People

Dr. Yaron Toledotoledo
Senior Lecturer
Wolfson Building, office 335, lab 363
School of Mechanical EngineeringFaculty of Engineering,  Tel Aviv University

Tel: +972-(0)3-640-6361, E-mail: toledo@tau.ac.il

 

  

andreyDr. Andrey Zavadsky
Research Associate and MEP Lab Manager

Wolfson bld. room 363, School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University

Tel.: 972-3-640-7574, Cell phone: 972-546795987
E-mail: andrei.zavadsky@gmail.com
PhD topic:
Experimental investigation of water waves generated by wind

Present research topic:
Field measurements of water waves and currents

Measurement techniques:
HF Radars, X-band radars, Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), Wave-gauges, Sonic Wave Sensors

 

Dr. Sara Nauri
Researcher and Lab Engineer
Marine Engineering and Physics Laboratory, Wolfson bld. room 363, School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University
Tel.: 972-3-640-7574, Cell phone: 972-549729192
E-mail: saricka@gmail.com, saranauri@tauex.tau.ac.il

Present research topic:
Field measurements of water waves and currents

Measurement techniques:
HF Radars, X-band radars, Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP)

 

galiDr. Gali Hendin
Post-doctoral position
Marine Engineering and Physics Laboratory, Wolfson bld. room 286, School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University
Tel.: 972-3-640-7326, Cell phone: 972-544308489
E-mail: galihendin@post.tau.ac.il

PhD thesis:
“Tsunami and acoustic-gravity waves in water of constant depth”

Current research topics:
Theoretical study of boundary layer flow and lateral instabilities, air flow above ocean waves, waves and currents flow above ocean bottom.

 

PhotoTeodorTeodor Vrećica
PhD student
Marine Engineering and Physics Laboratory, Wolfson bld. room 286, School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University
E-mail: vrecica@gmail.com

He moved from Serbia to Tel Aviv Israel to do PhD in nonlinear wave physics. He studied water engineering at the University of Belgrade, where he obtained both Bachelor and Master Degrees.  As he was always interested in theoretical aspects of fluid mechanics moving on to a PhD was a natural step. The focus of his work is on nonlinear triad interactions. It also involves study of infragravity waves, data analysis, general nonlinear wave theory and wave-current interaction processes.

List of publications:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-fluid-mechanics/article/div-classtitleconsistent-nonlinear-stochastic-evolution-equations-for-deep-to-shallow-water-wave-shoalingdiv/B94A413E9DAA79B40CE1635E49473556

 

RotemSRotem Soffer
Ph.D. student
Marine Engineering and Physics Laboratory, Wolfson bld. room 286, School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University
Tel.: 972-3-640-7326
E-mail: rotemsof@mail.tau.ac.il
Research interests:

  • Advanced data processing of field measurements taken by ADCP, wave rider buoys, and pressure gauges.
  • Infra-gravity wave propagation and evolution.

PhD topic:
Wave propagation and evolution taken by field measurements

Education:

  • MSc Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, 2015.

Thesis work deals with  “Liquefaction due to severe storms and pipeline floatation in the Israeli coast”

  • BSc Civil Engineering, majTechnion, 2007.

Concentration in structural engineering.

 

yuvalYuval Yevnin
Ph.D. student
Marine Engineering and Physics Laboratory, Wolfson bld. room 286, School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University
email: yuval.yevnin@gmail.com

Research interests:
Numerical wave forecasting models
Water wave interactions with each other and their surroundings

MSc topic:
Bottom Reflection Source Term for the Wave Action Equation

Education:
MSc Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, 2017
BSc Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, 2012

Grants:
The Naomi Foundation and The TAU Global Research & Training Fellowship for international collaboration

 

pavelPavel Chernyshov
Ph.D. student
Marine Engineering and Physics Laboratory, Wolfson bld. room 286, School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University
Cell phone: 972-58-794-52-17
email: pavelc@mail.tau.ac.il, pavel.v.chernyshov@gmail.com

PhD topic:
X-band radar measurement of sea surface waves, wave-current interactions. Inverse problems of the radio oceanography such as inversion of bathymetries, shearing currents, and surface elevation maps from the radar images.

Present research topic:

  • Field measurements of water waves and currents with the X-band radar
  • Measurement techniques:
  • X-band radars, Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), pressure cells, wave-gauges

 

 

davidDavid M. Kouskoulas
Ph. D student
Marine Engineering and Physics Laboratory, Wolfson bld. room 286, School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University
Email: dkouskoulas@gmail.com

He received his B.S. and Masters of Mechanical Engineering from Boston University. Upon completion of his master’s degree he was employed as an Acoustics engineer at AECOM in Ontario, Canada.

He immigrated to Israel in 2013 and joined the MEP laboratory at Tel Aviv University in 2015. His research is focused primarily on advancing the mathematical modeling of wave-current fields. In particular, the effects of multi-valued and anisotropic wave-current dispersion on nonlinear wave-current interactions.

The practical applications of the research include climate modeling, radar imaging, sediment transport, and the analysis of structural loads on coastal and offshore structures.

His scientific interests outside of Marine engineering include physical acoustics, architectural acoustics and mechanical vibrations. 

 

oshratOshrat Klein
MSc Student, Environmental Engineering.
Marine Engineering and Physics Laboratory, Wolfson bld. room 286, School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University
BSc. at Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, 2016.
E-mail: Oshratklein@mail.tau.ac.il

Research topic: Water waves and their interactions with currents.

Former students 

Post- doctoral students

2014-2016 Dr. Brenda Quinn, subject: wave interaction with shearing currents

Master students

2015-2018 Eyal Ginzburg (co-supervisor: Prof. Lev Shemer), subject: laboratory measurements of wave-current interactions

2015-2017 Yuval Yevnin (sole adviser), subject: A reflection source term for wave action equation models