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Gediminas "Gedi" Mainelis received the Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award from the Air & Waste Management Association. The award, which was established in 1980, is given for distinguished achievement as an educator in some field of air pollution control. More information on the award can be found here.

Recent Publications

  1. Shah, L.*, Mainelis, G., Ramagopal, M., Black, K., and Shalat, S.L. (2016). Particulate matter concentration measured by a robotic sampler (PIPER) is associated with eczema in preschoolers, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(2), 242; doi:10.3390/ijerph13020242.

  2. Patton, A.#, Calderón, L.#, Xiong, Y., Wang, Z.#, Senick, J., Sorensen-Allacci, M.A., Plotnik, D., Wener, R., Andrews, C. J., Krogmann, U., and Mainelis, G.* (2016) Airborne Particulate Matter in Multi-family Green Buildings: Measurements from Two Buildings and Summary of Recent Studies, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, 144, doi:10.3390/ijerph13010144. Abstract

  3. Han, T.#, Zhen, H.#, Fennell, D.E., and Mainelis, G.* (2015). Design and evaluation of the field-deployable electrostatic precipitator with superhydrophobic surface (FDEPSS) with high concentration rate, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 15(6): 2397-2408, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2015.04.0206. Abstract.

  4. Zhen, H.#, Krumins, V., Fennell, D.E., and Mainelis, G.* (2015). Accurate determination of bacterial 16s rRNA/rDNA ratio by a dual internal reference technique with application to E. coli aerosol samples. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 117: 113-121, doi:10.1016/j.mimet.2015.07.023. Abstract.

  5. Sagona, J.A.#, Shalat, S.L., Wang, Z., Ramagopal, M., Black, K., Hernandez, M., and Mainelis, G.* (2015). Evaluation of particle resuspension in young children’s breathing zone using stationary and robotic (PIPER) aerosol samplers, Journal of Aerosol Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2015.03.001. Abstract.

  6. Han, T.#, Fennell, D., and Mainelis G.* (2015) Development and Optimization of the Electrostatic Precipitator with Superhydrophobic Surface (EPSS) Mark II for Collection of Bioaerosols, Aerosol Science and Technology, doi: 10.1080/02786826.2015.1017040. Abstract.

  7. Pyrgiotakis, G., Vasanthrakumar, A., Gao, Y., Eleftheriadou, M., Toledo, E., DeAraujo, A., McDevitt, J., Han, T. #, Mainelis, G., Mitchell, R., and Demokritou, P.* (2015). Inactivation of foodborne microorganisms using Engineered Water Nanostructures (EWNS). Environmental Science & Technology, doi: 10.1021/es505868a. Abstract.

  8. Xiong, Y., Krogmann, U.*, Mainelis, G., Rodenburg, L., and Andrews, C. (2015) Indoor air quality in green buildings: A case-study in a residential high-rise building in the northeastern United States, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 50(3): 225-242, doi: 10.1080/10934529.2015.981101. Abstract.


Training Grant in Exposure Science

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowships for the Joint Graduate Program in Exposure Science are available as part of the
First Ever NIEHS Training Grant in Exposure Science. Click here for more information or contact Dr. Mainelis.


Current Grants

CDC/NIOSH, PIs: G. Mainelis (Contact), T. Han
"Personal Electrostatic Bioaerosol Sampler (PEBS) with High Sampling Flow Rate", This study develops and tests an advanced personal sampler for biological aerosols.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), PI: C. Andrews, Co-PIs: J. Gong, G. Mainelis
“Development and Evaluation of Cost-Effective Methods and Protocols for Identification and Assessment of Housing-Related Hazards”.
The project analyzes traditional and advanced techniques to investigate indoor air quality. 

National Science Foundation (NSF), PI: D. Fennell, Co-PIs: G. Mainelis, L. Kerkhof
   "Air as an Active Bacterial Ecosystem”. The project investigates the microbial activity in ambient air.

National Science Foundation (NSF), PI: G. Mainelis (Dept. of Environ. Sciences), Co-PI: KiBum Lee (Engineering)
Consumer Exposure to Airborne Nanoparticles Released from Nanotechnology-Enabled Clothing”. This study investigates the release and exposure to airborne nanoparticles due to the use of nanotechnology-based clothing. 

US EPA/ UK NERC Joint program. J. Zhang (PL/USPI), P. Georgopoulos, S. Isukapalli, H. Kipen, P. Lioy, S. Schwander; E. Garfunkel, K. Lee, G. Mainelis, R. Di Giulio, K.F. Chung (UKPI), A. Porter, M. Ryan, T. Tetley; and R. Maynard.
“Risk Assessment for Manufactured Nanoparticles Used in Consumer Products (RAMNUC)” .The study is focused on risk associated with the use of nanotechnology-based consumer products. 


Last modified: 03/03/2016