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GEDIMINAS MAINELIS, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

 

Office:

Department of Environmental Sciences

Rutgers University

14 College Farm Road

New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551

 

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 (732) 932-9800, Ext. 6208

 (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 2007- present

 

Associate Professor

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

 

October 2004 – June 2007

 

Assistant Professor

School of Public Health, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 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

 

Contribution TO THE Courses TAUGHT At Rutgers University

 

32:832:586, Environmental Risk Assessment

16:375:613, Seminar in Environmental Sciences

 

 

THESIS ADVISEMENT

Fall 2006 - present

Ph.D. Thesis Director for

Mr. Yevgen Nazarenko, Graduate Student in Environmental Sciences

 

Spring 2005 –

present

 

M.S. Thesis Director for

Ms. Melissa Lindsay, Graduate Student in Environmental Sciences

 

January 2003 – May 2006

Ph.D. Thesis Director for

Mr. Maosheng Yao, Graduate Student in Environmental Sciences

(Ph.D. COMPLETED)

 

Fall 2002 – May 2009

Ph.D. Thesis Director for

Ms. Hey-Reoun An,

Graduate Student in Environmental Sciences

(Ph.D. COMPLETED)

 

 

Research Support

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

 

 

 

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)

 

Professional Activities

 

Co-Chair, “Health-Related Aerosol Working Group” of the American Association for Aerosol Research for 2010-2011.

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

Member, Stakeholders’ Panel on Agent Detection Assays (SPADA), organized by AOAC International, contracted by the Department of Homeland Security’s Chemical/Biological Research and Development Section (CBRDS), 2008-present.

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

Member, “Health-Related Aerosol Working Group” of the American Association for Aerosol Research, 2000-present.

Session Chair for “Biodefense Sampling II” at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research (Orlando, Florida, October 20-24, 2008).

Session Chair for “Bioaerosol Health Effects” at the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research (Reno, Nevada, September 24-28, 2007).

Session Chair for “Bioaerosols I” at the European Aerosol Conference 2007 (Salzburg, Austria, September 9-14, 2007).

Session Chair for “PM and Environmental Health I” at the 7th International Aerosol Conference, (St. Paul, Minnesota, September 10 -15, 2006).

Session Co-Chair for “Respiratory Deposition” at the 7th International Aerosol Conference, (St. Paul, Minnesota, September 10 -15, 2006).

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

Chair of the “Health-Related Aerosol Working Group” of the American Association for Aerosol Research for 2005-2006.

Session Chair for “Aerosols and Health Effects II”, at the 24th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research (Austin, Texas, October 17-21, 2005)

Vice-Chair of the “Health-Related Aerosol Working Group” of the American Association for Aerosol Research for 2004-2005.

Session Co-Chair for “Bioaerosols” at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research (Atlanta, Georgia, October 4-8, 2004).

Session Co-Chair for “Health Related Aerosol Characterization II” at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research (Atlanta, Georgia, October 4-8, 2004).

Session Chair for “Bioaerosols: Measurement, Laboratory, and Modeling Studies II Posters” at the 2004 Joint Assembly (partnership between American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) (Montreal, Canada, May 17-21 2004)

Session Chair for “Bioaerosols: Measurement, Laboratory, and Modeling Studies I” at the 2004 Joint Assembly (partnership between American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)) (Montreal, Canada, May 17-21 2004)

Session Chair for “Exposure Assessment I” session at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research (Anaheim, CA, October 20-24, 2003).

Session Chair for “Health-Related Aerosols and Related Instrumentation” session at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research (Anaheim, CA, October 20-24, 2003).

  

RUTGERS Activities

Member, Equipment Committee, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 2010-present

Chair, Curriculum Committee, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 2010-present

Co-Coordinator, Exposure Assessment Graduate Option/Program, Graduate program of Environmental Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 2010-present

Member, Curriculum Committee, Graduate program of Environmental Sciences, 2008-present.

Member, Admissions Committee, Graduate program of Environmental Sciences, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 2005-present.

Member, Education and Curriculum Committee, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 2004-present.

Member, Budget and Planning/Physical Plant Committee, New Brunswick Faculty Council, Rutgers University, 2005- 2007.

Member, New Brunswick Faculty Council, Rutgers University, 2005-2008.

Member, Cook College Council, Rutgers University, 2005-2008.

Chair, Departmental Seminar Committee, Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 2002-2004.

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