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Prof. Amit Gross

Director

e-mail: amgross@bgu.ac.il​

Areas of interest:


Efficient use of marginal water, remediation techniques, and the environmental risks associated with contaminated water resources (i.e. agriculture effluents, wastewater, contaminated groundwater). 
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Dr. Osnat Gillor                                 

Department Head

e-mail: gilloro@bgu.ac.il
 
Areas of interest: 

Investigating bacterial produced antibacterial peptides (bacteriocins) which are produced by all major lineages of Bacteria and Archaea. These potent toxins are highly diverse, but they are all ribosomally synthesized, and are active against bacteria closely related to the producing bacteria. Explore the role bacteriocin play in microbial communities. 
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Prof. Noam ​Weisbrod                   

e-mail: weisbrod@bgu.ac.il

 

​Areas of interest: 

Contaminant transport in the subsurface; vadose zone processes; groundwater salinization in arid environments; colloidal transport and fracture flow.
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Prof. Eilon Adar                                   

e-mail: eilon@bgu.ac.il

 

Areas of interest: 

Groundwater hydrology of arid basins. Deals particularly with Israel's "international" aquifers, their quality and division with Palestinians and other neighboring countries. 
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Dr. Shai Arnon                                   

e-mail: sarnon@bgu.ac.il

 

Areas of interest:

Biogeochemical processes in streams; stream restoration; Hydroecology; fate and transport of contaminants in the environment
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Dr. Edo Bar-Zeev                            

e-mail: barzeeve@bgu.ac.il

 

Areas of interest:

 

Hydrogel dynamics in marine and freshwater environments; The role of planktonic bio-aggregates in biochemical cycles; The nexus of desalination and the aquatic environment; Biofouling in membrane module designs, from biofilm formation to innovative cleaning approaches.

 

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Dr. Anat Bernstein                         

e-mail: anatbern@bgu.ac.il

Areas of interest: 

Biodegradation of organic pollutants in the subsurface; stable isotope methods
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Prof. Ofer Dahan                                  

e-mail: odahan@bgu.ac.il

Areas of interest: 

Vadose zone and groundwater hydrology, emphasizing quantitative assessment of water infiltration and groundwater recharge. 
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Dr. Scott K. Hansen​​
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e-mail: skh@bgu.ac.il​

Areas of interest:
Mathematical and computational modelling of subsurface solute transport, in particular on how this is impacted by unresolved heterogeneity; development of closure models to average away unresolved heterogeneity, to calibrate predictive models using macroscopic observables, and to develop error envelopes for hydrogeological predictions. Transport behavior of reacting solutes in heterogeneous flow fields, analysis of the effect of model (as opposed to measurement) error on predictive accuracy, stochastic (especially random walk) methods, multiphase systems, and scientific computing.
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Prof. Ali Nejidat                                  

e-mail: alineji@bgu.ac.il

Areas of interest: 

Biochemistry and molecular genetics of microorganisms capable of degrading individual or groups of toxic compounds, in particular the ecophysiology and molecular genetics of chemolithotrophic nitrifying bacteria. 
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Prof. Daniel Ronen                         

e-mail: danronen@bgu.ac.il

 

Adjunct Professor

Areas of interest:

Hydrogeologist specializing in hydrochemistry; groundwater research and groundwater quality monitoring. Developed a novel multi-layer sampler that facilitates the study of physico-chemical and biological mediated processes and transport phenomena in groundwater, at a microscale level. Moreover, it enables monitoring of water influx to the saturated zone, and therefore, the development of groundwater-quality early-warning monitoring systems.  Study of cause-effect processes such as the impact of reutilization of sewage effluents on the quality of groundwater.
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Prof. Zeev Ronen                            

e-mail: zeevrone@bgu.ac.il

Areas of interest:

Bio-remediation of wastewater and bio-degradation of organic pollutants in aquifer water. Includes research at Ramat- Hovav. 
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Dr. Hagar Siebner                                    

e-mail: siebner@bgu.ac.il

 

Areas of interest:

Speciation and behavior of contaminants and nutrients in the unsaturated zone; change of speciation at specific interfaces, due to surface reactivity and/or biological activity.

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Prof. Alexander Yakirevich                  

e-mail: alexy@bgu.ac.il​

Areas of interest:

Modeling of water flow and contaminant transport in soils and groundwater. Areas of investigation include the Israeli coastal aquifer (Gaza aquifer in collaboration with Palestinians), and aquifers in Central Asian Republics (in collaboration with researchers from Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan).
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Prof. Yossi Yechieli                         

e-mail: yechieli@gsi.gov.il

 

Adjunct Professor 

Areas of interest:

Seawater intrusion into coastal aquifers; Estimation of submarine groundwater discharge (SGD); Formation of sinkholes in the Dead Sea area; Geochemical and hydrological process in the fresh-saline water interface; The interrelation between saline lakes and groundwater in their vicinity; Dating of groundwater 
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Prof. Arie S. Issar, Emeritus   

e-mail: issar@exchange.bgu.ac.il

Areas of interest: 

Prof. Issar’s current research focuses on the impact of climate change on the hydrological cycle and socio-economic systems to enable the development of conceptual models in order to mitigate the negative impact of global change. 
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Dr. Drora Kaplan                              

e-mail: droraka@bgu.ac.il

Areas of interest: 


Microbial aspects of water pollution; developing cost-effective and feasible biotechnologies for removing pollutants from water; the biological processes leading to removal and or detoxification of toxic heavy metals from contaminated wastewater by microalgae; the effect of global change, mainly the effect of increasing CO2 concentration on vegetation, using Azolla-Anabaena symbiosis as a model system. 
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Prof. Gideon Oron, Emeritus                  

e-mail: gidi@bgu.ac.il

Areas of interest: 

Low quality water treatment and reclamation, membrane technology for wastewater treatment, membrane bioreactors for waste treatment and reuse, management modeling and optimization of water resources and environmental systems, irrigation, sustainable development, aquaculture for wastewater treatment and reuse, reliability of treatment and reuse of low quality water systems. 
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Dr. Ines Soares, Researcher                                    

e-mail: soares@bgu.ac.il

Areas of interest: 

Denitrification of groundwater and of desalination brines; wastewater treatment; constructed wetlands; diversity of soil Bacteria and Archaea. 
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Prof. Shaul Sorek, Emeritus                 

e-mail: sorek@bgu.ac.il​

Areas of interest: 


Theoretical and numerical models of mechanics and transport phenomena for porous/fractured media; Decision Support Systems for modeling water management.
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