News Archive


December 12, 2023
Warm congratulations to Dr. Gleb Gil Goviazin and Dr. Juan Carlos Nieto Fuentes
for their paper to appear in Experimental Mechanics: G.G. Goviazin, J.C. Nieto-Fuentes and D. Rittel, D. Rittel, (2024), “Review: High speed temperature measurements under dynamic loading”.
December 7, 2023
Application of Taguchi method to areal roughness-based surface topography control by waterjet treatments
In a new paper, to appear in Applied Surface Science Advances, Prof. Jing Xie (BIT) and her colleagues, including Dr. keren Shemtov-Yona discuss the possibility to roughen metallic surfaces using particle-less waterjet processing,

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December 7, 2023
the chemical and microstructural signature of peri-implantitis on titanium implants' surface
Peri-implantitis is a severe problem of dental implants in which bone regression can reach a point where you need to extract the implant and threads become visible. A disease that affects roughly 30% of the implantees and that has no cure yet. Many mechanisms have been invoked, related to inflammation and release of particles.

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November 28, 2023
We welcome Itai Danieli
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who will continue the long tradition of investigations of MC gels under impact.
August 16, 2023
Warm congratulations to our new doctor, Dr. Gleb Gil Goviazin
Gil passed the final exam with flying (hypersonic) colors! RtL: Gil, Dani, Amnon
August 16, 2023
Compressive mechanical behavior of porcine rib bone
The full paper about compressive mechanical behavior of porcine rib bone, with Sagi Aharoni and keren Shemtov-Yona is now published and can be downloaded freely for 50 days. Comments are welcome.
August 16, 2023
Performing static/dynamic (simple) shear tests of metals
is always tricky and fraught with many assumptions. We examine here our Shear Compression 0 (SCS0) specimen through a detailed numerical analysis, and review its advantages and limitations. The paper, co-authored with Itay Levin, is in press in Experimental Mechanics. Stay tuned for more... abstract: making shear simple
July 31, 2023
A new paper about dental complications
with collaborators of TAU School of Dentistry. Freely downloadable for 50 days at:
July 11, 2023
Our new paper on the effect of pulsed waterjet on metallic surfaces
Available for download for 50 days at:
June 29, 2023
Faculty project presentation
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with Tamir Albik and Itai Danieli

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June 21, 2023
Warm congratulations to Orel Guetta
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for his M.Sc. graduation. Waiting for the next stage now

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June 18, 2023
This Friday, Prof. Rittel gave a seminar at UC Irvine
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accompanied by Dr. J. C. Nieto Fuentes. My host was Prof. Julian Rimoli. The whole visit was a wonderful experience, both professionaly and privately. Irvine campus is amazing, and the city itself has some breathtaking cites. Thank you so much Julian for those moments and your amazing welcome!

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June 18, 2023
Warm congratulations to G.G. Goviazin
for his new paper in Int. J. Impact Engineering. The paper revisits some of the well-established beliefs for the adiabatic shear banding phenomenon and the origin of the significant heat generation. The paper can be freely downloaded for 50 days at:,GjCIx3CI
June 1, 2023
Warm congratulations to Sagi Aharoni
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(co supervised with dr. keren Shemtov-Yona) for being awarded KLA prize for the undergraduate final project : Mechanical behavior analysis of pig rib bone using photography and image processing.

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May 22, 2023
Invitation to become Member of Academia Europaea
Academia Europaea