Alexander Furman

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    I obtained my B.Sc. and M.Sc. (both in Agricultural Engineering) from the Technion, and my Ph.D. in Hydrology and Water Resources from the University of Arizona. Before joining the Technion, I served as a researcher at the Agricultural Research Organization of Israel (ARO - Volcani Center). Between 2017 and 2022 I served as the head of the Grand water research institute (GWRI). My teaching at the Technion includes a gallery of undergraduate and graduate courses in soil physics, hydrology, energy and mass transfer, and more. 

    My research is all around hydrology, with emphasis on the subsurface. We mostly look at basic science related to water flow and reactive transport in the vadose zone, in both agricultural and non-agricultural environments. In our research, we combine theoretical, computational, and experimental work. Our primary focus now is on soil aquifer treatment (SAT) and hydrogeophysics. Recent studies include the investigation and optimization of SAT through a mechanistic understanding of the related biogeochemical processes, reactive transport in dynamic (and oscillating) systems, and the use of spectral-induced polarization to detect and monitor soil contamination at various scales.

    Research Interests


    Soil physics;


    Vadose zone;



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