Prof. Yoram Cohen

Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE), UCLA

Dr. Yoram Cohen has been a Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at UCLA since 1981.  He is also on the faculty of the Institute of the Environment & Sustainability, UCLA Luskin Scholar, Director of the Water Technology Research (WaTeR), Director of the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, and co-founder of the UCLA/NSF Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN). He is a UCLA Luskin Scholar and Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair. Dr. Yoram Cohen received his B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., in 1975 and 1977, respectively, both in Chemical Engineering, from the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of Delaware. He is a recognized expert in the areas of, graft polymerization, nanoinformatics, membrane separation processes, water purification and desalination, energy optimization for water treatment processes, water and agriculture and environmental impact assessment, with over 230 published research papers and book chapters. Dr. Cohen has contributed to policy and regulatory efforts focused on environmental protection. He developed patented technologies for smart water treatment and desalination system, high recovery reverse osmosis desalting, membrane monitoring, surface nano-structured membranes for water decontamination and desalination, in addition to software for environmental impact assessment.