is a researcher at the Dept. of Postharvest Science, ARO, The
Volcani Institute, Israel. He previously served as the Head of the Dept. Of
Postharvest Science, and as the Head of the Institute of Postharvest and Food
Sciences, at the ARO, the Volcani Institute.
Dr. Ron Porat is an expert on postharvest physiology and quality of fruit and
vegetables, and his main research interests are in improving fruit quality and
reduction of food losses. His research involves usage of food packagings, coatings,
enhancement of chilling stress tolerance, improvement of flavor perception and development
of storage systems.
Dr. Ron Porat published more than100 research articles in international refereed journals, and
currently serves as an Associate Editor in Postharvest Biology and Technology (PBT).