About the author
Leonid Burstein is Senior Lecturer at large at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, at the ORT Braude College, in the Biotechnology and Software Engineering Departments, and at a number of other universities and highschools in Western and Lower Galilee.
Following an MA in thermophysics at Lomonosov Technological Institute at Odessa, Ukraine, and a doctorate at the National Research Institute for Physical and Radio Engineering Measurements at Moscow, he obtained his PhD in physical properties of materials from the Heat/Mass Transfer Institute of the Belarus Academy of Science, Minsk, in 1974. After a short period of work in Russia and Belarus, Dr Burstein started his carrier at the Piston Ring Institute in Odessa, where he served from 1974 to 1990 as Head of Projects and Head of the CAD/CAM group. In 1991, he began work at the Technion – IIT, Israel, at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, in the Quality Assurance and Reliability Program at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, and at the Taub Computer Centre as an advisor on MATLAB® and other scientific software. He also worked at the Technion Research and Development Foundation as principal researcher in funded projects in various areas such as diesel tribology and environment control. He also taught various courses at Haifa University, at the Technion, at the Kinnereth Academic College and elsewhere. He currently teaches a MATLAB® course for biotechnologists at ORT Braude College.
He is an Editorial Board Member and reviewer for a number of international journals and a Committee Member of numerous conferences. He is the author of several patents, has published four chapters in scientific books and authored/co-authored more than 60 publications in leading scientific journals.