Specialty: Vadose Zone Hydrology
As an hydrologist, I view water as the main agent of change in the subsurface and the main driver for rootzone processes. My research is centered on processes related to soil water content and flow, and their coupling with solute transport and heat transfer. A major part of my work is dedicated to the development of the heat-pulse method and other technologies for soil in-situ measurements. My research combines experimental and theoretical methods using inverse modeling and parameter optimization, using a multiphysics approach seeking to understand the interactions and feedbacks between the different processes in the rootzone (e.g. infiltration, evaporation, uptake, and leaching). My principle research interest is in the understanding of these processes for efficient and sustainable irrigation and fertigation applications.