I am an associate professor in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, studying aeroelastic phenomena. I graduated from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion, 1992, and received my Ph.D. in 1999. Following two years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech, I returned to the Technion in October 2001 as a faculty member.
My research focuses on Computational Aeroelasticity (CA), the study of aeroelastic phenomena using high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and structural finite-elements (FE) models. I have been developing and using CA tools in the past 15 years. Aeroelstic topics that my students and myself currently study include the transonic buffet phenomenon and aeroelastic responses in buffet conditions, aeroelastic response of membrane wings in low Reynolds numbers, and gust responses in both high and low flight speeds, and in high angles of attack. With CA tools we study complex phenomena of realistic configurations in complex, nonlinear flow conditions, and develop engineering tools for aircraft structural analysis and design.