Yiftach Nir, Dr.
A faculty member at the Plastics and Polymer Engineering Department since 1997. Dr Nir holds a bachelor degree in material engineering from Ben-Gurion University, master degree in material engineering form the Technion and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Prior to joining the academia, Dr. Nir held several industrial positions in the plastics industry in Israel: R&D manager of Plastopil Hazorea for ten years, senior researcher of the NBC project (In collaboration with IDF), leading researcher of an international project "reducing methyl bromide emission during soil fumigation using impermeable films", and others.
Dr. Nir's academic activities: thermal conductivity of polymer, viscoelastic behavior of oriented polymers and blends, orientation of polymer/nanoclay systems, Stress relaxation of polymer blend and multilayer film at the post-yield region, physical aging of amorphous polymers, low emission PP compounds for automotive industry, thermal stabilization of polyoxymethylene, modeling of removable pressure-sensitive adhesive, effect of elongational flow on the interfacial instability in multilayer film, rheology of polymer systems: polymer blends, polymer nano-composite and polymer-filler systems, developing of controlled-permeable packaging for fresh produce, and more.
D. Nir was also officiated as the president of the Israel Polymers and Plastics Society (IPPS), 2007-2009.