Alumni & Former Staff


Ph.D completed

  1. Juan Carlos Nieto Fuentes, (2019), “Reconciling mechanical and thermomechanical dislocation-based constitutive models“.
  2. Rafi Fadida, (2019), “The Mechanical Response of Additively Manufactured Ti6Al4V Specimens Containing Discrete Artificial Voids“.
  3. Yonathan Rotbaum, (2019), “Shock attenuation using mc hydrogels”.
  4. Longhui Zhang (2018), “Adiabatic shear”. (co-advisor Prof. S. Osovski)
  5. Keren Shemtov-Yona (2018), “Mechanical reliability of dental implants”
  6. Michael Dolinski (2016), “Energy concepts in dynamic failure”. (Direct Ph.D. program).
  7. E. Ben-David (2016), “Dynamic plasticity at the nanoscale”, (Principal Advisor Prof. D. Shilo).
  8. Z. Lovinger (2014), “Multiple spontaneous shear banding”. Pazi Price for Excellent PhD Research, 2014.
  9. A. Belenky (2013), “Dynamic flexural strength of advanced ceramics and its relation to structural defects”.
  10. S. Osovski (2013), “Adiabatic shear from a microstructural point of view”.
  11. H. Sagi (Cohen), (2008), “Crack identification using ACPD techniques”. The David and Olga Pnueli Prize, 2008.
  12. Z.G.Wang (2008), “Experimental study of adiabatic shear band formation”.
  13. A. Neuberger (2006), “Blast protection of structures” (co-advisor until 2004, Prof. A.L. Yarin). The David and Olga Pnueli Prize, 2007.

M.Sc completed

  1. Olga Afiyan, (2020), “Evaluation of the static fracture toughness of advanced ceramics“.
  2. Adam Godinger, (2019), “The influence of confining stress on the ballistic properties of soda lime glass“.
  3. Dvir Blumer (2018), “Impact of transparent ceramics with controlled microstructure”
  4. Nofar Daloya, 2018, “Failure of a brittle polymer”. (co-advisor Dr. A. Sides)
  5. Daniel Levy, (2018), “Dynamic behavior of 3D printed titanium alloy lattices” (co-advisor Dr. A. Shirizly)
  6. Raoof Korabe, (2018), “Numerical modelling of dental implants”
  7. S. Cibola, (2014), “Dynamic tension of brittle polymers”
  8. E. Avriel, (2013), “Ultra high strain rates by electromagnetic loading”.
  9. G. Shapira, (2011), “Pressure sensitivity in metals”. (Co-advisor Dr. B. Karp).
  10. L. Glikin, (2015), “Impact properties of confined ceramics and polymers”.
  11. Y. Rotbaum, (2015), “Dynamic necking of metals”.
  12. R. Fadida, (2015), “Dynamic mechanical properties of printed porous Ti6Al4V”.
  13. S. Chen, (2015), “Atomistic simulations”, (Principal Advisor Prof. D. Mordehai).
  14. R. Sitton, (2014), “Measuring loads from contact mechanics concepts”.
  15. D. Richler, (Brakim-2015), “Dynamic mechanical behavior of poroelastic gels”.
  16. N. Tomer, (Brakim-2014), “Scaling dynamic failure”. (Co-advisor Dr. E. Kochavi).
  17. N. Barham, (2014), “Advanced ceramics” (Co-advisor Prof. W.D. Kaplan).
  18. R. Oiknine,  (2013), “Dynamic behavior of Cu-Zn alloys”, Ecole des Mines de Paris.
  19. H. Kotler (Choukroun), (2013), “Dynamic failure of aluminum alloys”. (Co-advisor Dr. L. Levin).
  20. D. Sory , (2013), “Notch sensitivity of AISI 4340 in dynamic tensile testing”, TFE, ECAM (Belgium).
  21. K. Shemtov-Yona,(2013), “Fatigue of dental implants”, (Co-advisor Prof. E. Machtei).
  22. M. Khokhlov, (2012), “3D reconstruction and segmentation of fracture surfaces from microscope images using a multi-resolution representation”. (Principal advisor Prof. A. Fischer).
  23. U. Stauber, (Brakim-2013), “Mechanical and  failure properties of ULTEM”.
  24. I. Ptashnik, (2012), “Dynamic fragmentation”. (Principal advisor Prof.D. Durban).
  25. E. Weisel, (Brakim-2011), “Mechanical properties of advanced magnesium alloys” (Co-advisor res. Prof. D. Schectman).
  26. M. Dolinsky, (2008), “Energy conceps in dynamic failure”. 2009-admitted for direct PhD program.
  27. M. Mergui, (2010), “Residual stresses in thin films” (Principal advisor Prof. I. Bucher).
  28. A. Belenky, (2010), “Dynamic fracture properties of transparent alumina”. Recipient of the Barazani Prize.
  29. M. Shpitzer, (2009), “Impact resistant ceramic ammunition casing”.
  30. E. Ben-David, (2008), “Dynamic plasticity at the nanoscale”, (Principal Advisor Dr. D. Shilo, Co-Advisor Dr. D. Elata).
  31. A. Bril, (2008), “The influence of hydrostatic pressure on the dynamic failure of PMMA”.
  32. A. Regev, (2008), “Infrared monitoring of dynamic failure in polymers”.
  33. D. Samak, (2006), “Three dimensional reconstruction and visualization of fracture surfaces”, (Principal Advisor Prof. A. Fischer).
  34. E. Hanina, (2006), “The effect of hydrostatic pressure on dynamic shear failure”.
  35. I. Zisso, (2006), “An investigation into the dynamic deformation and fracture of MAR250 steel”.
  36. S. Mizrahi, (2005), “Infrared sensing of transient temperature changes during dynamic deformation of materials”.
  37. H. Sagi (Cohen), (2001), “Fatigue crack growth in Weldox alloy”, (Co- Advisor Prof. M.P. Weiss).
  38. R. Lazarovitch, (2001), “Crack identification using electrical non-destructive methods”, (Co-Advisor Dr. I. Bucher).
  39. G. Weisbrod, (1999), “Dynamic fracture toughness of heavy tungsten base alloys”.
  40. D. Studny, (1997), “The application of impact mechanics to destructive disassembly of fasteners”, Technion, (Principal Advisor Dr. E. Zussman).
  41. F. Laraba, (1993) “Comportement à perforation de tubes en acier de transport de fluides”, DEA (Masters) Thesis, with Prof. A. Pineau (Principal Advisor, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris).

M.E. completed (without thesis)

  1. Bat-El Yefa, (2019), “Cavitation in composite materials”
  2. N. Ish-Shalom, (2016), “Dynamic behavior of tantalum”.
  3. S. Saliba, (2016), “Random spectrum loading of dental implants”.
  4. E. Blumstein, (2010), “Theory and experimental assessment of digital image correlation”
  5. G. Dvir, (2009), “Digital image correlation: theory and applications”.
  6. A. Zlatkis, (2009), “Models for behind the armor debris”.
  7. O. Shor, (2006), “A survey of constitutive models for polymers and rubbers”.
  8. A. Gersthstein, (2006), “Comparing estimates of Kc and Kd in sintered carbides using mechanical and microhardness tests”.
  9. S. Cohen, (2002), “Dynamic collapse of metallic tubes”, M.E. seminar work.
  10. A. Tanenboim, (2002), “Micromechanical polymeric devices”, M.E. seminar work.
  11. O. Shani, (2000), “Micromechanical models of fracture”, M.E. seminar work.
  12. M. Katriaru, (1998), “Thermomechanical aspects of monotonic and cyclic deformation in commercial polymethylmethacrylate”, M.E. seminar work.
  13. A. Cohen, (1998), “Experimental investigation of thermomechanical couplings in commercial polycarbonate”, M.E. seminar work.
  14. Y. Greif, (1998), “Non destructive tests”, M.E. seminar work work.
  15. S. Lev, (1998), “Thermal stresses and design of pressure vessels”,  M.E. seminar work.
  16. R. Bar-Om, (1997), “Material aspects of jet fragmentation in explosive shaped charges“, M.E. seminar work.
  17. N. Strumtza, (1997), “Characterization of damage and fracture of sintered carbide tools“, M.E. seminar work.

Post Docs completed

Undergraduate final project

Former Staff