Dr. Shmuel Gazit

Dr. Shmuel Gazit

Dr. Shmuel Gazit

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Current Position: Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

Education :

Ph.D.1980, Chemical Engineering, The Institute of Material Science – University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA.

M.Sc.1976, The Interdisciplinary Depatrment of Mechanics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

B. Sc.1971, Chemical Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel



Refereed Papers

Journal Papers:
  1. S. Gazit, O. Ishai, “Hygroelastic Behavior of Glass Reinforced Plastics Exposed to Different Relative Humidity Levels”, Library of Congress77-89128, p. 383, Sep. (1977)
  2. S. Gazit, “Dimensional Changes in Glass-Filled Epoxy Resins As a Result of Absorption of Atmospheric Moisture”, J of Appl. Polymer Sci. Vol. 22, p.3547, (1978)
  3. S. Gazit, J.P. Bell, “Synthesis and Analysis of Saturated, Reactive n-butyl Acrylate Polymers for the Use in Epoxy Resin Toughening”, Epoxy Resin Chemistry II, ACS Symposium Series 221, Washington, D.C., p. 55 (1983)
  4. S. Gazit, J.P. Bell, “Impact Performance of Epoxy Resins With Poly(n-butyl acrylate) As a Reactive Liquid Rubber Modifier”, Epoxy Resin Chemistry II, ACS Symposium Series 221, Washington, D.C., p. 69 (1983)
  5. S.L. Kirshenbaum, S. Gazit, J.P. Bell, “An Alternative Liquid Rubber for Epoxy for Epoxy Resin Toughening”, Rubber-Modified Thermoset Resins, ACS Series 208, Washington D.C. (1983)
  6. J.P. Bell, S. Gazit, “Tensile Impact Strength Method for Epoxy Resins of Varied Stoichiometry”, Polymer Testing, 5, no. 2, 99 (1985)
  7. S. Gazit, “Bendable Laminates – A New Concept in Circuit Design”, Printed Circuit Design, 2, no.8, Aug. (1985)
  8. D. Green, S. Gazit, “Formable Laminates: An Analysis of the Bendability Properties”, Connection Technology, Vol. 2, no. 4, April (1986)
  9. S. Gazit, “Flexible Circuit Materials for Use as Interconnections in High Speed Digital Systems”, Circuit World, vol. 12, no. 3, March (1986)
  10. N. Perkas, G. Amiryan, S. Dubinsky, S. Gazit, A. Gedanken, “Ultrasound-Assisted Coating of Nylon 6,6 with Silver Nanoparticles, and its Antibacterial Activity”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 104, 1423-1430 (2007)

Papers in Conference proceedings:

  1. S. Gazit, J. P. Bell, “Impact Performance of Epoxy Resins with poly n-butyl-acrylate as the RLP Modifier”, 183rd ACS National Meeting, American Chemical Society, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 28-April 2, (1982)
  2. S. Gurley, S. Gazit, “Application, Design and Processing of Formable Reinforced Epoxy Laminates for Printed Circuits”, IPC, Denver, Sep. (1983)
  3. S. Gazit, “Bendable Laminates – A new concept in circuit Design”, PC FAB EXPO/85, Technical Seminar, San Jose, California, May 6-8 (1985)
  4. S. Gazit, “Flexible Circuit Materials for Use As Interconnections in High Speed Digital Systems”, Proceedings of the Technical Conference, Fifth Annual International Electronics Packaging Conference, 251, Orlando, Oct. (1985)
  5. D. Greene, S. Gazit, “Formable Laminates: An Analysis of Bendability Properties”, Eighteenth Annual Conference and Interconnection Technology Symposium”, 91, Philadelphia, Nov. 5 (1985)
  6. J.A. Olenic, S. Gazit, M.F. Sylvester, R.B. Huntington, “Thermomechanical Modeling of Multichip Modules”, Proceedings of the 1990 International Symposium on Microelectronics, Chicago, p. 402, Oct. (1990)
  7. S. Gazit, “Specialty yarns Based on Modified Nylon 6,6 Polymers”, Proceedings of the World Congress on Knitting For the 21st Century, Manchester, UK Oct. (2002).
  1. S. Gazit, “Printed Circuit Interconnection Design”, Digital Bus Handbook, Chapter 10, McGraw-Hill Publishing Company (1990)

Other Publications

  1. Ph.D. “Toughening of Epoxy Resins By Acrylic Elastomers”Research conducted under the supervision of Professors James P. Bell, Anthony T. DiBenedetto, Montgomery T. Shaw.
  2. M.Sc. “Hygroelastic Behavior of Glass Reinforced Plastics”Research conducted under the supervision of Professors Z. Rigbi, Ori Ishai

Technical Reports:


  1. Dozens of Nilit internal reports related to the development of materials, composites and processes for yarn manufacturing.

University of Connecticut

  1. S. Gazit, E. Chen, M.T. Shaw, J.P. Price, “Some Visco-elastic Properties of Candidates for Plastic Tow Lines”, a technical Report to Naval Underwater System Center, Newport, Rhode Island, Oct. (1978)


  1. S. Gazit, “Rheological properties of R/FLEX saturant”, Dec (1980)
  2. S. Gazit, “precooked saturant made with DER 599 : rheology”, May (1981)
  3. S. Gazit, “Preliminary study on commercially available MONO GLYCIDYL ETHERS to replace DER 599”, Mar. (1981)
  4. S. Gazit, “Final evaluation of EPIREZ 5011, EPIREZ 5014 AND JBE for the replacement of DER 599 in R/FLEX saturant”, Jul. (1981)
  5. S. Gazit, “Precooked R/FLEX saturant: some aspects of the chemistry of the precooking process”, Oct. (1981)
  6. S. Gazit, “Precooking PAPA/DER 599 mixture for R/FLEX saturant in the Manchester batch reactor”, Oct. (1981)
  7. S. Gazit, “Evaluation of RS9400 and PAR-BROM as replacement resins for DER 599”, Dec. (1981)
  8. S. Gazit, “Laser drilling of holes in R/FLEX 2412: geometry analysis”, Jan. (1982)
  9. S. Gazit, “High ductility vs. regular copper in production of R/FLEX 2411 for Chandler and Nippon Mektron”, Mar. (1982)
  10.  S. Gazit, “Stretching of the non-woven web in production of R/FLEX, effect of dimensional stability, initiation tear, and propagation tear on 5 mil dielectric substrate”, Jun. (1982)
  11. S. Gazit, “Evaluation of PYRONIX 995 as replacement for DIBROMOPHENYL GLYCIDYL ETHER, DER 599”, Jun. (1982)
  12. S. Gazit, “Evaluation of YDN-180 as a potential alternative to DEN 438”, Jun (1982)
  13. S. Gazit, “Evaluation of various caul plates/press pads configurations in the production of R/FLEX 2400 products”, Jun. (1982)
  14. S. Gazit, “Effect of line speed and press temperature on degree of cure of R/FLEX 2411, 5 mil dielectric”, Dec. (1982)
  15. S. Gazit, “Effect of water and aging on PAPA, PAPA/DER 599 precook and R/FLEX saturant”, Jan. (1983)
  16. S. Gazit, “Moisture pickup by standard R/FLEX non-woven and saturated non-woven at various RH levels and its effect on blue spots”, Mar. (1983)
  17. S. Gazit, “Dimensional stability of standard and modified R/FLEX 2400 laminates, a summary of recent studies”, Mar. (1983)
  18. S. Gazit, “Effect of catalyst AMC2 concentration on the rheological properties of R/FLEX saturant”, Apr. (1983)
  19. S. Gazit, “Effect of humidity on the Rheological properties of neat R/FLEX resin”, May (1983)
  20. S. Gazit, “Survey of potential dielectric materials for ROHSI flex products”, Nov. (1983)
  21. S. Gazit, “Evaluation of thin microglass PTFE composites for ROHSI high bandwidth flex applications”, Mar. (1984)
  22. S. Gazit, “Evaluation of glass reinforced FLUOROCARBON KAPTON composites for ROHSI high bandwidth flex applications”, Sep. (1984)
  23. S. Gazit, “Transmission line properties of ROHSI HBF laminates”, Sep. (1984)
  24. S. Gazit, “Preliminary studies on the effect of multiplayer laminations on the geometrical integrity of fine line circuits”, Sep. (1988)
  25. S. Gazit, “Evaluation of the plated through hole features in the IBM-399 interposer parts”, Nov. (1988)
  26. S. Gazit, “Planarization of plated bumps by a lapping process”, Mar. (1989)
  27. S. Gazit, “Creep study of plated up bumps, DEC signal-flex circuits”, Jan. (1990)
  28. S. Gazit, “Deformation study of mechanically formed bumps, DEC signal-flex circuits”, Jun. (1990)
  29. S. Gazit, “Dimensional changes and variations of P-84 (ENVEX 1000) sintered parts as they change from green state to sintered state, in direct forming process, DuPont”, Nov. (1992)
  30. S. Gazit et al, “Amdhal project – Deliverable #6: An evaluation report on creep properties of existing dielectric materials”, Jul. (1986)
  31. S. Gazit, at al, “Amdhal project – Deliverable #1: Laser drilling process – three samples of the output of the 800-node hole forming process development”, Aug. (1986)
  32. S. Gazit et al, “Amdhal project – Deliverable #2: Laser drilling process – A throughput model of the hole forming process”, Sep (1986)
  33. S. Gazit et al, “Amdhal project – Deliverable #15: The degree of correlation of actual test results with computer simulations of electrical performance”, Oct. (1986)
  34. S. Gazit et al, “Amdhal project Deliverable # 12: An evaluation report detailing the thickness uniformity of substrates & laminates manufactured by existing processes”, Jul. (1986)
  35. S. Gazit et al, “Amdhal project – Deliverable #16: Sample simulated ground wafers with mictopolished surfaces”, Dec. (1986)

Patents, issued and pending:

  1. S. Gazit, C.A. Fleischer, “Flexible circuit laminate and method of making the Same”, US Patent 4,634,631, Jan. 6, (1987)
  2. S. Gazit, T.S. Kneeland, “Flexible circuit laminate”, US Patent 4,647,508, Mar. 3, (1987)
  3. S. Gazit, G.W. Adams, “Shape retaining flexible electrical circuit”, Us Patent 4,997,702, Mar. 5, (1991)
  4. S. Gazit et al. “Flexible circuit having flexible section of reduces stiffness and method of manufacture thereof”, US Patent 5,219,640, Jun. 15, (1993)
  5. W. D. Smith et al, “Method of Manufacture multichip Module substrate”, US Patent 5,287,619, Feb. 22, (1994)
  6. M.E. St. Lawrence et al, “Polybutadiene and polyisoprene based thermosetting compositions and method of manufacture thereof”, US Patent 5,972811, Nov. 5 (1996)
  7. M.E. St. Lawrence et al, “Polybutadiene and polyisoprene thermosetting compositions and method of manufacture thereof”, US Patent 5,571,609, Oct. 26 (1999)
  8. S. Gazit et al, “Process for manufacture of polyamide yarns dyeable in melange shades”, US Patent 6,524,503 B2, Feb. 25 (2003).
  9. Gedanken et al, “Method for preparation of silver-polymer composites by sonochemical deposition”, PTC/WO2007/032001, 22 March (2007).
  10. M. Yerosof et al, “Process for making polyamide textile articles bearing design in different colors”, US Patent, 7,597,722 B2, Oct. 6, 2009.

Academic Appointments

2006-present ORT Braude College, Karmiel, Israel Senior Lecturer, Department of  Mechanical Engineering

2006-2011 ORT Braude College, Karmiel, Israel Department of Mechanical Engineering, Head

2003-2006 ORT Braude College, Karmiel, Israel Adjunct Lecturer, Department of  Mechanical Engineering

1982-1983 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut,  Storrs, Connecticut, USA.

1977-1980 Graduate Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering and Institute of Material Science,  University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA.

1976-1977 Academic Manager, Adult Technician and Continuing Education School, Open University,  District of Galil Mara’avi, Israel

1973-1976 Teaching Assistant, The Interdisciplinary Department of Mechanics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

1974-1977 Lecturer and Faculty Member, Agricultural Technician School, Yad-Nathan, Israel

1972-1973 Research Assistant, Mosad HaTechnion – The Institute for Research and Development.

Teaching Experience

ORT Braude College
  • 2003-present Thermodynamics for Mechanical EngineeringStatics for Mechanical EngineeringStructure and properties of plasticsTopics in Plastic Industry: Technology of industrial yarns (new course)
  • 1998-presentTraining and instruction in plastics and yarn technology to technical staff in Israel and internationally.
University of Connecticut
  • 1977-1978Teaching Assistant, Thermodynamics course, in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
  • 1973-1976Statics for Mechanical Engineering
Agricultural Technician School
  • 1974-1977Statics for Mechanical EngineeringStrength of Materials for Mechanical EngineeringDeveloped the laboratory course for mechanical testing

Professional Activities

R&D Senior Researcher, Nilit

2005-2006 Development of a hydrophilic polyamide yarn, based on reactive plasma technology. A joint project with the plasma group at the Israel Nuclear Research Center, Negev. Development of spun-dye yarns, especially with black-carbon and fluorescent nano-particles.

R&D Manager, Nilit
2003-2005 Development of a yarn that has magnetic properties, through the incorporation of ferromagnetic powders in Nylon 6,6 to render the extruded yarn the potential for being magnetized. Development of a hydrophilic Nylon 6,6 yarn that can be used for making garments with a capability to transport sweat away from the skin, especially as required by athletes. Development of Nylon based side-by-side bi-component yarn with a temperature triggered self-crimping effect.
2002-2003 Development of a Nylon 6,6 yarn that can be selectively dyed by cationic dyestuff with minimal staining effect by anionic dyestuff.Development of Nylon based co-polymers with a shrinkage property in the range of 20-40% when immersed in boiling water at atmospheric pressure.
1997-2000 Development of a process to make dual Nylon 6,6 yarn that can be dyed in a single anionic dye bath and render the yarn a melange effect 1994-1997 Development of shiny yarns by extruding non-circular cross-sections of Nylon 6,6 polymer, with an average diameter of 10-15 micron.
Development Manager, Rogers Corporation
1991-1994 Development of a low Dissipation Factor printed circuit board at microwave frequency for applications in cellular communications.
1987-1991 Development of flexible printed circuit boards and materials with a “low moment of inertia”, especially suitable for high speed and large memory hard discs applications.
1980-1987 Development of epoxy based flexible circuit materials for electronic interconnection applications in recording devices.
Graduate Assistant, University of Connecticut

1978-1980 Evaluation of polymeric materials for use in submerged tow lines for naval applications.

Research Assistant, Technion
1972-1973 Development of processes and formulations to form glass beads.

• Properties and evaluation of polymer and plastic materials
• Manufacturing of polymer/plastic based products
• Polymer and plastic applications

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