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Rafael Fleischman


Rafael Fleischman was born in Brazil where he obtained a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He has worked in the Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory in the Petrobras R&D center, as well as researched biofuels in a program sponsored by the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP).

In 2013 Rafael has moved to Israel, where he obtained an MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Rafael works as a Transportation and Air Quality Engineer in the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection, where he promotes regulation and public policy to mitigate environmental impacts of the transportation sector in Israel, with emphasis on reducing air pollution and GHG emissions. His main areas of actuation are: electric vehicles, CNG trucks, DPF retrofit diesel vehicles, rail emissions and vehicle emission standards and testing.

Professional Experience

  • 2017-present: Israel's Ministry of Environmental Protection - Transportation and Air Quality Engineer
  • 2014-2016: Technion, Israel Institute of Technology - Teaching Assistant
  • 2014: Technion, Israel Institute of Technology - Graduate Student Researcher
  • 2012-2013: Petrobras R&D Centre - Mechanical Engineer Intern at Internal Combustion Engines and Vehicles Laboratory


  • 2016: Technion - Israel Institute of Technology - M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
  • 2013: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering


  • 2019: Israeli Institute for Energy and Environment - "Uses and compositions of fossil fuels and Natural Gas"
  • 2013: Brazilian National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels - "Mechanical Engineering for Efficient Use of Biofuels"
  • Vehicle emissions control
  • Electric vehicles
  • Biofuels
  • Renewable energies

Publikationen vor der Tätigkeit am IASS

  • Fleischman, R., Amiel, R., Czerwinski, J., Mayer, A., & Tartakovsky, L. (2018). Buses retrofitting with diesel particle filters: Real-world fuel economy and roadworthiness test considerations. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 67, 273-286.
  • R. Fleischman, L. Tartakovsky: Utilization of Renewable Alcohol in an Internal Combustion Engine with Thermo-Chemical Recuperation of the Exhaust Gas Energy. Proceedings of the International Conference on Alcohol Fuels for Transport - Background, Research and Development, Cracow (Poland), November 25-26, 2015. DOI: 10.18668/PN2015.204.
  • L. Tartakovsky, R. Amiel, V. Baibikov, R. Fleischman, M. Gutman, A. Poran, M. Veinblat: SI Engine with Direct Injection of Methanol Reforming Products - First Experimental Results. SAE Technical Paper No. 2015-32-0712, November 2015.
  • de Melo, T. C. C., de Brito, M. F. M., Moreira, M. F., Machado, G. B., & Fleischman, R. (2013). Calculation of Uncertainty of Measurement for Diesel Engine ESC Test Emissions. SAE Technical Paper No. 2013-36-0236.
  • R. Fleischman (presenter): DPF Retrofit for HD-vehicles in Israel. 10th VERT FORUM, Dübendorf (Switzerland), March 14, 2019
  • R. Fleischman (presenter). Euro VI Experiment in the Jerusalem Central Bus Station. Presentation at the 5th International Workshop on Nanoparticle Emissions from Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Tel Aviv, September 06, 2018.
  • R. Fleischman (presenter), R. Amiel, L. Tartakovsky. Effects of diesel particle filter on nanoparticle emissions and energy efficiency of in-use buses. Presentation at the 34th Israeli Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Haifa, Israel, November 22-23 2016.
  • R. Fleischman (presenter), R. Amiel, J. Czerwinski, A. Mayer and L. Tartakovsky: Performance of in-use buses retrofitted with diesel particle filters. Presentation at the 21st International Transport and Air Pollution Conference (TAP 2016), Lyon (France), May 24-26, 2016.
  • R. Fleischman (presenter), L. Tartakovsky: Nanoparticle Emissions from an SI Engine Fueled with Gasoline and Methanol Reforming Products. Presentation at the 19th International ETH Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles, Zurich (Switzerland), June 28-July 1, 2015.
  • 2014: HIAS Israel - for academic excellence and contribution to society
  • 2014: Rachel and Selim Benin - for academic excellence