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Gal Shmuel

Gal Shmuel
Assistant Professor
Full CV
Phone:
+972-77-8871613
Office: 403, DK

Education

  • 2012 - Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • 2009 - M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
  • 2008 - B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Research Interests

  • Smart materials;
  • Dielectric and magnetorheological elastomers;
  • Shape-memory alloys;
  • Polycrystalline plasticity;
  • Composites in finite elasticity;
  • Wave propagation and elastic band-gaps;
  • Wavelet analysis in solid mechanics;

Guest Appointments

  • Post-doctoral scholar, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, Caltech, USA (2012-2014)
  • Visiting scientist, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Italy (2010)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • SES - Society of Engineering Science
  • ESNAM - European Scientific Network for Artificial Muscles

Honors and Awards

  • ICME conference award for outstanding oral presentation by Ph.D. students (2012)
  • Ehud Ben Amitay prize (2012)
  • European EM ECW doctoral scholarship (2010)
  • Paran doctoral fellowship (2010)
  • Graduated with excellence (Magna cum laude), M.Sc., Ben-Gurion university (2009)
  • Graduated with excellence (Summa cum laude), B.Sc., Ben-Gurion university (2008)

  • Shmuel, G., Thorgeirsson, A.T., Bhattacharya, K., Wavelets analysis of microscale strains, Acta Mater., accepted, 2014
  • Shmuel, G., Electrostatically tunable band gaps in finitely extensible dielectric elastomer fiber composites, Int. J. Solids Struct., 50:680-686, 2013
  • Shmuel, G., deBotton, G., Axisymmetric wave propagation in finitely deformed dielectric elastomer tubes, Proc. R. Soc. A, 469, 2013
  • Shmuel, G., deBotton, G., Band-gaps in electrostatically controlled dielectric laminates subjected to incremental shear motions, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 60:1970-1981, 2012
  • Shmuel, G., Gei, M., deBotton, G., The Rayleigh-Lamb wave propagation in dielectric elastomer layers subjected to large deformations, Int. J. Nonlinear Mech., 47:307-316, 2012
  • Shmuel, G., deBotton G., Out-of-plane shear of fiber composites at moderate stretch level, J. Eng. Math., 68:85-97, 2010
  • deBotton, G., Shmuel, G., A new variational estimate for the effective response of hyperelastic composites, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 58:466-483, 2010
  • deBotton, G., Shmuel, G., Mechanics of composites with two families of finitely extensible fibers undergoing large deformations, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 57:1165-1181, 2009