Lecturer in Applied Mathematics | Cardiff University

Since September 2016 | School of Mathematics | Cardiff UK

Research Affiliate | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

June 2016 – January 2020 | Department of Mathematics | Cambridge MA

Visiting Assistant Professor | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Sept. 2015 – June 2016 | Department of Mathematics | Cambridge MA

  • Experimental and theoritical research on waveguides (host: Prof. John W.M. Bush).

 

Chair, Professional Development Committee | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Sept. 2014 – Oct. 2015 | MIT Postdoctoral Association | Cambridge MA

  • Increasing awareness on the importance of strategic career planning, professional goals, and identifying career opportunities.

  • Promote research through grants and awards.

  • Organize networking and professional orientation sessions, along with career-building workshop.

 

Lecturer | The Hatter Department of Marine Technologies | University of Haifa

October 2014 – September 2016 | Leon H.Charney School of Marine Science | Haifa

  • Externally funded fellowship and research grant.

  • Co-coordinator of the UH-WHOI programme - a joint competitive postdoctoral programme between

    the University of Haifa and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. 

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

July 2014 – Aug. 2015 | Department of Mechanical Engineering| Cambridge MA

  • Developing a general mathematical model for the nonlinear interaction of triad resonance between acoustic and gravity waves in collaboration with Prof Triantaphyllous Akylas.

  • Conducting research on high frequency acoustic signatures in collaboration with Prof Walter Munk and Dr. Bill Farrell.

 

Visiting Scientist | Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

July 2013 – July 2014 | Department of Mechanical Engineering | Cambridge MA

  • Proved the existence of triad resonance in the gravity/acoustic wave family

  • Revisited the pioneering work of Longuet-Higgins on wave motion in a compressible fluid, and provided a general solution

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate | Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

April 2010 – August 2013 | Civil and Environmental Engineering | Haifa

  • Studied compressible water waves and developed a model for the early detection of Tsunami

  • Investigated power-wave harvesting in deep ocean

  • Provided a solution for predicting slug pulsation frequency in multiphase flow in pipelines

 

Visiting Scholar | UC San Diego | Scripps Institute of Oceanography

April 2013 – June 2013 | Mechanical and Aerospace Eng. | La Jolla, CA

  • Studied the effect of acoustic-gravity waves on microorganisms (host: Prof Eric Lauga).

  • Started an ongoing collaboration with Prof Walter Munk and Dr Bill Farrell. Inspired and encouraged by Walter Munk, I discovered that acoustic-gravity may cause deep ocean currents, a mechanism that has never been considered before.

 

Lecturer of Fluid Mechanics | Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

October 2010 – February 2012 | Civil and Environmental Engineering |Haifa

  • Gave lectures for a group of ca. 150 undergraduate students. I've restructured and designed, together with my teaching assistants, the fluid mechanics course with emphasis on active learning. In order to achieve active learning, I've included a number of short exciting experiments to demonstrate various fluid mechanics phenomena, where volunteering students participated in some. I particularly like challenging students with counter-intuitive problems, which trigger their curiosity, combined with discussions that lead the students to the threshold of their own minds.

 

Postdoctoral Research Associate | Delft University of Technology

January 2010 – April 2010 | Multi-Scale Physics | The Netherlands

  • Developed a novel methodology on reducing the length of liquid slugs in gas-liquid horizontal pipelines

 

PhD Research Associate | Delft University of Technology

October 2005 – October 2009 | Multi-Scale Physics | The Netherlands

  • Developed mathematical models to predict two phase flow patterns in horizontal pipelines

  • Gave consultation to users committee from the oil and gas industry and other related businesses (Shell, TNO & DSM) and dealt with senior management of these corporations

  • Served as a member of the JMBC Doctorate candidates committee, for professional development

 

Visiting Researcher | Norwegian University of Science and Technology

2007 – 2007 | Department of Energy and Process Engineering | Trondheim

  • Carried out and experimental work to identify sub-regimes in the slug flow regime map

 

Research & Tutor Assistant | Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

October 2002 – June 2005 | Faculty of Aerospace Engineering | Haifa

  • Investigated the forces and moments between two slender bodies moving in close proximity

  • Tutored "Computerized Engineering Drafting’ & ‘Engineering Drawing’, at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

 

Experience
 

BIOGRAPHY

2009 | Ph.D in Multi-Scale Physics | Delft University of Technology

2005 | M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering | Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

2002 | B.Sc. (Hons) in Aerospace Engineering | Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

1997 | Matriculation certificate | I.A.S.A. - Israel Arts & Science Academy​ | Jerusalem

Education
 

2015 - 2017 | The Council for Higher Education | Fellowship and research grant for selected excellent young scientist (ca. $200,000)

 

2014 - 2015 | MIT-Technion Fellowship

 

2010 - 2013 | Postdoctoral Fellowship (Technion IIT, Israel)

2010 | Top Talent Technology book: “Simon Stevin Gezel” (STW, The Netherlands)
2007 | ENGAS visiting researcher (NTNU, Norway)
2005 | Song of the year, “Some love” (international)
2002 – 2005 | Excellence Awards in M.Sc. & Graduate Scholarship (full tuition) (Technion IIT, Israel)

2001 – 2002 | Best B.Sc. final project (GPA 99/100) | The flying Scorpion (Technion IIT, Israel)
1998 – 2002 | Excellence Awards in B.Sc. & Undergraduate Scholarships (Technion IIT, Israel)
2001 | Excellence Award in the Symphonic Orchestra and Choir of the Technion (Israel)
2001 | 1st Prize in “The Young Creative Competition” (Technion IIT, Israel)
2000 | The "Best Employee" reward, Dow Chemicals (Germany)
1999 | The “Ilan Sterenburg” Award (Music & Aerospace Engineering) (Technion IIT, Israel)
1994 | Top ~20 selected for the science discipline at I.A.S.A. (Israel Arts and Science Academy)
1994 | Top ~15 selected for the arts discipline at I.A.S.A.
1992 | Selected to attend “The Science” summer school, Weizmann Institute (Israel)
1986 – 1994 | Excellence Awards in Mathematics

Awards & Grants
 

BIOGRAPHY

MATLAB (main)

MAPLE

C/C++ (basic)

MATHEMATICA

MAST

SOLID WORKS

FLUENT (basic)

 

Skills

Arabic

English

Hebrew

Dutch

Languages