Daniel Weihs
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Biography:

Prof. Daniel Weihs (Ph.D Technion, 1971) is one of only 5 Distinguished Professors at Technion. He was Provost (1998-2000), Dean of Aerospace Engineering(1987-1989), Dean of the Graduate School (1996-1998) and Director of the Neaman Advanced  Research Institute( 1990-1995).   He is member of the Steering Committee of the Israel Space Agency since 1987 and has been   Chairman of the Israel National Committee for Space Research since 2005. Most recently he has been Chief Scientist of the Israel Ministry of Science & Technology and head of Technion's Autonomous Systems Program, including all aspects of advanced robotics.

He is a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of the American Physical Society. He has been on the boards of companies such as Israel Aircraft Industries, Beit Shemesh Engines, Israel Limnological and Oceanographic Research Co. and others.
He has been on the Board of Governors of Ben Gurion University since 1988 and member of the Academic Advisory Committee to the President and Rector.

He has published more than 150 scientific papers and presented over 120 talks, many invited at international conferences.
His education has been in Aeronautical Engineering  ( B.Sc, 1964, M.Sc 1968, Ph.D, 1971) , all degrees received  at Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
He worked in jet engine design and wind tunnel design and testing, including development of intakes for two indigenous fighter aircraft, and has been active in Unmanned aircraft  development since 1974.
In another area, he worked on spraying techniques for painting and combustion, including contributing to the development of "Reactive Armor" against shaped charge penetration. 
He has been active in the field of bioinspired engineering and the  biomimetics of bird, fish and dolphin locomotion for over 35 years and published over 70 papers both on the theoretical and experimental aspects of biomimetic research.


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