Prof. Ruth Ben Arie is a well known Israeli specialist in post-harvesting. She had a long research career within the Volcani Insitute of the Agriculture Research Organization, culminating in her positions as Head of the Department of Postharvest Science and Head of Institute for Technology & Storage of Agricultural Products. Since 1998 she is Scientific Director of the Fruit Storage Research Laboratory of the Israel Fruit Growers' Association.
Ruth holds an M.Sc. in Horticulture and Plant Pathology and a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.