Josef Singer

Combining academic research and industrial development was Josef Singer’s motto. Scientifically, he was concerned with aircraft construction, in particular with structural mechanics and its behavior under mechanical and thermal loads – and he developed methods to solve the problems of deformation as well as to optimize components.

Singer studied at the University of London, taught at renowned universities such as Stanford, Harvard and the Technical University of Aachen, and was president of the Technion. In addition, Singer worked for industry. At Israel Aircraft, he was responsible for research matters, and Singer was president of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences.

Born in Vienna, he received numerous honors for his extensive work. He received honorary doctorates from the New York Polytechnic Institute and the Universite d`Aix-Marseille, among others. He received the Polytechnic’s Sesquicentennial Medal and the Israel Prize, which is the highest state award.

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