Taewon Han

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Assistant Research Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Taewon Han CV

Educational Background

Ph.D., Texas A&M University

Research Interests

Aerosol science and its applications - design and testing of impaction-based and electrostatic-based collectors for aerosols or bioaerosols, filtration, PM emission control, particle processing (i.e., bioaerosol preparation, particle generation, charging); particle analysis techniques (e.g., optical-counting, microscopic-counting, fluorometric or adenosine triphosphate (ATP) methodologies, flow cytometry); numerical simulation for particle tracking using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools; design of the generic mixing plenum to satisfy single point reprehensive sampling criteria.


On-going projects
  1. CDC/NIOSH 08/01/16-07/31/19
    "Advanced Sampler for Assessing Exposure to Biological Aerosols" (PIs: Mainelis, G. and Han, T.). The main goal of this research is to further develop a field-deployable prototype of an electrostatic precipitator with superhydrophobic surface (EPSS) featuring very high sample concentration rates and then be used to determine bioaerosol exposures in various occupational environments.
  2. CDC/NIOSH project 09/01/14-01/31/18
    "Personal Electrostatic Bioaerosol Sampler (PEBS) with High Sampling Flow Rate" (PIs: Mainelis, G. and Han, T.). The main goal of this research is to design and develop a novel and self-contained personal bioaerosol sampler.

Invention Disclosures and Patents

  1. Provisional Application (PCT/US62/530500) entitled .Nanofiber Nasal Filter. by Dr. Han, T. and Mainelis, G. (Filed).
  2. Rutgers University Docket (RU Docket #2013-084), PCT International Application (PCT/US16/50635) entitled .Personal Electrostatic Bioaerosol Sampler (PEBS) with High Sampling Flow Rate. by Dr. Mainelis, G. and Dr. Han, T. (Filed).
  3. Rutgers University Docket, amendment to existing US 8186235 patent (RU docket #05-088) entitled .Method and Device for the Collection of Airborne Particles and Their Concentration in Small Amounts of Liquid. by Drs. Mainelis, G. and Han, T. (Submitted).
  4. "Electrostatic Screen Battery for Emission Control" by Drs. Mainelis, G. and Han, T., US Patent No 9,333,512, issued May 13, 2016.