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Mechanical engineering educator

Kenneth Preiss, South African Mechanical engineering educator. Major Israeli Army, research; Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (honorary), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computing Society, American Association for Computing Machinery, New York Academy Sciences, American Association for Artificial Intelligence. M C.

Background

Preiss, Kenneth was born on August 11, 1937 in Cape Town, South Africa. Son of Benjamin Selig and Minnie (Alper) Preiss.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University Witwatersrand, South Africa, 1957. Diploma, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Nuclear Engineering, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, 1964.

Career

Construction engineer, various construction companies and design offices, 1958-1964; assistant professor civil and nuclear engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1964-1966; research engineer, Negev Institute for Arid Zone Research, Beer Sheva, 1966-1972; head engineering science division, Negev Institute for Arid Zone Research, Beer Sheva, Israel, 1968-1972; with department mechanic engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, since 1966; chair department mechanic engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 1975-1977, 79-81; Sir Leon Bagrit professor computer aided design, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, since 1981; senior fellow, director publications, Agility Forum of Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Visiting scientist Socially Responsible Investment International, Menlo Park, California, 1977-1978. Chief scientist Galil Advanced Technologies, Ltd., Tel Aviv, Israel, 1982-1985.

Visiting professor Iacocca Institute, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, since 1986.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with S. Goldman) 21st Century Manufacturing Strategy, 2 vols., 1991. Member editorial board International Journal Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Computers and Graphics, Engineering with Computers, Applied Mechanics Revs.

      , Artificial Intelligence in Engineering, Computer Aided Design, Mada the Hebrew Science Journal, Journal Design and Manufacturing, others. Co-author report to Congress. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

Membership

Major Israeli Army, research. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (honorary), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computing Society, American Association for Computing Machinery, New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for Artificial Intelligence.

Connections

Married Miriam Zolkov, October 29, 1968. 2 children.

father:
Benjamin Selig Preiss

mother:
Minnie (Alper) Preiss

spouse:
Miriam Zolkov