Prof. Yehuda Agnon


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Prof. Yehuda Agnon


Environmental, Water and Agricultural Engineering


B.Sc. Physics and Mathematics, with distinction, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1979.
M.Sc. Mathematics, with distinction, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1980.
Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Hydrodynamics and Oceanographic Engineering),
M.I.T. / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Joint Program, 1986.

Research Interests:

Renewable energy sources and Energy Conversion
Thermoacoustic Engines: Heat engines with no moving parts
Natural Gas Liquefaction
Acoustic generator: Conversion to electricity
Dry Power: Energy from evaporation of water

Selected Publications:

Roitberg E., M. Shoshany and Y. Agnon, The response of shrubland patterns’ properties to rainfall changes and to the catastrophic removal of plants in semi-arid regions predicted by Reaction-Diffusion simulations, Ecological Informatics, 32, February 2016.

Batson W., Y. Agnon and A. Oron, Mass variation of a thin liquid film driven by an acoustic wave. Physics of Fluids 27, 062106 (2015);

Toledo Y. and Y. Agnon, 2012. Stochastic evolution equations with localized nonlinear shoaling coefficients. European Journal of Mechanics – B/Fluids, 34, 13-18.

Toledo Y. and Y. Agnon. Three dimensional application of the complementary mild-slope equation. Coastal Eng., 58(1):1–8, 2011.

Manam S. R., Y. Toledo, and Y. Agnon. Complementary mild-slope equations in a two-layer fluid. Wave Motion, 48(3):223–234, 2011.

Gramstad, O., Agnon, Y. and Stiassnie, M., 2011, ‘The localized Zakharov equation: Derivation and validation’, Eur. J. Mech. B-Fluids 30(2), 137-146.

Agnon, Y., A. Regev and D. Givoli, 2011. A Simple Procedure for Multi-Frequency Analysis in Linear Acoustics, AIAA Journal, in press.

Ramon G., Y. Agnon and C.G. Dosoretz, Solute dispersion in oscillating electro-osmotic flow with boundary mass exchange. Microfluid. Nanofluid. 10:97-106, 2011.

Toledo, Y. and Y. Agnon, 2010. A Scalar Form of the Complementary Mild-Slope Equation, J. Fluid Mech.,656:407-416.

Ramon G., Y. Agnon and C. Dosoretz, 2010. Solute Dispersion in Oscillating Electro-osmotic Flow with Boundary Mass Exchange, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, DOI 10.1007/s10404-010-0650-z.

Ramon G., Y. Agnon, and C. Dosoretz. Dynamics of an osmotic backwash cycle. Journal of Membrane Science, 364(1-2):157 – 166, 2010.

Kishcha, P., Nickovic, S., Luvchik, A., Janjic, Z., Mihalopoulos, N., Mamane, Y., Yossef, O., Agnon, Y., Alpert, P., Evaluation of sea salt aerosol forecasts over the Mediterranean Sea, Isr. J. Ecol. Evol.. 55(3): 291, 2009.

Ramon G., Y. Agnon and C. Dosoretz, 2009. Heat transfer in vacuum membrane distillation: Effect of velocity slip, Journal of Membrane Science, 331(1-2), 117-125.

Toledo, Y. and Y. Agnon, 2009, Nonlinear refraction-diffraction of water waves: The Complementary Mild-Slope Equations, J. Fluid Mech. 641, 509-520.

Zeisel, A., M. Stiassnie and Y. Agnon, 2008. Viscous effects on wave-generation by strong winds, J. Fluid Mech., 597, 343-369.

Stiassnie, M., A. Regev and Y. Agnon, 2008. Recurrent solutions of Alber’s equation for random water-wave fields. J. Fluid Mech., 598, 245-266.

Regev A., Y. Agnon and M. Stiassnie, 2008. Sea-Swell Interaction as a Mechanism for the Generation of Freak Waves, Physics of Fluids, 20(11), 112102-112102-8.

Stiassnie, M., Y. Agnon and P.A.E.M. Janssen, 2007. Temporal and spatial growth of wind waves. J. Phys. Oceanog., 37(1), 106-114.

Tsabary, G., and Y. Agnon, 2007. Wave scattering from a rough surface: Solution by an iterative method. Wave Motion, 44(7-8), 626-648.– was selected for review in Mathematical Reviews.

Levy, Y., Y. Agnon, and H. Azhari, 2007. Ultrasonic speed of sound dispersion Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, 33(5), 762-7.

Broday, D. M. and Y. Agnon, 2007. Asymmetric Human Lung Morphology Induce Particle Deposition Variation. Journal of Aerosol Science, 38(7), 701-718.

Drimer, N. and Y. Agnon, 2006. An improved low-order boundary element method for breaking surface waves. Wave Motion, 43(3), 241-258.

Toledo, Y. and Y. Agnon, 2006. On uniformly accurate Boussinesq-type equations for water waves. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 50(8), 925-945.

Zimmels Y., S. Kojevnikova and Y. Agnon, 2006. Structural evolution of self expanding arrays of charged particles. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 296(2), 545-557.

Rimmer, A., W. Eckert, A. Nishri and Y. Agnon, 2006. Evaluating hypolimnetic diffusion parameters in thermally stratified lakes. Limnology and Oceanography, 51, 1906-1914.

Levy, Y., Y. Agnon, and H. Azhari, 2006. Measurement of speed of sound dispersion in soft tissues using a double frequency continuous wave method. Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, 32(7), 1065-1071.

Bingham, H.B. and Y. Agnon, 2005. A fully dispersive Fourier-Boussinesq method for nonlinear surface waves. Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids, 24(2), 255-274.

Bredmose, H., Y. Agnon, P. A. Madsen and H. A. Schaffer 2005. Wave transformation models with exact second-order transfer. Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids, 24(6), 659-682.

Belinsky, M., H. Rubin, Y. Agnon, E. Kit and J. F. Atkinson 2005. Characteristics of resuspension, settling and diffusion of particulate matter in a water column. Environmental Fluid Mech., 5(5), 415 – 441.

Agnon, Y. and Y. M. Stokes, 2005. An inverse modelling technique for glass forming by gravity sagging. Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids, 24(3), 275-287.

Agnon, Y., A. V. Babanin, I. R. Young and D. Chalikov, 2005. Fine scale inhomogeneity of wind-wave energy input, skewness and asymmetry. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32(12): Art. No. L12603.

Zimmels, Y., S. Kojevnikova and Y. Agnon, 2005. Self-expansion patterns of charged particulates and ionic assemblies, Appl. Phys. Lett., 86(24): Art. No. 244106.