Associate Professor Hadas Mamane is head of the Environmental Engineering Program and the Water-Technology Laboratory at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel. She received her Ph.D. from Duke University.
Her research focuses on disinfection and oxidation of contaminated water, wastewater and waste, by integrating natural and induced ultraviolet photons, radicals, ozone, and nanomaterials. She is also involved in developing sustainable point-of-use technologies for providing safe drinking water in low-income communities and she was appointed as a visiting faculty at IIT Madras, India on developing technologies for treating contaminants from water streams.
Professor Mamane is passionate about developing off-grid water purification systems. Her team is working on UV light-emitting diodes (LED) technologies for water disinfection, considered one of the most interesting developments today in water treatment as an alternative to UV mercury lamps. These alternative UV sources allow flexibility in design, tailored wavelength, requires no lamp warm-up time, lower electrical consumption, and can be powered with a solar cell. She is also working on a hybrid methodology for the assessment of water quality, attitude, and practice in rural communities in India using an easy-to-use survey operated using a smartphone application.