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Dr Zvi Steiner

Dr Zvi Steiner

Research Fellow

Zvi Steiner is available for consultancy.

Downing Site
Downing Street

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 768349

Research Interests

1)      Understanding the flow along different scales. How do molecular level processes modify the ocean?

2)      Developing efficient water chemistry based tools to quantify ecological processes in aquatic systems.

3)      Using modern analogues to test proxies and interpretation of past environmental conditions.


Geochemistry ; Stable isotopes


Key Publications

Steiner Z., Lazar B., Torfstein A. and Erez J. Testing the utility of geochemical proxies for paleoproductivity in oxic sedimentary marine settings of the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Chemical Geology, – 2017.

Steiner Z., Lazar B., Levi S., Tsroya S., Pelled O., Bookman R. and Erez J., The effect of bioturbation in pelagic sediments: Lessons from radioactive tracers and planktonic foraminifera in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol 194, pp. 139-154, – 2016.

Wurgaft E., Steiner Z., Luz B. and Lazar B., Evidence for inorganic precipitation of CaCO3 on suspended solids in the open water of the Red-Sea. Marine Chemistry, Vol 186, pp.145-155, – 2016.

Katz T., Ginat H., Eyal G., Steiner Z., Braun Y., Shalev S. and Goodman-Tchernov B., Desert flash floods form hyperpycnal flows in the coral-rich Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Vol 417, pp. 87-98, - 2015.

Steiner Z., Erez J., Shemesh A., Yam R., Katz A. and Lazar B., Basin-scale estimates of pelagic and coral reef calcification in the Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), Vol 111, No. 46, pp. 16303-16308, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1414323111 – 2014.

Steiner Z., Miao J. and Kasher R., Development of an oligoamide coating as a surface mimetic for aromatic polyamide films used in reverse osmosis membranes. Chemical Communications, Vol 47, pp. 2384-2386, DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04379F – 2011.

Contreras A.E., Steiner Z., Miao J., Kasher R. and Li Q., Studying the Role of Common Membrane Surface Functionalities on Adsorption and Cleaning of Organic Foulants Using QCM-D. Environmental Science and Technology, Vol 45, No. 15, pp. 6309-6315, DOI: 10.1021/es200570t – 2011.

Steiner Z., Rapaport H., Oren Y. and Kasher R., Effect of surface-exposed chemical groups on calcium-phosphate mineralization in water-treatment systems. Environmental Science and Technology, Vol 44, No. 20, pp. 7937-7943, DOI: 10.1021/es101773t – 2010.

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