Academic and Professional Experience
- 1976-1981 – Ph.D, California Institute of Technology.
- 1982- Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology.
- 1983-1987 Visiting Scientist, Materials Laboratory, Mechanics and Surface
Interaction Branch, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH, USA.
- 1988 Research Fellow, Division of Materials Science, Johns Hopkins University,
- 1989-1992 Staff Scientist, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology,
- 1992-present – School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of engineering,
Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
- 2005-2006 Visiting Associate, Ceramics Division, U.S. National Institute
of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland.
- 2006-2008 Visiting Associate, Graduate Aeronautical Laboratory, California
Institute of Technology.
- Experimental and analytical aspects of solid mechanics, with special emphasis
on the deformation and fracture of biological structures, composite materials,
and adhesively bonded joints.
See List of publications
- Fracture characteristics of thin-bondline adhesive joints and laminated
composites under mode I, mode II and mode III loading.
- Contact buckling and postbuckling behavior of plate structures, with special
emphasis on delamination in laminated composites.
- Application of moire interferometry to stress concentration problems.
- Indentation fracture in ceramic multilayers.
- Micromechanics of dental fracture.
- Fracture of biological structures
School of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
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