Our Group

Principal Investigator

Dr. Yaniv Edery

e-mail: yanivedery@technion.ac.il
Phone: +972-50963739
Address: Rabin Building, Room 355,
Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 32000, Israel

Yaniv did BSc in physics and oceanography in the Hebrew University, MSc and Ph.D. in the Weizmann Institute, and postdoc in the soft matter physics lab at Harvard University. Currently, Yaniv is heading the porous media visualization (PMV) lab in the Technion, where investigates may aspects of flow, reaction, and deformation in porous media. To study that in the PMV lab we replace the porous soil and rock with an equivalent transparent porous material developed in the lab. The transparent porous material allows direct quantification of the following processes occurring in soil and rock: transport in porous media, reaction rates of chemicals during transport, displacement of resident phase in the porous media by a miscible or immiscible phase, and deformation of the porous material during the transport. Advanced microscopy methods do the quantification and in-house using light-sheet microscopy coupled with an ultra-high-speed camera with 105 frames per second. This unique experimental setup gives access to the hidden dynamics of real soil physical processes.

Dr. Ludmila Abezgauz

Lab. Manager
e-mail: ludaa@cv. technion.ac.il
Phone: +972-545483717
Address: Sherman Building, Room 103

Dr. Niloy De

Postdocs student

Niloy completed BTech in Chemical Engineering from Heritage Institute of Technology, and MTech from IIT Guwahati, India. He did PhD at Loughborough University, UK. He curious to know the physics of multiphase flow in the microchannel by utilizing the advanced experimental technique. Currently, Niloy explores the miscible phase reactive mixing in porous media and the flow dynamics in deformed porous media. When he has not in the mood of research, Niloy travelled to places and explore foods.

Evgeny Shavelzon

Ph.D student
e-mail: eshavelzon@campus.technion.ac.il

Evgeny studies reactive transport in heterogeneous porous media by means of numerical simulations. He has completed M.Sc in Mechanical Eng. from Tel Aviv Uni. and B.Sc in Aerospace Eng. from Technion, specializing in Computational Mechanics. His aim is to apply his previous experience to the of field Earth Sciences, to understand better and contribute to the subject of ground water flow and contaminant transport in geological formations . Besides science, his main interest is playing, composing and performing music, please check out falkorensemble.com!

Debanik Bhattacharjee

Ph.D student

Debanik is a PhD student, working on the microbial biophysics in multiphase pore networks, combining simulation with experiments. He received MSc at University of Alberta and BSc in Mechanical Engineering at West Bengal University of Technology. Debanik likes to hike, read nonfiction, photography (landscapes and astro) and listen to podcasts (do check out Lex Fridman and Andrew Huberman if you haven't already).

Martin Stolar

Graduate student
e-mail: mstolar@campus.technion.ac.il

Martin is a master student, working on the fracturing of porous media. Currently, he is building unique brittle, porous media cells that can be visualized in 3D. Using his unique porous media, he aims to understand the process of induced seismicity.

Yahel Eliyahu-Yakir

Graduate student

e-mail: syahele@campus.technion.ac.il

Yahel is a master student in Environmental studies working on flow and reaction between miscible phases in porous media. She aims to find the physical and chemical stability of CO2 sequestration, for that she uses microscopy and microfluidics to measure flow and reaction of miscible phases.

Arnold Bachrach

Graduate student
e-mail: arnoldb@campus.technion.ac.il

Tal Ballas

Ungraduate student
e-mail: tal.ballas@campus.technion.ac.il

Adi Biran

Ungraduate student
e-mail: adi.biran@campus.technion.ac.il

The main goal of the research is understanding interactions between bacteria and clay particles, on the micro & nano level for controlling biofilm formation. For that, Adi is combining batch biological experiments with microfluidic measurements in specifically designed flow-cells.

Yehonatan Bitran

Ungraduate student
e-mail: bitran@campus.technion.ac.il

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