Yoav Oved Rosenberg 2010-2011

Institution of PhD:
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Academic Discipline of PhD:
PhD Advisor/s:
Prof. Jiwchar Ganor
Dissertation Topic:
The Fate of Radium In Evaporitic Systems
Year Awarded PhD:
Present Institution:
Israel Energy Initiatives

Yoav Rosenberg is a geochemist researching the ability of internal processes such as salt precipitation to remove radium from the solution. His findings can shed some light and allow a better understanding on the dynamics of Ra co-precipitation with evaporate minerals and could be applied for future management of radioactive waste solutions.

Yoav is now expanding his study to natural evaporitic environments such as the Dead Sea. His novel and unique research could lead to further understanding of the distribution of radium isotopes between brines and salts and the residence time of radium in such environments. In two years, Yoav has developed a new geochemical tool to quantify radium retention in brine solutions.

Yoav has been published in a variety of scientific publication including Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta and Dealination. He has also been the recipient of a number of awards and prizes such as the Rieger Foundation Prize for Environmental Studies, the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies scholarship award for PhD studies and the Water Authority of Israel scholarship award for M.Sc. studies.