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Gong Xingao


Xie Xide Distinguished Professor of Fudan University, Principal scientist of the Major Scientific Research Programs of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Fellow of the American Physical Society and Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.


He received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate degree of science in 1982, 1985 and 1993 respectively since 1993, he had been working as a full professor at Institute of Solid State Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2000, he was appointed Professor of Fudan University in Department of Physics. In 1999, he won the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. In 2009, he founded the Key Laboratory of Computational Physical Sciences (Fudan University) of Ministry of Education and served as Director. His main research interests is computational condensed matter physics including development of computational methods, and simulation of low dimensional structures and computational design of new energy materials, etc..


He won once the second prize of National Award for Natural Science and the first prize of Provincial Award for Natural Science twice. He published more than 300 papers, be cited more than 14,000 times and the H index is higher than 60.

Aaron Ciechanover

Special Envoy of the Technion President to GTIIT

Prof. Aaron Ciechanover was born in Haifa, Israel in 1947. He is a distinguished research professor in the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. He received his M.Sc. (1971) and M.D. (1973) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He then completed his national service (1973-1976) as a military physician, after which he continued his studies and obtained his doctorate degree in biological sciences in the Faculty of Medicine in the Technion (D.Sc. 1982). At that time, Prof. Aaron Ciechanover was a graduate student under Dr. Avram Hershko and in collaboration with Dr. Irwin A. Rose from the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, USA, when they discovered that covalent attachment of ubiquitin to a target protein signals it for degradation. After deciphering the mechanism of conjugation, they described the general proteolytic functions of the system and proposed a model according to which this modification serves as a recognition signal for a specific downstream protease. As a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Harvey Lodish at the M.I.T., he continued his studies on the ubiquitin system and made additional important discoveries. Along the years it has become clear that ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis plays major roles in numerous cellular processes, and aberrations in the system underlie the pathogenetic mechanisms of many diseases, among them certain malignancies and neurodegenerative disorders. Consequently, the system has become an important platform for drug development.

Among the numerous prizes Ciechanover has received are the 2000 Albert Lasker Award, the 2003 Israel Prize, and the 2004 Nobel Prize (Chemistry; shared with Drs. Hershko and Rose). Among many academies, Ciechanover is member of the Israeli National Academy of Sciences and Humanities, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Foreign Fellow), the American Philosophical Society, the National Academy of Sciences of the USA and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of the USA (Foreign Associate), the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS; Foreign Member), and the Russian Academy of Sciences (Foreign Member).  

David Gershoni

Vice Chancellor

Professor David Gershoni received his B.Sc. in Physics ‘summa cum laude’ from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in 1980. He then pursued his graduate studies in the same institute, during which he was awarded the Wolf Prize for Excellence. In 1986, he completed his academic education, receiving both his M.Sc. and D.Sc. in Physics from the Technion. Following his graduation, Prof. Gershoni declined a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship to join AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey – first as a postdoctoral scholar and later, in 1988, as a member of the technical staff. In 1991, he returned to the Department of Physics at the Technion as a faculty member, while remaining a consultant for AT&T Bell Laboratories until 1996. Since 1998 he is a Full Professor of Physics and the incumbent of the Feinberg Academic Chair. In 2004 he was made a Fellow of the American Physical Society “for pioneering experimental and theoretical studies of the optical properties of nanostructured semiconductors, including nanowires and single self-assembled quantum dots”.

Prof. Gershoni’s expertise is in experimental studies of optical and electronic properties of semiconductor systems of lower dimensionality and their applications in quantum optics and in quantum information processing.

Over the course of his career, Prof. Gershoni has published over 200 articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has organized and been invited to lecture at many major international conferences and workshops. In 2004 and in 2010 he received the Technion’s Henry Taub Prize for Excellence in Research, and in 2012 he received the International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors Quantum Devices Award for “pioneering research in quantum optics of semiconductor nanostructures, including the first demonstrations of single and entangled photon emissions and the coherent access of the dark exciton.”  In 2014 Prof. Gershoni received the Israeli National Lottery-Landau Prize for Arts and Sciences in the Physics Category “for developing a method for emitting pairs of entangled photons from semiconductor quantum structures, leading to possible generation of entangled photons on demand”. In 2016 Prof. Gershoni was awarded a European Research Council - Advanced Grant “for deterministic generation of polarization entangled single photon cluster-states“ .

Wayne D. Kaplan

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Professor Wayne D. Kaplan holds the Karl Stoll Chair in Advanced Materials at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa Israel. 


Kaplan completed his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the Technion in 1989, and his M.Sc. and D.Sc. in Materials Engineering at the Technion (1991, 1994).  After a year as a Humboldt Post-Doctoral fellow at MPI-Stuttgart, Kaplan returned to the Technion in 1995 with a faculty appointment.


Kaplan has published more than 145 manuscripts in reviewed and archived international journals (including 4 publications in Science), two textbooks (Joining Processes and Microstructural Characterization of Materials, with D. Brandon), and has presented over 95 invited lectures at international conferences.  Kaplan has been honored with the Taub Award for Academic Excellence, the Technion Prize for Innovativeness and Enterprise (for the development of a method for rapid feasibility analysis between academia and industry), and he is a fellow of the American Ceramic Society.  Kaplan served as an editor of the Journal of Materials Science, Chair of the Israel Society for Microscopy, Chair of the Basic Science Division (BSD) of the American Ceramic Society, Dean at the Technion (2010-2014) and Executive VP for Research of the Technion from 2014-2019.


Kaplan’s research focuses on fundamental interface science, with a strong emphasis on metal-ceramic interfaces via a combination of interface thermodynamics and advanced electron microscopy.  In recent years he has focused on solute adsorption affecting grain boundary mobility in ceramics.  The results of these fundamental studies are then applied towards metal-ceramic composites and joins. 


Lin Danming

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Professor Danming Lin was born in Shantou, China in 1962. He received his B.Sc. (1983) and M.Econ. (1989) from the Sun Yat-Sen University, and his Ph.D. (1996) from the University of Hong Kong. He also received an executive certificate (2013) from the Singularity University. Professor Lin started his teaching career in the area of business administration in Sun Yat-Sen University, and began to work in Shantou University in 1989. Prior to serving as GTIIT Pro-Vice Chancellor, he had been actively involved in the creation of GTIIT in the capacity of Vice President for International Affairs of Shantou University.


Professor Lin has presided various research projects, including those funded by the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Ministry of Education (MOE) in China, and the Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Foundation. With more than 30 years of teaching and research experience, as well as more than 50 papers published in journals at home and abroad, Professor Lin had received teaching and research awards from the MOE and Guangdong Province, as well as the Li Ka-Shing Foundation Outstanding Teaching Awards in Shantou University. He also serves as a member of the European Foundation for Management Development Deans Across Frontiers Committee (EDAF C) and Vice Director of  the Chinese Institute of Business Administration.

Eran Gal-Or

Pro-Vice Chancellor & Director General

Eran Gal-Or was born in Israel where he studied Political Science and African History for his BA, continuing later with an MScEcon in International Development at Swansea University, UK.

Over the last 20 years Eran has worked internationally throughout Africa, Asia, UK and the Pacific as a project manager and country manager for Israeli companies, mainly in the fields of agriculture, resettlement, energy and engineering. Through this work he has gained extensive and unique experience in operating within complex multicultural environments.

Eran joined GTIIT in early 2017 first as Director for Operations and Logistics, and was promoted to Deputy Director General before becoming Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director General.

Moshe Eizenberg

Dean of Graduate Studies

Professor Moshe Eizenberg is on the faculty of the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, and a member of Technion's Solid State Institute and Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute. He received his BSc and PhD degrees in physics from the Technion, where he has participated extensively in academic and administrative life. Among his many activities and positions, Prof. Eizenberg served as Dean (Chairman) of the Department of Materials Engineering, and most notably as the Technion's Executive Vice President for Research. In that capacity, he was Chairman of the Board of both the Technion Entrepreneurial Incubator Company and Dimotech Ltd. (a holding company for the Technion's start-up industries), and served as Managing Director of the Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd. In addition, Prof. Eizenberg served on the Technion International Board of Governors and the Technion Council.

Prof. Eizenberg conducts research is in the areas of electronic materials, thin films and semiconductors with the aim of developing new materials and fabrication methods to create more advanced micro- and nano-electronic devices.

Dganit Danino

Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Prof. Danino completed her Engineering, MSc and PhD studies in Chemical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. In 2002, after 2 years of postdoctoral training at NIDDK, NIH she joined the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering and the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute at the Technion, where she is heading the CryoEM Laboratory of soft Matter. Prof. Danino was a visiting scholar for the year 2012-2013 at SEAS, Physics Department, Harvard University, and at Chemical and Biological Engineering, Koch Institute, MIT, and at the KAVIL Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara (Winter 2016). She was 4 years the President of the Israel Society for Microscopy (ISM) and is at present the President of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS). She is a Section Editor in Current Opinion in Colloids and Interface Science (COCIS) from 2004 and Editor in Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces since 2013.

For more than 20 years Prof. Danino is using, developing and educating cryoEM methodologies, including Cryo-TEM, Cryo-SEM, Freeze-fracture and now also Cryo-Tomography. Her research is focused on uncovering mechanisms of self-assembly of soft materials and 1D structures, the development of drug-delivery vehicles, and analyzing the structure of milk and milk proteins, and large GTPases. Dganit co authored more than 135 research articles, review papers and book chapters.

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To ensure that the School achieves the goal of becoming a world-class research university, GTIIT establishes a board of directors, and the Board is the highest authority of the School. The Board will achieve this goal by deciding on all important matters relating to the School, by monitoring the operations of the School including ensuring that Technion's academic standards for education and research are maintained in GTIIT.

The Board of directors consists of eight directors, four of whom shall be appointed by STU and four of whom shall be appointed by Technion. Each director shall be appointed for a term of four years and may serve consecutive terms if re-appointed. The Board has one chairperson and one vice chairperson. The right to appoint and change the appointment of the chairperson and vice chairperson for each four-year term shall be rotated between Technion and STU.

The Board shall hold at least one meeting each year. All Board meetings shall be convened and presided over by the chairperson.


The List of the Board of Directors(Update in April 2021)



Present Occupation


Jiang Hong

Party Secretary and President, Shantou University

Vice Chairperson

Uri Sivan

Technion President


Gong Xingao

GTIIT Chancellor

Huang Huiyang

Former Deputy Director of Shantou NPC Standing Committee, Former Director of Shantou Education Bureau

Aaron Ciechanover

Special Envoy of the Technion President to GTIIT

Wang Quan

Executive Vice President, Shantou University

Oded Rabinovitch

Technion Senior Vice President

Boaz Golany

Technion Executive Vice President & Director General



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