Shai is currently an M.Sc. student at the Geological and Environmental Sciences Department at BGU. He holds a B.Sc. in geology from BGU. He works as a teaching assistant in the following courses: Computing for the Geoscience and Geometric Crystallography.
Shai investigates abyssal hills, the most abundant topographic feature on earth, which are the result of faulting and volcanism at Mid-Ocean Ridges. Analyzing the morphology of the hills are used to investigate the tectonic processes shaping the oceanic crust. He uses high resolution bathymetry data acquired by multibeam sonar in order to determine the shape of abyssal hills and link it to different processes.