Virus Sampling Forum

Custom desing and researchArgonide Corporation is proud to offer a Forum for the free and open discussion of virus sampling with the primary goals of idea sharing, results and opinions.

We are also proud and grateful to our Moderators for the hard work and effort that they put into this venue…all to create a dynamic environment revolving around the use of our NanoCeram samplers.

Once accepted, a wide array of topics will be the subject of ongoing discussions. Possible applications may include:

  • Drinking water supplies
  • Sea or Brackish Water
  • Ground Water
  • Food & Beverage
  • Waste Water (sewage)
  • Large Volume Sampling
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Our Moderator Committee

Below are highly respected individuals that have volunteered their time to be a part of the forum and help manage the topics and posts. We want to share their backgrounds and brief history.

Shay Fout

Dr. G. Shay Fout, Senior Research Microbiologist with USEPA. Dr. Fout’s research focus is on detecting and measuring waterborne viruses and on developing methods to measure exposure to them. He has many publications in environmental virology, including EPA Method 1615 which is currently being used for a national study of viruses in groundwater. (Dr. Fout’s participation is not an endorsement by USEPA for any specific technology including NanoCeram.)


Dr. Charles P. Gerba is a professor of environmental microbiology in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona. He has been active in the area of environmental virology for more than 40 years. In 1997 he received the A P. Black award from the American Water works Association for outstanding contributions to water science. He is a fellow of the International Water Association.

Argonide Corporation

Dr. George Lukasik, President/Owner of BCS Laboratories (Est. 2000) with PhD from the University of Florida. Dr. Lukasik is recognized by the United Nations World Health Organization (UN WHO) as a food virology authority. He’s a member of the Florida Society of Environmental Analysts, American Society of Microbiology, US Building Envelope Science Institute, Water Environment Federation & the International Association of Water Quality.

Dr. Jeong (474x640)

Dr. Yong Seok Jeong is a Professor of Virology and Immunology in the Department of Biology at Kyung Hee University-Seoul in Korea.
He received his PhD in Microbiology from the University of Texas-Austin in 1994 and was also a Research Associate in Viral Pathology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jeong is a National Representative of Korea Academic Societies for the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV), a member of the American Society for Virology, the Microbiological Society of Korea, and the Korean Society for Virology.