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Dr. Ines Zucker

Dr. Ines Zucker completed her B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering directly into the M.Sc. in Materials and Nanotechnologies Engineering set aside for high-achieving students at Tel Aviv University. Ines’s M.Sc. research, under the supervision of Prof. Ray Boxman, focused on photocatalytic activity of nitrogen-doped TiO2 filtered-vacuum-arc deposited thin films. Her Ph.D. research was conducted at the Water-Tech Laboratory (Prof. Hadas Mamane) and Hydro-Chemistry Laboratory (Prof. Dror Avisar), focusing on elimination of trace organic compounds in wastewater effluent via multi-stage ozonation and soil aquifer treatment.

In her postdoctoral studies at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University, Ines worked on diverse projects related to nanotechnology-enabled environmental applications and processes in Prof. Elimelech’s lab.

In her faculty appointment, Ines now serves as a jointly-appointed senior lecturer in the School of Mechanical Engineering and Porter School of Environmental Studies. Using a wide skill-set combining material synthesis and structure-property characterization with a world-class exposure to analytical chemistry and water treatment tools, the Zucker Lab focuses on advanced materials and novel approaches for environmental applications.

During her academic career, Ines received several prestigious awards, honors and scholarships including the Israeli Water Authority Ph.D. scholarship, Rieger Fellowship for environmental studies and Ministry of Science, Technology and Space award for exceptional female doctoral students in science. She was also awarded the prestigious Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies post-doctoral fellowship, in addition to the Presidential post-doctoral scholarship from Tel Aviv University.

Outside of the lab, Ines enjoys raising her boys, Ari and Jonathan. Ines also enjoys cooking, practicing Pilates, and jogging in Tel-Aviv.

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