חיים גוטפינגר

פרופסור אמריטוס
פרופסורים אמריטי וחברי סגל בגמלאות
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חדר: 501, LD

Professor Emeritus, former holder of the IDB Chair in Energy


  • 1960 - B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T., Haifa
  • 1962 - M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T., Haifa
  • 1964 - Ph.D., Engineering and Applied Science, Yale Univ., New Haven CT, USA

Research Interests

  • Aerosol mechanics, aerosol deposition and gas filtration theory.
  • Clean room and microcontamination systems.
  • Gas-solid two-phase flows.
  • Fluidized bed combustion.
  • Cooling of electronic components.
  • Blood flow through heart valves.

Previous Appointments

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Technion (1976-2004)
  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Technion (1969-76)
  • Assoc. Professor of Energy Engineering, Univ. Illinois, Chicago (1967-70)
  • Assist. Professor of Chemical Eng, Illinois Institute of Technology (1965-67)

Guest Appointments

  • Visiting Professor, California State University, Fullerton (2002-03)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Southern California (1991-92)
  • Visiting Professor, UCLA (1982-83)
  • Visiting Professor, City College of CUNY (1981)
  • Visiting Professor, Carnegie-Mellon University (1975-76)

Industrial Experience

  • Occidental Research (1981-82)
  • General Electric (1976)
  • Alcoa (1976)
  • Allied Chemical (1964-65)

Administrative Positions at Technion

  • Deputy Senior Vice-President (2000-2002)
  • Vice Provost for Academic Development (1999-2000)
  • Deputy Senior Vice-President (1997-1998)
  • Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (1977-1980)
  • Director, Extension Division (1973-1975)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Association for Aerosol Research.
  • Israeli Association for Aerosol Research (President: 1988-91, 1993-95).
  • International Aerosol Research Assembly.
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers.


  • A. Shavit and C. Gutfinger, "Thermodynamics - From Concepts to Applications", 2nd Edition, 649 pp., CRC Press, Division of Taylor & Francis, 2009.
  • D. Pnueli and C. Gutfinger, "Fluid Mechanics", 482 pp., Cambridge University Press, 1997.
  • D. Pnueli e C. Gutfinger, "Meccanica dei Fluidi", 429 pp., Zanichelli Editore S.p.A., 1995.
  • A. Shavit and C. Gutfinger, "Thermodynamics - From Concepts to Applications", 487 pp., Prentice-Hall International, 1995.


  • L. Moldavsky, C. Gutfinger, A. Oron and M. Fichman, "Effect Of Sonic Waves On Gas Filtration By Granular Beds" Journal of Aerosol Science, 57, 125-130, (2013)
  • L. Moldavsky, C. Gutfinger and M. Fichman, "Effect of Acoustic Waves on the Performance of Multi-Cyclone - Filter System" Filtration, 37, 229-232, (2011).
  • L. Moldavsky, M. Fichman and C. Gutfinger, "Enhancing the Performance of Fibrous Filters by means of Acoustic Waves" J. Aerosol Sci., 37, 528-539, (2006).
  • C. Gutfinger, A. Goldshtein and H. Weinstein, "A Model for the Collapse of a Fluidized Bed" Advanced Powder Technology 16, 49-60 (2005).
  • L. Moldavsky, A. Goldshtein, K. Shuster, M. Fichman, D. Pnueli, M. Shapiro and C. Gutfinger "Confined fluidized bed - model and experiments" ." Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 31, 957-967 (2005).
  • A. Muginstein, M. Fichman and C. Gutfinger, "Gas Absorption into a Drop in the Presence of an Acoustic Field. " Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 31, 263-284 (2005).
  • Simcha Milo, Chaim Gutfinger, and Morteza Gharib, "Can regurgitant flow damage left atrial endothelium in patients with prosthetic MHVs?" European J. Cardio-thoracic Surgery 14, 344-352 (2005).
  • A. Alexeev and C. Gutfinger "Aerosol Deposition in Periodic Shock Waves" Physics of Fluids, 16, 1028-1036 (2004).
  • A. Goldshtein, A. Alexeev and C. Gutfinger, "Resonance oscillations with thermal effects of an inviscid gas in a closed tube". J. Fluid Mech., 518, 1-34 (2004).
  • P. Vainshtein, D. Pnueli, C. Gutfinger, "Criterion for ignition of a fuel mixture by acoustic streaming ", Combustion Science and Technology, 176, 289 - 304 (2004).
  • Simcha Milo, Edmond Rambod, Chaim Gutfinger and Morteza Gharib, "Mitral Mechanical Heart Valves: in vitro studies of their closure, vortex and microbubble formation and their possible medical implications" European J. Cardio-thoracic Surgery, 24, 364-370 (2003).
  • A. Alexeev and C. Gutfinger, "Particle drift in a resonance tube  a numerical study" J. Acoustic Soc. America. 33, 1357-1365 (2003).
  • P. Vainshtein, M. Shapiro and C. Gutfinger, "Mobility of permeable aggregates: Effect of shape and porosity" J. Aerosol Sci. 34, 383-404 (2003).
  • Simcha Milo, Gina Yu-chi Chu, Chaim Gutfinger, and Morteza Gharib, "Bubble formation on St. Jude mechanical heart valves - an in vitro study" J. Heart Valve Disease 12, 406-410 (2003).
  • A. Alexeev and C. Gutfinger, "Resonance gas oscillations in closed tubes - numerical study and experiments" Physics of Fluids, 15, 3397-3408 (2003).

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