Soil and water contamination, caused by industrial activity, agricultural pesticides, and improper waste disposal, can lead to a variety of environmental and health problems. Prof. Radian and her team are interested in the fate of these pollutants and are developing sustainable solutions to reverse environmental damage. Most recently, she developed an efficient technology for cleansing our drinking water of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which have been linked to various health risks. In addition, her lab has been following the fate of microplastics in soils and sediments, to try and understand if they pose a contamination risk to near-by water bodies.

Prof. Radian is a member of the Technion Faculty Ambassador Program, which prepares faculty to serve as speakers during events and meetings with supporters in the U.S. and globally. As such, Ambassador Faculty are mentored to better understand the mission of the ATS and other Technion Societies. This “Win-Win” Program is expected to benefit the Technion while also offering its Ambassadors wider exposure to their research and opportunities to polish their presentation skills.

A graduate of Shenkar College in Israel and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Radian did her postdoctoral work as a BARD Fellow at the University of Minnesota in The Biotechnology Institute and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and joined the Technion faculty in 2016.

She has received numerous awards including both the Aaronson Teaching Award and the Outstanding Teaching Award at the Technion. And she has been appointed the Deloro Career Advancement Chair in the Technion’s Leaders of Science and Technology program.

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