In Memoriam

Prof. Yitzhak Mahrer

Prof. Noam Lahav

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Field of Research: Atmospheric dynamics with an emphasis on the interaction of land surface and ocean processes with the atmosphere, and atmospheric dispersion, including global, regional, and microscale studies. Practical implications relate to air quality, wind energy siting, irrigation scheduling, soil solarization, and optimal greenhouse management.

Prof. Noam Lahav

Prof. Noam Lahav

דברים לזכרו

Field of Research: Chemical and colloidal properties of soils, clay minerals and soluble minerals in relation to plant growth, catalytic properties of heterogeneous systems, geology and the origin of life. Development of novel controlled-release agricultural chemicals.

Dr. Eliyahu Wakshal

(1935-2012)   דברים לזכרו

Field of Research: Hydrogeology; Hydrochemistry; Geology.

Prof. Arieh Singer

Prof. Arieh Singer

(1934-2010) דברים לזכרו

Born: 1934, Czernovitz, Romania;
Ph.D. 1969; Assoc. Prof. 1980; Prof. 1989.

Field of Research: Clay mineralogy, clay mineral formation in the context of soil formation, soil distribution and weathering phenomena; ecological effects on soil mineralogy; interrelationships between clay mineralogy and soil properties; the origin of clay minerals in non-edaphic environments: sediments and marine/lacustrine deposits.

Prof. Ronit Nativ

Prof. Ronit Nativ

(1949 - 2006) דברים לזכרה

Born: 1949, Israel.
Ph.D. 1984; Assoc. Prof. 1999; Professor 2004

Field of Research: The impact of urbanization on water resources, contaminant transport in porous fractured formations, groundwater contamination in industrial sites, arid-zone hydrology and origin and hydrodynamics of brackish water and brines in deep aquifers.

Prof. Shlomo Rabikowitz

Prof Shlomo Rabikowitz

(1900-2000) ביוגרפיה

Born: 1899, Russia;
Ph.D. 1938; Assoc. Prof. 1949; Professor 1957.

Field of Research:
Soil classification.
Mapping of Israel soils.

Prof. Leon Margulies

Prof. Leon Margulies

(1943 - 1997)

Born: 1943, Argentina;
Ph.D. 1975; Sen. Lect. 1988; Assoc. Prof. 1991.

Field of Research: Environmental chemistry. Chemistry of clay-organic reactions. Photostabilization of agrochemicals. Spectroscopy of biological chromophores.

Prof. Shmuel Mandel

Prof. Shmuel Mandel


Born: 1918, Austria.
Ph.D. 1962. Sen. Lect. 1966; Assoc. Prof. 1972; Prof. 1978.

Field of Research: Groundwater hydrology. Development of national water resources. Salinization of groundwater. Programs for exploitation of groundwater reserves and artificial replenishment.

Prof. Eliyahu (Ernest) Rawitz

Prof. Eliyahu Razitz


Born: 1927, Czechoslovakia;
Ph.D. 1966; Lecturer 1969; Sen. Lect. 1971; Assoc. Prof. 1981.

Field of Research: Development of irrigation scheduling criteria based on soil, plant and atmospheric data. Computer-assisted automatic irrigation monitoring and control using field sensors. Effect of tillage practices on soil structure and water regime. Soil survey.

Prof. Dan Goldberg

Prof. Dan Goldberg


Born: 1915, Jerusalem, Israel.
M.Sc. 1939; Sen. Lect. 1960; Assoc. Prof. 1967; Prof. 1978.

Field of Research: Irrigation methods (flood irrigation, sprinkler irrigation, drip irrigation). Design and development of irrigation systems.