Prof. Yair Shokef

School of Mechanical Engineering
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Prof. Yair Shokef
Phone: 03-6408393
Office: Wolfson - Engineering, 230


Yair Shokef completed his B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics at the Hebrew University, M.Sc. in Physics at Ben Gurion University, and Ph.D. in Physics at the Technion. During the years 2006-2008 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Pennsylvania, and during the years 2008-2011 at the Departments of Physics of Complex Systems and of Materials and Interfaces at the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 2011 he joined the senior academic staff of the School of Mechanical Engineering in Tel Aviv University.


Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics of Soft Matter:

Stuck Matter - Geometric frustration, jamming, and slow dynamics in granular matter, colloids, foam and glass-forming liquids.

Live Matter - Nonlinear elasticity and active fluctuations in biological systems.

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Selected Publications:

Y. Han, Y. Shokef, A.M. Alsayed, P. Yunker, T.C. Lubensky, and A.G. Yodh, "Geometric frustration in buckled colloidal monolayers", Nature 456, 898 (2008)

Y. Shokef, A. Souslov, and T.C. Lubensky, "Order-by-disorder in the antiferromagnetic Ising model on an elastic triangular lattice", PNAS 108, 11804 (2011)

C. Coulais, E. Teomy, K. de Reus, Y. Shokef, and M. van Hecke, "Combinatorial design of textured mechanical metamaterials", Nature 535, 529 (2016)

A. S. Meeussen, E. C. Oğuz, Y. Shokef, and M. van Hecke, "Topological defects produce exotic mechanics in complex metamaterials", Nature Physics 16, 307 (2020)

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