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Associate Professor Joseph Lefkowitz

Associate Professor Joseph Lefkowitz


The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion is happy to announce that Joseph Lefkowitz has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.

Associate Professor Lefkowitz, 36, from New Jersey, USA, has a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University (2009) and a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University (2016). From 2016 to 2017 he worked as a research associate in the US Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio. In 2017 he immigrated to Israel and established the Combustion and Diagnostics Laboratory in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, which he supervises to this day.


Associate Professor Joseph Lefkowitz and his laboratory team.

Associate Professor Lefkowitz’s main research areas include combustion and measurement technique development. His combustion-related research focuses on ignition and flame dynamics in subsonic and supersonic flows, plasma-assisted combustion (PAC), zero-carbon fuel combustors, and hypergolic rocket fuels. In the measurement technique development area, Associate Professor Lefkowitz researches infrared thermography and spectroscopy, tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS), laser induced fluorescence (LIF), and optical emission spectroscopy (OES).

Associate Professor Lefkowitz’s lab brings advanced diagnostics techniques and novel approaches to the scientific exploration of combustion processes in order to solve today’s limitations of efficiency, high-speed propulsion operation, and pollutant formation in combustion devices. His lab attracts a growing number of international graduate students as well as postdoctoral researchers, and his group maintains collaborations with a number of international research partners.

Associate Professor Lefkowitz serves on the board of the Israel Plasma Science and Technology Association, the editorial board of the scientific journal Combustion and Flame, and is a member of the AIAA and Combustion Institute. He was the recipient of the 2019 Meir Hanin Prize, and is a Zuckerman Faculty Scholar (since 2018).


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 Research position available for M.Sc. and Ph.D. Students

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