Dr. Yinon Rudich is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He received his PhD in Chemical Physics from the Weizmann Institute, and joined the NOAA Aeronomy Lab as an NRC postdoctoral fellow in 1994. He joined the faculty of the Weizmann Institute in 1997 and now serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry. He is a fellow of the American Geological Union and the Royal Society of Chemistry. His research interests include bioaerosols, ice nucleation, and aerosol optical properties.