Daniel R. Lewin
Professor, Chemical Engineering, Technion. I. I. T., Haifa, Israel
Teaching PSE Mastery During, and After, the COVID-19 Pandemic
Prof. Daniel R. Lewin holds the Churchill Family Chair at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering at Technion. He is the co-author of the book, Product and Process Design Principles, published by John Wiley and Sons, whose fourth edition appeared in 2017, which is a widely-used teaching text in chemical process design. From 2019, the enhanced eBook of the 4th Edition includes approximately 90 videos clips and associated quiz questions, in a sense making it the first flipped textbook on process design. Daniel has been consistently active in continuing the development of his courseware, which promotes student awareness and competence in all aspects of Process Systems Engineering, spanning process design, process control, process simulation and numerical methods. His quest to improve the capabilities of his students has driven him to move to active learning methods in general, and to the flipped class in particular. At the Technion, he has twice received Muriel and David Jacknow Awards, as well as the Weissman Award for his innovative teaching methods. In 2009, he was the recipient of the American Institute of Chemical Engineering’s David Himmelblau Prize for Innovations in Computer-based Chemical Engineering Education. In 2015, he was the recipient of the Yannai Prize for teaching excellence at the Technion. Apart from his above-average teaching load, he also served as the Assistant to the Technion Senior Vice President for the Promotion of Teaching at the Technion, for eight years (2008-2015).