Prof. Eran Sher


Phone: +972-4-829 2302

Prof. Eran Sher


Aerospace Engineering

Main energy field:

Alternative Fuels
Energy Storage and Conversion
Energy Conservation


Post-Doc 1983-1985, MIT, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D 1978, UMIST, UK, Mechanical Engineering
M.Sc. 1976, Ben-Gurion University, Mechanical Engineering
B.Sc.1975,Ben-Gurion University, Mechanical Engineering

Head of Mechanical Engineering Department
Bergman Prize
John Orr Prize

Research Area in Energy:

Alternative Fuels

Internal Combustion Engines

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:

Sher, I. and Sher, E, “A novel internal combustion engine utilizing internal hydrogen production for improved efficiency – A theoretical Concept”, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 39, pp. 19182-19186, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.09.079

Lidor, A, Sher, E. and Weihs, D., “Phase-Change-Materials as Energy Source for Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV)”, Applied Thermal Eng., Vol. 65(1-2), pp. 185-193, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2013.12.071.

Sher, I. and Sher, E., “Theoretical Limits of Scaling-Down Internal Combustion Engines”, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 66, pp.260-267, 2011.

Katoshevski, D., Ruzal, M., Shakked, T. and Sher, E., “Particle grouping, a new method for reducing the health risk associated with Diesel-particulate emission”, Fuel, Vol. 89, No. 9, pp.2411-2416, 2010.

Etsion, Y. and Sher, E., “Improving Fuel Efficiency with Laser Surface Textured Piston Rings”, Tribology Int’, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp.542-547, 2009.

Sher, I., Levinzon-Sher, D. and Sher, E., “Miniaturization Limitations of HCCI Internal Combustion Engines”, Applied Thermal Eng., Vol. 29, pp.400-411, 2009.

Goldwine, G. and Sher, E., “The effect of fuel injection profile on diesel engine performance”, Int. J. Vehicle Design, Vol. 50, No. 1/2/3/4 pp.66 – 90, 2009.

Vinogradov, J., Rivin, B., and Sher, E., “NOx Reduction from Compression Ignition Engines with Pulsed Corona Discharge”, Int’ J. Energy, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp.480-491, 2008.

Vinogradov, J., Sher, E., and Rivin, B., “NOx Reduction from CI Engines with DC Corona Discharge – An Experimental Study”, Int’ J. Energy, Vol. 32, 174-186, 2007.

Yankelevich, Y., Wolf, M., Baksht, R., Pokryvailo, A., Vinogradov, J., Rivin, B., and Sher, E., “NOx Diesel Exhaust Treatment Using Pulsed Corona Discharge: The Pulse Repetition Rate Effect”, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, Vol. 16, pp.386-391, 2007.

Rashkovan, A. and Sher, E., “Flow Pattern Observations of Gasoline Dissolved CO2 Inside an Injector”, Atomization and Sprays, Vol. 16, pp.615-626, 2006.

Persiko-Karakash, H. and Sher, E., “Evaluation of Various Strategies for Continuous Regeneration of Particulate Filters”, J. of Vehicle Design, Vol.41, pp.326-342, 2006.

Rashkovan, A, Rivin, B. and Sher, E., “Optimization of Gasoline-Dissolved CO2 Injectors”, SAE, Vol. SP-1832, pp.257-261, 2004 (also as SAE-2004-01-0543).

Sher, E., Rashkovan, A., deBotton, G., and Kholmer, V., “Gas-Dissolved Gasoline Spray – An Experimental Study”, SAE, Vol. SP-1693, pp.225-230, 2002 (also as SAE-2002-01-0841).

Vinogradov, J., Sher, E., Rutkevich, I. and Mond, M., “Voltage-Current Characteristics of a Flame-Assisted Unipolar Corona”, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 127, pp.2041-2050, 2001.

Kravchik, T., Sher, E. and Heywood, J.B., “From Spark Ignition to Flame Initiation”. Comb. Sci. and Tech. Vol. 108, pp.1-30, 1995.

Ozdor, N., Dulger, M. and Sher, E., “Cyclic Variability in Spark Ignition Engines – A Literature Survey”. SAE Trans., J. of Engines, Vol. 103, 1994 (also as SAE-940987).

Neimark, A., Kholmer, V. and Sher, E., “The Effect of Oxygenates in Motor Fuel Blends on the Reduction of Exhaust Gas Toxicity”. SAE Trans., J. of Engines, 1994 (also as SAE-940311).

Sher, E. and Zeigerson, M., “A Stepped Two-Stroke Engine for High Altitude Applications”. SAE, Vol . SP-1019, pp.139-151, 1994 (also as SAE-940400).

Sher, E., “Scavenging the Two-Stroke Engine”, An invited review article – Prog. Enrgy Combust. Sci., Vol. 16, pp.95-124, 1990.

Sher, E. and Hacohen, Y., “Ignition Delay and Combustion Duration in H2-Enriched Gasoline SI Engines”, Comb. Sci. and Tech., Vol. 65, pp.263-275, 1989.

Sher, E., and Hacohen, Y., “Measurements and Predictions of the Fuel Consumption and Emission of A Spark Ignition Engine Fueled with Hydrogen-Enriched Gasoline”, J. of Power & Energy (Proc. of the Instn. of Mech. Eng.), Vol. 203, pp.155-162, 1989.

Sher, E. and Hacohen, Y., “On the Modeling of A SI 4-Stroke Cycle Engine Fueled with Hydrogen-Enriched Gasoline”, Int. J. of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 12 No. 11, pp.773-78l, 1987.