Tal Goldrath is a faculty member at the chemical engineering department at Shenkar.
Tal has a first degree in chemical engineering from the Technion (with honors), and a second degree in water, soil, and environment from the agricultural engineering department at the Technion.
Tal had worked for several years as a research team member at the Samuel Neaman Institute, working on sustainability and energy-related researches.
In her Ph.D. thesis, from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management from the University of Haifa, Tal defined a combined sustainability index for energy efficiency measures, building a tool that can assist decision-makers in Israel incorporate all sustainability factors into the regulation and budgeting process.
Tal is a freelance consultant, spending a lot of her time assisting the municipal sector in assimilating and executing energy efficiency and renewable energy in the local authorities.
At Shenkar, Tal is teaching and leading the energy and sustainability-related courses. It is her point of view that a chemical engineer must have a rigid background and a wide understanding of environmental issues, as the chemical industry is one of the sectors responsible for many environmental challenges.
Energy, water treatment and air pollution prevention and treatment methods are widely useful throughout the industry and are essential tools for future engineers and planners.
Through her work in Shenkar, Tal hopes to raise environmental awareness for both engineers and designers, who will lead tomorrow's industry and markets.