Prof. Eran Sher


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Prof. Eran Sher


Aerospace Engineering

Main energy field:

Alternative Fuels
Energy Storage and Conversion
Energy Conservation


Post-Doc 1983-1985 – MIT, Mechanical Engineering
PhD – 1978 – UMIST, UK, Mechanical Engineering
MSc – 1976 – Ben-Gurion University, Mechanical Engineering
BSc – 1975 – Ben-Gurion University, Mechanical Engineering

Head of Mechanical Engineering Department
Bergman Prize
John Orr Prize

Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clean Energy and Energy Storages

Research Area in Energy:

Alternative Fuels

Internal Combustion Engines

Mechanical and Pneumatic Energy Storages

Research Interests:

Alternative fuels:

Gasoline-Methanol blends: Application in Internal Combustion Engines

Biofuel: Application in Internal Combustion Engines

Cryogenic N2: Application to UAV power-plants

Internal Combustion Engines:

Efficiency (Fuel Consumption)

Pollution Control: Particulates mass, number and size distribution

Hydrogen fuel: Steam Reforming

Selected Publications:


Heywood, J.B. and Sher, E., “The Two-Stroke Cycle Engine – Its development, design and characteristics”, ISBN: 1-56032-831-2, Joint pub. of SAE and Taylor and Francis, 1999.

Sher, E., “Handbook of Air-Pollution from Internal Combustion Engines – Pollutant Formation and Control”, ISBN: 0-12-639855-0, Academic Press, 1998.

Refereed Articles in Scientific Journals/Collections:

Avni, O., Bar-Kohany, T., and Sher, E., “Flash boiling atomization triggered and driven by intensive radiation”. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Vol. 32, 101334, 2022.

Moshkovich, Y., Levy, Y., and Sher, E., “Experimental Observations of the Transition between Heterogeneous to Homogeneous Nucleation Regimes in Flash-Boiling Atomization”, Int. J. of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 134, 103476, 2021.

Kompinsky, E., Moshkovich, Y., and Sher, E., “Experimental Study on a Single Droplet and Droplet-Droplet Boiling Phenomena”, Accepted by Atomization and Sprays, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp.1-20, 2021. DOI: 10.1615/AtomizSpr.2020035279.

Karsenty, K., Tartakovsky, L., and Sher, E., “A Diesel Engine with a Catalytic Piston Surface to Propel Small Aircraft at High altitudes – A Theoretical Study”, Energies, Vol. 14, pp.1905-1915, 2021.

Bar-Kohany, T. and Sher, E., “Flash Boiling Atomization Under Negative Pressure Conditions”, Atomization and Sprays, Vol. 31, No. 8, pp.1-8, 2021.

Druker, N., Goldwine, G., and Sher, E., “Onboard Online Evaluation of the Charge Density in Internal Combustion Engines through Electrical Discharge Characteristics”, Accepted by Int. J. of Engine Research, Vol. 22, No. 1, pp.341-348, 2021.

Arad, A., Sher, E., and Enden, G., “Phenomenological soot modeling with solution mapping optimization of biodiesel-diesel blends in diesel engines”, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Vol. 18, 100544, 2020.

Sher, E., Moshkovich-Makarenko, I., Moshkovich, Y. and Cukurel, B., “Implementation of the Onsager Theorem to Evaluate the Speed of the Deflagration Wave”, Entropy, Vol. 22, No.9, pp. 1011-1019, 2020.

Moshkovich, Y., Levy, Y. and Sher, E., “Theoretical Criteria for Homogeneous Flash Boiling Atomization”, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 206, pp.471-475, 2019.

Goldwine, G., Sher, E. and Sher, D., “Comparison of regulated and unregulated emissions and fuel economy of SI engines with three fuels: RON95, M15, and E10”, SAE J. of Fuel and Lubricants, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp.1-21, 2019.

Arogeti, M., Sher, E. and Bar-Kohany, T., “Drop Impact on Small Targets with Different Target-to-Drop Diameters Ratio”, Accepted by Chemical Engineering Science, Vol, 193, No. 16, pp.89-101, 2019.

Lidor, A., Weihs, D., and E. Sher, E., “Novel Propulsion Systems for Micro Aerial Vehicles”, J of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp.243-, 2019.

Lidor, A., Weihs, D., and E. Sher, E., “Theoretical analysis of the explosion limits of hydrogen-oxygen mixtures and their stability”, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 192, pp.591-602, 2018.

Perets, Y., Sher, E. and Harari, R., “An experimental study on axial-flow-induced vibration of confined flexible rods with sequenced transverse rib roughness”, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 93, pp.86-95, 2018.

Arogeti, M., Sher, D. and Sher, E., “Drop impact on a small target with an inclined plane”, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 99, pp.140-148, 2018.

Levy, O., Freud, R. and Sher, E., “Dynamic surface tension of Gasoline and Alcohol fuel blends”, Atomization and Sprays, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp.1-5, 2017.

Lidor, A. Zibitsker, A., Weihs, D. and E. Sher, E., “A New Hydrogen-Based Phase Change Material Open-Cycle Micro Engine”, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 42, pp.14290-14293, 2017.

Lidor, A., Weihs, D., Sher, I. and E. Sher, E., “On the Three Explosion Limits of an H2-O2 System and Their Relationship to Ignition Delay”, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 42, pp.11976-11979, 2017.

Arad, A., Sher, E. and Enden, G., “Modeling soot formation in diesel-biodiesel flames”, Fuel, Vol. 206, No. 9, pp.437-452, 2017.

Arogeti, M., Sher, E. and Bar-Kohany, T., “A Single Spherical Drop Impact on A Flat Dry Surface – Unified Correlation”, Atomization and Sprays, Vol. 27, No. 9, pp.759-770, 2017.

Levy, M., Levy, Y. and Sher, E., “The Effect of the Propellant Mass Fraction in a Binary Mixture on the Spray Characteristics as Generated by Homogeneous Flash Boiling”, Atomization and Sprays, Vol. 26, No. 12, pp.1241-1257, 2016.

Ruzal-Mendelevich, M., Katoshevski, D., and Sher, E., “Controlling Nanoparticles Emission with Particle-Grouping Exhaust-Pipe”, Fuel, pp.116-123, February 2016.