News & Events

December 28, 2022
Today was research day in ME
Kudos to Gleb Gil Goviazin and Amit Shavit for presenting their work, and warm congratulations to Amit Shavit who was awarded the second prize!
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December 26, 2022
We host Prof. Mark Kachanov
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We have the great pleasure to host Prof. Mark Kachanov from Tufts University. Mark gave his first lecture to students and took advantage of a student's umbrella as a pointer :-)

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December 21, 2022
Warm congratulations to G. Gil Goviazin and Dr. Amnon Shirizly
for making the cover of Experimental Mechanics, Jan 2023 issue
December 19, 2022
Congratulations to Tsachi Nachman
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who passed his master’s exam today with flying colors  
December 14, 2022
Research work on the signature of peri-implantitis
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Today, Amit Shavit presented his research work on the signature of peri-implantitis, co-advised by Dr. Keren Shem-tov and myself. Congratulations! If you missed the event, the talk is available on https://youtu.be/fBoFFOeaMJM
December 8, 2022
Today, we had the honor to welcome res. Maj. General Amos Horev
The Dynamic Fracture Laboratory had the honor to welcome res. Maj. General Amos Horev (born 1924), former President of Technion, and show him our research activities.
Wishing Amos many more years in good health! D Rittel & A. Horev
October 30, 2022
A warm welcome to Evgeni Viluska
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A warm welcome to our latest addition to the group: Evgeni Viluska who will investigate the mechanics of ULTEM for his masters, under the joint supervision of Dr. Y. Rotbaum and Prof. D. Rittel
October 30, 2022
Happy to share our new paper about the bone-dental implant interface (BII)
modelling in a real implant geometry, with special emphasis on the evolution of the elastic properties and the resulting resonant frequencies as would be measured by clinicians. The paper, in press in Acta Biomaterialia, is co-authored by S. Gershov (Techinon), Jing Xie (Beijing Inst. Technology), Keren Shemtov Yona (TAU/Technion) and Furqan Ali Shah (Goteborg University). Comparing the kinetics of the BIC evolution and of the bone-implant gap closure (distance and contact osseointegration), it becomes evident that as long as this gap is not "solidified", the load cannot be efficiently transferred from the implant to the bone, which indicates that this evolution is the primary factor to consider rather than the BIC. For more details, please refer to https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1f-Q96CFjZMQ6z  
October 19, 2022
Amit Shavit presented today his research on peri-implantitis at BIOMAH 2022 in Rome. Congratulations!
Amit Shavit presented today his research on peri-implantitis at BIOMAH 2022 in Rome.
September 28, 2022
A new paper
A new paper compares the respective performance of single pixel infrared detectors and high speed IR cameras. As high speed IR cameras are increasingly used, such a comparison is timely.

The paper, co-authored with G. G. Goviazin and A. Shirizly is available (temporarily) on https://rdcu.be/cWtgh
September 21, 2022
Visit of an AFRL/ONR delegation
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Today, we welcomed a joint delegation from AFRL with Dr. M. Gonzales and Dr. Major Swanson, ONR and IMOD to present our collaborative activities aimed at characterizing the impact behavior of a new USAF high strength steel. This is part of our THEOREM project together with our colleagues of U. Carlos 3 of Madrid. The visit comprised a brief description of the main results  so far and a lab. visit.

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September 18, 2022
Biocompatibility of titanium dental implants
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Dr. K. Shemtov-Yona presented our joint research (with A. Shavit) on the issue of biocompatibility of titanium dental implants at PER-IADR Conference in Marseille. The essence of the research consists in identifying the mechano-chemical signature of peri-implantitis by an array of high resolution analysis techniques of retrieved implants.
September 7, 2022
Meeting Dr. Sandra Carolina Cifuentes from Univ. Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid
with Sandra Carolina
August 22, 2022
Let’s welcome Eitan Mehl
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who is joining from the Brakim program for his undergraduate project on bone mechanics
August 3, 2022
A new member in the group, Tamir Albik (Brakim)
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will investigate….shear banding, dynamic fracture and thermomechanical couplings. Welcome!