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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“ .

Moris S. Eisen

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Prof. Eisen received his PhD from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem under the supervision of the late Prof. Jochanan Blum. In 1990 as a Weizmann Postdoctoral Fellow, he joined Prof. Tobin J. Marks' group at Northwestern University. In 1993 he was awarded the State of Israel Alon Fellowship and joined the Department of Chemistry at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technolog (in 2007, changes its name to the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry). Since 2003 he has been a full Professor incumbent of the Samuel O. Friedlander Academic Chair in Chemistry.


Prof. Eisen is the Head of the Institute of Catalysis Science and Technology at the Technion – Israel Institute of technology. He is member of the Israel Chemical Society and the American Chemical Society. Since the year 2000, he has been invited to give courses in Germany, USA, Mexico, India and China. He served for seven years as the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry for Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Affairs. He served as a member of the Advisory Board for the National Journal "The Chemist in Israel", a member of the International Advisory Board for the Journal "Main Group Metal Chemistry" and a member of the International Advisory Board for the Journal "Reviews in Inorganic Chemistry". He is a member of the Water Institute at the Technion. He served as a member of the National Committee for Chemistry at the Ministry of Education, and served as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Samuel Neeman Institute for Advanced Studies at the Technion.

His research interests include the organometallic chemistry of the actinide and group-4 metals and their use in catalytic processes, the use of hydrophobic-hydrophilic membranes for the treatment of polluted waters (a start-up company is based on his patent – Memtech), and the design of trapping polymers to clean the dialysis solution from a Weareable Artifitial Kidney (WAK).  He has authored over 400 publications, including journal, patents, conference papers, and book chapters. Prof. Eisen has mentored over 50 students (Masters, Doctorate and Post-Doctorate).

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.

Yigal Cohen

Pro-Vice Chancellor & Director General

Mr. Yigal Cohen is serving as GTIIT PVC and General Director for a second term having served in the position in the years 2017-2019.

In Israel, he was working in IOLR - Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research Institute, as Deputy Director General for Finance and Administration in the years 2020-22. Earlier, he worked in the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, in wide range of administrative positions, as deputy director for Human Resources, acting auditor, head of the wages department and in charge of the SAP-ERP implementation project for the Human Resources module.

Mr. Cohen is a graduate of The Hubert Humphrey Fellowship program in Boston University where he studied public administration, communication and arts management. Mr. Cohen has a bachelor's degree in economics and accounting from Haifa University. Mr. Cohen also studied law in Haifa University and music in Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.

In his early career Mr. Cohen was a professional musician. He played in the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and served as the Director of the Rubin Conservatory of Music in Haifa.

Queena Yi

Pro-Vice Chancellor for Development

Dr. Queena YI received her PhD from the Nanjing International Studies University ( with one-year Visiting PhD in the Foreign Languages Institute of Nanjing University funded by the national PhD studies program) and was a post-doctoral fellow on translation studies at Shanghai Jiaotong University.

Dr. YI is Chairperson and legal person of GTIIT Education Foundation Shantou, while serving once as Director of University’s Office and Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor successively at GTIIT. She was the Provincial Woman Pace-setter of Guangdong (2019).

Dr. YI has long been engaged in teaching and research in sinology, translation poetics, English translation of Chinese poetry, etc. She is Director of China Education Association for International Exchange, Deputy Director General of the Sino-foreign cooperation in Education  Research Branch of Guangdong Higher Education Association, Member of Jiangsu Translators Association, and Member of Nanjing Translation Association, having published more than 10 translated works  and translated more than 3 million words.


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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