News & Events

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.
July 4, 2021
Warm congratulations to Dr. Zev Lovinger and colleagues for the impressive paper!
July 4, 2021
A Shear Compression Specimen
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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.)

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July 1, 2021
The DFL group is delighted to welcome a new recruit: Tair David
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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.

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