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Tal Cohen

Tal Cohen
  • Title Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Email talco@mit.edu
  • Faculties Sustainable Materials & Infrastructure
  • Address Room 1-271 77 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA, 02139
  • Telephone 617.253.8069
  • Research Website https://tal-cohen.wixsite.com/website
  • Assistant Genevieve Wallace | gw3@mit.edu


Education

  • Ph.D., 2014, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion, Israel
  • M.Sc., 2011, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion, Israel
  • B.Sc., 2007, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion, Israel

Research Interests

Nonlinear Solid Mechanics, Material Growth, Material Instabilities

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering Design (1.101)
  • Structural Dynamics (1.058/1.158/2.06/16.221)

Awards and Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2020
  • ONR Young Investigator Award, 2020
  • ARO Young Investigator Award, 2019
  • MIT – Technion Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2013 & 2014
  • Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship, 2011 & 2012

Selected Publications

  1. Chockalingam, S., Roth, C., Henzel, T. and Cohen, T., 2021. Probing local nonlinear viscoelastic properties in soft materials. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 146, p.104172.
  2. Kothari, M. and Cohen, T., 2020. Effect of elasticity on phase separation in heterogeneous systems. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 145, p.104153.
  3. Abi-Akl, R., Abeyaratne, R. and Cohen, T., 2019. Kinetics of surface growth with coupled diffusion and the emergence of a universal growth path. Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 475(2221), p.20180465.
  4. Raayai-Ardakani, S., Earl, D.R. and Cohen, T., 2019. The intimate relationship between cavitation and fracture. Soft matter, 15(25), pp.4999-5005.
  5. Ringoot, E., Roch, T., Molinari, J.F., Massart, T.J. and Cohen, T., 2021. Stick–slip phenomena and Schallamach waves captured using reversible cohesive elements. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 155, p.104528.