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The Robert  H Smith Faculty
of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Herzl 229  Rehovot 7610001

tel: 972-8-9489284
fax: 972-8-9475181

Academic Staff


Prof. Benny Chefetz

Columbia Foundation Chair in Soil and Water Sciences
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489384 | Mobile: +972-(0)54-8820492
Lubell building, office 23
Environmental Chemistry, Pollutants of Emerging Concern, Soil Chemistry.

Dr. David Helman

Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
M&M-VS Lab, near Kennedy-Lee buildings +972-(0)8-948-9242
Crop modeling, Digital Agriculture, and Remote Sensing

Dr. Yair Mau

Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489386
yair.mau at
Lubell building, office 19

Environmental modeling, ecohydrology, soil degradation, desertification.


Prof. Yael Mishael

Associate Professor
Head of Department
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489171
Lubell building, office 31
environmental chemistry, interactions at the surface of soil particles,  development of new organic-mineral materials

Dr. Tamara Polubesova

Senior Research Fellow (Associate Prof.)
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489912
Lubell building, office 18
Interface reactions in soils, physical chemistry of soils and clays, transformations of natural organic matter and pollutants in soils.

Dr. Nimrod Schwartz

Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489288
Lubell building, office 24
Soil-root interactions and water and nutrient uptake, Spectral induced polarization for non-invasive detection of rhizosphere processes.
Moshe Shenker

Prof. Moshe Shenker

Associate Professor
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489349
Lubell building, office 42
Soil chemistry and soil fertility, related to plant nutrition and environmental aspects.

Dr. Eran Tas

Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Head of Department
Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Senior Lectureship in Agriculture
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489139
Lubell building, office 15
Agro-meteorology, atmosphric chemistry, air-pollution, modelling, field measurements.