Prof. Ollendorff Franz (deceased)

1900 - 1981

ECE Women Community

Birth place: Berlin, Germany.

Title & Academic Qualifications: Research Professor (the first one to be granted this title at the Technion).

  • 1928-1933: Associate Professor, Technical University of Berlin- Charlottenburg.
  • 1922-1924: Lecturer, Technical University of Danzig.
  • 1922: Doctor Engineer, Technical University of Danzig.
  • 1921: Diplomate Engineer, Technical University of Berlin-Charlottenburg.

Career Highlights at the Technion and at the ECE faculty:

  • 1938-1954: Served as the Dean of the Electrical Engineering Faculty, Technion.
  • 1938: Funded the Electrical Engineering dept. and served as the first dean of the faculty.
  • 1937: Joined the ranks of academic staff members at the Technion.

Research Fields:

  • Electromagnetic theory and radar
  • Total Internal Reflection Theory in Electromagnetics (the theory has been developed by Prof. Ollendorf)
  • Electricity & electronics
  • Bio-physics & bio-medicine (medical electronics)
  • Acoustics
  • Electro-Optics
  • Technical education


  • 1960: A member of the intl. community of Electrical Engineers IRE (today known as the IEEE). Served as its Vice President.
  • 1960: Haifa Honorary Citizen Award.
  • 1960: Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa), Technical University of Berlin.
  • A member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • Ollendorf Minerva Center for Vision and Image Sciences.
  • 1956-57: Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkley.


  • 1971: The Rothschild Prize for Engineering
  • 1971: IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal.
  • 1954: Israel Prize in Exact Sciences
  • 1949: Weizmann Prize for Exact Sciences

Additional links:

Information about Professor Franz Ollendorff’s publications at the Israeli National Library.

Wikipedia (in Hebrew)

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