"No man ever steps in the same river twice"


About: I’m an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tel Aviv University, working in the field of experimental fluid mechanics and heat transfer, focusing on Lagrangian aspects of turbulent flows with additives and minimally intrusive experimental methods. I strongly support open science and open software.

Short bio: originally from Odessa, Urkaine, I started my studies at the Odessa Polytechnic University. In 1991 I moved to Israel and continued towards an engineering degree at the Technion, Haifa. After my masters thesis in dynamics and control at the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, I changed the subject for my Ph.D. in experimental fluid mechanics (at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering) and this topic became my field of research. I like a lot to learn about new things, to develop new experimental methods and mostly to spend time in the lab. See below a brief overview of my career:


  • 1986 - 1991

    Odessa Polytechnic University, Mechanical Engineering

  • 1991-2003

    B.Sc., M.Sc. Ph.D. (Cum Laude) Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

  • 2003-2006

    Postdoc at Institute of Hydromechanics, ETH Zurich

  • 2006 - Today

    Senior Lecturer (tenured 2010), Associate Professor (2011), School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University engineering.tau.ac.il

  • 2006 - Today

    Head of an experimental research laboratory

  • 1998 - Today

    Open Source Particle Image Velocimetry, leading developer openpiv.net

  • 2005 - Today

    Open Source Particle Tracking Velocimetry openptv.net


Wolfson Building room 316
School of Mechanical Engineering
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978, Israel




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