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Welcome to Ariel University

Ariel University is proud to be Israel’s newest research university and prides itself on a strong emphasis on life science and engineering research to meet the needs of Israel’s hi-tech industries. Ariel University aspires to be at the forefront of innovative research in order to advance Israel’s economic and social development, drawing on the immense potential of the Israeli people.

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Developing a non-polluting, efficient, accessible, compact and lightweight hydrogen fuel cell energy pack
Prof. Idit Avrahami
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Towards the end of a pleasurable day of biking in nature, miles from civilization, it's getting dark and you could use some help with the uphill effort. But your bicycle battery is empty, and your cellphone's battery is almost finished. You might get lost without the help of a navigation app. Fortunately, you brought along your portable hydrogen fuel cell. Just mix a bit of powder with water in the device, plug in your recharger and you are good to go for about 8 more hours!

“I deeply believe that close connection with students is the key to success.”
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Prof. Idit Avrahami
Am I my brother’s keeper? Focusing on siblings of people with disabilities
Dr. Avidan Milevsky
Department of Behavioral Sciences

Focusing on the impact of sibling relationships within the family and on society.

“In my studies, we’re finding that well children of siblings with disabilities are also suffering and need special attention.”
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Dr. Avidan Milevsky
From ringing in the ears to music in the ears
Professor Leah Fostick
Department of Communication Disorders

Research ranging from ringing in the ears to music in the ears, with a wide spectrum of subjects in between

“I am able to combine my love of music and my passion for basic scientific research to study how the brain perceives sound.”
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Professor Leah Fostick
Creating new technologies for understanding and helping children with neurodevelopmental conditions
Dr. Michal Hochhauser
Department of Occupational Therapy

Interdisciplinary collaboration at Ariel University is creating new technologies for understanding and helping children with neurodevelopmental conditions.

“I examine the relationship between the visual attention of ADHD adolescents and adults on the autistic spectrum to their everyday skills and social abilities. The aim is to enhance their abilities and help them integrate into the community.”
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Dr. Michal Hochhauser
Physiologist and sport scientist
Professor Jay R. Hoffman
The Department of Molecular Biology

As a professional athlete and coach, Professor Jay Hoffman’s curiosity leads him to seek answers about the capabilities of human physiology through scientific research. His research focuses on exercise and dietary interventions to maximize human performance.

“I’ve had the opportunity to wear many different hats, kind of like Walter Mitty.”
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Professor Jay R. Hoffman
The Beatalk Technique –thinking out of the Beatbox
Dr. Michal Icht
Department of Communication Disorders

Dr. Michal Icht has joined the Beatbox generation to develop innovative tools for speech impairments.

“Traditional speech treatment methods involve repetitive verbal and non-verbal exercises and may not be fully suitable for intellectually disabled adults who tend to lose interest and motivation facing the demands of a typical speech therapy session. Human beatboxing, however, is fun and relatively easy to learn and practice. The results are promising.”
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Dr. Michal Icht
Musa Al-Sadr or Khomeini: Who masterminded the Shi’a awakening in the Middle East?
Prof. Ronen A. Cohen
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

There is a certain sparkle in Ronen A. Cohen’s eye when he speaks about Musa al-Sadr. In his opinion, it was the revered and charismatic Musa al-Sadr, and not the Ayatollah Khomeini, who should be credited with the Islamic Revolution.

“Khomeini conducted the music, but the music was composed by al-Sadr.”
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Prof. Ronen A. Cohen
1982 Lebanon War (Operation Peace for Galilee)
Dr. Dan Naor
Department of Middle Eastern Studies
/ Political Science

The murder of the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics had a very strong influence on Dr. Dan Naor. From a very early age he became intrigued about the intricacies of the region.

“Looking through the binoculars, I was struck by the stark contrast between the beauty of Lebanon and the hostile crossfire on the ground.”
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Dr. Dan Naor
Mixing chemistry with archaeology
Dr. Adi Eliyahu Behar
Department of Chemical Sciences
Department of Land of Israel and Archaeology

Dr. Adi Eliyahu Behar integrates archaeology with chemistry to discover the origins of iron artifacts from the Early Iron Age and shed light on the development and production of iron in the Levant.

“Using new isotopic tools, I am able to identify the source of ferrous metals in archaeological finds dating from over 3,000 years ago.”
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Dr. Adi Eliyahu Behar
Finding solutions to the problem of CO2 emissions
Prof. Alex Schechter
Department of Chemical Sciences

Prof. Alex Schechter and his team of researchers at the Fuel Cells and Electrochemistry Group are striving to develop unconventional sources of clean and renewable energy and make a significant contribution towards a sustainable clean energy economy.

On a mission to find practical game-changing solutions to CO2 emissions
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Prof. Alex Schechter
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