Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur, Professor

D.Sc. Materials EngineeringTechnion - Israel Institute of Technology , Haifa, Israel
M.Sc. Solid-State 
PhysicsTechnion - Israel Institute of Technology , Haifa, Israel 
Materials Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Tel.: (269) 276-3212      Fax: (269) 276-3421 
Address: Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazoo, MI 49008-5343


Laboratory: Materials Science Laboratory (including x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, vacuum furnace, arc-melting furnace and much more)




Research (Please click here):


Materials Science Laboratory

Virtual Reality 3D Laboratory


Sample of Recent Publications (last 8 years) (Click here)




Outstanding Researcher Award, College of Engineering &Applied Sciences, 2012.


Outstanding Service to Students, Selected by Outstanding Student (Andreas Quainoo) Aerospace Engineering, W.M.U., 2014



Dr. Ari-Gur’s research has been regularly funded by numerous research awards, most recent (current) are National Science Foundation (NSF), Major Research Instrumentation (PI) ($452,399 to acquire an advanced X-ray diffraction system). And National Science Foundation (NSF) EAGER Award (coPI) $111,834.00. Also current is an internal research award (FRACAA) for energy harvesting to power smart white cane.


Industrial Experience

Senior Research Engineer, R & D, RAFAEL, Advanced Defense Systems, Israel.


Courses taught over the years:

Graduate courses: Smart Materials, Selection of Materials, Modern Engineered Materials, Advanced Physical Metallurgy, Electronic Materials, Advanced Diffraction Techniques, Thermodynamics of Materials, Analysis of Metal Forming Operations, Surface Engineering, Ceramics Science & Engineering, Microstructure of Polymers and Ceramics, Physical and Mechanical Properties of Polymers, Crystallography, Engineering Analysis, Materials in Design, Materials Science II, Topics in Mechanical Engineering, Composite Materials, Problems in Mechanical Engineering.

Undergraduate courses: Materials Science for Engineers, Fluid Mechanics, Physical Metallurgy I, Physical Metallurgy II, Engineering Thermodynamics, Mechanics and Heat (in Physics), Modern and classical Physics, Metal Fabrication, Statics and Strength of Materials, Chemical Metallurgy, Introduction to Materials Science, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Thermodynamics (in Physics), Evolution of materials, Statics.

Most often taught in recent years:

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Last Revised: Summer 2017