Siman-Tov Shalev



Name: Shalev Siman-Tov


Tel: 02-5314248
Mobile: 053-8290820






Researcher, Division of geological hazards and geological engineering






Research interests:

  •  Physics of shear processes in rocks and soft sediments
  • Slope stability
  • Structural geology from nano to field scales
  • The mechanics of earthquakes and faulting
  • Geological processes at the glacier bed





  : Key publications


Siman-Tov S., & Brodsky, E. E., 2018, Gravity-independent grain size segregation in experimental granular shear flows as a mechanism of layer formation, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 45, 8136-8144, doi: 10.1029/2018GL078486 (the paper was selected for Editors’ Highlights).
Siman-Tov S., Stock G.M., Brodsky E.E., White J.C., 2017, The coating layer of glacial polish, Geology, v. 45, no. 11, 987-990, doi: 10.1130/G39281.1.
Siman-Tov S., Katz O, Matmon A., 2017, Examining the effects of ground motion and rock strength on the size of boulders falling from an overhanging cliff, Engineering Geology, v. 220, 164-174, doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2017.02.008.
Goldberg R., Siman-Tov S., Emmanuel S., 2016, Weathering resistance of carbonate fault mirrors promotes rupture localization, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 43, 3105-3111, doi: 10.1002/2016GL067788.
Siman-Tov S., Affek H., Matthews A., Aharonov E., Reches Z., 2016, Shear heating and clumped isotope reordering in carbonate faults, EPSL, v. 445, 136-145, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.03.041.
Siman-Tov S., Aharonov E., Boneh Y., Reches Z., 2015, Fault mirrors along carbonate faults: Formation and destruction during shear experiments, EPSL, v. 430, 367-376, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.08.031.



Degrees, post-docs, sabbaticals:


2015-2018 - Postdoctoral position, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Santa Cruz, USA

Research topic: The Rheology of Naturalistic Granular Flows
Mentor: Prof. Emily Brodsky

2009-2015 - PhD student in Geology, Institute of Earth Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Research thesis: The principal slip zone of carbonate faults: micro to nano structures, shear heating, and the physics of fault slip
Supervisor: Prof. Einat Aharonov

2007-2009 - MSc degree in Geology, Institute of Earth Sciences, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Research thesis: The Geomorphic and Mechanical Conditions for Rock-Falls: Rama Cliff, Zurim Escarpment

Supervisors: Prof. Ari Matmon and Dr. Oded Katz

2003-2006 - BSc degree in Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 


Significant awards:

2016 Bentor Award


2013 Theodore Dicker and Menahem Shraga prize, The Institute of Earth Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

2013 Allan Brown prize for excellence in environmental studies



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