Reznik Itay




Name: Itay Reznik


Tel: 02-5314319
Mobile:  052-8371760 





Researcher, Division of Water and Natural Resources




Research interests:

  • Hydrogeology
  • O&G Reservoir Engineering
  • Geochemistry (water, oil and gas).
  • Petrophysics
  • Water-Rock interaction



:Key publications



Ganor, J., Reznik, I. J., and Rosenberg, Y. O., (2009).

 Organics in water-rock interactions. In: Schott, J. and Oelkers, E. (Eds.), Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Fluid-Rock Interaction, Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry.

Reznik  I. J ., Gavrieli I., and Ganor J. (2009)

Kinetics of gypsum nucleation and crystal growth from Dead Sea brine. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 6218-6230.

Reznik , I. J., Gal, A., Ganor, J., and Gavrieli, I., (2009).

Gypsum saturation degrees and precipitation potential from Dead Sea-Seawater mixtures. Environmental Chemistry, 6 (5), 416-423.

Reznik , I. J., Antler, G., Gavrieli, I., and Ganor, J., (2010).

Kinetics of gypsum crystal growth from high ionic strength solutions; case study of Dead Sea- seawater mixtures. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, 2187-2199.

Reznik , I.J., Ganor, J., Lati, J., Aharoni, M., Cohen O., Maymon., M., and Gavrieli, I. (2010).

Gypsum precipitation dynamics in a large experiment. Water-Rock Interaction XIII. CRC Press.

Rosenberg, Y. O, Reznik , I. J., Zmora, S., Ganor, J. (2011).

 The Effect of pH on the formation of a gypsum scale in the presence of a phosphonate antiscalant. Desalination.284, 4, 207-220.

Reznik , I. J., Gruber, C., Ganor, J., and Gavrieli, I (2012).

Towards the establishment of a general rate law for gypsum nucleation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 85, 75-87.

Rosenberg, Y. O, Meshulam, A., Said-Ahmad, W., Shawar, L., Dror, G., Reznik I. J, Feinstein, S., Amrani, A. (2017). Study of thermal maturation processes of sulfur-rich source rock using 4 compound specific sulfur isotope analysis. Organic Geochemistry, 112, 59-94. 




Degrees, post-docs, sabbaticals:


2013 -Post-doctoral fellow at the Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Constructing oil, gas and source rock characterization laboratories (Geochemistry, Petrophysics, Geomechanics and NMR).

Supervisor: Prof. Shimon Feinstein

2011 -   Ph.D. Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Ben Gurion University of    the Negev.

Thesis title: Gypsum precipitation kinetics as a result of mixing seawater with Dead Sea brine.

Supervisors: Prof. Jiwchar Ganor, Dr. Ittai Gavrieli.

2007 - M.Sc.(Cum Laude), Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences (geochemistry), Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

2004 - B.A.(Cum Laude), Dept. of Geography and Environmental Development (Geomorphology), Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Significant awards

2009 – The Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences Assaf Gur Award for an outstanding graduate student.

2010 – The Geological Society of Israel Peretz Grader award.





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