Anthony Zimmer, Ph.D.

Dr. Anthony Zimmer

Visiting Adjunct Professor

EGB 64C
513-529-0760
zimmer55@MiamiOH.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering
    University of Cincinnati
    2000
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering
    University of Cincinnati
    1998
  • B.S., Civil Engineering
    Virginia Military Institute
    1986

Professional Licensure

  • Professional Engineer, Colorado State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
    1995
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist, Comprehensive Practice, American Board of Industrial Hygiene
    1991

Professional Experience

September 2008 to October 2018: National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH (O-6 Billet).

Supported and served EPA's environmental and public health mission in a variety of leadership roles ranging from research to programmatic support. Accomplishments and impact include:

  • Research Engineer, Oil Spills (2013 to present); Lead researcher of a $365K interagency agreement with the Department of the Interior to create an environmentally benign oil simulant to assist in the detection and control of oil spills. A provisional patent was awarded (May 2017) with an additional $175K funding from the Department of the Interior to improve and scale the process.
  • Research Engineer, Sustainability in the Built Environment (May 2011 to present); Project lead as well as conduct individual research; Test and validate green solutions through the lens of sustainability and system dynamics; $100K/year with direct mentorship of an ORISE post-masters fellow (September 2014 to September 2017).
  • Acting Chief, Waste Management Branch, Land Remediation and Pollution Control Division (November 2011 to February 2012); first line supervisor of a $2.5 million program (11 federal researchers/technicians and 19 contractor employees) to research sustainable materials management with diverse topics ranging from landfills to nanomaterials.
  • Co-lead, Water Technology Innovation initiative (May 2010 to May 2011); leverage federal research and development assets to boost economic development of environmental technologies (matrix management of 6 federal employees, 3 contractors, $600K initial annual budget):
    • Stand up a diverse team to manage business, stakeholder, and R&D aspects of an entirely novel initiative
    • Enlist support by a wide range of regional leaders (e.g., city mayors, state cabinet secretaries, economic development directors, university presidents)
    • Today, the founding members have formed a successful, independent entity known Confluence
  • Acting Director, Engineering Technical Support Center (August 2009 to March 2010); matrix management of 12 federal researchers, 2 contractors, $300K annual budget (leveraged with regional contributions):
    • Provide time-sensitive solutions to EPA Regions on high visibility subjects ranging from mountain top coal mining to preventing Superfund contamination from reaching adjacent communities
    • Provide engineering consultation to 79 separate sites in FY09
  • Lead researcher in several additional projects including (September 2012 to present):
    • Developed a novel environmental remediation technology using a nano-scaled aerosol synthesis method, which has potential for commercial-scale production. The initial results are quite promising and have garnered significant interest from the Department of Defense to assist in remediating their contaminated sites.
    • Providing critical aerosol physics expertise for a newly-awarded interagency agreement with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to evaluate the long term consequences of metal nanomaterials used in a variety of commercial products

Significant collateral duties included serving in leadership roles to protect human health:

  • National Board of Directors, Commissioned Officers Association (COA, 2009 to 2012)
  • Visiting professor, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati State (2000 to present)

July 2005 to September 2008: Senior Engineer, National Decontamination Team, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Management (OSWER), Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH (O-6 Billet).

Founding member of a highly technical interdisciplinary task force (15) to provide environmental remediation following natural disasters or terrorist attacks (e.g., chemical, biological, and radiological). Accomplishments and impacts include:

  • Selected as the 2008 Federal Engineer of the Year, an open competition involving all federal agencies and ~91,000 engineers (Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • Co-briefed EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson on classified bioaerosol research.
  • Provide hurricane disaster recovery assistance (health & safety expertise, decontamination recommendations) to the citizens of Louisiana through three multi-week deployments (recipient of PHS Crisis Response Service Award and Outstanding Unit Award).

Significant collateral duties included serving in several leadership roles that protected human health and the environment:

  • President, Cincinnati Commissioned Officers Association (COA). Three year term involving approximately 120 active/retired local PHS officers:
    • Successfully hosted the 2007 National COA Conference while serving on the National Scientific Planning Committee.
    • Recipient of the "2008 COA National Branch of the Year" based upon tenure (open competition involving 80 separate branches).
  • Homeland security leadership within several interagency committees:
    • Technical Working Group Chair for the Washington DC Transit Authority
    • Subject Matter Expert on the DHS Critical Infrastructure Protection Workgroup on water protection
    • Subject Matter Expert for EPA's Water Security Initiative
    • OSWER representative for the Technology Testing and Evaluation Program
    • National Response Team subcommittee member for WMD and Safety and Health

December 2004 to July 2005: Research Engineer, Division of Applied Research and Technology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cincinnati, OH (O-6 Billet, Supervisory).

Supervised (acting capacity) 12 highly skilled scientists with an annual budget of $1.5 million to initiate and conduct occupational health research with an emphasis on understanding the formation, measurement and control of emissions from the burgeoning Nanotechnology Industry. Accomplishments and impacts include:

  • Recipient of the Federal Service Excellence Award (greater Cincinnati, 2005) Society of American Military Engineer's Hollis Medal (2005), and PHS Achievement Medal (2006).
  • Significantly enhanced team reach through extensive collaborations with academia, industry and other federal agencies (see Publications & Presentations sections).
  • Assisted in founding the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center to conduct proactive research, leading to agency recognition as priority research.

September 1997 to December 2004: Research Engineer. Division of Applied Research and Technology (formerly the Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering), NIOSH, CDC, Cincinnati, OH (O-6 Billet).

Directed engineering research into a wide range of engineering control projects to reduce occupational exposures and disseminate findings with a primary focus on the generation and control of nanometer-scaled airborne particles (~ 2 million U.S. workers occupationally exposed in 2004). Accomplishments and impacts include:

  • Recipient of the U.S. Public Health Service Engineer of the Year (2003), CDC Engineer of the Year (2003) and several PHS individual/unit awards including the Commendation Medal (1998).
  • Overcame problems associated with conducting non-traditional research to become the first CDC researcher to study the generation and control of nanometer-scaled aerosols in a fundamentally different manner.
  • Published twelve peer-review journal articles (six as first author) that have made significant contributions to understanding the formation and control of nanometer-scaled workplace aerosols (please refer to Publications section).

Significant collateral duties included deployments and leadership roles that protected human health:

  • Deployed shortly after the World Trade Center attacks to conduct exposure monitoring and recommend controls to protect workers at "ground zero" (recipient of USPHS Crisis Response Service Award and Outstanding Unit Commendation).
  • Conducted time-critical engineering vulnerability assessments of key federal institutions at the request of the DHHS Secretary (recipient of USPHS Engineering Literary Unit Award).
  • American Association for Aerosol Research) Combustion Committee Chair (2001-2002).

September 1995 to September 1997: Long-Term Training Assignment. University of Cincinnati (O-5 Billet). In a highly competitive process, was awarded Long-Term Training to pursue both Masters and Doctoral Degrees in Environmental Engineering. This program was ranked second in the nation by the Gourman Report for Graduate Schools (1995-1997), and is listed consistently among the top 20 Environmental Engineering programs by U.S. News and World Report.

June 1992 to September 1995: Engineer. Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (9/1993-9/1995, O-5 Billet) and Division of Surveillance, Hazard Evaluations, and Field Studies (6/1992-9/1993, O-4 Billet). NIOSH, CDC, Cincinnati, OH.

Conduct and direct a variety of engineering research projects and health hazard evaluations (HHE) to safeguard the US workforce. Accomplishments and impacts include:

  • High productivity through publication of eight HHE reports and nine closeout letters to identify and resolve worker exposure to hazardous agents.
  • Provided interagency consultation to MSHA and WHO on controlling silica dust exposures during rock drilling through a training video and a journal article on controlling exposures.
  • Co-authored a journal article where innovative engineering controls resulted in a 12-fold decrease in worker exposures to organic vapors generated during screen-printing operations.

September 1986 to June 1992: Bioenvironmental Engineering Officer (BEE), United States Air Force. Three duty assignments (2 CONUS and an overseas remote tour). (O-2 to O-4 Billets, supervisory).

Directed industrial hygiene and environmental pollution surveillance to comply with OSHA and EPA regulations, providing source documentation for the Air Force Occupational Health, Radiation Protection and Environmental Pollution Monitoring Programs. Primary war-time duty is to serve as an expert for chemical, biological, and radiological weapons. Accomplishments and impacts include:

  • Deputy Chief, Peterson AFB, CO (working supervisor of 12 technicians). Responsible for 65 industrial shops involving 800 personnel & remote consultative support of 47 geographically separated sites in 11 countries.
    • Selected as the Medical Squadron Officer of the Year
  • Chief, Comiso Air Station, Italy (supervisor of 3 technicians). Responsible for 42 industrial shops involving 235 personnel, and a base population of 1200.
    • Rated "excellent" in management by the Inspector General
    • Promoted to Medical Squadron Section Commander (responsible for day to day affairs of ~30 enlisted personnel)
  • Consultant, Brooks AFB, TX. Provide worldwide, time-critical solutions to BEEs on a broad range of industrial hygiene and environmental engineers topics.
    • Recipient of Air Force Commendation Medal

Awards and Honors

Uniformed Service Awards (in order of precedence)

  • USPHS, Distinguished Service Medal (2018)
  • USPHS, Presidential Unit Citation (2016)
  • USPHS, Commendation Medal (1998)
  • USAF, Commendation Medal (1989)
  • USPHS, Achievement Medal (2006 & 2001)
  • USAF, Achievement Medal (1990)
  • USPHS, Citation (2004 and 2003)
  • USPHS, Outstanding Unit Commendation (2011, 2007 & 2002)
  • USPHS, Unit Commendation (2008 & 2002)
  • USPHS, Field Medical Readiness Badge (2007)
  • USPHS, Basic Officer Training Ribbon (2003)
  • USPHS, Crisis Response Service Award (2006 & 2002)
  • USPHS, Regular Corps Officer (1999)

Professional Service Awards (in chronological order)

  • Federal Laboratory Consortium, Excellence in Technology Transfer (co-lead of a research team, 2014)
  • USPHS John Villforth Leadership Award (2011)
  • NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers), Federal Engineer of the Year (2008)
  • EPA Engineer of the Year (2008)
  • USEPA, Award for Excellence (2006)
  • Federal Executive Board (Greater Cincinnati), Federal Service Excellence Award (Professional/Scientific Category) (2005)
  • SAME (Society of American Military Engineers), Hollis Medal (2005)
  • NIOSH, Alice Hamilton Award Honorable Mention (2004)
  • SAME, Cumming Unit Award (2003)
  • U.S. Public Health Service, Engineer of the Year (2003)
  • CDC, Engineer of the Year (2003)
  • USPHS, Engineering Literary Award (2003)
  • ACGIH, Meritorious Group Achievement Award (2002)
  • DHHS, Secretary’s Recognition Award for Heroism, Exceptional Service (2001)
  • CDC, Charles C. Shepard Science Award Finalist (2001)
  • NIOSH, Long-Term Training (1995-1997)
  • USAF, Squadron Junior Officer of the Year (1991)

Professional Memberships

  • Mensa, member (2001 to present)
  • Commissioned Officers Association, Cincinnati Chapter
    • National Board of Directors (2009-2012)
    • Mentor (2003-present)
    • President Elect (2006), President (2007), Past President (2008)
    • Recipient of the "2008 National Branch of the Year" during my tenure as President (open competition involving over 80 branches)
    • Member, National Scientific Planning Committee (2006-2007)
    • Community Action Chair (1992-1994)
  • National Society of Professional Engineers, Member (2007 to present)
    • Emcee for Federal Engineer of the Year Award Ceremony (2011 to 2013)
  • American Academy of Industrial Hygiene, member (1991 to present)
  • AAAR (American Association for Aerosol Research)
    • Combustion Committee, Chair/Vice-Chair (2001-2002)
    • Member (1997 to 2005)
  • University of Cincinnati, Visiting Professor (2000 to present)

Peer-Review Publications

  • Zimmer AT, Conmy R, Yang W [2019]. Development of a novel oil simulant for oil spill research. Submitted to Journal of Applied Materials and Interfaces.
  • Zimmer AT, Ha H [2017]. People, planet and profit: Unintended consequences of legacy building materials. Journal of Environmental Management. 204: 472-485.
  • Martin GB, Mason JY, Cavanagh K, Dechant D, Brooks L, Fredericks S, Intrepido T, Kowalski J, Leighton T, Mattorano D, Mickunas D, Ryan S, Zimmer AT, Zuroski D. [2008]. Field Experience with Chlorine Dioxide Fumigation of a Hospital: Timeline and Lessons Learned. "Proceedings of the thirty-first Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response, Vol 2, June 3 -5, 2008, Calgary (Alberta), Canada. Environment Canada publication.
  • Balazy A, Toivola M, Reponnen T, Podorski A, Zimmer AT, Grinshpun, SA [2006]. Manikin-based performance evaluation of N95 filtering respirators challenged with nanoparticles. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 50 (3): 259-269 (Cited 141 times, 2/2017).
  • Maynard AD, Yasuo I, Arslan I, Zimmer AT, Browning N, Nicholls A [2004]. Examining elemental surface enrichment in ultrafine aerosol particles using analytical Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy. Journal of Aerosol Science and Technology 38:365-381 (cited 20 times, 2/2017).
  • Antonini JM, Taylor MD, Zimmer AT, Roberts JR [2003]. Pulmonary responses to welding fumes: role of metal constituents. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health 67(3):233-249 (cited 155 times, 2/2017)
  • Piltingsrud HV, Zimmer AT, Rourke AB [2003]. The development substitute inks and controls for reducing workplace concentrations of organic solvent vapors in a vinyl shower curtain printing plant. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 18: 597-619.
  • Maynard AD and Zimmer AT [2002]. Development and validation of a simple numerical model for estimating workplace aerosol size distribution evolution through coagulation, settling, and diffusion. Journal of Aerosol Science and Technology. 37(10):804-817 (cited 17 times, 2/2017).
  • Zimmer AT [2002]. The influence of metallurgy on the formation of welding aerosols. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 4(5): 628-632 (cited 49 times, 2/2017).
  • Maynard AD and Zimmer AT [2002]. Evaluation of grinding aerosols in terms of alveolar dose: the significance of using mass, surface area and number metrics. Annals of Occupational Hygiene. 46, S1, 315-319 (cited 11 times, 11/10).
  • Zimmer AT, Maynard AD [2002]. Investigation of the aerosols produced by high-speed, hand-held grinder using various substrates. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 46(8): 663-672 (cited 73 times, 2/2017).
  • Zimmer AT, Baron P, Biswas P [2002]. The influence of operating parameters on number-weighted aerosol size distribution generated from a gas metal arc welding process. Journal of Aerosol Science 33: 519-531 (cited 111 times, 2/2017).
  • Zimmer AT, Biswas P [2001]. Characterization of the aerosols resulting from arc welding operations. Journal of Aerosol Science 32: 993-1008 (cited 172 times, 2/2017).
  • Zimmer AT, Biswas P [2000]. Mechanistic understanding of aerosol emissions from brazing operations. American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 61:351-361 (cited 11, 2/2017).
  • Hall R, Sheehy J, Zimmer AT [1998]. Engineering controls in mine assay laboratories. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 13(9):646-655.
  • Zimmer AT [1997]. Comparative evaluation of dust control technologies on percussion rock-drilling rigs. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. 12(11):782-788.

Technical/Government Publications

  • Zimmer AT, Ha H. [2014]. Buildings and Infrastructure from a Sustainability Perspective, Sustainable and Healthy Communities Program (SHC 4.1.1). EPA Report (EPA/600/X-14/369).
  • Zimmer AT, Reisman D [2010]. Engineering Technical Support Center Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2009; Technical Support and Innovative Research for Contaminated Sites. National Risk Management Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Editorial board [2005]. NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering. NIOSH Publication No. 2005-149.
  • Zimmer AT, Earnest, GS, Kurimo R [2005]. An Evaluation of Catalytic Emission Controls and Vertical Exhaust Stacks to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisonings from Houseboat Generator Exhausts. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering. NIOSH (EPHB) Publication No. 171-36a.
  • Bennett JS, Cecala A, Crouch K, Dunn K, Earnest GS, Gressel MG, Jensen PA, Martinez KF, Mead KR, Mickelsen LR, Moyer E, Sheehy J, Reed LD, Zimmer AT [2002]. Protecting Building Environments from Airborne Chemical, Biological, or Radiological Attacks. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2002-139.
  • Hall R, Zimmer AT [1994]. In-depth Survey Report: Control Technology for Mine Assay Laboratories: Wheat Ridge, CO. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering. NIOSH Report No. ECTB 198-14b.
  • Zimmer AT, Malkin R [1994]. Health Hazard Evaluation: Ogden Aviation, Newark Airport, NJ. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH Report No. HETA 92-288-2453.
  • Zimmer AT, Malkin R, [1993]. Health Hazard Evaluation: Internal Revenue Service, Cleveland, OH. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH Report No. HETA 92-269-2330.
  • Cook C, Zimmer AT [1993]. Health Hazard Evaluation: Saint Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH Report No. HETA 92-269-2330.
  • Zimmer AT [1993]. Health Hazard Evaluation: Dayton Federal Records Center, Dayton, OH. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH Report No. HETA 92-287-2294.
  • Burton N, Zimmer AT [1993]. Health Hazard Evaluation: Hennepin County Health Services, Minneapolis, MN. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH Report No. HETA 92-339-2323.
  • Zimmer AT, Burton N, [1993]. Health Hazard Evaluation: Internal Revenue Service, Flint, MI. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH Report No. HETA 92-217-2300.
  • Moss E, Zimmer AT [1993]. Health Hazard Evaluation: United States Coast Guard, Governors Island, New York, NY. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH Report No. HETA 93-002-2282.
  • Trout D, Zimmer AT [1993]. Health Hazard Evaluation: Aluminum Company of America, Point Comfort, TX. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH Report No. HETA 92-402-2283.
  • Zimmer AT [1989]. Industrial Hygiene Sample Strategies Using Sample Rate Envelopes. Air Force Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory Sample guide, pp. 23-28.
  • Zimmer AT [1989]. Hazardous Waste Technical Assistance Survey, Altus AFB, OK. USAF Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory, USAF OEHL Report No. 89-085EQ0006HHB.
  • Zimmer AT [1989]. Hazardous Waste/Wastewater Characterization Survey, Beale AFB, CA. USAF Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory, USAF OEHL Report No. 89-003EQ0013ASC.
  • Zimmer AT [1988]. Wastewater Characterization Survey, Barksdale AFB, LA. USAF Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory, USAF OEHL Report No. 88-146EQ0011LEF.
  • Slavich F, Zimmer AT [1988]. Hazardous Waste/Wastewater Characterization Survey, Columbus AFB, MS. USAF Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory, USAF OEHL Report No. 88-076EQ0040FHH.
  • Tetla R, Zimmer AT [1988]. Hazardous Waste Technical Assistance Survey, Fairchild AFB, WA. USAF Occupational and Environmental Health Laboratory, USAF OEHL Report No. 88-119EQ0065JHH.

Professional Presentations

  • Sustainability in the Built Environment (Invited Speaker). Senior Engineering Seminar; Miami University, School of Engineering (May 2017 and 2018).
  • Ventilation System Design, Evaluation and Measurements (Invited Speaker). Graduate Course on Principles of Exposure Assessment; University of Cincinnati School of Medicine (2005 to present).
  • Water Technology Innovation Cluster (category speaker). USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium: Washington, DC (June 2012).
  • Role of EPA in Disaster Response (category speaker). USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium: Atlanta, GA (June 2009).
  • EPA Face of Public Health: Disasters to Decontamination (invited speaker, plenary session). USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium: Cincinnati, OH (July 2007).
  • Cleanup and Remediation Following a Biological Attack. Nebraska Center for Bio-preparedness; Kearney, NE (March 2007).
  • National Decontamination Team Overview.
    • Health Physics Society (Cincinnati Chapter), Cincinnati, OH (October 2006)
    • EPA Region 7, Kansas City, KA (July 2006).
  • Engineered and Incidental Nanoparticles – Developing Safe Work Practices.
    • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Louisville, KY (2005);
    • OSHA Consultation Conference (invited speaker), Denver, CO (2005);
    • Kentucky Governor’s Conference (invited speaker), Louisville, KY (2005);
    • Air Force Material Laboratory (invited speaker), Dayton, OH (2005).
  • NIOSH Research into Nanometer-scaled Aerosols: Measurement, Evaluation and its Control (invited speaker). University of Washington. St. Louis, MO. February 2004.
  • Generation and Control of Arc Welding Aerosols. University of Illinois, School of Public Health, Chicago, IL. October 2003.
  • The Control of Welding Aerosols. American Welding Society Exhibition and International Conference, Detroit, MI. April 2003.
  • Control of Sub-Micrometer Aerosols Generated by a Gas Metal Arc Welding Process Using an Optimized Local Exhaust. American Association for Aerosol Research Conference, Portland, OR. October 2002.
  • Influence of Metallurgy on the Formation of Welding Aerosols (invited speaker). International Mini-Symposium: Sampling and Analysis of Workplace Aerosols, Cincinnati, OH. September 2002.
  • Influence of Metallurgy on the Formation of Welding Aerosols (invited speaker). 4th International Symposium on Modern Principles of Air Monitoring, Lillehammer, Norway. February 2002.
  • Exhaust Recirculation and the Control of Sub-Micrometer Aerosols Generated from a Gas Metal Arc Welding Operation. American Association for Aerosol Research Conference, Portland, OR. October 2001.
  • Design and Construction of a Fume Chamber to Characterize Aerosols from Gas Metal Arc Welding Operations. American Association for Aerosol Research Conference, Tacoma, WA. October 1999.
  • Mechanistic Understanding of Aerosol Emissions from Brazing Operations. American Association for Aerosol Research Conference, Cincinnati, OH. June 1998.
  • Thermodynamic Equilibrium Calculations as an Occupational Assessment Tool: Welding Alloy Examples. American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, GA. October 1998.
  • Health Hazard Evaluation of Commercial Aircraft Re-fuelers (invited speaker). International Jet Fuel Conference, San Antonio, TX. April 1998.
  • Engineering Control Technologies for the Occupational Environment. Annual Sentinel Event Notification System for Occupational Risks (SENSOR) Symposium, Cincinnati, OH. September 1993.
  • NIOSH Organization and Responsibilities (invited speaker). US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine: Bioenvironmental Engineering School and Industrial Hygiene Measurements Courses, Brooks AFB, TX. December 1992 and March 1993.
  • Occupational Health Hazards in the Workplace. International Public Works Congress and Exposition, Boston MA. September 1992.
  • Wastewater Characterization and Sewage Treatment Plant Evaluation of Beale AFB, CA. US Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineering Symposium, Brooks AFB, TX. May 1989.
  • Environmental Management of Polychlorinated Biphenyls. US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, TX. April 1989.

Continuing Education

  • Contracting Officer Representative, Level II (EPA), 2010 to present
  • Dynamic Systems Training (EPA), 2012
  • Sustainability Training/Workshop (EPA), 2012
  • Contracting Officer Representative (EPA), 2005 to present
  • On-Scene Coordinator Readiness Training (EPA), 2008
  • Toxicology and Risk Assessment (multi-agency), 2008
  • Basic Incident Command System (ICS 200, 700 & 800, FEMA), 2006
  • Chemical Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism (ACMT), 2006
  • On-Scene Coordinator Readiness Training (EPA), 2006
  • Structural Renovation of Buildings (ASCE), 2005
  • Position Specific Safety Officer Training (ICS SO, FEMA), 2005
  • Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS 300 & ICS 400, FEMA), 2005
  • Hazardous Material Incident Response Operations (EPA), 2005 to present
  • Basic Incident Command System (ICS 100 & ICS 195, FEMA), 2005
  • BLS for Health Care Providers, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011
  • Combined Humanitarian Assistance Response Training (CCRF), 2004
  • Respiratory Protections Training (Helix Environmental Inc.) 2004
  • CCRF Training Modules (Office of Emergency Response), 45 Modules, 2004
  • Basic Officer Training Course (DCP), 2003
  • Principles of Industrial Ventilation (NIOSH), 2003
  • Fluent/Gambit Update Training (Fluent Inc.) 2002
  • Introduction to Fluent/Gambit (Fluent Inc.), 2001
  • NIOSH Long-term Training (University of Cincinnati), 1995-1997
  • Industrial Ventilation (NIOSH), 1994
  • Occupational Respiratory Protection (NIOSH), 1994
  • Occupational Ergonomics (University of Cincinnati), 1993
  • Indoor Air Quality (University of Kansas), 1992
  • AHERA Asbestos Control (University of Kansas), 1990
  • Three graduate Courses in Management (Troy University), 1989-1990
  • Nuclear Operations School (USAF), 1989
  • Hazardous Waste Management (USAF), 1988
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering Training School (16 week course, USAF)

Special Skills

  • 22 years experience as an avid home re-modeler
  • National Taekwondo Champion, AAU, Olympic Sparring (2011 and 2012)
  • Private pilot (single engine, fixed landing gear)

Community Service

  • Community Volunteer (2000 – present): Volunteered in numerous activities to improve our local community. My specific area of expertise is serving the local community by providing gratis assistance to organizations (e.g., local recreation center, community cleanups) or individuals (typically elderly) who require plumbing, general carpentry, and electrical repair work.
  • Local Elementary and High School Volunteer (1997 – Present): Volunteer frequently to assist teacher and administrative officials on a wide variety of endeavors. Some examples include: giving classroom presentations on science, chaperoning off-site day-trips, and assisting in a variety of school "handyman" projects including a Class of 2011 Homecoming float (2008 & 2009).