Vice President, Water Research and Quality
Dr. Ratner’s primary responsibility is the successful establishment and ongoing operations of the Water Technology Department for Watergen. The multi-dimensional area includes laboratory facilities and a regulatory and quality division which is tasked with ensuring Watergen compliance with the highest international water standards. His longstanding professional experience in applied research and product development are being applied at Watergen to continue to develop water-from-air technology solutions.
With proven leadership and management supervision, Dr. Ratner previously served as CTO at NanoAF and both R&D Director and Laboratory Director at Strauss Water. He was also Senior Researcher at Tosaf Compounds. Throughout his career, the outstanding analytical and multidisciplinary (engineering, chemical and microbiological) research skills he possesses have enabled him to develop and implement new water-related technologies. He has managed procurement elements, dealing with suppliers as well as seeking new commercial materials when needed. Working alongside Israeli safety authorities, he gained first-hand knowledge on safety and environmental regulations required by global bodies.
The author of 16 recognized works in scientific journals and publications from 2002-2016, Dr. Ratner also registered four water filter patents in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016.
Dr. Ratner earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology from Ukrainian State Chemical Technology University. He is currently pursuing an Executive MBA in Investment and Management of Startups at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he previously obtained a Master’s Degree in Polymer Science and a Ph.D. in Composite Materials.