Shalon (Friedland), Raḥel

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SHALON (Friedland), RAḤEL

SHALON (Friedland), RAḤEL (1904–1988), Israeli engineer. Born in Poland, Raḥel Shalon went to Palestine in 1925. She served in the *Haganah (1925–48), and was a major in the Israel Defense Forces. She became professor of civil engineering at the Haifa Technion in 1952; dean of the School of Graduate Studies, 1958–62; and senior vice president in charge of research in 1963. She wrote "Cement and Concrete" (1939) and "Cementitious Materials" (1964), and edited the monthly In the Field of Building from 1952. Shalon was chairwoman of international research committees on building in hot climates.