NitzanZohar-0173-cutOur group research focuses on Mechanics and Physics of Soft Materials.

Our current projects include active materials, instabilities, 3D-printing; bioinspired materials; acoustic metamaterials and wave propagation in soft matter, in general; new actuation mechanisms for soft robotics, failure mechanisms in composite materials. Please read our research page for more details

We are always glad to see people who are interested in our research, and we have new open positionstwo PhD positions and one Master position – as of November 8, 2016. Excellent candidates for a postdoctoral position may be considered.


  • Congratulations to Jian Li for passing his PhD candidacy exam!
  • Congratulations to Slava Slesarenko, and our colleagues Prof. Jacob Aboudi, and Prof. Konstantin Volokh on the paper bio-inspired composites accepted in the International Journal of Mechanical Sciences!
  • Pavel Galich has been awarded the prestigiousMain_header_graduate1 Jacobs Fellowship for Excellence in Research. Congratulations!
  • Congratulations to Pavel Galich for the prestigious Hillel Prize (2017) for Excellence in Research!
  • Congratulations to Artemii Goshkoderia for successfully passing the PhD candidacy exam!
  • Jian Li has been awarded the Fibers2figprestigious Lady Davis Fellowship. Congratulations!
  • Congratulations to Dr. Viacheslav Slesarenko on his paper accepted in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids!
  • Jian Li has joined our group. Welcome!
  • Congratulations to Pavel Galich for his paper acceptedwaves
    in the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids!
  • Dr. Tarkes Dora, a graduate from IIT-Madras, joined our group. Welcome!
  • Pavel Galich has delivered the Merhav Lecture on “Manipulating Wave
    Propagation in Soft Metamaterials via External Stimuli”
  • Pavel Galich has been awarded the Merhav Prize for Merhav-300x169excellence in research. Congratulations Pavel!
  • Congratulations to Pavel Galich on his paper accepted in the International Journal of Solids and Structures!
  • Stephan Rudykh talked  about “Fantastic Materials & Where to Find Them”
    at the Technion Aerospace Discussion Club
  • Dr. Slesarenko presented his new findings on tunable wavy patterns in 3D printed composites at the Society of Engineering Science 52nd Conference at Texas A&M University
  • Pavel Galich has received a travel award to attend the Society of Engineering ses_logoScience 52nd Meeting,Texas A&M University, where Pavel presented his work on new methods for controlling waves in active materials
  • Adi Batan joined our group as a Master student
  • Artemii Goshkoderia joined our group as Ph.D. student
  • Congratulations to Pavel Galich, who has passed successfully his PhD candidacy exam!
  • Congratulations to Pavel Galich on his first paper accepted at Extreme Mechanics Letters
  • Dr. Viacheslav Slesarenko joined our group as a postdoctoral fellow.
  • Stephan Rudykh gave an invited talk at 5th Executive Forum for Innovation on Jan. 13, 2015, Technion Knowledge Center for Innovation
  • Stephan Rudykh talks about our research with Radio Channel 2 (Reshet Bet) “6 with Anat Dolev” on Jan. 4, 2015 (Listen starting 30:00)
  • Stephan Rudykh has been awarded by the prestigious Horev Fellowship – Leaders in Science and Technology, bestowed by Taub Foundation
  • Pavel Galich delivered a talk at the Israel Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ISTAM) Symposium held on Dec. 21, 2014 at Tel Aviv University
  • Stephan Rudykh gave an invited talk read more
  • Pavel Galich joined our group as a Ph.D. student
  • A story about our work at MIT news read more