Assistant Professor Aharon (Ari) Gero

Aharon (Ari) Gero

Aharon (Ari) Gero holds a B.A. in Physics (Summa Cum Laude), a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Cum Laude), an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, all from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. In addition, he has an M.B.A. (Cum Laude) from the University of Haifa, Israel.

Dr. Gero is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education in Science and Technology at the Technion where he heads the Electrical Engineering Education Research Group. Before joining the Technion, he was an instructor at the Israeli Air-Force Flight Academy.

Dr. Gero's research focuses on electrical engineering education and interdisciplinary education that combines physics with electronics, at both the high school and higher education levels. His research interests also include quantum optics and atomic physics.

Dr. Gero has received the Israeli Air-Force Flight Academy Award for Outstanding Instructor twice and the Technion's Award for Excellence in Teaching 16 times. He received the Israeli Air-Force Commander's Award for Excellence (2006), the Yanai Prize for Excellence in Academic Education (2016) and the Technion's Award for Continuing Excellence in Teaching (2022).

Dr. Gero was a Visiting Scholar at the School of Engineering Education, Purdue University, US (September 2016 – February 2017) and at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University, Israel (March 2017 – August 2017). Dr. Gero is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Education.

Dr. Gero is a long-distance runner (5 & 10 km) and a triathlete.

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Technion, Haifa, Israel, Cooperative effects in the multiple scattering of photons by atomic gases (supervision: E. Akkermans)
  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel, Electronic, optical and electrical properties of quantum well infrared photo-detectors (supervision: E. Finkman and G. Bahir)
  • M.B.A., Cum Laude, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
  • B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude, Technion, Haifa, Israel
  • B.A. in Physics, Summa Cum Laude, Technion, Haifa, Israel