I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Responsive Biomaterials Laboratory in The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University.
I work on mechanics of responsive materials (including liquid crystal elastomers and shape memory alloys). I am interested in the use of experimental techniques to study phase-transforming materials for the development of various applications including sensors, actuators and deployment devices. I believe that strong scientific arguments arise from the support of experimental results by physically based theoretical models.
I completed my Ph.D. in Prof. Doron Shilo’s Laboratory for Nano and Micro Mechanics of Materials at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. 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.
SPring-8 radiation facility, Japan
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.
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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