I am a researcher in environmental hydrology and soil science, mainly interested in fundamental processes and mechanisms controlling water flow and solute transport and mixing in environmental porous media.
Solute mixing processes can control mineral dissolution and precipitation, solutes' migration and pollutants' fate in soils and aquifers, bacterial activity, and more.
Porous media structural heterogeneity can alter water flow patterns, especially in unsaturated porous media like soils in the field, and impact solute mixing rates.
To study this fascinating topic, I utilize numerical modeling for detailed simulations and laboratory experiments for high-resolution direct visualization of solute transport processes.
With my research group, I aim to use the knowledge gained from small-scale experiments and modeling to improve our understanding of large-scale environmental phenomena.
Sep. 2019–Sep. 2022, Géosciences Rennes, Université de Rennes 1
Project title: Impact of structural heterogeneity on solute transport and mixing in unsaturated porous media.
Supervisors: Dr. Yves Méheust and Dr. Tanguy Le Borgne
Aug. 2018–Aug. 2019, The Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Project title: Colloid facilitated transport of radionuclides through fractures in carbonate rocks: A micro-scale study
Supervisors: Prof. Noam Weisbrod and Prof. Avraham Be'er
2012-2018, Ph.D. The Department of Soil and Water Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Thesis title: A pore-scale study of the effects of heterogeneity and deformation on fluid displacement in granular media
Supervisor: Dr. Ran Holtzman
2009-2012, M.Sc.Agr. Soil and Water Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, magna cum laude
Thesis title: Mobility of pharmaceutical compounds in an agricultural soil: Effects of biosolids application and solution chemistry.
Supervisor: Prof. Benny Chefetz
2006-2009, B.Sc.Agr. Soil and Water Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem magna cum laude