Prof. Dror Avisar

Head of TAU Water Research Center

Prof. Dror Avisar is Head of Hydrochemistry Research Group at Tel Aviv University. Prof. Avisar returned to Israel in 2004 after being a postdoc, lecturer and researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara (USCB). On October 2004 Dror was appointed to an academic position at Tel Aviv University. Prof. Avisar focuses his research interest on the understanding the physico-chemical processes and the occurrence and transport of micro and nano contaminants within the aquatic environment. Additionally, Dror’s research group is investing lots of efforts to develop and to optimize innovative technologies to break down and remove these contaminants from various water sources. 

 

Education

Institution

Degree

MM/YY

Field of study

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University

University of California, Santa- Barbara- UCSB

B.Sc.

M.Sc.

Ph.D.

Post Doc & lecturer

07/93

07/96

06/01

10/04

Earth Sciences

Hydrochemistry

Hydrochemistry

Hydrochemistry

 

Positions and Employment

1988 -1995

Private Sector, Trekking and nature guide: Climbing- Rappelling–Evacuation

1994 –2000

IUED - Israel Union for Environmental Defense Adam Teva V’din - NGO   scientific department responsible for water pollution. Under my responsibility I conducted: ecological reports, legal files surveys, research and appeared in court as an environmental expert.

1999-2001

Tel Aviv University teaching semestrial courses in Geology and hydrogeology

2001-2005 

University of California S.B. Appointment as a lecturer “Geochemistry and Tracer Hydrology”

2004

Tel-Aviv University, Lecturer, Tenure Track Position, Department of Geography and Human Environment –The head of the Hydrochemistry Laboratory

2006  

Representative of Tel Aviv University, The commission for coordination and encouragement of water research, The Israeli Water Commission.

2006

Establishment and organization member of the Environmental Public Health Mineral Water Companies conference at Tel-Aviv 2006 and 2007

2008

Senior Lecturer-Tel Aviv University.   

2010

Active Member and Teacher of the multidisciplinary program for excellence students- TAU. 

2010

Mentor and advisor for Drinking water quality- The Center for research and Knowledge- Israeli Parliament

2012-Up to date

A chief mentor and Teacher at the Lautman TAU- Excellence Students Program

2014-Up to date

Head of the Excellence Students Program at the Geography and the Environment Department.

2014

Associate Professor

2015-Up to date

Director of the Water Research Center at

2017 -Up to date

Head of the departmental and faculty instruction & teaching committee

2016-2017

Guest Editor “Nanomaterials Journal”  (IF 4.1)

2017-

Head of the departmental teaching committee

2017-

Editor of Journal of Environment and Earth Science (Impact Factor - 5.56)

 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships   

1998-2003

Israel Association for Water Resources

 

2006- Up to date

Israel Analytical Chemistry Society

 

2007- Up to date

IGWA- International Ground Water Association

2007- Up to date

Committee Board member of the NGWA

 

2008- Up to date

Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Sciences

 

2008- Up to date

IWA International Water Association

 

2009- Up to date

ACS- American Chemical Society

2014-Up to date

Member of the IWA Water Reuse Specialist Group

2016- Up to date

Executive committee member of the Israeli Analytical Chemistry Society

2017 - Up to date 

Executive committee member of the Israeli Standardization Division: International Water Standardization- -ISO TC 224

2017 - Up to date 

AWRA Member

 

Honors

1998

Geophysics Dept. Tel Aviv University.          

Excellent doctoral student

 

1999

Geophysics Dept. Tel Aviv University

Excellent doctoral student

 

1999

"Rieger" foundation U.S.A

Outstanding environmental research

2001

Stockholm Junior Water Prize Israel

First place as a supervisor

2001

The Israel Academy of Sciences

Postdoc "Bikura” scholarship

2006

Beno Geter Foundation

Excellent research activity

 

2007

Tel Aviv University -Rector

Excellent lecturer

 

2012

Tel Aviv University -Rector

Amongst 100 excellent lecturers

2014

Tel Aviv University -Rector

Amongst 100 excellent lecturers

2014

Tel Aviv University -Dean

Excellent lecturer

2015

Tel Aviv University -Rector

Excellent lecturer

 

Current teachnig (courses)

 

  1. Introduction to Hydrogeology
  2. Tracer Hydrology- Chemistry and Isotopes
  3. Water and the Environment
  4. Introduction to Earth Sciences
  5. Water Pollution-  Mechanisms and Processes
  6. Water and Wastewater Treatment- Traditional and Innovative Advance Technologies
  7. 6.  Selected Aspects in Environmental Quality Studies (multi-lecturers class)
  8. 7.  TAU- Excellence Program, 4 hour per week (both semesters).

 

 

  • Prof. Avisar has 47 peer review published papers
  • Prof. Avisar has 3 Ph.D. students, 5 MSc. Students and 2 Postdocs
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