Dr. Yair Rotstein
Phone: +972-2-5828239 ext.105
Dr. Yair Rotstein was appointed executive director of the BSF in 2004, after serving as the director of the Geophysical Institute between 1991 – 2002. In 2002-2004 he was an invited research professor at the University of Strasbourg, where he has also had annual short-term appointments since 1987.
Dr. Rotstein received his BSc in geology from the Hebrew University following a military tour of duty in the Israel Defense Forces as an airborne officer. He earned his PhD at the University of California, Riverside, specializing in geophysical exploration, and did postdoctoral work at the University of Texas in Dallas. He is the author of some 60 refereed articles.