Moshe Herzberg’s research interests focus on microbial biofilms and include:
Conditions promoting biofilm formation on membranes in water and wastewater treatment facilities
Mode of action of agents that interfere with biofilm formation
Mechanisms by which biofilms affect membrane performance
Conditions promoting initial bacterial attachment
The inhibition of biofilm growth mechanisms on "anti-biofouling" modified-surface membranes
Moshe Herzberg is a Senior lecturer in the desalination and water treatment department of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR) at the Bluestein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) in Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Dr. Herzberg received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and also did postdoctoral training in the University of Connecticut’s Chemical Engineering Department (2004-2005) and in Yale University’s Environmental Engineering program as a BARD postdoc fellow (2005- 2007). He joined Ben Gurion University of the Negev in 2007.
Dr. Herzberg is an author of more than 30 scientific publications and more than 60 presentations and seminars presented all over the world. He serves as a board member of the Israel Desalination Membrane Society and a reviewer of different high graded scientific journals, among are Biomacromolecules, Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Membrane Science, Soft Matter, and Langmuir. Dr. Herzberg is performing an enhanced synergistic collaboration with different water scientists and industries around the globe, from the Palestinian Authority, Germany, Korea, United States and Israel. In 2010 he received the France-Israel Foundation award for academic excellence in water research.