Previously, he served as the chair of the Graduate Program for Urban and Regional Planning at the Faculty (2004-2013). He is a senior research fellow at the Center for Urban and Regional Studies and member of the board at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning and a senior research fellow at the Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Research. Professor Frenkel holds B.A. in Social Science form Haifa University, M.Sc. and D.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning from the Technion. He is the President of the Israeli Section of the Regional Science Association International and member of the European Regional Science Association Council. Professor Frenkel is the representative of the Technion at the Israel National Planning and Building Board. Frenkel’s research focuses on regional and metropolitan planning, measuring urban sprawl and identifying its spatial dynamic, investigating the land use pattern of urban settlements and the effect of growth management policy on land consumption. His research studies also concern a comparative projects aimed at measuring the spatial diffusion of technological innovation. He has published dozens of scholarly papers, chapter in books and three books: Societies in Motion: Innovation, Migration and Regional Transformation, Edward Elgar, 2012 with Professor Peter Nijkamp from the Free University of Amsterdam; Technion Nation: Technion’s Contribution to Israel and the World, 2012, with Professor Emeritus Shlomo Maital form the Technion; Mapping National Innovation Ecosystems: Foundations for Policy Consensus, Edward Elgar Publisher, 2014 with Professor Emeritus Shlomo Maital form the Technion.