​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Yossef Hodara Hatzor

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​Dr. Sam and Edna Lemkin Professor of Rock Mechanics

Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
P.O.B.653
Beer-Sheva, 84105
ISRAEL
 
Tel: 972-8-6472621
Fax: 972-8-6472997
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​ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
B.Sc.
1985
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dept. of Geology
M.Sc.
1988
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dept. of Geology
M.S.
1990
University of California, Berkeley
Dept. of Civil Engineering
Ph.D.
1992
University of California, Berkeley
Dept. of Civil Engineering

 
Advisor: Prof. R. E. Goodman

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Discontinuous Deformation Analysis in Rock Mechanics Practice.jpgRESEARCH INTERESTS 
Geological eng ineering and rock mechanics; Mechanical behavior of intact rock and rock discontinuities; Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA); Block theory; Stability of rock slopes and underground openings 


MAJOR PROFESSIONAL FUNCTIONS
Associate Editor (since 2020): Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering​
Chair (2013-2017), Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences, BGU 
Co-President (2011-​2019): ISRM DDA Commission
Editorial Board (2009-2019): Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering
​​Editorial Board (since 2005): International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 
Founding President (2001-2014): Israel Rock Mechanics Association (ISRM-NG)
President (2004-5): Geological Society of Israel​

  
​AWARDS AND HONORS
2016 - BGU Rector Award for Excellence in Teaching.
2012 - Visiting Professorship for senior international scientists, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
2011 - Dean of BGU Natural Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence in Research.
2011 – American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA) Applied Rock Mechanics Award.
2011 – BGU Rector Award for Exc​​ellence in Teaching.
​2010 – Dean of BGU Natural Sciences Faculty Citation for Excellence in Teaching.
2007 - Appointed as the Dr. Sam and Edna Lemkin Chair in Rock Mechanics by BGU Senate.
2006 - Dean of BGU Natural Sciences Faculty Citation for Excellence in Teaching.
2003 - Shamshar Prakash Foundation Award for Excellence in the Practice: for Significant Contribution to Geotechnical Engineering. 
2000 - Israel Mineral Science and Engineering Association award: for innovative research in geological engineering and for promotin​g geological engineering in Israel.​