History

Past Presidents, Secretaries of ISTAM and IUTAM Bureau and General Assembly Members

Presidents

  • 1950-1965: Prof. Markus Reiner, Department of Mechanics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • 1966-1969: Prof. Aharon Katzir-Katchalsky, Department of Polymer Research, Weizmann Institute of Science.
  • 1970-1972: Prof. Gershom Scholem, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • 1973-1975: Prof. Markus Reiner, Department of Mechanics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • 1976-1992: Prof. Zvi Hashin, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University.
  • 1993-2003: Prof. Sol R Bodner, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • 2004-2015: Prof. Miles B Rubin, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • 2016-2018: Gal deBotton, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
  • 2018-current:  Reuven Segev, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Secretaries

  • 1958-1964: Prof. Amnon Foux, Department of Mechanics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • 1965: Lecturer David Buosso, Department of Mechanics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • 1993-2003: Prof. Miles B Rubin, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • 2004-2012: Prof. Eli Altus, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • 2013-Present: Assist. Prof. Amir D Gat,Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

IUTAM Bureau Members

  • 2008-2010: Prof. Isaac Goldhirsch, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University.
  • 2012-2016: Prof. Miles B Rubin, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

IUTAM General Assembly Members

  • 1950-1975: Prof. Markus Reiner, Department of Mechanics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • 1952-1956: Prof. Sydney Goldstein, Department of Mathematics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • 1976-1992: Prof. Zvi Hashin, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University.
  • 1981-1992: Prof. Sol R Bodner, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • 1993-2003: Prof. Sol R Bodner, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • 1993-1994: Prof. Zvi Hashin, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University. (Second member)
  • 1995-2001: Prof. Touvia Miloh, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University. (Second member)
  • 2002-2010: Prof. Isaac Goldhirsch, Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University. (Second member)
  • 2004-Present: Prof. Miles B Rubin, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
  • 2010-2014: Prof. Zohar Yosibash, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
  • 2014-Present: Prof. Gal deBotton, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Past International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM) held in Israel

  • 18th International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM), Haifa (Israel), 22-28 August 1992. The Proceedings, edited by S.R. Bodner, J. Singer, A. Solan and Z. Hashin, have been published by Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 1993. ISBN 0-444-88889-6.

Past IUTAM Symposiums held in Israel

  • 21-27 April 1962: International Symposium on Second Order Effects in Elasticity, Plasticity and Fluid Dynamics (Haifa, Israel). Published by Pergamon Press, Ltd., Jerusalem Academic Press, Ltd., Israel, 1964.
  • 1-4 July 1985: IUTAM Symposium on Mechanics of Damage and Fatigue (Haifa and Tel Aviv, Israel). The Proceedings of the Symposium, edited by S.R. Bodner and Z. Hashin, have been published in the journal “Engineering Fracture Mechanics”, Vol. 25 (1986), pp.563-867.
  • 17-21 March 1997: IUTAM Symposium on Non-Linear Singularities in Deformation and Flow (Haifa, Israel).The Proceedings of the Symposium, edited by D. Durban and J.R.A. Pearson, have been published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands,1998. ISBN 0-7923-5349-8
  • 12-15 May 2014: IUTAM Symposium on Mechanics of Soft Active Materials (Haifa, Israel). The Proceedings of the Symposium edited by Volokh, K. and Jabareen, M. have been published by Elsevier, 2015, as the 12th issue of the IUTAM e-Procedia series. Procedia IUTAM Volume 12.

History of the Society’s Name

  • 1950: The society was established under the name ‘The Israel  Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.’
  • 1965-1972: The name was changed to ‘The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities’.
  • 1973: The name was restored to ‘The Israel  Society for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics’