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Oren Lavan

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

Academic degrees

2006     Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel

1997     B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude), Civil Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel

Academic appointments

  • § Mar. 08-present Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
  • § Mar. 08-present Visiting Research Scientist, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA.
  • § Nov. 05-Dec. 07 Post Doctoral research associate, Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA.

teaching experience

  • § Design of Tall Buildings (graduate, Technion)
  • § Introduction to Earthquake Engineering (undergraduate, Technion)
  • § Steel Structures 1 (undergraduate, Technion)
  • § Reinforced Concrete Design (undergraduate, University at Buffalo, Substitute lecturer)

public professional activities

  • § Oct. 08-present Member of the Israeli technical committee of standards 102 in steel structures design.
  • § May 10-present Member of the Indirect Design Subcommittee of the Disproportionate Collapse Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • § Sep. 10-present Member of the Israeli expert committee of standards 10401 (SI413): 'Design Provisions for Earthquake Resistance of Structures'.
  • § Oct. 10-present Member of the Disproportionate Collapse Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • § Oct. 10-present Member of the Seismic Effects Committee (SEC) of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
  • § Oct. 10-present Member of the Structural control Committee of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

membership in professional societies

  • § 2003-present Israeli Association of Earthquake Engineering
  • § 2003-present European Association of Earthquake Engineering
  • § Feb. 09-present American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • § June. 10-present Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • § Oct. 10-present Israel Association for Computational Methods in Mechanics (IACMM)
  • § Oct. 10-present International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM)
  • § Oct. 10-present European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS)

honors

  • § 2006 The Tuvia Netzer Prize for the Best Dissertation in the Field of Structural Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion
  • § 2006 Nominated as the Israeli Candidate for the ECCOMAS Award for the Best Ph.D. Theses in 2006
  • § 2005 The Vivian Konigsberg Award for Excellence in Teaching (Assistant), Technion (Winter 2004/2005 semester)
  • § 2004 The Miriam and Aaron Gutwirth Memorial Fellowship for Extraordinary Academic Excellence
  • § 2004 The Sandor Szego Award for Excellence in Teaching (Assistant), Technion (Spring 2003/2004 semester)
  • § 2004 The Vivian Konigsberg Award for Excellence in Teaching (Assistant), Technion (Winter 2003/2004 semester)
  • § 2003 The Sandor Szego Award for Excellence in Teaching (Assistant), Technion (Spring 2002/2003 semester)
  • § 2003 The Sandor Szego Award for Excellence in Teaching (Assistant), Technion (Winter 2002/2003 semester)
  • § 2002 The Miriam and Aaron Gutwirth Memorial Fellowship for Academic Excellence.
  • § 2002 Scholarship for academic excellence, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion.
  • § 2001 Scholarship for academic excellence, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion.
  • § 1997 The Beryl Freed Leonards Prize for Excellence in the 'Soil and Foundation Engineering' and the 'Stability of Retaining Structures and Slopes' courses, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion.
  • § 1997 The Pnina and Michael Shtrumpf prize for excellence in the 'acoustics in civil engineering' course, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion.
  • § 1996 The Nissim Sachi prize for excellence in the 'structural analysis' course, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion.
  • § 1996 The Yitzhak Alpan Prize for Excellence in the 'Geomechanics' course, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technion.

graduate students

  • § Ph.D., Gian Paolo Cimellaro, 'Optimal control methods for seismic retrofit of inelastic structures', University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA, Feb. 2008, unofficial advisor with A.M. Reinhorn - primary advisor. Currently Assistant Prof., Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering DISTR, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy.

Theses in progress

  • § Ph.D., Seda Dogruel, 'Optimal Multi-Hazard Design of Passively Damped Structures', University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA, expected March 2011, unofficial advisor with G.F. Dargush - primary advisor. Currently with Hinman Consulting Engineers, Inc., San Francisco, California.
  • § Ph.D., Yael Daniel, 'Performance based seismic structural passive control using friction energy dissipation devices', Technion, Haifa, Israel, expected Sep. 2011, with R. Levy - adjacent advisor.
  • § M.Sc., Meiri Avishur, 'Seismic behavior of passively controlled structures under uncertainties', Technion, Haifa, Israel, expected March 2011.
  • § M.Sc., David Tubul, 'Implementation of fracture mechanics concepts in Dynamic collapse analysis by Mixed Lagrangian Formulation (MLF) approach', Technion, Haifa, Israel, expected March 2011.

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • § 04/10-03/11, Israeli Ministry of Construction and Housing, 'Seismic retrofitting of wall structures using viscous dampers '
  • § 01/11-12/11, German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (Young Scientists' Program), 'Progressive Collapse of Buildings: Fundamental Theory and a Numerical Algorithm for its Prediction'