Emeritus Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Abraham Tamir is an emeritus professor of Chemical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,Beer-Sheva, Israel. In the course of his administrative career he has been also Rector of the University (1986-1990), the highest academic position. Abraham Tamir is the author of 165 scientific articles and 10 books. He developed an efficient gas burner, which may save about 25% of the gas consumption when applied to domestic gas stoves and outdoor cookers. In 1990, the largest manufacturer of camping equipment in Israel, launched the market with a new product, the Rotoflame Camping Cooker, which applied successfully the new burner. In 1984 he was awarded The Michael Landau Research Prize for "Development of a New Gas-Saving Burner for Domestic Stoves" and in 1991 The Bergman Prize for contribution in the development of the subject "Combustion Processes in Swirling Flows" Abraham Tamir is considered as world expert on “Impinging-Stream Reactors”, a method forintensifying technological processes. A reviewer described him once as the father of impinging streams. His achievements are summarized in his book ”Impinging-Stream Reactors”, published by Elsevier in 1994, which was translated also to Chinese. In 1998 he founded the Museum on Art and Science in his University, the first of its kind in the world: http://www.bgu.ac.il/museum; http://www.bgu.ac.il/museum/tmoaas He also established about 40 exhibitions on Art&Science in Israel and abroad. During 2000-2005 he acted the Associate Editor on Art and Science in the Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. From 2003 he is editing a column on Art and Science in the Scientific American published in Israel. As from 2007 he is writing articles on Art and Science in the Spanish Journal Quimica e Industria that are translated to Spanish by his colleague. In recent years he has been teaching a new course, entitled, The Interaction Between Art and Science.
Art & Science, Chemical Engineering , Combustion