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Assaf Klar

Assaf Klar
Associate Professor
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Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Technion - Israel Institute of Technology Haifa 32000, Israel

Academic Degrees:

  • 2003 Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Geotechnology), Technion, Haifa, Israel.
  • 1999 B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude), Civil Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel.

 

Academic Appointments:

  • 2011-present: Associate Professor, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel.
  • 2005-2011: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel.
  • 2004-2005: Research Associate, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • 2003-2004: Research Fellow (type F), Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK.

Teaching Experience:

  • Constitutive models in soil mechanics (graduate, Technion)
  • Plasticity in geomechanics (graduate, Technion)
  • Foudations (graduate, Technion)
  • Geotechnical aspects of earthquake engineering (graduate, Technion)
  • Soil Engineering (undergraduate, Technion)
  • Geomechanics (undergraduate, Technion)
  • Soil mechanics lab. (undergraduate, Technion)
  • Introduction to earthquake engineering (guest lecturer; undergraduate, Technion)

Honors and Awards:

  • 2009 A. Aharonson Faculty Award for excellence in teaching in the course “Soil Engineering'.
  • 2008 Excellence in teaching, Technion award - Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • 2007 Crampton Prize (ICE - UK institute of Civil Engineering) for best geotechnical paper.
  • 2006 Jennings Award (South African Geotechnical Society) for best geotechnical paper.
  • 2005 Harry Goldman Academic Lectureship - Canada.
  • 2003 British Technion Society, Scholarship for research at Cambridge University, UK.
  • 2003 Technion best geotechnical thesis of the year award.
  • 2003 Sylvia and David Fine excellence scholarship for PhD students.
  • 2003 Gutwirth Fellowship.
  • 2001 Gutwirth Special Fellowship.
  • 2001 Beryl Freed Leonards PhD Research Grant.
  • 2000 Prof. Gdalyah Wiseman Memorial Fund, for excelling in the course “Stability of Retaining Walls and Slopes”.
  • 2000 Uzi Manor Memorial Fund, for top student in the course ”Rigid Pavements”.
  • 1999 Ronen Cohen Memorial Fund, for top student in the course “Flexible Pavement Design”.
  • 1998 Beryl Freed Leonards Fund, for top student in the course “Soil and Foundation Engineering”.
  • 1998 Nisim Sechi Memorial Fund, for top student in the course “Statics of Structures 2”.
  • 1998 Genia and Prof. Aron Zaslavsky Memorial Fund, for top student in the course “Strength of Materials 2”.