member-academic-staff Daniel Rittel Professor Full CV Phone: +972-77-8873261 Fax: +972-77-8875711 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 223, DK Website: http://rittel.net.technion.ac.il/ CV Selected Publications The Zandman Chair in Experimental Mechanics Deputy Senior Vice President, Technion Education 1979 - B.Sc., Materials Engineering, Ben Gurion University, Beer-Sheba. 1983 - M.Sc., Materials Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 1988 - Ph.D., Materials Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Research Interests Experimental Mechanics. Fracture mechanics (static and dynamic, damage). Mechanical properties of materials. Mechanical metallurgy. Failure analysis of materials & mechanical systems. Geophysics. Guest Appointments Visiting Associate, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (2000-present) Visiting Research Scientist in Centre des Materiaux - Ecole des Mines de Paris (2001) Research Scientist in LMS Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (1991-1994) Postdoctoral Associate in Yale University, New Haven (1989-1990) Lecturer in Betzalel Academy of Arts, Jerusalem (1983-1988) Public Professional Activities Head, Material Mechanics Center Dynamic Fracture Laboratory (www.technion.ac.il/~merittel) Membership in Professional Societies ASME EUROMECH ESIS ISTAM SEM Honors and Awards Chair of Excellence, University Carlos III, Madrid (6 months, 2011-2012) Lt. Gen. A. Peled Research Fund for armor related subjects, 2009. Clark B. Millikan Chair, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (2006-2007) A. Goldberg research prize, 2002. A.S. Tetelman Fellowship, 1983. D. Rittel, P. Landau and A. Venkert, (2008), "Dynamic recrystallization as a potential cause for adiabatic shear failure", Physical Review Letters, 101 (16), 165501. A. Neuberger, S. Peles and D. Rittel, "Springback of circular clamped armor steel plates subjected to spherical air-blast loading ", (2009), Int. J. Impact Engng, 36, 53-60. P. Landau, A. Venkert and D. Rittel, (2010), "Microstructural aspects of adiabatic shear failure in annealed Ti6Al4V, Metallurgical and Material Transactions A, 41(2), 389-396. A. Belenky, I. Bar-On and D. Rittel, (2010), "Static and dynamic fracture of transparent nanograined alumina", J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 58, 484-501. D. Rittel and S. Osovski, (2010), "Dynamic failure by adiabatic shear banding", invited paper, Int. J. Fracture, 162, 177-185. M. Dolinski, D. Rittel and A. Dorogoy, (2010), "Modeling dynamic shear failure from energy considerations", J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 58, 1759-1775.