This personal page includes biographical and professional info about Adrian Goldstein, a member of the ICSI staff.




Some additional data about his main hobbies are also included.











(Updated 2017)



Name: Adrian Avi Goldstein
Business Address: Israel Ceramic and Silicate Institute, Technion City,
3200003 Haifa, Israel
Tel: 972-4-8222107/8, Fax: 972-4-8325339
e-mail :
Date and place of birth: October 4, 1951, Timisoara, Romania.
Aliya date: March 3, 1989.
Citizenship: Israeli.
Family status: Married + 2.
1985      Ph.D. Chemical Engineering,Polytechnical Institute “Traian Vuia”, Timisoara.

1975      M.Sc. Chemical Engineering,Polytechnical Institute “Traian Vuia”, Timisoara, Faculty of Industrial Chemistry.

Employment history:
1989-2017 Senior Researcher, Israel Ceramic and Silicate Institute.
(Director 1998 - 2017).
1994-1999 Associate lecturer, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Materials Engineering Faculty.
1975-1989 Research and teaching assistant, “Traian Vuia” Polytechnical Institute, Faculty of
Chemical Engineering, Ceramics and Glass Department.

Research interests:  
Transparent ceramics; Electronic absorption spectroscopy of TM+ and RE+ ions; MW processing of ceramics and glasses; Sintering of covalent ceramics; Ceramic armor; Piezoceramics; Ceramic powders synthesis by wet chemistry.  
Most of the research results are the property of various ICSI customers being presented in 80 limited circulation Scientific Reports.  



1. Goldstein A., Chiriac V., “Electronic spectra of transition ions in vitreous matrices”, Vol. I, II Timisoara
University Press, 1989, pp. 245 (in Romanian).

2. Goldstein A., Krell A and Burshtein Z "Transparent ceramics : Materials, Engineering , & Applications "
contract signed with J.Wiley and sons; publication planned for 2018.
Invited Papers
A. Goldstein and A. Krell, "Transparent Ceramics at 50: Progress Made and Further Prospects", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 99 [10], 3173-3197 (2016).

Invited Lectures

  • "Transparent ceramics and glasses containing TM+(RE+) cations : spectroscopy, materials and applications", ECerS 2017 - conference , July 9-13, 2017 Budapest.  

  • "Transparent Ceramics at 50: Materials, Applications and Progress made in their Engineering" at 12th Laser Ceramics Symposium, Saint-Louis, 28 Nov-2 Dec, 2016.

  • "50 Years of Transparent Ceramics: Progress Made" at 6th Intl. Conference on Ceramics, Dresden, Aug 21-25, 2016.

  • "A Bird's-Eye View of the Transparent Ceramics Realm" at the Conference of the French Ceramic Society, Mines Paris Tech, Jan 20, 2015. Keynote lecture.

  • "Parasitic Absorption of Radiation by Impurities Present In Transparent Ceramics" at ECERS XIII, Limoges June, 2013.

  • ""3D-Transparent Ceramic (TC) Components (for High-Tech Applications)", at CMCEE-X, Conference ,Dresden 23-26 May, 2012.

  • "Correlation Between MgAl2O4 Spinel Structure, Processing Factors and Functional Properties of Transparent Parts (Progress Review from an Engineering Perspective)", at ECerS XII Conf., Stockholm, 2011.

Peer Reviewed Papers

1. A. Goldstein, J. Raethel, M. Katz, M. Berlin and E. Galun, "Transparent MgAl2O4/LiF by Hot-Pressing: Host- Additive
Interaction Mechanisms Issue Revisited", J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 36 [7], 1731-1742 (2016).
2. A. Goldstein, P. Loiko, Z. Burshtein, N. Skoptsov, I. Glazunov, E. Galun, N. Kuleshov and K. Yumashev, "Development of Saturable Absorbers for Laser Passive Q-Switching Near 1.5 m Based on Transparent Ceramic Co2+:MgAl2O4", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 99 [4], 1324-1331 (2016).
3. Goldstein A., Cohen Z. and Ish-Shalom M., "The effect of monovalent and divalent metal oxides on the network cohesion of binary phosphate glasses: aspects revealed by spectral determination of basicity trends", Phys. Chem. Glasses 54(6) :254-59, 2013.
4. Goldstein A., Shames, A.I., Stevenson A.J., Cohen Z. and Vulfson M., "Parasitic Light Absorption Processes in Transparent Polycrystalline MgAl2O4 and YAG", J. Amer. Ceram. Soc. 96 (11) 3523-29, 2013.
5. Goldstein A., "Correlation between MgAl2O4-spinel structure, processing factors and functional properties of transparent parts", J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 32(11): 2869-86, 2012.
6. Goldstein A., Yeshurun Y., Vulfson M., Kravits H., "Fabrication of transparent polycrystalline ZnAl2O4 – A new optical bulk ceramic", J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 95(3): 879-82, 2012.
7. Goldstein A., Goldenberg A., Vulfson M., "Technology for the obtainment of transparent MgAl2O4 spinel parts", J. Ceram. Sci. Tech. 2(1): 1-8, 2011.
8. Goldstein A., Goldenberg A., Hefetz M., "Influence of powder type on the densification of transparent MgAl2O4 spinel", Cer. Trans. 210: 579-585, 2010.
9. Goldstein A., Goldenberg A., Hefetz M., "Transparent polycrystalline MgAl2O4 spinel with submicron grain by low t sintering", J. Ceram. Soc. Jap. 117(11): 1281-1283, 2009.
10. Goldstein A., Goldenberg A., Yeshurun Y., Hefetz M., "Transparent MgAl2O4 spinel from a powder prepared by FSP", J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 91(12): 4141-4144, 2008.
11. Goldstein A., Vulfson M. and Sirota M., "Optical spectra of copper-doped Zn-phosphate glasses", J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 90(11): 3680-82, 2007.
12. Goldstein A., Ruginets R., Lederman M., "Microwave processing of carbide powder compacts", Proc. 10th Int. Conf. ECerS, Berlin 2007.
13. Goldstein A., Yeshurun Y., Goldenberg A., "B4C/metal boride composites derived from B4C/metal oxide mixtures", J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 27: 695-700, 2007.
14. Chaim R., Goldstein A., Eldror I., "Fabrication and plastic deformation of Y-TZP/alumina nanocomposite ceramics containing oxynitride glass", J. Mater. Sci. 40: 187, 2005.
15. Goldstein A., Beer M., "Exfoliable organo-montmorillonite nano-fillers for polymer/ceramic composites", J. Eur. Cer. Soc. 24: 3187, 2003.
16. Chaim R., Goldstein A., Eldror I., Gurman A., "Uniaxial plastic deformation in the zirconia-based nanocrystalline ceramics containing a silicate glass", J. Eur. Cer. Soc. 27: 647-57, 2003.
17. Goldstein A., Kaplan W., Singurindi A., “Liquid assisted sintering of SiC powders by MW (2.45 GHz) heating”, J. Eur. Cer. Soc. 22: 1891-6, 2002.
18. Chaim R., Goldstein A., Eldror I., Gurman A., "Uniaxial plastic deformation in the zirconia based nanocrystalline ceramics containing a silicate glass", In: Ceramic Materials and Nanotechnology, editors: Hu M.Z. and De Guire M., Cer. Trans. vol. 137, ACerS Pub., Westerville, OH, 2002.
19. Goldstein A., Geffen Y., Goldenberg A., “Boron carbide-zirconium boride in situ composites by the reactive pressureless sintering of boron carbide zirconia mixtures”, J.Am. Ceram. Soc. 84: 642-44, 2001.
20. Goldstein A., Singurindi A., “Al2O3/TiC based metal cutting tools by microwave sintering followed by isostatic pressing”, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 83(6): 1530-32, 2000.
21. Travitzky N., Goldstein A., Avsian O., Singurindi A., “MW sintering and mechanical properties of Y-TZP/20 wt% Al2O3 composites”, Mat. Sci. and Eng. A286 (Issue 2): 225, 2000.
22. Goldstein A., Ruginets R., Singurindi A., “MW sintering, at 2.45 GHz in air, of Al2O3/TiC composite ceramics”, Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on MW and HF Heating, Valencia, Sept. 13-19, 1999, Serv. de Pub. Valencia, Spain, 1999, pp. 287-290.
23. Goldstein A., Travitzky N., Singurindi A., Kravchik M., “Direct MW sintering of yttria stabilized zirconia at 2.45 GHz”, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 19(12): 2067-74, 1999.
24. Goldstein A., Kravchik M., “Sintering of PZT powders in MW furnace at 2.45 GHz”, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 19: 989, 1999.
25. Goldstein A., Geifman L., Bar Ziv S., “Susceptor assisted MW sintering of MgAl2O4 at 2.45 GHz”, J. Mat. Sci. Lett. 17: 977, 1998.
26. Goldstein A., Ruginets R., Fischer R., Geifman L., “On the MW heating, in air, of materials from the B4C-SiC-Al system”, Proc. 2nd Eur. Workshop on MW Processing of Mat., Karlsruhe, Germany, June 1997, p. 57.
27. Goldstein A., Ruginets R., Geffen Y., “Microwave sintering of amorphous silica powders”, J. Mat. Sci. Lett. 16: 310, 1997.
28. Goldstein A., Kravchik M., Belov V., Belov I., “BZT based resonators from high sinterability powders”, Proc. Electroceramics V, vol. III, Sept. 1996, Aveiro, Portugal, p. 413.
29. Goldstein A., “Cordierite glass ceramics: wet chemistry vs. melted glass powder”, Proc. XVIth Int. Cong. on Glass, vol. V, Beijing, 1995, p. 37.
30. Goldstein A., Belov V., Belov I., “Gel cordierite for electronic packaging”, Proc. Electroceramics IV, vol. III, Sept. 1994, Aachen, Germany, p. 1335.
31. Belov V., Belov I., Goldstein A., “Oxide powders for advanced ceramics: chemical route potentialities”, Proc. 7th IMEC, Technion, Haifa, Nov. 1994, p. 28.
32. Goldstein A., Geffen Y., Belov V., “Cordierite gel powders for radome manufacturing”, Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. on Electromagnetics in Aerospace Applications, Sept. 1993, Torino, Italy, p. 43.
33. Goldstein A., Chiriac V., Becherscu D., “On some d1 ions spectra in oxide glasses”, J. of Non Cryst. Solids 92: 271, 1987.
34. Cristea V., Goldstein A., “Ionic cromophores interaction in oxide glasses”, XIVth Intl. Congr. on Glass, Collected Papers, vol. 1, p. 190, 1986, New Delhi, India.
35. Becherescu D., Menessy I., Goldstein A., “Matrix corrections for elements quantitative analysis with electron probe”, Rom. Acad. Sci. Proc. 5: 131, 1982.

Romanian Scientific Journals (text not in Romanian)
36. Cristea V., Feher N., Bota S., Goldstein A., “Electronic spectra of some transition ions in glasses without modifier ions”, J. of Build. Mat. 18: 141, 1988.
37. Cristea V., Goldstein A., “On the electronic spectra of transition ions in P2O5-Al2O3 glasses”, Sci. and Tech. Bull. of “Traian Vuia” Polyt. Inst.
38. Cristea V., Goldstein A., “Oxidation numbers spectroscopical determination for transition elements in P2O5-RO host-glasses”, J. of Build. Mat. 17: 192, 1987.
39. Becherescu D., Cristea V., Goldstein A., Menessy I., “Spectral effects of cromophores interaction in inorganic vitreous matrixes. The Cr-Mn system”, J. of Build. Mat. 16: 128, 1986.
40. Cristea V., Goldstein A., “Die Elektronenspektren Der Nb4+ und W5+ Ionen in Phosphatglasern”, Scientific and Technical Bulletin of “Traian Vuia” Inst. Chemistry 31: 9, 1986.
41. Cristea V., Menessy I., Goldstein A., “Cromophores interactions in oxide vitreous matrixes”, J. of Build. Mat. 37: 975, 1986.
42. Cristea V., Goldstein A., Menessy I., “Electron spectra of transition ions in invert glasses”, J. of Light Ind. 31: 455, 1984.
43. Cristea V. Goldstein A., “On the electronic spectra of Mo ions in phosphate glasses”, J. of Build. Mat. 15: 165, 1985.
44. Parlea M., Chiriac V., Goldstein A., “Ruckgewinnung des Bors aus Lager-stattenwasser Durch Sorbtion auf Iionite”, Science and Techn. Bull. “Traian Vuia”, Chemistry 29: 97, 1989.
45. Cristea V., Goldstein A., “The influence of alkaline ions mixing on the electrical properties of some phosphate glasses”, J. of Build. Mat. 13: 99, 1983.
46. Menessy I., Marx F., Goldstein A., “On the use of X-ray diffraction methods for the phase quantitative analysis”, Science and Technology Bull. “Traian Vuia” Inst. Chemistry 25: 31, 1980.

B. Other Publications
47. Goldstein A., Stancovsky V., “Electroceramics: processing and applications”, Chem. &Chem. Eng. (Israel) 21: 28, 1995.
48. Yeheskel O., Levy M., Kalir D., Venkart A., Ben Amar G., Goldstein A., Fischer R., “Transparent Y2O3 produced by powder technology route”, Comm. Conf. on Crystal Growth, Weitzman Institute, Rehovot, Nov. 16, 1993.
49. Goldstein A., “Ceramics by the sol-gel method”, Chem. & Chem. Eng. (Israel) 10: 31, 1992.
50. Goldstein A., “Ceramics from gels”, Proc. 5th IMEC, Technion City, Haifa, Dec. 19-20, 1990, p. 211.





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