Faculty

Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and head of the Developing countries Program. Her research and practice focus on positive psychology, with an emphasis on behavioral change. Prof. Ronen's work has received international recognition through her many articles, chapters and books on cognitive therapy with children and adolescents. She also developed the concept of positive sustainability. As an expert in cognitive behavioral therapy, she will be teaching about change processes and positive psychology in general, and about the role of positive components (self-control, hope, meanings, goals, self-efficacy, strength, positive emotion)  in applying changes.

A development and environment economist in the department of public policy at Tel Aviv University. Prior to coming to TAU, Ram was an assistant professor of Economics at George Washington University, and prior to that, a Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Fellow in Sustainability Science at the Harvard Kennedy School. Ram is an expert in sustainable development. He holds a PhD in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, a M.Sc. in Physics from the Weitzman Institute and a B.Sc. in Mathematics from Tel Aviv University. Rams research is focused on empirical and quantitative analyses of sustainable agriculture, water scarcity and climate change, with an emphasis on developing countries. He directs the Nitsan Lab (nitsanlab.org) which helps Israeli technologies in precision agriculture and water treatments to be technically and economically adapted to the requirements of low income populations in developing countries.

NITSAN Sustainable Development Lab

A political scientist who received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. After getting tenured at Tel Aviv University, he moved to St. Louis to become the director of the Center for New Institutional Social Sciences (CNISS) at Washington University, established to honor the legacy of Professor Doulass C. North, Nobel Laureate in the Economic Sciences for 1993. In this capacity, he worked with him closely until Professor North retired and Professor Sened returned to Tel Aviv University. He served as Chair of the Department of Political Science at Washington University between 2004-7.

Currently head of the Environmental Engineering Program at the Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel, and the head of the Water-Tech Laboratory. Prof. Mamane’s research passion is to purify water and her research focuses on the development of novel technologies for the treatment of contaminated water and wastewater and for generating renewable energy from waste, by integrating natural and induced photons, radicals, oxidants, and nanoparticles. Prof. Mamane is also involved in developing sustainable tools and technologies for providing safe drinking water in rural communities, with local universities and on 2018 she was appointed as a visiting faculty at IIT Madras, India on developing technologies for the removal of hazardous contaminants from sewage, industrial wastewater and from water streams.

Mamane WATER-TECH laboratory

A Senior Lecturer at the Porter School of the Environment and Earth Sciences Tel Aviv University's. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Environmental Sciences and Management. Her field of research is in the interface of industrial ecology and management science, and focuses on decision-making and measurement of the economic and environmental performance of companies, products, and processes using a variety of tools and methods of analysis. She is involved in research projects with researchers from various universities in the US and Europe, including research in the fields of energy and transportation, fuel substitutes, and examining the environmental and business implications of diffusion of new technologies. She has extensive experience in sustainable development work with small communities worldwide. Since 2004 she is involved in leading Engineers without Borders (EWB) groups in US and in Israel. She also served on the ewb-International board and she is the head of the EWB-Israel board of directors since 2010.

IE Applied Lab

Electrical Engineering, is working in the field of micro and nano-electronics and sensors. Developing micro and nanofabrication technologies for very large-scale integrated circuits as well as biosensors; especially flexible plant-based sensors and sensors for volatiles. He currently works on sensors and systems for agriculture, food water, environment, and defense. Head of the food security center of excellence at Thapar institute for engineering and technology, Patiala, Punjab which is a joint institute with Tel Aviv University.

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