Zvi Ben-Avraham#


Zvi Ben-Avraham
Email:zviba 'at' post.tau.ac.il
Membership Number:1744
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ISRAEL
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:zben-avraham
Elected:1996
Homepage:https://en-exact-sciences.tau.ac.il/profile/zviba



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007 Founding Director, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa
  • 2005 Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2001 Visiting Professor, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
  • 1986-present Professor of Geophysics, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University
  • 1982-1986 Associate Professor of Geophysics, Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, Tel Aviv University
  • 1989-present Max Sonnenberg Professor of Marine Geoscience, University of Cape Town
  • 1982-1989 Professor of Geophysics (Research), Department of Geophysics, Stanford University
  • 1979-1982 Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Geophysics, Stanford University
  • 1981-1982 Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 1976-1981 Senior Researcher, Department of Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 1975-1976 Researcher, Department of Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 1973-1975 Senior Research Fellow, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd.
  • 1973 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Fields of Scholarship
  • Continental Margins
    • Structure and evolution of passive continental margins
      • Levant continental margin
    • Tectonic processes at active continental margins
      • Pacific and Indian Oceans active margins
      • Calabrian, Hellenic and Cyprean Arcs, eastern Mediterranean
    • Sheared continental margins
      • Agulhas margin
  • Continental Transforms
    • Dead Sea fault.
    • San Andreas fault
    • Philippine fault
  • Collisional Processes at plate margins

Honours and Awards
  • 1976 Grader Prize, Israel Geological Society
  • 1981 Fellow, Geological Society of America
  • 1984 Citation of excellence, USSR Academy of Sciences
  • 1985 Freund Prize, Israel Geological Society
  • 1985 Invited Lecture, Royal Astronomical Society, London
  • 1989 Max Sonnenberg Chair of Marine Geoscience, University of Cape Town
  • 1996 Foreign member, Academia Europaea
  • 1998 Nebenzahl and Grossberg Chair in Geodynamics, Tel Aviv University
  • 1999 Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • 2000 Corresponding member, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
  • 2000 Member, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • 2003 Israel Prize
  • 2003 Honorary member, World Jewish Academy of Sciences
  • 2004 L.Meitner-A.v. Humboldt Research Award
  • 2006 Foreign member, Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, Israeli Association for Aquatic Sciences
  • 2014 Honorary member, Israel Geological Society


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