מיכאל שפירא

מיכאל שפירא
פרופסור אמריטוס
פרופסורים אמריטי וחברי סגל בגמלאות
חדר: 322, DK

Harry Oppenheimer Chair of Engineering


  • 1974 - M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnical Institute of Leningrad (with honors), USSR.
  • 1984 - Ph.D., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion - I.I.T.

Research Interests

  • Aerosol mechanics and air filtration.
  • Aerosol measurements
  • Two-phase flows, gas particle systems.
  • Transport and dispersion in porous media.
  • Mechanics of bulk solid and granular materials.
  • Macrotransport processes (Generalized Taylor dispersion theory).
  • Analytical methods in transport phenomena.
  • Transport of contaminants in groundwater flows.
  • Flow, heat and mass transfer in porous materials.
  • Thermophysical properties and heat transfer in porous ceramic materials.

Guest Appointments

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT, Cambridge, U.S.A. (1984-1986)
  • Visiting Scientist, LPTM, CNRS, Chasseneuil du Poitou, France (1993-1994)

Industrial Experience

  • Research Engineer, IMI, Haifa (1979-1980)

Public Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board of Journal of Aerosol Science
  • Editorial Board of Journal of Multiphase Flow
  • International Aerosol Research Assembly, Deputy

Membership in Professional Societies

  • German Association for Aerosol Research, GAeF
  • Israeli Association for Aerosol Research

Honors and Awards

  • Aaron Gutwirth Award, 1982. Bantrel Foundation Fellowship, MIT, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A. (1984-1986)
  • Igal Alon Foundation Fellowship (1986-1989)
  • Bat-Sheva Fellowship, 1988-1990. Ray and Miriam Klein Research Award (1991)
  • CNRS Research Fellowship, France (1993-1994)
  • Marian Smoluchowski Award in Aerosol Science (1995)

  • A. Pistiner and M. Shapiro, "A model for moving interface in a coastal aquifer", Water Resource Res. 29 (2) 329-340, (1993).
  • E. Litovsky and M. Shapiro, "Effective thermophysical properties of porous ceramic materials in wide ranges of temperature and gas pressure. Part 1. Dense ceramics with porosity below 30%" J. American Ceramic Society 75, 3425-3439, (1992).
  • M. Shapiro and P.M. Adler, "Coupled transport of multicomponent species in porous media" J. Engineering Math. 31, 357-378, (1997).
  • E. Gavze and M. Shapiro, "Hydrodynamic torques and forces acting on nonspherical particles in a shear flow in the vicinity of a solid wall", Int. Jour. Multiphase flow 23, 155-182, (1997).
  • I. Fedina, E. Litovsky, M. Shapiro and A. Shavit, "Thermal Conductivity of Packed Beds of Refractory Particles: Experimental Results" J. American Ceramic Society, 80 (8), 2100-2108, (1997).
  • T. Gambaryan, E. Litovsky, M. Shapiro and A. Shavit, "Effect of surface segregation kinetics on the effective thermal conductivity of porous ceramics" Int. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 39, 1687-1695 (1996).
  • A. Goldshtein and M. Shapiro, "Mechanics of collisional motion of granular materials. Part I. General hydrodynamic equations", J. Fluid Mechanics 282, 75-114, (1995).
  • A. Goldshtein, M. Shapiro and C. Gutfinger, "Mechanics of collisional motion of granular materials. Part III. Self-similar shock-wave motion." J. Fluid Mechanics, 316, 29-51 (1996).

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