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Mike Ellenbecker

Michael Ellenbecker

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Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell
The Offices at Boott Mills West
126 John Street, Suite 14 (2nd floor)
Lowell, MA 01852

Committed to improving the health and well-being of workers exposed to chemical and physical agents in their work environment, Mike Ellenbecker, now Professor Emeritus of UMass Lowell, taught occupational hygiene in the Department of Work Environment for nearly 30 years. In his dual role as Director of TURI, he co-directs a staff of fifteen and has guided the Institute's research program from its inception in 1989. In addition to TURI’s mission, his 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.


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