Professor Ezri Tarazi is the Chair of the Industrial Design Program at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion. He is also the chair of t-Hub, a new center for innovation and entrepreneurship at the Technion, and chair of Design-Tech Lab, which seeks to foster design awareness and design thinking among science and engineering students.
Prof. Tarazi’s work seeks to apply design thinking to solve industrial problems. He has developed and designed life support systems including nuclear, biological, and chemical masks for children, and cooling-vest systems for tank crews. He has worked with numerous technology startups focusing on solar energy, sustainable design, digital ink for billboards, and more. Prof. Tarazi has also served as a consultant to the Israeli government on innovation programs in the industry for almost 20 years.
Prof. Tarazi was awarded the Design Award by the Ministry of Culture in 2002 and the Ministry of Economy in 2008 and 2010. He is a member of the Council for Higher Education and chaired the Supreme Committee for the Humanities, Arts, Education, and Pedagogy from 2006 to 2016.