Rosenzweig Ravid




Name: Ravid Rosenzweig

Tel: 02-5314250 









Research interests:

  • Flow and transport in porous media.
  • CO2 sequestration in deep geological formations.
  • Vadose zone hydrology.
  • Soil physics.




Main projects and grants:

  • Mixing-Enhancement Mechanisms in Early-Time CO2 Dissolution Trapping During CO2 Geological Storage (GIF).  
  • Modeling CO2 migration and trapping in the Jurassic saline aquifers of the Negev (Ministry of Energy and Water). 
  • Alteration of soil hydraulic properties due to biological activity.

:Key publications



Dody A., Rosenzweig, R., Calvo, R., and Shalev, E.,  How thick should cover layer be for waste disposal facility?, Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, 2016 (submitted).
Volk E., Iden, S., Furman, A., Durner, W., and Rosenzweig, R. Biofilm effect on soil hydraulic properties- experimental investigation using soil-grown real biofilms, Water Resources Research, 52  doi:10.1002/2016WR018866, 2016.

Gafni, A., Rosenzweig, R., Gelman, F. and Ronen, Z. Evidence for anaerobic biodegradation of MTBE in a contaminated site, the Israeli coastal aquifer. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, doi:10.1002/jctb.491410, 2016
Rosenzweig, R. and Porat N., Evaluation of soil-moisture content for OSL dating using an infiltration model, Ancient TL, 33(2), 10-14, 2015

Rosenzweig, R. , Mourzenko, V. V., Thovert, J. F., & Adler, P. M., Solid matrix partition by fracture networks. Physical Review E, 90(2), 022407, 2014
Rosenzweig, R. , Furman, A., Dosoretz, C., & Shavit, U., Modeling biofilm dynamics and hydraulic properties in variably saturated soils using a channel network model. Water Resources Research, 50(7), 5678-5697, 2014
Rosenzweig R , Furman A., and Shavit U., A channel network model as a framework for characterizing variably-saturated flow in biofilm-affected soils, Vadose Zone Journal 12 (2), doi: 10.2136/vzj2012.0079, 2013
Rosenzweig R. , Shavit U., and Furman A., Water retention curves of biofilms-affected soils using xanthan as an analogue, Soil science society of America Journal, doi:10.2136/sssaj2011.0155, 2012
Broday, D.M. and Rosenzweig, R. , Deposition of fractal-like soot aggregates in the human respiratory tract, Journal of aerosol science, 42, 372-386, 2011.  




 Degrees, Post-docs, Sabbaticals

2011-2012- Chateaubriand post-doctoral fellow, SISPYPHE, UPMC, Paris France.
2012- Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, Technion IIT, Israel
2005- M.Sc, Agricultural Engineering (Summa Cum Laude), Technion IIT, Israel
2003- B.Sc., Environmental Engineering (Summa Cum Laude), Technion IIT, Israe





 :Membership in public committees




:Membership in international organizations




:Significant awards 


The Irmai award for best research in hydrology, hydrodynamics and flow in porous media, the civil and environmental engineering department, Technion IIT (2012).


Chataubriand fellow of the French foreign affairs ministry for postdoctoral studies (2011).


Eshkol Fund of the Israeli ministry of science and technology for PhD studies (2009).


Wolf foundation scholarship for excellence in graduate studies (received twice; 2004, 2009).


The Gutwirth scholarship for excellence in graduate studies, the Technion (received twice; 2004, 2008).


Rieger foundation fellowship for environmental studies (received twice; 2003,2007).


“The complete organism” fellowship, the ministry of Agriculture and rural development (recieved three times; 2004,2007,2009).


Fine fellowship for PhD students, Technion (2006).


The Knesset’s education committee award (top 90 students in Israel; 2002).



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