Ines Zucker

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Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Tel Aviv University, 2016

M.Sc. Materials and Nanotechnologies Engineering, Tel Aviv University, 2011

B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, 2010

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Ines recently joined the Elimelech research group as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University. Her research focuses on the development of innovative graphene-based sensors for on-line monitoring of emerging water contaminants and their integration in an environmental sensor network.

Ines received her degrees from Tel-Aviv University, Israel. She holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnologies, both cum laude. During her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Ines studied the elimination of trace organic compounds (such as pharmaceutical residues) in wastewater effluent via multi-stage ozonation pilot followed by soil aquifer treatment. Given the emerging interest in environmental applications of nanomaterials worldwide, Ines plan on developing an interdisciplinary expertise on the border between materials and environmental engineering.

During her academic career, Ines received several prestigious awards, honors and scholarships including the Israeli Water Authority Ph.D. scholarship, Ministry of Science, Technology and Space award for exceptional female doctoral students in science and Rieger Fellowship for environmental studies. She was also awarded the prestigious YIBS (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 playing with her boys, Ari and Jonathan. Ines is also enjoying her immersion into American culture. 


pdfs and supporting information for group publications available on the main publications page.

  1. I. Zucker, A. Riani, D. Avisar, H. Mamane; Evaluation of n-oxide venlafaxine transformation product kinetics during ozonation – in preparation
  2. I. Zucker, H. Mamane, D. Avisar, M. Jekel, U. Hübner; Determination of oxidant exposure to predict contaminant removal – Water Research, 10 (2016) 508-516. 
  3. I. Zucker, H. Mamane, H. Cikurel, M. Jekel, U. Hübner, D. Avisar; A hybrid process of advanced oxidation and short aquifer treatment for water reuse – Water Research, 84 (2015) 315-322.
  4. I. Zucker, Y. Lester, D. Avisar, Y. Weinberger, U. Hübner, M. Jekel, H. Mamane; Influence of wastewater particles on ozone degradation of trace organic contaminants – Environmental Science & Technology, 49(1) (2015) 301-308.
  5. U. Hübner, I. Zucker, and M. Jekel; Options and limitations of hydrogen peroxide addition to enhance radical formation during ozonation of secondary effluents – Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 5 (1) (2015) 8-16.
  6. Y. Lester, H. Mamane, I. Zucker, D. Avisar; Treating wastewater from a pharmaceutical formulation facility by biological process and ozone – Water Research, 47 (2013) 4349-4356.
  7. E. Çetinörgü-Goldenberg, L. Burstein, I. Chayun-Zucker, R. Avni, R.L Boxman; The effect of nitrogen partial pressure and substrate temperature on the characteristics of filtered vacuum arc deposited N:TiO2 thin films – Thin Solid Films, 537 (2013) 28-35.