14/6/15: Warm congratulations to Dr. A. Dorogoy for his new paper to appear in experimental mechanics: “Modification of the Shear-Compression Specimen for Large Strain Testing”.
14/6/15: Prof. D. Rittel is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Gili Agostinelli prize of the Torino Academy of Sciences, for his contributions in Applied Mechanics. The award will be conferred this coming november in Torino (Italy). Citation of the Prize(Translated)
14/6/15: Congratulations to (soon to be Dr.) Michael Dolinski for his new paper, accepted in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids: “Experiments and modelling of ballistic penetration using an energy failure criterion”.
11/6/15: Warm congratulations to Leonid Glikin who passed his M.Sc. Exam on the ballistic response of confined PMMA and PC targets.
04/06/15: Warm congratulations to Sagi Chen who passed his Masters examination with flying colors.
May 2015: Profs. Osovski and Rittel, together with colleagues from Spain and France, won an ETN grant for their proposal “OUTCOME”.
May 2015: D. Rittel joins the Editorial board of Strain.
27/4/15: Eran Ben David defended today his thesis on high strain rate response of free standing thin films of Aluminum. The work was done under the joint supervision of Profs. D. Shilo and D. Rittel. Warm congratulations, Eran!
April 2015: The DFL welcomes Raoof Korabe, a new graduate student who will work on numerical modelling of dental implants.
26/02/15: Warm congratulations to Michael Dolinski for his doctoral seminar on “Modeling adiabatic shear failure from energy considerations”.
29/01/15: New course. Starting next semester, Dr. Z. Rosenberg will teach a new course on Terminal Ballistics (undergrad/grad). This is a special opportunity to learn about a subject that was not taught in our department so far, of a high relevance to the activities of the DFL.
28/01/15: Warm congratulations to Leonid Glikin for his M.Sc. Seminar
26/01/15: Congratulations to Yonathan Rotbaum for his talk “Why dynamic necking avoid notches”, that was awarded the best student presentation at today’s annual meeting of the Israel Society for Structural Integrity (ISIG).
25/01/15: Warm congratulations to Rafi Fadida for passing his M.Sc. Exam with flying colors.
22/01/15: Warm congratulations to Sagi Chen for his seminar summarizing his master’s thesis.
21/01/15: Congratulations to Dr. K. Shemtov-Yona who passed today her PhD candidacy exam.
04/01/15: A good start for the new year: Warm congratulations to Yonathan Rotbaum who passed his final M.SC. Exam, and welcome to the new PhD student. (images: 1, 2)
23/09/14: Today we had a nice (partial) group party to celebrate the New Year (Rosh Hashana). Thank you all for joining and making this event so special. Special thanks To Keren and Carmela Shemtov who brought all the way from Tel Avivand cooked the delicious kubbehs and the exquisite curried chicken, and to Dan Huang who introduced us to the very fine Chinese dumplings she prepared. And of course to the usual musketeers, Yonathan, Adam and Saguy who cared for the logistics and chose a delicious red wine. To all the members of my group a happy and healthy new year! (images: 1, 2)
Warm congratulations to Dr. Z. Lovinger for winning the “Pazi Prize for Excellent PhD Research”.
The DFL is happy to welcome back Asst. Prof. S. Osovski and his family.
07/14: Our group was well represented at ICEM-16 in Cambridge, UK. We had 3 excellent presentations of Zeev, Keren and Yonathan (images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
23/06/14: Today, Zeev Lovinger added Dr. to his name. Warm congratulations Zeev for this achievement. And this was a reason to celebrate of course, together Dr. A. Venkert and Dr. Z. Rosenberg (examiners) and the usual suspects of the group! (Slideshow)
19/05/14: Today we had a long awaited group meeting. Yonathan and keren exposed their oral communication at the coming ICEM (Cambridge). This was also the opportunity to greet our new members, Prof. Huang Dan and Dvir Blummer (new grad student).
Welcome to Prof. Huang Dan from Henan Polytechnic University. Dan will spend a one year sabbatical in our group.
Welcome to Dvir Blummer, a new M.Sc. Student who will work on transparent ceramics.
Warm congratulations to D. Richler for defending the Master’s thesis during the final oral examination.
13/06/2013 Daniel Richler gave an excellent presentation of his master’s work on the dynamic properties of gels. Let’s congratulate him.
04/06/2013: David Sory is going back to Belgium after five months with us. Bon voyage and best wishes. On the picture of the improvised farewell toast, left to right: Adam Godinger, Saguy Chen, Yonathan Rotbaum, Anna Yablonsky, Dany Rittel, David Sory, Raul Munoz.
04/06/2013: DFL welcomes Raul Munoz (University of Birmingham, UK) who will perform dynamic experiments with us on Inconel 718 for the coming month.
30/05/13: Warm congratulations to Keren Shemtov-Yona (DDS) who passed her M.Sc. examination with flying colors. Keren stays with us for a PhD.
20/05/2013 Congratulations to Alexander (Sasha) Belenky (center of the picture) who passed his final thesis defense exam. A well deserved improvised toast followed ….
25/04/2013: Congratulations to Tomer Noam who presented his Master’s research work on “Scaling dynamic failure of blast loaded structures”
22/04/2013: Let us welcome Mrs. Rebecca Oiknine (Ecole Polytechnique-Ecole des Mines de Paris) who joins us for 8 months to work on adiabatic shear related problems.
17/04/2013: Warm congratulations to Shmulik Osovski for the defence of his doctoral thesis.
Shmuel Osovski (Univ. North Texas) gave a seminar lecture: “Microstructure, crack morphology and fracture toughness – Is there a correlation?”. Welcome Shmulik!
11/04/2013: Congratulations to Rafi Sitton for presenting a seminar on his M.Sc. research work on the application of contact mechanics to load sensing.
11/04/2013: The Dynamic Fracture Lab. mourns the loss of our colleague Em. Prof. Ori Ishai. He will be missed.
Prof. D. Rittel is the recipient of the 2013 Cooper Prize for excellence in research.
31.03.13: We had an unexpected visitor in the lab. Nathanael managed to host and picture it.
06/2012: Yoni Nahmani completed his B.Sc. he will be joining the Israel Standards Institute. Best wishes of success!
06/2012: Congratulations to Idan Ptashnik for his M.Sc. thesis on “Dynamic fragmentation”. (Principal advisor Prof.D. Durban).
03/2011: D. Rittel appointed Deputy Senior Vice President, Technion
10-16/03/2011: Prof. A. Needleman (UNT) is visiting to present his work (2 talks) in the framework of the prestigious Distinguished Pollack Lectures.
04/2011 : Welcome Dr. Keren Shemtov-Yona who joins the group as graduate student (M.Sc.) . Her research on dental implants’ failure will be carried out jointly with the Technion Faculty of Medicine (Prof. E. Machtei).
9/03/2011: Dr. A Dorogoy presented his research on the ballistic properties of glassy polymers. Thanks Avraham!
15/02/2011: We lauched our first group (pizza) meeting. Thanks to Shmulik Osovski for organizing it. Thanks to Dr. Dan Mordehai for presenting is fascinating work on MD modeling of mechanical behavior at the nanoscale.
Fall 2010: Our latest piece of equipment is here: A high speed digital camera. The Cordin model 530 takes 16 (1000×1000) pictures at 200.000 frames/second.