Eitan Kimmel, Associate Professor E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
B.Sc. 1973; M.Sc. 1981; D.Sc. 1984 (Technion).
After receiving his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, he spent 3 years in Mechanical Engineering, MIT and worked on pulmonary biomechanics - parenchymal elasticity and expiratory airflow. He joined the Department of Agricultural Engineering in 1987, and worked on agricultural related heat and mass transport problems: evaporative cooling of a wet fur, a method for reducing heat stress on cows in hot summer; transport of carbon, oxygen and hydroxil ions in the boundary layer around the seaweed Gracilaria conferta, an attempt to reduce mixing cost; and in water based foams for protection of plants against frost. In the field of aquaculture, the major effort of his research group has been developing non-invasive and non-disturbing stress indices for fish based on behavior variations as detected by computer vision, and signal processing of the electrophysiological responses, and feeding sounds. Lately, he studies the use of ultrasound for enhanced transport of compounds through fish skin, as a means for fish vaccination. This project characterizes his work which combines transport phenomena and cell and tissue mechanics.
Bio-heat and bio-mass transport. Cell and tissue mechanics. Foams for plant protection against frost. Stress in fish. Algae growth. Evaporative cooling of cows.
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