Gabi Banet is a phycologist with strong background in algal biology and biotechnology. He is interested in growing algae for biofuels as well as for natural biochemicals and in growing terrestrial plants for biofuels on marginal soil and water.
Elli Groner is an ecologist interested in insect ecology, climate change and ecosystem ecology. Elli serves as the academic director of the Arava intitute and as the Manager of MARAG (Israel-LTER network).
Tareq Abu Hamed is a chemical engineer interested in renewable energies. Tareq is the director of Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) at The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies
Eli Raz is a geologist and biologist. He is interested in the environmental changes accompanying the drop in the Dead Sea's level and enhancing multi disciplinal studies for choosing the best solution for Dead Sea crisis.