Dean’s Message Professor Alon Wolf

Dear students, faculty, and staff of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Dear visitors

Alon WolfI am honored to serve as the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technion. As an alumnus of the faculty, I am proud to lead the department, which has a long tradition of excellence in engineering education and research. The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is a vital building block of the Israeli industry and ecosystem, and I am excited to be a part of this dynamic community.

As Dean, my goal is to foster a culture of collaboration, innovation and excellence within the department, and to support the growth and development of our students, faculty, and staff. I am committed to working with all members of the department to ensure that we continue to provide a world-class education and research experience for our students, and to make a positive impact on the world through our work. At the same time, we see outreach and social impact as an important mission for the department, and we are committed to using our skills and expertise to make a positive difference in our society.

I have fond memories of my time as a student at the department, and I am grateful for the education and experiences gained here. I am confident that our current students are receiving the same high-quality education and opportunities that I did, and I am excited and looking forward to seeing their achievements in the future.

The field of Mechanical Engineering is constantly evolving and adapting to meet the needs of a rapidly changing world. Indeed, we live in one of the most transformative times in human history, consequently, we already see mechanical engineering playing a crucial role in addressing some of the biggest challenges society faces, such as climate change, renewable energy, industry and human health. One area in which significant potential for growth and innovation is seen, is the development of sustainable technologies and systems, such as renewable energy sources and more efficient and environmentally friendly transportation systems. Moreover, advances in robotics, automation, Big Data and artificial intelligence will continue to shape the future of humanity, and we are excited to see the ways in which our alumni and faculty are, and will contribute to this evolution.

Mechanical engineers are known for their ability to think in the system level and see the big picture, which is a key reason for them to often become leaders in industry. This wide spectrum of education that we provide our students enables them to tackle complex problems and find creative solutions that have a lasting impact.

Overall, we are confident that the field of Mechanical Engineering will continue to be at the forefront of technological advancement and social progress, and we are committed to fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration within our department to help make this vision a reality.

I look forward to welcoming you all, and to working together to build an even stronger and more vibrant department for the betterment of the State of Israel and the world.

Alon Wolf