Dr. Meital Geva

School of Mechanical Engineering
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Dr. Meital Geva earned her direct track Ph.D. at the Mechanical Engineering Department at Ben-Gurion University. She obtained 20 distinguished awards in the course of her academic studies. Upon graduation, she gained industrial experience at a government research center as a thermo-hydraulic researcher. Afterward, she was a postdoctoral research associate at the Water Wave Laboratory at the School of Mechanical Engineering at Tel-Aviv University.



Wind-wave interactions, Shear flow instability, Turbulent boundary layers over rough wavy water surfaces, Internal waves, Shock wave reflections, Reactive compressible flow.

Her research aims to better understand the physics of various processes through theoretical and numerical analysis supported by experimental data.


Geva M., Ram O., Sadot O. (2013) Non-stationary hysteresis shock wave reflection phenomenon, J. Fluid Mech. (Rapids), 732,  423.

Ram O1., Geva M. 1, Sadot O. (2015) High spatial and temporal resolutions study of shock wave reflection over a coupled convex-concave cylindrical surface, J. Fluid Mech., 768, 219-239. 1equally contributed authors

Geva M., Ram O., Sadot O. (2018). The regular reflection→ Mach reflection transition in unsteady flow over convex surfaces, J. Fluid Mech., 837, 48-79.

Koronio E., Ben-Dor G., Sadot O., & Geva, M. (2020) Similarity in Mach stem evolution and termination in unsteady shock-wave reflection. J. Fluid Mech., 902

Geva M., Bukai M., Zemach E., Gabay S., Krakovich A., & Shemer L. (2021). On the spontaneous appearance of internal waves in an open-pool-type research reactor. Phys. Fluids, 33(2), 022102

Geva M & Shemer L. (2022) The wall similarity in turbulent boundary layers over wind-waves. J. Fluid Mech., 935, A42

Geva M & Shemer L. On excitation of initial waves by wind: a theoretical model and experimental verification. Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 124501 (Editor’s suggestion)



Academic position

October 2022- Senior lecturer and head of Wave Dynamics Laboratory at the School of Mechanical Engineering

Selected ​​​​​​​ prizes, awards, and fellowships

  • Rector Awards 2009, 2012

  • Dean Awards 2010, 2011,2014

  • Head of the Mechanical Engineering Dep. awards 2009, 2012

  • Outstanding B.Sc. awards in finite elements studies (2010), Fluid Mechanics studies (2011), and Thermodynamics studies (2011).

  • Outstanding doctoral research in aeronautics and space (Udi Ben Amitai award)-2012

  • Israeli ministry of science for outstanding Doctoral research-2013

  • Israeli ministry of defense awards- 2016, 2017, 2018

  • Oral Presentation Competition Awards in international symposiums- 2017, 2015  

  • PhD scholarship direct track (2011) and Postdoctoral Scholarship for outstanding young researchers (TAU and BGU)- 2020

  • Alon Scholarship 2023

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