Thursday, August 7, 6:00pm
Speaker Professor Benveniste Natan
Can rockets be “green?” You might expect rocket scientists to be more concerned with the atmosphere of space than the environmental challenges here on Earth! But Technion scientists aren’t turning a blind eye to what they can do to improve things here at home. On Thursday, August 7th at 6pm, Professor Benveniste (Benny) Natan visits the Jewish Museum of Maryland to share some of his latest research on producing new rocket fuel that is safer to handle and better for the environment. This talk will be one of his few appearances in the US and is presented in partnership with the American Technion Society.
About Professor Natan
Profofessor Natan heads the Technion Missile Propulsion Laboratory. His research interests focus on propulsion and combustion-related topics, including gel propellants for rocket and ramjet engines, hybrid rockets, boron combustion, combustion of metals, and solid fuel combustion.
He received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology Technion) from the Aerospace Engineering department. He has been a member of the faculty since 1991. He was also a visiting professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2013-14, and at the National Technical University of Athens in 2003-04. Between 1989-1991 he conducted a two-year post-doctoral research as a National Research Council Research Associate at the Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
Professor Natan was born in Greece in 1954 to Holocaust survivors. He and his wife frequently travel between Israel and Greece.