Dr. Nathan Perchikov | Self-organized criticality | Best Researcher Award 

Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes | France 



Dr. Nathan Perchikov's academic journey began with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University, Israel, where he graduated magna cum laude and ranked first in his class. His early studies focused on structural and computational mechanics. He continued his academic excellence by pursuing a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Tel-Aviv University, graduating summa cum laude. His thesis on optimal stiffening of rectangular plates in elastostatic bending demonstrated his early interest in computational mechanics. Subsequently, Dr. Perchikov completed his Doctor of Philosophy at the Technion, Israel, with distinction, specializing in Nonlinear Dynamics of Discrete Mechanical Systems with Flat Dispersion Bands.


Dr. Perchikov has held various prestigious positions in the field of computational continuum mechanics and nonlinear dynamics. His professional career began at RADA, where he developed explicit finite-volume solvers for rate-dependent plasticity in metals and composites. He then moved to the Weizmann Institute of Science, focusing on theoretical mesoscopic analysis of plastic deformation in metallic glass. Since 2019, he has been conducting postdoctoral research, including the development of fast finite-element algorithms for analyzing plastic deformation of crystals at Sorbonne, designing acoustic metamaterials at City University of New York, and developing spectral solvers for stress analysis of composite materials at Max-Planck-Institut fur Eisenforschung.


Dr. Perchikov's research focuses on self-organized criticality in various mechanical systems. His work includes the study of nonlinear dynamics of discrete mechanical systems, such as integrable and non-integrable dynamical systems, stability, and averaging. He has made significant contributions to the understanding of symmetry-induced dynamic localization in lattice structures and mechanical metamaterials, particularly in wave propagation and optimization of initial conditions on resonant manifolds.


Dr. Perchikov's research has had a profound impact on the field of mechanical engineering and computational mechanics. His innovative approaches in nonlinear dynamics and self-organized criticality have been recognized internationally. He has given talks at numerous international conferences and has been invited to lecture at prestigious institutions worldwide. Dr. Perchikov's work is widely cited in academic literature, demonstrating the influence of his research on the broader scientific community.


Dr. Perchikov has been cited extensively in various journals and conferences, including Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, and others. His research on self-organized criticality and nonlinear dynamics has advanced the understanding of mechanical systems and has contributed significantly to the theoretical and applied mechanics.


Dr. Perchikov's legacy lies in his pioneering research in computational continuum mechanics and nonlinear dynamics. His future contributions are expected to further explore self-organized criticality in complex mechanical systems, advancing the field with new methodologies and applications.


Dr. Nathan Perchikov's expertise in self-organized criticality is evident through his extensive research in nonlinear dynamics of discrete mechanical systems, mechanical metamaterials, and optimization of mechanical structures. His work has provided new insights into the behavior of complex mechanical systems under critical conditions, significantly impacting the field of computational mechanics and structural engineering.



Nathan Perchikov | Self-organized criticality | Best Researcher Award 

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