1966 – Ph.D., Engineering, Brown University, Providence RI, USA
Fluid mechanics and heat and mass transfer.
Rotating fluid dynamics.
Heat and mass transfer in material processing.
Radiation gas dynamics.
Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH (1976, 1989)
Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ (1981-82, 1988-89)
Lecturer on Mechanical Engineering and Research Fellow in Combustion Aerodynamics, Division of Engineering and Applied Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge MA (1966-67)
Mechanical Engineer, Israel Ministry of Defence (1957-61)
Public Professional Activities
Senior Vice President, Technion (1995-96)
Vice President for Academic Affairs (1991-94)
Vice President for Research (1983-86)
Dean of Graduate School (1978-80)
Dean, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (1973-75, 1990)
Membership in Professional Societies
Honors and Awards
Fellow of ASME
E. Armon, Y. Zvirin, G. Laufer and A. Solan, “Metal drilling with a CO2 laser beam. I. Theory”, J. Appl. Phys., Vol. 65, No. 12, pp. 4995-5002, (1989).
P.Z. Bar-Yoseph, A. Solan, R. Hillen and K.G. Roesner, “Taylor vortex flow between eccentric coaxial rotating spheres”, Phys. Fluids A, Vol. 2, No. 9, pp. 1564-1573, (1990).
M. Toren, M. Ungarish, G. Pinchuk and A. Solan, “Centrifugal convection due to mass transfer near a rotating disk at high Schmidt numbers”, J. Applied Mech., Vol. 58, pp. 566-571, (1991).
E. Armon, Y. Zvirin and A. Solan, “Numerical simulation of metal drilling with a CO2 laser beam”, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B, Vol. 19, pp. 85-104, (1991).
P.Z. Bar-Yoseph, K.G. Roesner and A. Solan, “Vortex breakdown in the polar region between rotating spheres”, Phys. Fluids A, Vol. 4, No. 8, pp. 1677-1686, (1992).
A. Arkadyev, P.Z. Bar-Yoseph, A. Solan and K.G. Roesner, “Thermal effects on axisymmetric vortex breakdown in a spherical gap”, Phys. Fluids A, Vol. 5, No. 5, pp. 1211-1223, (1992).
S.R. Bodner, J. Singer, A. Solan and Z. Hashin (eds.), Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 1992, Proc. Eighteenth International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Haifa, Israel, August 1992, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, (1993).
A.Yu. Gelfgat, P.Z. Bar-Yoseph and A. Solan, “Stability of confined swirling flow with and without vortex breakdown”, J. Fluid Mech., Vol. 311, pp. 1-36, (1996).
A.Yu. Gelfgat, P.Z. Bar-Yoseph and A. Solan, “Steady states and oscillatory instability of swirling flow in a cylinder with rotating top and bottom”, Phys. Fluids, Vol. 8, No. 10, pp. 2614-2625, (1996).