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Dr. Matia Yoav

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Interest

Soft Robotics, Fluid-Structure Interactions, Fluid Dynamics

My research focuses on the interdisciplinary field of fluid-structure interactions, where interplay between fluid dynamics and solid mechanics in a host of non-linear transient phenomena governing the physics of the system. I aim to provide predictive analytic models, rationale to physical observations and insight into the mechanisms at play behind natural occurring phenomena. In my work I provide balance of theoretical modeling, experimental illustrations and numerical simulations to promote and enlighten design and technologies.

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Honors and Awards

2019-2021

Army Research Laboratory Research Associate Program Fellow.

2019-2021

Zuckerman STEM Leadership Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

2019-2021

The Royal Society, Newton International Research Fellow.

2020

Pnueli Award, in recognition of the best doctoral research conducted at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion-IIT.

2018

Faculty Excellence in Research Award, Technion-IIT.

2016-2018

Ministry of Science, Technology and Space Award, Technion – IIT.

2016

Technion award for excellence in teaching (as a T.A.).

2015

Hershel Rich Technion Innovation Award, Technion-IIT.

2014

KLA-TENCOR Excellence In Research Award, Technion-IIT.

2014

Tark Award For Research Of Aerospace Structures, Technion-IIT.

Degrees

Ph.D.

Mechanical engineering, Technion - Israel institute of technology.
(With Distinction, Pnueli Award, in recognition of the best doctoral research conducted at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.)

2019

M.Sc.

Mechanical engineering, Technion - Israel institute of technology.

2014

B.Sc.

2010

Mechanical engineering, Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering (Cum Laude).

Video Media

Starting in 2015, the First-to-field published pioneer work to introduce the utilization of fluid Viscosity in the field of soft robotics

News Spotlight

Check out Prof. Robert F. Shepherd in his inspiring analysis: Why Robots Must Be Grown, Not Assembled. 

Cutting edge work by Dr. Vito Cacucciolo and Prof. Herbert Shea. An integral flexible fluidic pump for soft robotic applications.

Check out this fascinating work by Dr. Benny Gamus and Lior Salem under the supervision of Prof. Amir D. Gat and Prof. Yizhar Or

Get in Touch

e-mail: ym279@cornell.edu

Phone: (607)-279-9871

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