Yoram Cohen

AREAS OF INTEREST

Chemical Engineering
Water Technology Research
Director, Water Technology Research Center; Professor, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
Sustainable Water
Ph.D. (1981), University of Delaware; B.A.Sc. (1975), M.A.Sc. (1977) in chemical engineering, University of Toronto .
(310) 825-8766
(310) 206-4107

Professor Yoram Cohen has been on the faculty of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1981. He is the founder and director of the Water Technology Research Center and the Center for Environmental Risk Reduction and a founding member of the UCLA/NSF Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN). Dr. Cohen is an adjunct professor at Ben-Gurion University and a member of the International Advisory Committee to the Stephen and Nancy Grand Water Research Institute at the Technion.
He was a visiting professor at the Technion (1987-1988), at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2006) and a distinguished visiting professor at Victoria University (2006). Dr. Cohen is a UCLA Luskin Scholar and a recipient of the 2008 Ann C. Rosenfield Community Partnership Prize in recognition of his environmental research. He received the 2003 Lawrence K. Cecil award in Environmental Chemical Engineering from the AIChE, as well as the AIChE Separations Division Outstanding Paper Award (1997). Dr. Cohen has published over one hundred fifty research papers and book chapters in water technology, separations processes, transport phenomena, polymer science, and environmental engineering, in addition to three environmental volumes. To read more about Yoram Cohen click here.

Recent Media Coverage and Accolades:

Luskin Scholar Yoram Cohen and his team have been in the news, including in National Geographic for their recently developed technology that creates 18,000 gallons of drinking water from the sea per day. He was also this  year's meeting Chair at the 2010 Annual AlChE Conference in Salt Lake City. In addition, Professor Cohen will be presenting his water research at the upcoming TechConnect World Conference.

Yoram Cohen’s breakthrough advances in smart water systems were highlighted in e! Science News, Business Wire, and UCLA Today. Dr. Cohen was also interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science and the Los Angeles Times. Enhanced Online News mentioned his appointment to the high profile Metropolitan Water District’s Blue Ribbon Committee. In addition, the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property recently profiled Dr. Cohen's work

Impact and Civic Engagement:

  • Member, Advisory Committee of the California-Arizona Consortium - Labor Occupational Safety and Health (LOSH) Program, 1991-1997.
  • Member, Desalination Research Innovative Partnership, 2000 - present.
  • Member, AIChE “Sustainability Forum” formation Committee, 2002.
  • Advisor on 40 CFR Part 63 - Proposed Rule on National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Organic Liquids Distribution,” 2002, Prince William Sound Regional
  • Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWRCAC).
  • Member, International Review Committee, Water Research Center, Israel Institute of Technology (June, 2004)
  • Werebbee Water Research Center (Melbourne, Australia, 2006)
  • County of Los Angeles Commendation (2008)
  • State of California Certificate of Recognition for contributing to legislation to protect public health (2008)
  • Certificate of Special United States Congressional Recognition for service to the community (2008)
  • Recipient of the Rosenfield Distinguished Community Partnership Prize (2008)
  • Advisor for the Annual AIChE Meeting on "Sustainability: the water energy nexus." (2010)
  • Led “Private Equity: Strategies for 2010: Transformational Technologies in Water” webinar for Growthink (2010)

Yoram Cohen

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First Name: 
Yoram
Last Name: 
Cohen
Position: 
Director, Water Technology Research Center; Professor, UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
Degrees: 
Ph.D. (1981), University of Delaware; B.A.Sc. (1975), M.A.Sc. (1977) in chemical engineering, University of Toronto .
Bio: 

Professor Yoram Cohen has been on the faculty of the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1981. He is the founder and director of the Water Technology Research Center and the Center for Environmental Risk Reduction and a founding member of the UCLA/NSF Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN). Dr. Cohen is an adjunct professor at Ben-Gurion University and a member of the International Advisory Committee to the Stephen and Nancy Grand Water Research Institute at the Technion.
He was a visiting professor at the Technion (1987-1988), at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2006) and a distinguished visiting professor at Victoria University (2006). Dr. Cohen is a UCLA Luskin Scholar and a recipient of the 2008 Ann C. Rosenfield Community Partnership Prize in recognition of his environmental research. He received the 2003 Lawrence K. Cecil award in Environmental Chemical Engineering from the AIChE, as well as the AIChE Separations Division Outstanding Paper Award (1997). Dr. Cohen has published over one hundred fifty research papers and book chapters in water technology, separations processes, transport phenomena, polymer science, and environmental engineering, in addition to three environmental volumes. To read more about Yoram Cohen click here.

Recent Media Coverage and Accolades:

Luskin Scholar Yoram Cohen and his team have been in the news, including in National Geographic for their recently developed technology that creates 18,000 gallons of drinking water from the sea per day. He was also this  year's meeting Chair at the 2010 Annual AlChE Conference in Salt Lake City. In addition, Professor Cohen will be presenting his water research at the upcoming TechConnect World Conference.

Yoram Cohen’s breakthrough advances in smart water systems were highlighted in e! Science News, Business Wire, and UCLA Today. Dr. Cohen was also interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science and the Los Angeles Times. Enhanced Online News mentioned his appointment to the high profile Metropolitan Water District’s Blue Ribbon Committee. In addition, the UCLA Office of Intellectual Property recently profiled Dr. Cohen's work

Impact and Civic Engagement:

  • Member, Advisory Committee of the California-Arizona Consortium - Labor Occupational Safety and Health (LOSH) Program, 1991-1997.
  • Member, Desalination Research Innovative Partnership, 2000 - present.
  • Member, AIChE “Sustainability Forum” formation Committee, 2002.
  • Advisor on 40 CFR Part 63 - Proposed Rule on National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Organic Liquids Distribution,” 2002, Prince William Sound Regional
  • Citizens’ Advisory Council (PWRCAC).
  • Member, International Review Committee, Water Research Center, Israel Institute of Technology (June, 2004)
  • Werebbee Water Research Center (Melbourne, Australia, 2006)
  • County of Los Angeles Commendation (2008)
  • State of California Certificate of Recognition for contributing to legislation to protect public health (2008)
  • Certificate of Special United States Congressional Recognition for service to the community (2008)
  • Recipient of the Rosenfield Distinguished Community Partnership Prize (2008)
  • Advisor for the Annual AIChE Meeting on "Sustainability: the water energy nexus." (2010)
  • Led “Private Equity: Strategies for 2010: Transformational Technologies in Water” webinar for Growthink (2010)
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