Ori Soker

PhD Student in Environmental Engineering and Science at the Colorado School of Mines

Ori Soker



Ph.D., Environmental Engineering Science In Progress, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado

B.S., Chemical Engineering (2021), North Carolina State University


Ori Soker is currently a Ph.D. student in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) in Colorado School of Mines. He received his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University in chemical engineering. His current research focuses on hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) for the regeneration of spent carbon, which is used as a sorbent material to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) from waste streams. Using HTL, the lifetime of sorption-based treatment units containing granular activated carbon (GAC) may be extended while PFASs are converted into less hazardous compounds. Outside of lab, Ori enjoys playing with his dog, going on hikes, and listening to podcasts; he’s a big fan of Radiolab and This American Life.

Select Awards

  • CSM CEE Graduate Fellowship

Contact Information

Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1500 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401.Email