News Archive


August 2, 2021
Welcome to Prof. Rafael Pilo
Picture of Welcome to Prof. Rafael Pilo
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.

more details
July 25, 2021
Welcome to Sagi Aharoni
Picture of Welcome to Sagi Aharoni
Today, we welcome Sagi Aharoni, new student from the Brakim program who will work on bread mechanics.
July 8, 2021
Welcome to Ofer Honen
Picture of Welcome to Ofer Honen
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.
July 4, 2021
Warm congratulations to Dr. Zev Lovinger and colleagues for the impressive paper!
July 4, 2021
A Shear Compression Specimen
Picture of A Shear Compression Specimen
This is a Shear Compression Specimen, made of layered C300 Maraging and 316L stainless steel, printed by our colleagues of the Polish Military Academy (Prof. Pawel Platek et al.)

more details
July 1, 2021
The DFL group is delighted to welcome a new recruit: Tair David
Picture of The DFL group is delighted to welcome a new recruit: Tair David
Tair belongs to the Brakim program and, for her M.Sc. thesis, she will investigate the dynamic response of microstructurally heterogeneous materials in a cooperative program with the USAF and the Nonlinear Solid Mechanics group at U. Carlos III (Madrid)  
June 21, 2021
All invited to visit Dr. Sagi Chen's new website:
June 16, 2021
Warm congratulations to our colleague Dr. K. Shemtov Yona for her newly published paper in PLOS ONE, on a new jawbone type classification
June 14, 2021
Today, Olga Afiyan and Daniel Vilyatser received their M.Sc. diploma.
Very proud of you and all our best wishes of success...and maybe see you for a PhD.

more details
June 14, 2021
A special issue on the Mechanical behavior of Biological Tissues is planned to be published in Defence Technology.
June 10, 2021
A new paper on modelling of the bone-implant interface has been accepted for publication in Acta Biomaterialia.
This paper is the result of a joint collaboration between Jing Xie (Beijing Inst. Technology), D. Rittel (Technion), Keren Shem-tov (TAU/Technion), Furqan Ali Shah and Anders Palmquist (Univ. Goteborg)

more details
June 9, 2021
And warm congratulations (again) to Oren Rijensky for his newly accepted paper to appear in Thin Walled Structures
June 9, 2021
Today, we congratulate Oren Rijensky who defended his PhD with success.
Picture of Today, we congratulate Oren Rijensky who defended his PhD with success.
Moreover, his 3d paper from the PhD got accepted....just after the defense. Kudos and thanks to Nataly Rijenskyfor the delicious catering !

more details
April 28, 2021
Project/Graduate research position in piezoelectric actuation of cells