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Name
  
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2027Aram YakobyPh. D.

​Time dependent behavior of geological hydrogen storage capacity

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2025Ron GiladM.Sc.

Mechanical behavior of Mt. Sopus chalks for geological waste storage
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2023Aviv ArieliM. Sc.

​Fault roughness and induced seismicity

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2023Eli HeymanPh. D.

​Laboratory investigations of geological materials subjected to high impact loads (Tentative title) (Jointly with Prof. Oren Sadot, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, BGU).​

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2023Eliaz IshayM. Sc.

​Sliding instabilities in rock interfaces

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2023Michal HazizM. Sc.

​Geomechanical characterization of the Hazeva Fm. (Jointly with Dr. Shmulik Pinkert, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, BGU) 

2022Doron MoradPh. D.

Influence of shear rate on roughness evolution in rock joints. (Jointly with Dr. Amir Sagy, Geological Survey of Israel). Recipient of the 2021 Asaf Gur Memorial award for outstanding PhD thesis.

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2021Aram Yaa’kobiM. Sc.

​Analytical and numerical investigation of deep underground openings for geological radioactive waste disposal in Yamin Plane. (Jointly with Dr. Shmulik Pinkert, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, BGU). 

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2021Tom GabrieliM. Sc.

​Architectural and Geometrical Properties of Faults: Case Studies in the Dead Sea Basin (Jointly with Dr. Amir Sagy, Geological Survey of Israel). 

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2021Yair GordinPh. D.

​Remote Detection of Thermal Maturation in Source-Rocks Using Seismic Anisotropy. (Jointly with Prof. Harold Vinegar, BGU and Dr. Anat Canning, Emerson – Paradigm Geophysical).


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2019Dekel LeviM. Sc.

​Creep potential of Clay soil in coastal plain of southern Israel. (Jointly with Dr. Ronnie Kamai, Dept. of Structural Engineering, BGU)

2019Omri ShitritPh. D.

Poroelasticity of organic rich chalks. (Jointly with Prof. Shimon Feinstein and Prof. Harold Vinegar, BGU). Recipient of the 2016 Asaf Gur Memorial award for outstanding PhD thesis.
Selected as author of one of the “best papers” by the 50th US Rock Mechanics conference scientific committee - ARMA. 
right-arrow.png​ Scientist: Delek NG. 
Omri Shitrit PhD

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2018Nahum KazazM. Sc.

Modeling rockbolt response to rockbursts with DDA. 
Nahum Kazaz MSc

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2018Yuval KeissarM. Sc.

Numerical study of the thermally-induced wedging ratcheting mechanism with 3DEC. (Jointly with Dr. Dagan Bakun-Mazor, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering).

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​​ Yuval Keissar MSc​ ​

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2016Aviran FeldheimM. Sc.

Physical modeling of the wedging-ratcheting mechanics. (Jointly with Dr. Dagan Bakun-Mazor, Sami Shamoon College of Engineering). 
Aviran Feldheim MSc

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2015Nir BadtM. Sc.

Role of normal stress constraints on roughness evolution through shear (jointly with Dr. Amir Sagy, Geological Survey of Israel). 

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​​​Nir Badt​​​ MSc.

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2015Omri ShitritM. Sc.

Mechanical and petrophysical behavior of oil shale formations from the Judean Plains, Israel (Jointly with Prof. Shimon Feinstein, BGU and Dr. Harold Vinegar, IEI)​

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2015Ravit ZeligM. Sc.

Numerical modeling of wave propagation through discontinuous media with implications to rock bursts.
Ravit Zelig​​​​ MSc.

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2013Gony Yagoda-BiranPh. D.

Seismic Hazard Analysis using the Numerical DDA Method. Recipient of the 2013 Asaf Gur Memorial award for outstanding PhD thesis. Recipient of the 2011 American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) Applied Rock Mechanics Research Award (jointly with Y. Hatzor and R. Kamai).
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Gony Yagoda-Biran PhD.

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2013Guy DavideskoM. Sc.

​Evolution of surface roughness through shear (jointly with Dr. Amir Sagi, Geological Survey of Israel). 

Guy Davidesko​ MSc.​​​

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2013Ksenia BisnovatM. Sc.

Mechanical and petrophysical behavior of oil shale formations from the Judean Plains, Israel (Jointly with Prof. Shimon Feinstein, BGU).
Ksenia Bisnovat​​ MSc.

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2013Yael RosenthalM. Sc.

Deducing seismic risk from structural failures in masonry arches below the old city of Jerusalem. 
Yael Rosenthal​ MSc.

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2012Elchannan LivneM.Sc.

​Evaluation of the liquefaction potential along the Dead-Sea western shores – Regional screening and geotechnical analysis of two boreholes (Jointly with Dr. Amos Salomon, GSI).

​​Elchannan Livne​​​ MSc.

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2012Yuval TalM. Sc.

Modeling the excavation sequence with the numerical Manifold Method (NMM). 

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Yuval Tal​​​​ MSc.

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2011Dagan Bakun-MazorPh .D.

Environmentally controlled, multi scale, dynamic behavior of rock masses. (Jointly with Prof. Steven Glaser, UC Berkeley). 

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Dagan Bakun-Mazor ​Ph.D

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2011Omer BiranM. Sc.

Rate and State friction experiments in direct shear. (Jointly with Dr. Alon Ziv, BGU, now at TAU). 
Omer Biran​ MSc.

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2009Ilia WainshteinPh. D.

A model for bearing capacity of pile/rock interfaces based on direct shear tests, in situ load tests, and numerical analyses.

right-arrow.png​ Senior Geotechnical Engineer: Wood Corporation, Canada. 
Ilia Wainshtein ​​Ph.D.​

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2008Dagan Bakun-MazorM. Sc.

Modeling mechanical layering in discontinuous rock masses for deformation analysis. Recipient of the 2008 Asaf Gur Memorial award for outstanding MSc. Thesis. 
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2008Gabriele MonacisM. Sc.

​Discrete element modeling of jointed beams (Jointly with Professor Giovanni Barla, Politecnico di Torino). Thesis submitted to Dept. of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino.​

2008Gony Yagoda-BiranM. Sc.

Seismic hazard estimation along eastern margins of sea of Galilee by back analysis of seismically induced natural and structural failures. (Jointly with Drs. R. Amit and O. Katz, Geological Survey of Israel). Recipient of the 2008 Geological Society of Israel award for outstanding MSc. Thesis. 
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Gony Yagoda-Biran​ MSc.

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2006Itay OrianM. Sc.

Mechanical properties of loess soils from the southern coastal plain, Israel.​

Itay Orian MSc.

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2006Ronnie KamaiM. Sc.

Estimation of historical seismic ground-motions of structural failures in archeological sites. (Jointly with Dr. S. Marco, Tel Aviv University). Recipient of the 2005 Geological Society of Israel award for outstanding MSc. thesis. Recipient of the 2011 American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) Applied Rock Mechanics Research Award (jointly with Y. Hatzor and G. Yagoda Brian). 
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Ronnie Kamai MSc.

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2005Carola EirmermacherM. Sc.

Stability of high span openings in discontinuous rock: case history – Zedekiah's cave, Jerusalem

Carola Eirmermacher​ MSc.
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2005Dikla HadadM. Sc.

Comparison between lattice-preferred orientation of calcite (LPO) and mechanical anisotropy in chalks. (Jointly with Prof. H. Kish, BGU)​

2005Shlomy ManorM. Sc.

​The influence of grain contact geometry on the mechanical behavior of sedimentary rocks. (Jointly with Dr. V. Palchik, BGU)​

Shlomy Manor MSc.

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2004Ilia WainshteinM. Sc.

Liquefaction potential of the Southern coastal plain, Israel. 

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Ilia Wainshtein MSc.

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2004Michael TsesarskyPh. D.

Stability of underground openings in stratified and jointed rock.

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2001Boaz SaltzmanM. Sc.

Possible correlatio​n between mechanical layer's joint spacing and its rock mechanical properties. (Jointly with Prof. Y. Eyal, BGU)​

1999Michael TsesarskyM. Sc.

Stability of underground openings in jointed chalks: a case study from the bell-shaped caverns, Bet-Guvrin national park. Recipient of the 2000 Geological Society of Israel award for outstanding MSc. Thesis. 
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1997Alon ZurM. Sc.

Influence of texture and grain size on ultimate strength of dolomites.​

1997Eli P. HeymanM. Sc.

Mechanical behaviour of Mt. Sedom rock salt. Recipient of the 1998 Israel Mineral Science and Engineering Association award for outstanding MSc. Thesis.
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1997Moshe LevineM. Sc.

Slope stability analysis by back calculation of plane failure in Arad open pit mine.​

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1997Ron BenariM. Sc.

Stability of underground openings in jointed chalky rock: a case study from Tel Beer-Sheva national park ​

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1996Ehud GavishM. Sc.

Evaluation of empirical classification methods (Q, RMR) for tunneling in bedded rock: lessons from the Giloh tunnels, Jerusalem. (Jointly with Dr. Y. Arkin, Geological Survey of Israel)
Ehud Gavish MSc.