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Sergey Grinshpun, PhD, is a professor of environmental health.  
Sergey Grinshpun, PhD
Specialty: Environmental Health
Sub-Specialty: Environmental and Occupational Hygiene (Aerosols)
Department: Environmental Health
Title: Professor
Phone: (513) 558-0504


MS (Physics): Odessa University, 1982
PhD (Thermophysical/Aerosol Science): Odessa University, 1987


Aerosol measurement

Characterization and control of airborne particles and microorganisms in indoor and outdoor environments.

Recent Awards/Honors:

AIHA Certificate of Excellence/Best Poster Award (1999, 2004, 2005)
AIHA John M. White Award  (2006, 1998, 1997)
David L. Swift Memorial Award for Outstanding Aerosol Paper (2001)
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Best Practice Award (2000)
International Smoluchowski Award (1996)

Selected Publications:

Some of Dr. Grinshpun's recent manuscripts (selected from 405 publications) include:

Grinshpun, S.A. and Clark, J.M. (2005) Guest Editorial for the Special Issue on Measurement and Characterization of Bioaerosols, Journal of Aerosol Science, 36(5):553-555.

Grinshpun, S.A., Mainelis, G., Trunov, M., Górny, R.L., Sivasubramani, S.K., Adhikari, A., and Reponen, T. (2005) Collection of Airborne Spores by Circular Single-Stage Impactors with Small Jet-to-Plate Distance, Journal of Aerosol Science, 36(5):575-591.

Grinshpun, S.A., Mainelis, G., Trunov, Adhikari, A., Reponen, T., and Willeke, K. (2005)Evaluation of Ionic Air Purifiers for Reducing Aerosol Exposure in Confined Indoor Spaces, Indoor Air, 15:235-245.

Ryan, P., LeMasters, G., Biagini, J., Bernstein, D., Grinshpun, S.A., Shukla, R., Wilson, K., Villareal, M., Burkle, J., and Lockey, J. (2005) Is it Traffic Type, Volume, or Distance? Wheezing in Infants Living Near Truck and Bus Traffic, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 116(2):279-284.

Niemeier, R.T., Sivasubramani, S.K., Reponen T., and Grinshpun, S.A. (2006) Assessment of Fungal Contamination in Moldy Homes: Comparison of Different Methods,Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 3(5):262-273.

Balazy, A., Toivola, M., Adhikari, A., Sivasubramani, S.K., Reponen, T., and Grinshpun, S.A. (2006) Do N95 Respirators Provide 95% Protection Level Against Airborne Viruses and How Adequate are Surgical Masks?American Journal of Infection Control, 34(2):51-57.

Lee, T., Grinshpun, S.A., Martuzevicius, D., Adhikari, A., Crawford, and Reponen, T., (2006) Culturability and Concentration of Indoor and Outdoor Airborne Fungi in Six Single Family Homes, Atmospheric Environment, 40:2902-2910.

Osborne, M., Reponen, T., Adhikari, A., Cho, S.-H., Grinshpun, S.A., Levin, L., Bernstein, D.I., and LeMasters, G. (2006) Specific Fungal Exposures, Allergic Sensitization, and Rhinitis in Infants,Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, 17:450-457.

Burton, N.C., Grinshpun, S.A., and Reponen, T. (2006) Physical Collection Efficiency of Filter Materials for Bacteria and Viruses, Annals of Occupational Hygiene, doi10.1093/annhyg/mel073.


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