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Prof. Yoav Yair

Prof. Yoav Yair

School of Sustainability Founded by Israel Corp. ICL

Contact Details

Phone: 09-9527953
LinkedIn Page: LinkedIn Page


Prof. Yoav Yair is the Dean of the School of Sustainability at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC). His main research fields include atmospheric electricity, lightning (on Earth and other planets), space weather, solar-terrestrial relations and transient luminous events (sprites).
He conducted space-based experiments from the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station and was project manager for the Israeli astronaut mission in 2003 (the MEIDEX). He is the author of several text books in the atmospheric sciences and authored (and co-) over 75 refereed papers.
Prof. Yair is also an expert on ICT and Learning Technologies, and served as head of the Center for Technology in Distance Education at the Open University of Israel (2004-2009), and Dean of Development and Learning Technologies there (2009-2012), where he supervised the testing, dissemination and research of various new technologies in higher education, with focus on video, digital books and mobile reading devices. Since 2012 he heads the Israeli national Inter-University Center for Learning Technologies.
Prof. Yair is an experienced speaker, session chair and organizer of numerous professional meetings (EGU, AGU). He gives public lectures and popular radio talks on various topics in educational technology, astronomy, atmospheric science and space physics.


Ph.D., Tel Aviv University

Major research and teaching fields

Climate Change
Atmospheric and Space Sciences
Air Pollution
Natural Disasters