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I completed my B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Ben-Gurion University. Where I also served as an undergraduate research assistant in BGU’s Shock Tube Laboratory, where I worked on simulating small-scale explosions to study blast mitigation strategies and improve safety assessments.
As a graduate student, I studied the interaction of shock waves with porous media. I developed a macroscopic analysis approach rather than the microscopic one commonly used by others, enabling me to discover universal shock wave mitigation characteristics common to various porous materials. These results led to developing new models that helped answer numerous questions on the fundamental nature of shock–porous medium interaction. During my graduate studies, I participated in various studies, including shock-structure interaction, shock wave reflection phenomena, and blast-induced traumatic brain injuries.
Before joining the Technion, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, where I studied high-speed transient phenomena in fluid mechanics, particularly the origins of cavitation in fast flows (rapid formation of vapor cavities in liquids due to pressure decrease). This causes noise, vibrations, efficiency loss, and structural damage in many engineering applications. I also studied the transient separation mechanism of oil and water occurring when oil is released from an underwater oil spill and rises to the surface to improve the fundamental understanding of the evolution of oil spills that devastate marine wildlife.