BSc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
Dipl-Ing, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), 2003
PhD, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), 2007
Josué Sznitman joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, in October 2010 as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Sznitman was named a Horev Fellow supported by the Taub Foundation, and was awarded the Marcella S. Geltman Memorial Lectureship Fund. In November 2016, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.
Sznitman graduated from MIT with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering in June 2002. His Senior Thesis in the field of heat transfer was supervised by Prof. Bora Mikic. Under the supervision of Prof. Thomas Roesgen, he earned a Dipl.-Ing degree in Mechanical Engineering in June 2003, followed by a PhD in December 2007 at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). For his Master thesis, Sznitman was honored with an ETH Medal (2004); his doctoral work was awarded the ETH Silver Medal for outstanding dissertation as well as the 2008 Research Award from the Swiss Society of Biomedical Engineering (SSBE).
In January 2008, Sznitman came to the University of Pennsylvania as a Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Prof. Paulo Arratia (Dept. Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics). In January 2009, he joined the Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University as a Lecturer and Research Associate, appointed by the Princeton Council of Science & Technology. During his appointment at Princeton (Jan 2009 – Aug 2010), Sznitman was mentored by Prof. Alexander J. Smits.
Sznitman currently serves as an Academic Editor for the journal PLoS One and sits on the Editorial Board of Biomicrofluidics (AIP). He serves on the Management Committee of COST Action MP1404 “SimInhale” (H2020) and CA16125 on Children and Adult Interstitial Lung Disease. Sznitman has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and was awarded a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant in 2016(Horizon 2020). Among awards received, he was awarded the 2015 Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Aerosols in Medicine (ISAM) for a researcher under the age of 40.