Group

 

AMIR GAT – PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (FULL CV)

B.Sc. Technion, 2005 (summa  cum laude). From 2005 till 2010, special track PhD, Technion. From 2010 to 2012, postdoctoral researcher CalTech (GALCIT). Currently Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

NADAV ZEMAH – LAB ENGINEER

B.Sc. Ben Gurion, 2014 (cum laude). M.E. Technion, 2019.
From 2014 till 2018, R&D and Mold Engineer, Keter Plastic Ltd.
From 2018 till 2020, R&D and Product Engineer, Chromagen Ltd.

DR. ANNA ZIGELMAN – RESEARCHER

PhD in Applied Math. in the Technion. Postdoc fellow in Chem. Eng. Departement. Currently, she is a researcher working on shape morphing of shells.

 

DR. DOTAN ILSSAR – POSTDOC

ilssaB.Sc. Technion, 2012 (Cum laude). PhD, Technion, 2017. Currently a Postdoctoral fellow, researching the subject of “Producing local and global deformations on one, and two-dimensional elements, embedded with nonlinear, multistable fluidic networks”.

 

 

DR. SHAI ELBAZ – POSTDOC

YONATHAN ACHACHE - LAB ENGINEERB.Sc. Technion, 2005 (summa cum laude). From 2005 till 2013 Design Engineer, Elbit Systems Ltd., UAS (Silver Arrow). Ph.D. Technion, 2018. Currently postdoctoral researcher researching the subject of “Creating complex deformation patterns and increasing effective rigidity of elastic plates and shells via viscous flows in complex internal channel networks.” Description of Shai’s research can be found here.

ISRAEL GABAY – Ph.D. STUDENT

B.Sc. Technion 2018 (summa cum laude). Works on “Theoretical and experimental investigation of elastic deformations driven by dielectrophoretic forces.”  (co-supervision with Moran Bercovici)

 

 

BENNY GAMMUS

POSTDOC

B.Sc. Technion 2012 (summa cum laude). M.Sc. Technion 2013 (cum laude). Served in the IAF as an UAV platform officer. Currently Ph.D. 2020 researching the subject of “Dynamic locomotion of soft robots actuated by embedded fluidic networks.” (co-supervised with Yizhar Or)

LIOR SALEM – Ph.D. STUDENT

WhatsApp Image 2017-09-18 at 17.09.04B.Sc. BGU 2012. Currently direct Ph.D. student in Technion Autonomous Systems Program (TASP). Working on the subject “Dynamics of soft robots based on embedded fluidic networks.”  (co-supervised with Yizhar Or)

PETER BREITMAN – Ph.D. STUDENT

B.Sc. Technion 2015 (Cum Laude). M.Sc. Technion 2016, on: “Development of Clear Dry Biomimetic Adhesive”, Currently Ph.D. student working on the subject of: “Viscous Peeling of Elastic Solids”.

 

OFEK PERETZ – Ph.D. STUDENT

B.Sc. Technion 2016 (summa  cum laude). Student in the Reamim excellence program. Working on theoretical studies on the subject of: “Aeroelasticity of morphing structures.”

ERAN BEN-HAIM – Ph.D. STUDENT

B.Sc. Technion 2016.  Working on the subject of: “Dynamics of two-legged flat soft robots powered by Embedded Fluid-Filled Parallel-Channel networks.” (co-supervision with Yizhar Or)

MICHAEL PUKSHANSKY – M.Sc. STUDENT

B.Sc. Technion 2014 (Cum Laude). From 2012 till 2018, R&D Mech. engineer, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. Student in Technion Autonomous Systems Program (TASP), co-advised by Yizhar Or. Working on the subject of: “Actuation by chain of Bi-stable elements”

NETANEL CHEN – Ph.D. STUDENT

B.Sc. Technion 2016. M.Sc. Technion 2018. Working on the subject of: “Viscous-elastic impact mitigiation.”

 

 

ELDAR ZAKHARIN – M.Sc. STUDENT

B.Sc. Technion 2019 (Brakim excellence program). Working on the subject of: “Numerical and experimental study of morphing wing skins”.

 

 Previous Group Members

  • Evgeniy Boyko, Ph.D. student, 2015-2020 (Currently Postdoc @ Princeton)
  • Yoav Matia, Ph.D. student, 2014-2019 (Currently Postdoc @ Cornell, Thesis, website)
  • Lior Goldstein, M.Sc. student (external), 2014-2019.
  • Shai Elbaz, Ph.D. student, 2014-2018
  • Arie Tulchinsky, Ph.D. student, 2014-2018 (Currently Researcher @ Kamag)
  • Netanel Chen, M.Sc. student, 2016-2018
  • Amit Vurgaft, M.Sc. student, 2016-2017
  • Itai Sarig, M.Sc. student, 2015-2017
  • Hila Jacob, M.Sc. student, 2014-2016
  • Yonathan Friedman, M.Sc. student, 2014-2016
  • Tsah Elimellech, M.Sc. student, 2014-2016
  • Yonathan Achache, M.Sc. student, 2014-2016
  • Roei Elfassi, M.Sc. student, 2014-2016
  • Yoav Green, Postdoc, 2015-2016.
  • Max Linshits, M.Sc. student, 2012-2014
  • Allaka Himabindu, M.Sc. student, 2013-2014
There are open positions for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.