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Professor at the School of the Environment and Earth Sciences of the Tel Aviv University (Israel)

General information

Leading scientist's research interests: Physics of the atmosphere, lightning, climate change, El Niño, atmospheric electricity, extreme weather, impact on the atmosphere

Scientific recognition

Awards and achievements:

2018 – Head o the Center for Nano-Satellites and New Space (Israel).

2017 – Head of the Center for Innovation in Transportation of the Tel Aviv University (Israel).

2016 – Elected to the Council of Executives of the Tel Aviv University (Israel).

2015 – Elected to the Senate of the Tel Aviv University (Israel).

2014 – Appointed as a study discipline representative (SDR) to the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP), part of the ICSU.

2014 – Appointed as the national representative of Israel in the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).

2011 – Appointed assistant editor of the «Journal Geophysical Research – Atmospheres».

2011 – Elected co-chair of the E1 Commission of the Radiology Union (URSI).

2011 – Elected to the Executive Council for the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences.

2010 – Member of the list o top-100 scientists who immigrated into Israel after 2000.

2008 – 25th position in the top-100 list of scientific articles of the «Discover» journal in 2017.

2008 – Award for outstanding reviewing from the American Geophysical Union (Geophysical Research Letters).

2008 – Yakir Zion Award from the Society of South African Emigrated Jews Returning to Israel (Israel).

2007 – Elected into the Executive committee of the International Commission on Atmospheric Electricity (ICAE).

2006 – Awarded to the EU FP6 FLASH project (1.2 million €) as a coordinator.

2001 – Award «Environment and life», LSB Baden-Württemberg and the University of Konstanz (Germany).

1993-1995 – Postdoctoral scholarship from INCOR (USA).

1988-1993 – Scholarship for postgraduates of the Columbia University (USA).

1985-1988 – Fellowship for master degree students of the Tel Aviv University (Israel).

1985-1987 – Scholarship from the dean of the Tel Aviv University (Israel).

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