2018, B. Lazan Award, Society of Experimental Mechanics for “seminal contributions to the scientific and technological understanding of behavior of materials under extreme loading conditions”
2017, Hershel Rich Technion Innovation Award (with Assoc. Prof. N. Drimer)
2017, AIANI Fellow and Guest Professor (2 weeks), University of Innsbruck
2015, Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
2015, Gili Agostinelli Prize (The International Gili Agostinelli Prize for pure or applied mechanics, mathematics applied to the physical, natural and engineering sciences as well as biological and medical sciences). Torino Academy of Sciences.
2013, Honorary Professor, Univ. Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
2013, Cooper Prize for academic excellence
2012, Fellow, Society of Experimental Mechanics
2011-2012, Chair of Excellence (6 months), Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
2009, Lt. Gen. A. Peled Research Fund for armor related subjects, Technion
2009, The Zandman Institute Chair in Experimental Mechanics, Technion
2006-2007, Clark B. Millikan Chair in Aeronautics, Caltech, USA.
2005, Lt. Gen. A. Peled Research Fund for armor related subjects, Technion
2002, A. Goldberg Research Prize, Technion
1988, Elected to represent Israeli research students at SAMPE European Chapter Conference, Milano, Italy
1982, Fellowship in the memory of Professor A.S. Tetelman, HUJ.
R. Korabi, K. Shemtov-Yona, A. Dorogoy and D. Rittel, (2017), “The failure envelope concept applied to the bone-dental implant system”, Scientifc Reports, 7, 2051.
Y. Rotbaum, G. Parvari, Y. Eichen and D. Rittel, (2017), “Static and Dynamic Large Strain Properties of Methyl Cellulose Hydrogels”, in press Macromolecules.
D. Rittel, LH. Zhang and S. Osovski, (2017), “The dependence of the Taylor-Quinney coefficient on the dynamic loading mode”, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 107, 96-114
D. Rittel, P. Landau and A. Venkert, (2008), "Dynamic recrystallization as a potential cause for adiabatic shear failure", Physical Review Letters, 101 (16), 165501.