Robert Armon, Associate Professor

Research Interests:

Environmental Microbiology

Short Synopsis:

Environmental microbiology (Bacteriology, Virology and Parasitology)
Bacteriophages ecology and as indicators
Sol-gel technology in microbiology
Photocatalysis as water disinfection process
Biofilms, biofouling and biocorrosion

Collaborations: BMBF with Germany (TU Munich)

Armon, R., C.G. Dosoretz, A. Yoirish, G. Shelef and I. Neeman. Survival of the phytopathogen Erwinia carotovora subsp. carotovora  in sterile and nonsterile soil, sand and their admixture. J. Appl. Bacteriol. 79: 513-518, (1995).

Armon, R. and Y. Kott. Bacteriophages as pollution indicators. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, CRC Press 26: 299-335, (1996).

Armon, R., T. Arbel, M. Green & J. Starosvetzky. Survival of Legionella pneumophila and Salmonella typhimurium in biofilm systems. Water Sci. & Technol. 35: 293-300, (1997).

Starosvetsky, D., O. Khaselev, J. Starosvetsky, J. Yahalom and R. Armon. The role of sulphides in iron activation in chloride containing solutions. Electrochemical and Solid State Letters 2 (6): 265-266, (1999).

Armon, R., J. Starosvetzky & I. Saad. Sol-Gel As Reaction Matrix For Bacterial Enzymatic Activity. Journal of Sol-gel Science & Technology, 19: 289-292, (2000).