Amir Shapiro, Ph.D.

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Ben Gurion University of the Negev

 
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02/14/07

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         Date and place of birth: October 24th 1971, Haifa, Israel

         Family status: Married, Four children

         Languages: Hebrew, English

 

Academic Degrees

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        Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering,

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel                        January 2004

        M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering,

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel                        December 1999

        B.Sc., Cum-Laude, Mechanical Engineering,

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel                        August 1997

        Practical Engineer, Agricultural Engineering,

Ort Emek-Harod Practical Engineering and high school                    July 1990

 

Academic Appointments

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        Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Conducting research in robotics. Teaching courses in Robotics and Mechatronics.

April 2005 - Present

        Post-Doctoral Fellow, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. Conducting research in mobile snake-like and medical robotics.

 September 2005 - September 2006

        Post-Doctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering Department, Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Conducting research in robotics. Teaching courses in Robotics and Mechatronics.

March 2004 - March 2005

        Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Department, Technion Israel Institute of Technology. Assisted instructor in teaching several courses in Dynamics, Robotics and Mechatronics.

1997 - 2004

Honors and Awards

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        Biography included in  Who's Who in Engineering Academia 2007

        Biography included in Who's Who in Science  and Engineering 2006-2007                                                   

        Excellence in teaching  October 2005

        2004 The Barazani prize for excellent Ph.D. thesis

        2003 The Salim and Rachel Benin scholarship (Ph.D.)

        2000 2001 Two excellence scholarships from the Technion (Ph.D.)

        1999 Special Gutwirth scholarship (M.Sc.)

        1996 Included in the President's List (B.Sc.)

        1993-1996 Included in the Dean's List (B.Sc.)

        1990 Excellence scholarship from the Ministry of Education (Practical Engineering)

My detailed CV can be downloaded from here (PDF format)

     

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