Efrat Gommeh's research focuses on policy conflicts, visuals, responsible innovation, and food and energy transition.
She brings a wealth of experience in idea development, design thinking, product development, and design education.
Efrat particularly enthusiastic about applying transdisciplinary approaches and pushing the boundaries of conventional thinking.
PhD from Wageningen University, Public Administration and Policy Group.
Dissertation title: See what I mean? Meaning-making by Visualisations
in Policy Controversies over Energy and Food Technologies.
Promotors: Prof. Tamara Metze, Prof. Karin Schroën, and Prof. Huub Dijstelbloem
MA Magna cum laude from Bar-Ilan University, Science, Technology & Society Graduate Programme.
Master's thesis: Product Design Processes in an Era of Crowd Participation.
Supervisors: Dr Noah Efron and Dr Boaz Miller.
Mdes Cum laude from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, Design Management Track.
BScTE from HIT - Holon Academic Institute of Technology, Industrial Design Department.
2017-2023 Research assistant & PhD candidate at the Public Administration and Policy Group,
2010-2012 Assistant product manager at SOURCE Vagabond Systems Ltd.
07-12/2009 Creaholic SA. Collaborating with the firm’s team, as part of a visiting scholarship in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.
2004-2009 Self employed Industrial Designer.
2003-2007 Courseware developer at Bento Consultants Ltd (part time).
Teaching Certificate from Tel-Aviv University.
Primary and junior high school (The Democratic School Shvilim, Pardes-Hanna).
Teacher, CAD Software and Product Design.
College of technological training (Singalovski, Tel-Aviv).
Lecturer, Design Foundation and Packaging Technology.
Academy of art and design (Bezalel, Jerusalem), External Studies Unit.
Lecturer, Preparatory Class.
College of education (Kibbutzim College, Tel-Aviv).
Lecturer, Design Foundation.
College of art and design (Avni Institute, Tel-Aviv).
Lecturer, Product Design and CAD Software.
July 2009 -
A six-month visiting scholarship in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.
The Bernese Foundation for Applied Arts and Design.
June 2008 -
The President's Scholarship for research in design.
Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.
"Industrial design prize competition 2005", Furniture and Lighting category, Ministry of Industry Trade & Labor – Second prize.
Design competition on the theme of 'Childhood', Contemporary Design Pavilion, "RIHUTIM 2005" –
"TIMEX 2154 the Future of Time" competition – Honorable Mention.
"BECK'S Prize: design a key and what it opens" – Honorable Mention.
"Product Design for the Home and for the Office" competition, within the framework of "Plasto-Ispack 2003" – First Prize.
"Design in Polypropylene" competition, held by "Mapal Plastic Products" – Second Prize.
"ME'UZAV KAHALAHA", The Havah Gallery, Holon. Curator: Ifat Zvirin.
"KNOW HOW Tallinn 2009", the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, Tallinn. Curator: Kärt Maran.
Designboom "Handled with Care" exhibition, Designersblock, London. Curated by Designboom.
"Designboom ICFF Mart 2005", New York.
"Promisedesign – new design from Israel", Milan (travelled to Berlin and to Copenhagen). Curators: Vanni Pasca and
Contemporary Design Pavilion, "RIHUTIM 2005", Tel Aviv. Curator: Galit Gaon.
"Design Matters", Felissimo Design House, New York (Travelled to Buenos Aires).
"BECK'S Prize: design a key and what it opens", Milan.
"Life Symphony part III", Felissimo Design House, New York.
Satellite exhibition, "ITZUVIM 2004", Tel Aviv. Curator: Ezri Tarazi.
"ITZUVIM 2003" (design schools' pavilion), Tel Aviv.
"Contemporary Design" (students' pavilion), Tel Aviv.