Pavel Galich

Pavel Galich


B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics and Physics, Department of Aerophysics and Space Research, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (2012 and 2014). Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Technion (2018). Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Materials Science & NanoEngineering (MSNE), Rice University (2018-2020).

  • Acoustic metamaterials (including passive non-Hermitian materials)
  • Mechanical properties of advanced composites for aerospace structures
  • Wave propagation in periodic nonlinear magneto- and electro-elastic materials

Research positions are available for undergraduate and graduate students

I. Galich and E. L. Thomas, Soft modes in nonlinear composites on the edge of elastic instability. Proceedings of the 26th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV26), Montreal, Canada, July 7-11, 2019.

H. J. Yau, P. I. Galich, and E. L. Thomas, Designer band gaps in phononic crystals via nonsymmorphic symmetry. Proceedings of the 26th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV26), Montreal, Canada, July 7-11, 2019.

Neda K. Mohammadi, P. I. Galich, A. O. Krushynska, and S. Rudykh, Soft magnetoactive laminates: large deformations, transverse elastic waves and band gaps tunability by a magnetic field. J. Appl. Mech., 86(11): 111001 (2019)

I. Galich, V. Slesarenko, J. Li, and S. Rudykh, Elastic instabilities and shear waves in hyperelastic composites with various periodic fiber arrangements. Int. J. Eng. Sci., 130: 51-61 (2018)

Slesarenko, P. I. Galich, J. Li, N. X. Fang, and S. Rudykh, Foreshadowing elastic instabilities by negative group velocity in soft composites. Appl. Phys. Lett., 113 (3): 031901 (2018), Editor’s Pick

I. Galich, N. X. Fang, M. C. Boyce, and S. Rudykh, Elastic wave propagation in finitely deformed layered materials. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 98: 390-410 (2017)

I. Galich, V. Slesarenko, and S. Rudykh, Shear wave propagation in finitely deformed 3D fiber-reinforced composites. Int. J. Solids Struct., 110-111: 294-304 (2017)

I. Galich and S. Rudykh, Shear wave propagation and band gaps in finitely deformed dielectric elastomer laminates: long wave estimates and exact solution. J. Appl. Mech., 84(9): 91002 (2017)

P. I. Galich and S. Rudykh, Manipulating pressure and shear waves in dielectric elastomers via external electric stimuli. Int. J. Solids Struct., 91: 18-25 (2016)