Prof. Robert Levy

Prof. Robert Levy

Professor Levy’s expertise lies in seismic and blast control and mitigation of structures and infrastructures using innovative technologies; risk assessment; cablenets and fabric structures and optimal design. He has held positions at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (10 years), the Technion (23 years) and Rutgers University, NJ (4years) and visiting positions in the US, Italy, Taiwan and Chile. He is a member of several international scientific societies, a licensed structural engineer in Israel, a member of and Israel’s representative to the European Association for Earthquake Engineering

Professor Levy has held many administrative positions and during the years 2013-2019 was the head of the structural engineering department at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Professor Levy has over 190 scientific publications and one book on geometrically nonlinear structures and was the supervisor of more than 30 graduate students


Civil engineering
Full Professor
Be'er Sheva
Be'er Sheva

Be'er Sheva

Katsir(50) / 105


B.Sc.      1972-1976 - Technion - Israel Institute of Technology,

                        Haifa, Israel - Faculty of Civil Engineering.

M.Sc.      1978-1980 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY

                        Department of Civil Engineering.

Ph.D.      1980-1983 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY

                        Department of Civil Engineering.


Geometrically nonlinear shell structures; Cablenets and Fabric Structures
Optimal seismic control of buildings using energy dissipation devices 
Seismic and blast risk assessment 
Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics 
Structural Optimization 



Introduction to Engineering mechanics

Steel Structures

Statics of Structures

Cablenets and Fabric Structures