Ofira Ayalon, full Professor - Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Haifa
Senior Researcher, Head of Environment Cluster Samuel Neaman Institute, Technion, Haifa
Her research topics involve a wide range of activities related to environmental research and policy implications. The studies have served as a model for nationally recognized, updated energy and environmental activities for a variety of academic and public bodies that promote environmental policy in Israel. The resulting reports are submitted and jointly followed-up in cooperation with the Ministries of Finance, National Infrastructure and Environmental Protection, as well as other relevant government bodies.
The research subjects include Energy policy and management; Waste management and reduction of food loss; Agriculture and the environment; Business opportunities in environmental technologies (clean-tech; Reducing transportation-related air pollution. Recent research topics include Mitigation of greenhouse gases as well as Adaptation to climate change.
Prof. Ofira Ayalon has been awarded the 2018 Michael Landau Prize for Sciences and Research in the field of Sustainability.
The committee found that Prof. Ayalon’s work has made important scientific contributions to sustainable developments in Israel and globally.