Uri Sivan

Professor Uri Sivan is the 17th president of the Technion, a post he has held since October 2019, and a renowned physicist with expertise in nanotechnology.

Professor Uri Sivan is president of the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, a post he has held since 2019. A renowned physicist with expertise in nanotechnology, he established the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI) at the Technion in 2005 and served as its director through 2010. The RBNI spearheaded Israel’s nanotechnology program, helping to position the country as a leader in the field.

The Bertoldo Badler Chair in Physics, President Sivan cocreated the world’s tiniest Bible, engraving the Old Testament onto a gold-plated silicon chip the size of a pinhead. He focuses his work on quantum physics and the harnessing of molecular and cellular biology for the self-assembly of miniature electronic devices. In 2017, his research helped launch an Israeli startup in the field of single-cell analysis for cancer diagnostics. President Sivan earned all three degrees from Tel Aviv University, and he joined the Technion in 1991.