Kurrein, Max

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KURREIN, MAX (1878–1966), Israeli engineer. Born in Austria, Kurrein worked in Birmingham (England) and in Duesseldorf, and from 1921 to 1934 was professor at the Technische Hochschule in Berlin. In 1934 he went to Palestine and was professor of industrial engineering at the Technion, Haifa, until 1958. Kurrein wrote many books, including Cutting Tools for Metal Machining (with F.C. Lea, 1940, second edition, 1947) and Plasticity of Metals (1964).