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Yael Dubowski

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Prof. Yael Dubowski received her Ph.D. in Environmental Science Engineering (2001) from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Her postdoctoral research, first at MIT and then at the University of California Irvine was in atmospheric chemistry, focusing on heterogeneous reactions of organic substances with atmospheric oxidants. In 2005 she joined the Environmental, Water and Agricultural Engineering Dept., Faculty of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Technion. Prof. Dubowski's research interests include atmospheric and aerosol chemistry, indoor and outdoor air pollution, atmospheric transport and processing of agrochemicals (e.g., pesticides), photo-oxidation of organic pollutants, and environmental water chemistry. Her research group is conducting quantitative laboratory and outdoor studies providing kinetic information, product identification and quantum yields for photo-oxidation processes of pollutants present at the air-surface interface (for which they have developed novel laboratory apparatuses in which both condensed and gaseous phases are simultaneously monitored); studying the interaction of environmental tobacco smoke with indoor surfaces in order to estimate its importance as a source of secondary indoor pollutants and for third hand smoking exposure; and investigating the use of novel spectroscopic techniques for real-time measurements of pollutants emissions (gaseous and particulates) from treated agricultural fields.