“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he is one who asks the right questions.”

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Hello, I’m Asaf. I am currently striving towards my Ph.D. degree in Prof. Doron Shilo’s Laboratory for Nano and Micro Mechanics of Materials at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

I work on mechanics of materials, studying the martensitic phase transformations in shape memory alloys (SMA). Recently, I have been interested in the use of experimental techniques to evaluate the rate of phase transformation in poly-crystalline materials, and the discovery of kinetic relations in both single-crystal and poly-crystalline SMA. I also believe that strong scientific arguments arise from the support of experimental results by physically based theoretical models.

My M.Sc. (2015–2018) at the Grand Technion Energy Program (GTEP), was supervised by Assoc. Prof. Guy Ramon, as a member of the Water & Energy Technologies (WET) Laboratory. Previously (2011–2015), I was an undergraduate student of Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion. I’m originally from Tel Aviv, Israel.

Events

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Our Review paper on high-rate actuation of shape memory alloys on the cover of “Actuators” (Vol 10. 2021).

SPring-8 radiation facility, Japan

Research Day, MEch. Eng.


Current Research

Experiments we performed at a top synchrotron radiation facility in Japan uncover three stages of the transformation in polycrystalline NiTi wires. The dominant stage involves the propagation of a newly reported phase boundary that has high specific energy but provides an extremely fast transformation.

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Hydraulic fracturing and the production of hydrocarbons from fractured wells yield fluid wastewater that must be managed carefully. My M.Sc. research explored the behaviour of fluid-filled networks consisting of repeatedly bifurcating channels, with elastic boundaries as they relax from a pre-strained state, generating a back-flow of the fluid within each channel.

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My Work

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My skills include programming (mostly MATLAB), data analysis, mathematical modelling, experimental design and getting things done.

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About Me

A constantly curious mind, seeking new discoveries every single day. Fascinated by both nature and the human-nature alike.

Highly motivated to learn as much as I can about the world around me.

A languages fanatic, science geek, music freak and always trying to hold both ends of that stick.

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Laboratory for micro and nano mechanics of materials,
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, 3200003
Israel

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