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GEDIMINAS MAINELIS, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

 

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Department of Environmental Sciences

Rutgers University

14 College Farm Road

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551

 

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 (848) 932-5712

 (732) 932-8644

 mainelis@envsci.rutgers.edu

 http://envsci.rutgers.edu/aerosol

 

 

Education

August 2000

 

Ph.D., Environmental Health.

University of Cincinnati, Dept. of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Thesis “Electrostatic Collection of Airborne Microorganisms”.

Adviser: Professor Klaus Willeke 

 

1992/1993

Exchange studies

Salzburg University, Dept. of Biophysics, Salzburg, Austria

Adviser: Professor Werner Hofmann

 

July 1994

B.S., Physics (5-year program with thesis)

Vilnius University, Dept. of Physics, Vilnius, Lithuania

Thesis “Investigation of Structure and Dynamics of Atmospheric Aerosol”

Adviser: Dr. Arvydas Juozaitis

·      Graduated with honors

 

 

Research AND TEACHING Experience

July 2014- present

 

Professor with tenure

Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA 

 

July 2007- present

 

Associate Professor with tenure

Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA 

 

September 2001 – June 2007

 

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA (Primary affiliation) 

 

September 2000 – August 2001 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dept. of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

 

September 1994 – August 2000

Graduate Assistant

Dept. of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA 

 

September 1993 – September 1994

Research Assistant

Aerosol Research Laboratory, Institute of Physics, Vilnius, Lithuania 

 

September 1989 – September 1991

Research Assistant

Dept. of Physics, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

 

Courses TAUGHT At Rutgers University

11:015:101, Perspectives on Agriculture and the Environment

11:375:301, Environment and Health

11:375:403, Principles of Epidemiology

11:375:421, Principles of Air Pollution (current assignment)

11:375:424 and 11:375:536, Air Sampling and Analysis Techniques (current assignment)

16:375:701, Research in Environmental Sciences (current assignment)

 

Contribution TO Courses TAUGHT At Rutgers University

32:832:586, Environmental Risk Assessment

16:375:613, Seminar in Environmental Sciences

  

Research Support

Department of Housing and Urban Development

National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

National Science Foundation

Centers for Disease Control / National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

National Cancer Institute

Rutgers University Academic Excellence Funds

US Army Research Office

US National Academies

New Jersey Agriculture and Experiment Station

Charles and Johanna Busch Memorial Fund

NIEHS Center for Environmental Health Sciences

Private industry

  

Awards and Recognitions

April 2008

Research Excellence Award, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University 

February 2005

Fellowship, 2005-2006 Twinning Program, the National Academy of Sciences 

September 2004 

CDC/NIOSH Special Emphasis Research Career Award (SERCA) Grant

July 2003

Charles and Johanna Busch Memorial Fund Award 

October 1999

Travel Award, American Association for Aerosol Research 

May 1997

Scholarship Award, American Industrial Hygiene Foundation 

September 1994 – August 2000 

University Graduate Scholarship, University of Cincinnati 

August 1994

Travel Award, Open-Society Fund Lithuania  

July 1994

Diploma with Honors in Physics, Vilnius University. One of the two students in the class (70 students) who graduated with honors 

August 1992

Scholarship for one year of study at Salzburg University, the Austrian Government

 

 

 

PATENTS

Invention, “Electrostatic Screen Battery for Emission Control (ESBEC)” by Drs. G. Mainelis, S. Seshadri, and T. Han, Rutgers Docket 2008-085:

·         US Patent No 8721767, issued May 13, 2014

·         This technology was licensed to The Incubation Factory, LLC

·         Amendment filed at RU OTC by G. Mainelis and T. Han on 10/05/2012. Application, US 14/50,310, published Feb. 13, 2014, US2014/0041519 A1  

Invention, “Method and Device for the Collection of Airborne Particles and their Concentration in Small Amounts of Liquid”, 
Inventor: G. Mainelis, Rutgers Docket 2005-088:

·         US Patent No. 8186235, issued on 05/29/2012

 

TUTORIAL PRESENTER

“Bioaerosol: Focus on Sampling and Analysis” at the 2014 International Aerosol Conference (Busan, South Korea, August 31 – September 5, 2014).

“Principles of Bioaerosol Sampling and Analysis” at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research (Portland, OR, September 30 - October 4, 2013).

“Principles of Bioaerosol Sampling and Analysis” at the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research (Orlando, FL, October 3-7, 2011)

“Principles of Bioaerosol Sampling and Analysis” at the 29th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research (Portland, OR, October 25-29, 2010)

 

Professional Activities

Member, “Bioaerosols Working Group” of AAAR, 2014-present

Editor, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 2012 - present

Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Aerosol Science and Technology, 2011- present

Member, Technical Program Committee, 31st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) (Minneapolis, MN, October 8-12, 2012)

Chair, “Health-Related Aerosol Working Group” of AAAR, 2011-2012

Co-Chair of the “Health-Related Aerosol Working Group” of AAAR, 2010-2011

Student poster judge at the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research (Orlando, FL, October 3-7, 2011)

Member, “Exposure/ Indoor Air Aerosols Working Group” of AAAR, 2010-present

Session Convener (with Dr. D. Fennell), “The Microbiology of the Atmosphere”, Session 090/Q, 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (Philadelphia, PA, May 17-21, 2009)

Member, Multi State Research Project (NC-1187) entitled “The Chemical and Physical Nature of Particulate Matter Affecting Air, Water, and Soil Quality” supported by CSREES (USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service), 10/01/2004 – present

Member, Aerosol Technology Committee, American Industrial Hygiene Association, May 2006 - present

Member, Technical Program Committee, 7th International Aerosol Conference (St. Paul, Minnesota, September 10-15, 2006)

Chair, “Health-Related Aerosol Working Group” of AAAR, 2005-2006

Vice-Chair, “Health-Related Aerosol Working Group” of AAAR, 2004-2005

 

Reviewer for Professional Journals

Aerosol Science and Technology

Journal of Aerosol Science

Environmental Science and Technology

Atmospheric Environment Journal of Electrostatics

Microbial Ecology

Journal of Applied Microbiology

Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health

Journal of American Medical Association

Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

  

GRANT Reviewer

The Science and Technology Foundation of Portugal

Medical Research Council, UK, 2002

CDC-NIOSH sponsored Regional Occupational Health and Safety Pilot Project Research Program, Cincinnati, OH, 2002

NSF Grant Peer Review Panel on Sensors and Sensor Networks, June 6-7, 2005

NSF Grant Peer Review Panel for CAREER grants, November 18-19, 2004

NSF Grant Peer Review Panel on Sensors and Sensor Networks, June 7-8, 2004

NSF Grant Peer Review Panel on Sensors and Sensor Networks, June 16-17, 2003

 

Professional Memberships

American Industrial Hygiene Association

International Society of Exposure Assessment

American Geophysical Union

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI), Piscataway, NJ

Center for Environmental Prediction, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University

Health-Related Aerosols Working Group, American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR)

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR)

 

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