PhD Candidate – Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University
Yaron is a Research Fellow and PhD candidate working with in the Centre for Water Sensitive Cities at Monash University, Victoria. His background is in biotechnology engineering and he holds a Bachelor of Science and Engineering awarded by Ben-Gurion University, Israel, where he also worked as a research assistant in molecular biology of cancer. Subsequently he chose to focus on recovery of water resources and gained experience in bio-remediation of groundwater and soil systems. His current research is dedicated to the design of a biofiltration system that improves urban stream health by removing nutrients, heavy metals and other stormwater pollutants. His design of biofilters has optimised the removal of stormwater pollutants, and is now being implemented by the leading water industry partners in Australia. He has written and presented several papers relating to his work on this project. He was one of the three finalists in the 2007 Riversymposium Young Water Scientist Award (Australia).
In the past two years, Mr. Zinger has contributed to the development of the first biofilter pilot field system in Israel (Kfar-Sava) with a view for a wide implementation by additional two pilots across Israel.
Yaron’s PhD (Optimisation of Nitrogen Removal Capacity for ‘Best Practice’ Stormwater Biofiltration Systems) and current work as a Research Fellow (within the project: Piloting Biofiltration in Israel: the Kfar-Sava Biofilter) are both linked to the Vegetated Filtration Systems/Biofilters theme, within the WSUD Technologies Program.