Arik Yochelis - Brief CV


·         Education 


  1999-2003, Nonlinear Dynamics, Department of Physics, Ben-Gurion University
  Prof. Ehud Meron
  Pattern formation in periodically forced oscillatory systems
  | Abstract (in Hebrew) | Thesis |


  1996-1998, Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University
  Prof. Solange Akselrod  (r.i.p.)
  Approximation method for reconstruction of a phase response curve and investigation of the dynamical behavior of pacemaker
  cells as coupled oscillators


  1993-1996, Physics, Department of Physics, Ben-Gurion University.
  Graduation with honor (Magna Cum Laude)


·         Employment History


Senior Lecturer (eq. to Assistant Prof. level in US),
Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics
, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR)
and Department of Physics, Ben-Gurion University of The Negev




R&D Physicist, Alternative Energy Systems, Landa Labs, Rehovot, Israel;
Charge generation and transport in complex fluids (theory & experiments)


Postdoc – Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology;
Patterns in exothermic reaction-diffusion-advection systems, with Prof. Moshe Sheintuch


Postdoc – Department of Medicine (Cardiology), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA);
Stem cell patterning and cardiac dynamics via activator-inhibitor approach, with Prof. Alan Garfinkel


Postdoc – Department of Physics, University of California at Berkeley;
Theory of spatially localized oscillations, with Prof. Edgar Knobloch


Postdoc – Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology;
Modeling of wetting and droplet motion on distinct surfaces, with Prof. Len Pismen


Teaching assistant – Mechanics, EM, Modern Physics for undergraduates, Department of Physics, Ben-Gurion University


Instructor – Matlab Laboratory, Life Science Faculty, Tel-Aviv University


Instructor – Physics Laboratory for undergraduates, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University

Selected publications

  1. From solvent free to dilute electrolytes: Essential componenets for a continuum theory,
    N. Gavish, D. Elad, and A. Yochelis, 
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 9, 36 (2017)

  2. Fronts and waves of actin polymerization in a bistable-based mechanism of circular dorsal ruffles,
    E. Bernitt, H.-G. Döbereiner, N. S. Gov, and A. Yochelis, Nature Commun. 8, 15863 (2017)

  3. Linking actin networks and cell membrane via a reaction-diffusion-elastic description of nonlinear filopodia initiation,
    E. Ben Isaac, U. Manor, B. Kachar, A. Yochelis, and N. S. Gov, Phys. Rev. E 88, 022718 (2013)
  4. Generation of finite wave trains in excitable media,
    A. Yochelis, E. Knobloch, Y. Xie, Z. Qu, and A. Garfinkel, Europhys. Lett. 83, 64005 (2008)
  5. The formation of labyrinths, spots and stripe patterns in a biochemical approach to cardiovascular calcification,
    A. Yochelis, Y. Tintut, L. L. Demer, and A. Garfinkel, New J. Phys. 10, 055002 (2008)
  6. Reciprocal oscillons and nonmonotonic fronts in forced nonequilibrium systems,
    A. Yochelis, J. Burke, and E. Knobloch, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 254501 (2006)