of a large R&D Department, Rafael, Israel (1972-2000)

Awards

  • Outstanding Research Scientist of the School of Engineering, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2010)
  • Outstanding teaching award in two courses, Technion, IIT (2010)

  1. Katz, R., "Design Principles of Reconfigurable Machines", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies. On line publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00170-006-0615-2, 2006.
  2. Zhu, L., Barhak, J., Srivatsan, V., Katz, R., "Efficient Registration for Precision Inspection of Free-Form Surfaces", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies. On line publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00170-005-0370-9, 2006.
  3. Steiner, D., Katz, R., "Measurements Techniques of Porosity Flaws on Machined Surfaces", ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, v7, n1, March 2007.
  4. Srivatsan, V., Katz, R. and Dutta, D., "Fixtureless Sensor Standoff Control for High-Precision Dimensional Inspection of freeform Parts", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, v129, n1, Feb 2007, p 172-179.
  5. 5. Dhupia, J., Powalka, B., Katz, R., Ulsoy, A.G., "Dynamics of the Arch-Type Reconfigurable Machine Tool", International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacturing, v 47, n 2, Feb. 2007, p 326-34.
  6. Dhupia, J., Powalka, B., Ulsoy, A. G., Katz, R., "Effect of a Nonlinear Joint on the Dynamic Performance of a Machine Tool," ASME- Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 129 (5), Oct. 2007
  7. Dhupia, J.S., Powalka, B., Ulsoy, A. G., and Katz, R., "Describing Function Representation from Measured Nonlinearities in Machine Joints," Transactions of the NAMRI/SME, vol. 35, 2007
  8. Dhupia, J., Ulsoy, A. G., Katz, R., Powalka, B., "Experimental Identification of the Nonlinear Parameters of an Industrial Translational Guide for Machine Performance Evaluation," Journal of Vibration and Control, 14(5): 645-668, 2008
  9. Powalka, B., Dhupia, J., Ulsoy, A. G., and Katz, R., "Identification of a Machining Force Model from the Acceleration Measurements," International Journal of Manufacturing Research, vol. 3(3), 265-284, 2008.
  10. Srivatsan, V., Powalka, B., Katz, R., Dutta, D., "Dynamic Error Characterization for Non-Contact Dimensional Inspection Systems," Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 130, (available online), 2008.
  11. Hong, E., Katz, R., Agapiou, J.S., Hufnagel, B., "Optical Method for Inspecting Surface Defects Inside a Small Bore", Meas. Sci. Technol. 21 (2010) 015704 (8pp)