Bar-Ilan expert to become next president of JCT

J'lem College of Technology appoints leader in nanotechnology as succeeding president to renowned mathematician.

April 5, 2013 07:21

CHAIM SUKENIK 370. (photo credit: Courtesy Bar-Ilan University)


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As of this fall, the Jerusalem College of Technology will have a new president, Prof. Chaim Sukenik.

He is replacing Prof. Noah Dana-Picard, a renowned mathematician who served a four-year term.

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Sukenik, whose appointment was just announced by JCT’s board of government, was the dean of the exact sciences faculty at Bar-Ilan University and the director of Bar-Ilan’s Minerva Center for Nanoscale Particles and Films as Tailored Biomaterial Interfaces.

JCT is Israel’s leading college of engineering for modern-Orthodox men and women that combines academic studies with Jewish learning. It was founded four decades ago by the late Prof. Zev Lev.

There are separate institutes for haredi men and women (Machon Lustig and Machon Naveh), and Machon Tal has a women’s nursing college as well as facilities for degrees in engineering.

JCT’s Machon Lev has an program for high school graduates who agree to enlist in the IDF for six years after completing a four-year engineering degree. It also has a bachelor’s degree program for older students and master’s degree programs.

Dana-Picard will become president emeritus, return to teaching and hold a chair in mathematics and Halacha.

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