Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering were among the first academic departments at the Technion, reflecting the role of construction and settlement of Eretz Israel as the highest priority for establishing the Zionist vision, setting the borders for the modern State of Israel and creating the infrastructures needed for its development and growth. Through the years, the two Faculties met the challenges successfully. The Faculty of Civil Engineering was chosen as one of the top 10 departments worldwide in a recent evaluation by an international academic committee. Both faculties have taken a leadership role in Israel in the design and implementation of national projects in civil engineering and agriculture. These two Faculties were merged in 2002 into the new Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering to leverage the synergy between the two in order to meet the new challenges of sustainable development.


Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering were among the first academic departments at the Technion, reflecting the role of construction and settlement of Eretz Israel as the highest priority for establishing the Zionist vision, setting the borders for the modern State of Israel and creating the infrastructures needed for its development and growth. Through the years, the two Faculties met the challenges successfully. The Faculty of Civil Engineering was chosen as one of the top 10 departments worldwide in a recent evaluation by an international academic committee. Both faculties have taken a leadership role in Israel in the design and implementation of national projects in civil engineering and agriculture. These two Faculties were merged in 2002 into the new Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering to leverage the synergy between the two in order to meet the new challenges of sustainable development.


Coordinator Prof. Carlos Dosoretz

Prof. Carlos Dosoretz

Carlos Dosoretz graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad del Litoral (Argentina) in 1975. He attained his PhD in 1986 in biotechnology at the Department of Biotechnology of Tel Aviv University (Israel) and was a Postdoc in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University, East Lansing (USA) from 1988-1990. In 1990 he joined the Migal Institute/Tel Hai Academic College (Upper Galilee, Israel) as Staff Scientist in Environmental Biotechnology and became a Senior Scientist in1992 and Associate Professor in 1998. In 2000 joined the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Technion, Haifa (Israel) and became a professor in 2009. Prof. Dosoretz has published about 120 peer-reviewed research papers, review papers and books chapters and has 3 patents. He has supervised 42 graduate students (11 PhD and 31 MSc). He is a member in different scientific and public boards and editorial member of Biotechnology Resources. He was awarded the Shilo Prize in Environmental Microbiology by the Israeli Society for Microbiology in 2003. Prof. Dosoretz's main research activity is in advanced wastewater treatment and reuse: membrane filtration, membrane bioreactor, effluents desalination, biofouling, removal and degradation of micropollutants and toxic organic compounds.


Research fields

  • Structural Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Building Materials, Performance & Technology
  • Geotechnology
  • Water Resources & Hydraulic Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Mapping and Geo-Information