​Hebrew University of Jerusalem
​Dept. of Geology
​Hebrew University of Jerusalem
​Dept. of Geology
​University of California, Berkeley
Dept. of Civil Engineering
​University of California, Berkeley​​
Advisor: Prof. R. E. Goodman​
​Dept. of Civil Engineering


Geological eng​ineering and rock mechanics​

Mechanical behavior of intact rock and rock discontinuities​

​Block theory and Discontinuous Deformation Analysis (DDA)

Stability of rock slopes and underground openings 


Associate Editor (since 2020): Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering​

Chair (2013-2017), Dept. of Geological and Envir​​onmental Sciences, BGU 

Co-President (2011-​2019): ISRM DDA Commission

Editorial Board (since 2009): 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): G​eological Society of Israel​


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.

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Department of Earth​ and Environmental Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, P.O.B.653 ,Beer-Sheva, 84105, ISRAEL