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Mike Ellenbecker

Michael Ellenbecker

Email: ellenbec@turi.org
Phone Number: (978) 934-3272
Fax Number: (978) 934-3050

Address:
Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell
Wannalancit Mills
600 Suffolk Street, 5th Floor
Lowell, MA 01854

Committed to improving the health and well-being of workers exposed to chemical and physical agents in their work environment, Dr. Ellenbecker, now Professor Emeritus, for almost thirty years taught occupational hygiene in the Department of Work Environment at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. In his dual role as Director of TURI, he manages a staff of fifteen and has guided the Institute's research program from its inception in 1989. In addition to TURI’s mission, Dr. Ellenbecker’s research interests include aerosol science, ventilation system design, and evaluating occupational and environmental exposures to engineered nanoparticles. He is co-author of "Ventilation for Control of the Work Environment," the standard textbook for the design of industrial exhaust systems, and “Exposure Assessment and Safety Considerations for Working with Engineered Nanoparticles”. Harvard-educated, he holds Doctoral and Master degrees in Environmental Health Sciences and Industrial Hygiene and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

Publications

Michael Ellenbecker and Su-Jung (Candace) Tsai (2011), "Engineered Nanoparticles: Safer Substitutes for Toxic Materials, or a New Hazard?" Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 19, Issue 5, Pages 483-487. Available at: http://www.turi.org/content/view/full/7542

Michael Ellenbecker and Ken Geiser (2011), "The Origins of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Program" Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 19, Issue 5, Pages 389-396. Available at: http://www.turi.org/content/view/full/7554