The faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion, established in 1954, is the sole source of aerospace engineers in Israel. The faculty members conduct research and teach a wide range of aerospace disciplines. The Aerospace Research Center consists of the Aerodynamics (wind tunnels) Laboratory, the Aerospace Structures Laboratory, the Combustion and Rocket Propulsion Laboratory, the Turbo and Jet Engine Laboratory, the Flight Control Laboratory and more.
During its nearly 60 years of existence, constant efforts have been made to maintain and strengthen the department’s excellence in research. The high quality of the academic work performed by faculty members is reflected in their appointments to Israeli, US and international academies, their election to governing bodies of national and international professional associations, and their memberships on editorial boards of scientific journals. Three faculty members have received the prestigious Israel Prize, the highest national award in the country, for their lifetime achievements in aerospace engineering research.