Dr. Elad Priel

Senior researcher

Senior Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering department and head of the Center for Thermo-Mechanics and Failure of Materials at the SCE College of Engineering.

His research focuses on the study of plastic design processes in metals and composite materials, and on the biomechanics of soft and hard tissue.

In studying these fields he also utilizes advanced computational methods and simulations using low and high-order finite element methods.

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Dr. Nir Trabelsi

Senior researcher

Senior Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering department and head of the Center for Thermo-Mechanics and Failure of Materials at the SCE College of Engineering.

His research focuses on the experimental, theoretical and simulation aspects of the computational biomechanics of bones, using finite element methods.

Additional research fields are related to the study of advanced materials and to the application of 3D technology (stratification) in the medical fields.

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Dr. Brigit Mittelman

Senior researcher

Dr. Brigit Mittelman holds a dual Bachelor's degree in Physics and Materials Engineering, a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Brigit is a senior researcher at the Negev Nuclear Research Center and an expert in classical and generalized fracture mechanics. Dr. Mittelman is a research fellow at the Center for Thermo-Mechanics and Failure of Materials.

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Dr. Nissim Nawi

Senior researcher

Dr. Nissim Nawi holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD in Materials Engineering. He is a senior researcher at the Negev Nuclear Research Center and an expert in plastic design processes in metals. Dr. Nawi is a research fellow at the Center for Thermo-Mechanics and Failure of Materials.

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Mr. Michael Ben Haroush

Researcher at the Center

Mr. Michael (Miki) Ben Haroush holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering. He is a senior researcher at the Negev Nuclear Research Center and is currently on research sabbatical at the Center for Thermo-Mechanics and Failure of Materials. Miki is conducting his PhD research at the Center under the dissertation research supervision of Dr. Elad Priel (SCE) and Prof. Roni Shneck (BGU).

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Mr. Moshe Bracha

Laboratory engineer
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Ms. Olga Sinitsky

Advanced degree student

Ms. Olga Sinitsky holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and this year earned her Master’s degree in Green Engineering under the thesis advisors Dr. Elad Priel and Dr. Nir Trabelsi. She is currently conducting her dissertation research for a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Ben-Gurion University, under the dissertation research supervision of Dr. Elad Priel and Prof. Alva Peled. The topic of Olga’s dissertation is micromechanical modeling of reinforced concrete with carbon fiber sheets, taking into consideration fiber anisotropy

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Mr. Nitzan Rom

Advanced degree student

Mr. Nitzan Rom holds a dual Bachelor's degree in Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. He is currently conducting his research for a Master’s degree on the topic of modeling ductile failure in metallic materials, under the research thesis supervision of Dr. Elad Priel (SCE) and Prof. Jacob Bortman (BGU).

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Mr. Moti Kayat

Advanced degree student

Mr. Moti Kayat holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently conducting his research for a Master’s degree on the effect of the deformation rate on the connection strength resulting from thermal bonding processes of metallic components, under the research thesis supervision of Dr. Elad Priel (SCE) and Prof. Jacob Bortman (BGU).

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Mr. David Bleicher

Advanced degree student

Mr. David Bleicher holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently conducting his research for a Master’s degree on the topic of numeric modeling of the mechanical behavior of bones, under the research thesis supervision of Dr. Nir Trabelsi.

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Mr. Aharon Farkash

Advanced degree student

Mr. Aharon Farkash holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. This year he completed his research towards a Master’s degree in Materials Engineering under the research thesis supervision of Dr. Elad Priel (SCE) and Prof. Shmulik Hayun (BGU). Aharon’s research focuses on micromechanical modeling of metal composite materials. Aharon currently works at the Negev Nuclear Research Center and continues to conduct active research at the Center for Thermo-Mechanics and Failure of Material.

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