Prof. Uri Zoller
Professor of Chemistry
of Biology, University of Haifa at Oranim, Tivon 36006, Israel
(972) 4 9838836
(972) 4 9832167
Education: Science, technology and environment in the social context; teaching,
learning and asessment of higher-order cognitive skills/critical thinking.
Chemistry: Detergents/surfactants and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
in surface and groundwater; surfactants-enhanced remediation of NAPL-contaminated
Chemistry: Synthesis and chemistry of strained, small rings containing
sulfur and sulfur-organometallic chemistry.Recent
Peer reviewed papers
REPORTS (Invited by Industry: Confidential)
U. 1972. The Laundry: Design, Management, Operation and the Chemistry of
Laundry Processes. Israel, 456 pages.
U. 1983. Three-Membered Rings Containing Sulfur, in "Small Ring Heterocycles",
Hassner, A. (Ed.), John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York, pp. 333-660.
U. and Keiny, S. (Eds.). 1986. Environmental Education in Israel - Towards
Year 2000 (in Hebrew), Israel.
S. and Zoller, U. (Eds.). 1991. Conceptual Issues in Environmental Education.
Peter Lang Publ., American University Press. N.Y.
G., Drabowicz, J., Kietbasinski, P., Menichetti, S., Mikolajczyk, M., Nativi,
C., Schank, K., Schott, N. and Zoller, U. 1994. Syntheses of Sulphones,
Sulphoxides and Cyclic Sulphides, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester.
U., (Ed.). 1994. Groundwater Contamination and Control. Marcel Dekker
Inc., New York, 1994.
U. (Editor-in-Chief). 1998/1999. Handbook of Detergents, 6 Vol. Series,
Marcel Dekker, Inc., N.Y. [in print].
U., Lesage, S., Carberry, J. (Eds.). Sustainable Remediation of NAPL -
Contaminated Aquifers, Marcel Dekker, Inc. N.Y. [accepted].
Production of Hydroxy-Aromatic Compounds", Annual Report (with Dr. D. Kohn),
submitted to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Technion Foundation
for Res. and Dev. (April, 1964) (in Hebrew).
Production of Resorcinol by Means of SO3 Converter Gas Sulfonation", submitted
to "Zohar" Soap and Detergent Factory, Dalia, Israel (September, 1965)
Use of Sulfur Dioxide in Exhaust Gases of Existing Sulfonation Plant for
Production of Sodium Bisulfite for the Food and Detergent Industries in
Israel", Final Report; submitted to "Zohar", Dalia, Israel (1967)
Production of Long Chain Alcohol Sulfates by Means of Sulfur Trioxide Converter
Gas", Final Report; submitted to "Zohar", Dalia, Israel (1968) (in Hebrew).
Production of Anhydrous Pyridine Hydrobromide", Final Report (with Dr.
I. Ron); sbmitted to "Chemada", Nir Itzhak, Israel (May, 1977) (in
Chemical and Biochemical Studies of a New Brand of Cosmetic Products",
Final Report (with Dr. R. Zelikson); submitted to Filpac Co., Milano, Italy
and Kibbutz Sasa; Israel (March, 1978).
Process of Sulfonation of Benzene Compounds (Partner to the patent of David
H. Kohn, M. Fromer, A. Parchi, Technion Res. and Dev. Foundation Limited).
U. 1997. Chapter "Detergents (pp. 45-57) in the Curricular unit for Junior
High Man and Water. The Ministry of Education and Culture / The Center
of Curricula / The University of Haifa - Division of Curricula (in Hebrew).
U., Cohen, A. and Mahler, P. 1981. Smoking and Cigarette Smoke. An Interdisciplinary
Curriculum Unit. Teacher Mannual (60 pp.). Student Mannual
(73 pp.). The Weizmann Institute of Science and The School of Education
of the Kibbutz Movement, Oranim (in Hebrew).
U. (with 1. T. Maymon; 2. A. Tamari; 3. M. Rotem) 1984/1985. The development
of 3 curricular units within The Israeli Environmental Education Project
(IEEP): The Collector and the Sun; Stagnant Water (Swamps of Hadera); The
Pitcher and What is Within [A Wastewater Treatment Plant). The Open University/The
Ministry of Education & Culture (in Hebrew).
U. (Ed.) 1998. A Window to MATAS - A Teacher/Student Mannual for the Israeli
National Curriculum Project: "Science, Technology and Environment in Modern
Society" (STEMS/MATAS). Israeli Center for Science and Technology Education
/ Haifa University-Oranim.
1. Principal Investigator - Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH’s) in Groundwater”;
The Office of Environmental Quality (Israel), 1990-1992.
2. Principal Investigator - “Groundwater Pollution by Detergents from Surface
Sources”; The Ministry of Agriculture - The Water Commission (Israel),
3. Principal Investigator - “S=O and S=X Analogues and their Organometallic
Complexes as Synthons for Unique Small-Membered Heterocycles: The Folkswagen
Foundation (Germany), 1993-1995.
4. Principal Investigator - “Science, Technology and Environment in Modern
Society (STEMS): The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a national
STS Curriculum For All (grades 10-12) in Israel”. The Ministry of Education
Since 1998 - the Chemical Education Division.
Since 1998 - the Division of Chemistry and the Environment.
5. Principal Investigator - “Polycyclic Arene Episulfides - Analogs of
Carcinogens Derived from Polycyclic aromatic Hydrocarbons. Synthesis and
Theoretical Calculations; Technion-Haifa University Foundation, 1995-1996.
6. Principal Investigator - “Detergents’ Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons
- Indicators/ Tracers/Predictors of Water Pollution”. International Atomic
Energy Agency (IAEA, Europe).
7. Principal Investigator - "Development of Surfactant-Enhanced Remediation
Methods of Fuel-Contaminated Aquifers by Surface Active Nutrients", Technion
- Water Institute, Haifa, Israel, 1995-1998.
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