Dan Liberzon

Associate Prof. Dan Liberzon

Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Postdoctoral 2012, University of Notre Dame, Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences

PhD 2010, Tel-Aviv University, Fluid Mechanics (wind-waves)

MSc 2005, Tel-Aviv University, Fluid Mechanics (two-phase flows)

BSc 2003, Tel-Aviv University, Mechanical Engineering

“Being able to measure the spatial distribution of waves will provide us with an advantage in making more accurate forecasts…”

Associate Prof. Dan Liberzon’s research interests lie in the understanding of environmental flows, particularly in air-sea interactions and ocean waves for the development of novel instruments that can be used to harvest waves as an alternative energy source. He studies wind wave excitation and spatial distribution and airflow turbulent boundary layer (the momentum transfer rates between the airflow and the waves), and is involved in experimental fluid mechanics and heat transfer research. He is presently collaborating with other Technion faculty on designing thermo-acoustic devices to create acoustic waves using both inert and active working fluids mixtures, which has led to a first working prototype of a wet thermo-acoustic engine with low operating temperatures. At his T-SAIL (Technion Sea-Air Interaction Laboratory) Research Laboratory currently under construction, he intends to build a 2D wind wave tank and flume capable of mimicking the natural make-up of waves for the purpose of obtaining spatial information on surface elevation fluctuations which may shed light on the mechanisms of wind waves temporal and spatial evolution and lead to the design of efficient directional devices for wave energy harvesting.

Liberzon is an Associate Prof. at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering. As part of his research team he works with 7 talented graduate students at PhD and MA levels. His T-SAIL laboratory is scheduled to be ready by the end of the year. Over the years he has collaborated on wind-wave related projects with Notre Dame University, the US Naval Postgraduate School and the US Department of Defense.