Prof. Yossef Hatzor
Yossef Hatzor is a graduate of the geotechnical engineering program at U. C. Berkeley, class of 1992. In 1993 Prof. Hatzor established the graduate program in rock mechanics and geological engineering at Ben-Gurion University and currently functions as the director of Geological Engineering studies and director of the Rock Mechanics Laboratory at BGU.
Professor Hatzor is involved in major geotechnical and geological engineering projects in Israel including mining, tunneling, and rock slope engineering, the crown of which is the analysis of static and dynamic stability in the rock cliffs of Masada World Heritage Site for which he was awarded the international Shamsher Prakash Award for Excellence in the Practice of Geotechnical Engineering. He has presented several SOAP lectures to conferences organized by Missouri University of Science & Technology.