Adi Wolfson is a poet, environmental activist, expert on sustainability and a professor of chemical engineering at SCE (Shamoon College of Engineering, Beer-Sheva, Israel). He was born in Arad, a city in southern Israel, located on the border of the Negev and the Judean Desert, above the Dead Sea. He now lives with his wife and three children in Beer-Shave.
Wolfson has published five poetry books and a nonfiction book on sustainability in Hebrew, and has won several awards, including the Levi Eshkol Prime Minister’s Prize for Creative Work in 2017.
He has worked on research in the fields of green chemistry and engineering for the last 20 years, working mainly on catalytic applications in organic reactions and alternative environmentally friendly solvents. In the last few years, he has worked in the field of sustainable services, and his pioneering work has been published in variety of journals and in three books.
In addition to his academic research in the field of sustainability, Wolfson is responsible for education and community programs and projects in the field. Wolfson also writes a regular column on environmental issues at YNET, and works with the national and local authorities as well as with the industry on improving sustainability and sustainable development in Israel.