Israel Institute of Technology

Moran Bercovici is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and heads Technion’s Microfluidic Technologies laboratory. This academic year, he is a Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.

He received his B.Sc. (2001) and M.Sc. (2006) from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Technion. Between 2001 and 2006 he worked as a research engineer in Industry, before pursuing a Ph.D. at Stanford University (2006-2011), and then spending a short postdoctoral period in the Department of Urology at Stanford School of Medicine. In 2011 he joined Technion as a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering.

Prof. Bercovici was elected among the “40 under 40 most promising individuals” in Israel by The Marker magazine, and has received numerous prestigious awards for his research and teaching, including the ERC starting grant awarded by the European Research Council to innovative high-risk / high-gain research, the Krill Prize for Excellence in Scientific Research from the Wolf Foundation, and the Yanai Prize – Technion’s highest recognition for a substantial and unique contribution to the advancement of academic education. He was recently announced the 2019 Blavatnik Laureate in Chemistry – considered one of the most prestigious awards to young scientists in Israel.