Presented by the
Ilene & Steve Berger Technion Visiting Fellows Program

One of the American Technion Society’s most popular speaker series, the Ilene & Steve Berger Technion Visiting Fellows Program features the university’s greatest assets: its students. Known as the Berger Visiting Fellows, these select scholars represent the very soul of the Technion. Their visit provides an inspiring glimpse into the lives and minds of those who will help shape the future of Israel and the world.

This year four Berger Visiting Fellows will be visiting communities across the United States to share their life-changing research and personal stories with warmth, humor, and enthusiasm. We invite you to reconnect with fellow ATS supporters while meeting these outstanding Berger Technion Visiting Fellows who are determined to make the world a more equitable and healthier place.

For more information, contact hello@ats.org.

Featured Speakers

Maya Kaduri
Maya Kaduri
Student
Maya Kaduri
Aviad Navon
Aviad Navon
Student
Aviad Navon
Rawan Omar
Rawan Omar
Student
Rawan Omar
Dean Zadok
Student
Dean Zadok
About the Speakers

Maya Kaduri ’17, M.S. ’19 is an accomplished scholar who has already has four published peer-reviewed papers. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Professor Avi Schroeder’s laboratory in the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering, where she developed a prize-winning approach to treating breast cancer metastasis. Also gifted in the arts, Maya has danced professionally in the Technion Salsa Dance Group and served as a music counselor with the Jewish Agency in Indianapolis, Ind.

Aviad Navon ’17, a Ph.D. candidate in the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has always been passionate about environmental preservation. Prior to his studies, he took a gap year to work in the Israeli tree conservation program Keren Kayemet and to explore nature in South America. Today, he is exploring methods of integrating clean energy sources into modern power systems, and one of his proposed solutions was adopted by the Israeli Electricity Authority.

Rawan Omar ’14, M.S.’17 is a Ph.D. candidate in The Norman Seiden International Multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and the Wolfson Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Technion, and a graduate of Harvard University’s postgraduate certificate program Foundations of Clinical Research. Working with acclaimed Professor Hossam Haick, she is currently developing smart wearable patches that monitor health and detect heart disease. Rawan is also socially active in promoting science and technology education to women and the Israeli Arab community.

Dean Zadok ’19, a master’s student in the Henry and Marilyn Taub Faculty of Computer Science, has used his skills to help create a self-driving racecar that attracted widespread media coverage in Israel and won awards. He has now changed course and is focused on the medical field, developing advanced algorithms and using ultrasound to improve prostheses for individuals with lower-arm injuries. Dean plans on pursuing his Ph.D. at the Technion with the goal of contributing to both academia and industry.