The BGU Shock Tube Laboratory was founded in the early 1970's by Professor Ozer Igra who joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1971 after completing his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) of the University of Toronto under the supervision of Professor Irvine Israel Glass. Professor Gabi Ben-Dor, who completed his M.Sc. degree at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Ben-Gurion University (BGU), under the supervision of Professor Ozer Igra, and his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) of the University of Toronto also under the supervision of Professor Irvine Israel Glass, joined the Shock Tube Laboratory in 1979 when he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering.