HAIFA (Jun. 24)
Yosef Singer, 59, a member of the faculty of the aeronautical engineering department of the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology, has been named president of the Technion by the institute’s Board of Governors.
Dr. Singer, the first president to be chosen from the Technion faculty, succeeds Amos Horev, who is retiring after nine years as president.
Born in Vienna, Singer was brought to Israel in 1933, when he was 10. He was graduated with honors in mechanical engineering by the Imperial College of the University of London in 1948 and received a diploma in aeronautics from the Imperial College in 1949.
In 1957, he received a master’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. During World War II, he served in the Royal Air Force and then returned to Israel where he held the rank of major in the test and development section of the-Israel Air Force from 1953 to 1955.
He joined the aeronautical engineering faculty of the Technion in 1955 and became a professor in 1965, serving twice as dean of the faculty. From 1971 to 1973 he was senior vice president for engineering in Israel Aircraft industries. He currently holds the L. Sharley Tark Chair in Aircraft Structures at the Technion.