FlowTrans ITN Experienced Researcher
Earth Science Institute, The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel
The FlowTrans research at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem is focused on coupled pressure solution and brittle deformation.
I will be establishing computer simulations of coupled granular-fluid deformation. In particular, I aim to model effects of crystallization pressure or pressure solution processes on mechanics of the hosting rock.
My previous work addressed properties of the so-called “electric double layer” formed by an aqueous salt solution at mineral surfaces. Using molecular simulations, I studied behavior of dielectric constant and viscosity in the thin interfacial region, where they significantly differ from their bulk values. The results challenged the classical implicit solvent models which overlooks the molecular nature of the solvent.
My hobbies are sports, particularly football, table tennis and running.