Gal ShmuelPrincipal Investigator

passport_webB.Sc., Summa cum Laude, 2008, Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University; M.Sc. Magna cum Laude, 2009; Ph.D., 2012, with Prof. Gal deBotton; Post-Doctoral associate at the California Institute of Technology with Prof. Kaushik Bhattacharya for two years, before joining the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, as an assistant Professor. (CV)



Yotam ZiserM.Sc. student

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Technion, 2013. Yotam conducts an experimental study of mechanical wave propagation in thin dielectric elastomer sheets. In particular, he explores the effect of bias electromechanical fields on the way in which elastic waves disperse.

René Pernas-SalomónPostdoctoral scholar


Ph.D., Physics, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Mexico. René works on the development of stable numerical methods to solve governing equations of different periodic systems and heterostructures, as well as the dynamic homogenization of composites.


Ben LustigM.Sc. student


Ben investigates metamaterial and universal properties which composites exhibit in the context of elastic wave propagation.




  • Roey Getz—former M.Sc. student, now naval officer
  • Hani Goldblat—former B.Sc. student, now engineer at Medtronic
  • Eliana Bortot—former Postdoctoral scholar, now Postdoctoral scholar at UCSD