News Archive


November 16, 2021
Testing the mechanical response of human belly fat
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(with Dr Yoram Wolf, plastic surgeon, Hillel Yaffe Hospital, Hedera)

It all started with chicken breast and after many rounds of preparation/optimization, we performed our first tension tests on human belly fat. Our goal is to get a better understanding of the mechanical response of specific tissues (fat) and their mechanical role in the human belly cavity.

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October 24, 2021
The new paper by GG. Goviazin and Amon Shirizly is temporarily available on:
October 11, 2021
Warm congratulations to Gil Goviazin and Dr. Amnon Shirizly for their new paper "Static and dynamic mechanical properties of wire and arc additively manufactured SS316L and ER70S6", to appear in Mechanics of Materials.
October 5, 2021
We are starting the mechanical characterization of biological tissues
with Dr. Yoram Wolf (plastic surgeon) and Ran Bilhaus (MD in progress).

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September 30, 2021
Today, Bat Hen Varfman presented her M.Sc. research results
Warm congratulations on the excellent seminar, and if you missed it, you can view it here

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September 29, 2021
Warm congratulations to Orel Guetta for his new paper
to appear in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

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August 30, 2021
Our warmest congratulations to Jim!!!
I am delighted to inform the mechanics community that the 2020-2021 recipient of the highly prestigious Harvey Prize is our distinguished colleague James R. Rice, as follows:

The 2020-2021 Harvey Prize Award is granted to Professor James R. Rice for fundamental and long-standing contributions to the fields of mechanics of materials and geophysics. For the J-integral, and for leadership that enhanced the understanding of friction and earthquakes.  
August 26, 2021
The DFL welcomes Roni Hariton
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who will carry his final project on grape mechanics with Dr. Ilana Shtein as co-advisor.
August 25, 2021
We have a new collaborator: Dr. Ilana Shtein
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Eastern R&D Center, Milken Campus, Ariel University, Israel.

Ilana holds a PhD in biology and we collaborate on the mechanics of wine grapes...A very nice subject indeed
August 15, 2021
What is the load needed to detach a grape from the bunch?
(a fun experiment, c/o Ziv Keren)
August 10, 2021
Congratulations to Gil Goviazin who transferred to the direct PhD track
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August 2, 2021
Welcome to Prof. Rafael Pilo
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We are happy to host Prof. Rafael Pilo for a 2 month sabbatical with us.

Rafi heads the Oral Biology Dept. at the School of Dentistry of Tel Aviv University.

He specializes in dental materials and their mechanical properties
July 25, 2021
When a dental implant and the jawbone meet
Dental implants are one of the most common solutions for missing teeth in modern dentistry. Upon placement of the implant (into the bone), a process called osseointegration takes place over several weeks through the interface between the bone and the implant.

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July 25, 2021
Welcome to Sagi Aharoni
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Today, we welcome Sagi Aharoni, new student from the Brakim program who will work on bread mechanics.
July 8, 2021
Welcome to Ofer Honen
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Brakist program student, who is joining the group for his project and M.Sc. Ofer will join the team working on hydrogels to expand the mechanical characterization of those very interesting materials.