Gediminas "Gedi" Mainelis received the Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award for 2016 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. Han, T.#, Zhen, H.#, and Mainelis, G.* (2016) Evaluation of Electrostatic Screen Battery for Emission Control (ESBEC) with Actual Diesel Emission, Society of Automotive Engineers: International Journal of Engines, accepted.

  2. Wang, Z.#, Calderón, L.#, Patton, A.#, Sorensen-Allacci, M., Senick, J., Wener, R., Andrews, C.J., and Mainelis, G.* (2016). Evaluation of Real-time Instruments and Gravimetric Method Used to Measure Particulate Matter (PM) in a Green Building, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 66 (11) 109-1120, Abstract.

  3. Zhang, J.J.*, Lee, K.B., He, L., Seifert, J., Subramaniam, Yang, L., Chen, S., Maguire, P., Mainelis, G., Schwander, S., Tetley, T., Porter, A., Ryan, M., Shaffer, M.,Hu, S., Zhang, K., Gong, J., and Chung, K.F., (2016) Effects of a Nano-Ceria Fuel Additive on Physicochemical Properties of Diesel Exhaust Particle, Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, DOI: 10.1039/c6em00337k. Abstract.

  4. Sagona, J.A.#, Shalat, S.L., Wang, Z., Ramagopal, M., Black, K., Hernandez, M., and Mainelis, G.* (2016). Comparing particulate matter exposure estimates in children from personal sampling equipment and a robotic sampler, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, doi: 10.1038/jes.2016.24. Abstract.

  5. 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.

  6. 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


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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, PI: C. Weisel (contact) and G. Mainelis. Grant duration 2011-2021.  Click here for more information or contact Dr. Mainelis.


Current Research Grants


Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), PI: G. Mainelis, “The investigation in the characteristics of nanoparticle release from nano-enabled consumer sprays”, This project will look at the interaction of nanotechnology-enabled sprays and indoor environments.


CDC/NIOSH, PIs: G. Mainelis (Contact), T. Han
”Advanced Sampler for Measuring Exposure to Biological Aerosols", This study develops and tests an advanced sampler for biological aerosols capable of collecting and concentrating an entire sample into a droplet.


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. 


NIH/NHLBI, PI: T. Minko, Co-Is: G. Mainelis, K. Reuhl,  O. Garbuzenko, “Nanotechnology Approach for Inhalation Treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis.”



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. 



Last modified: 11/03/2016