Jack Khalil

PhD Researcher


My research focuses on the non-chemical treatment of drinking water. We are working on assessing the effects of magnetic treatment on drinking water microbiome and how does it affect their behavior.

Current position

PhD Research


Master of science in plant pathology, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (IAMB), Italy, 2018-2020.
Engineering diploma in agricultural engineering, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon, 2013-2018.

Research interests

Food and environmental microbiology, water treatment, microbially induced calcium carbonate precipitation.

Selected publications

  • Habib W., Khalil J., Mincuzzi A., Saab C., Gerges E., Tsouvalakis H. C., Ippolito A., & Sanzani S. M. (2021). Fungal pathogens associated with harvested table grapes in Lebanon, and characterization of the mycotoxigenic genera. Phytopathologia Mediterranea, 60(3): 427-439.