Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Lungu is an environmental health scientist with background in Physics and nuclear material's engineering. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physics and MS in Nuclear Materials Engineering from University of Bucharest in 1983, received MS in Physics (1994), and Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences from University of South Carolina in 1998. Currently an Associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Mechanical Engineering (secondary) at UAB, Dr. Lungu is the Director of the NIOSH funded Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety a multi-University consortium conducting research and training in many aspects of occupational health and safety.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Estimating Occupational Heat Exposure From Personal Sampling of Public Works Employees in Birmingham, AlabamaJournal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  61:518-524. 2019
    2019 Laboratory Estimation of Occupational Exposures to Volatile Organic Compounds During Nail Polish ApplicationWorkplace Health and Safety.  67:288-293. 2019
    2018 Applicability of Industrial Sisal Fiber Waste Derived Activated Carbon for Removal of Volatile Organic CompoundsFibers and Polymers.  19:805-811. 2018
    2018 Preparation and characterization of flax, hemp and sisal fiber-derived mesoporous activated carbon adsorbentsAdsorption Science and Technology.  36:441-457. 2018
    2017 Nanotube Buckypaper as a Sorbent for Passive Sampling of TolueneAdvanced Materials and Technologies for Environmental Applications.  1:118-125. 2017
    2017 Preparation of industrial sisal fiber waste derived activated carbon by chemical activation and effects of carbonization parameters on surface characteristicsIndustrial Crops and Products.  95:583-590. 2017
    2016 Fabrication and adsorption characterization of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) buckypaper (BP) for use in air samplersAnalytical Methods.  8:4197-4203. 2016
    2016 Determination of pressure drop across activated carbon fiber respirator cartridgesApplied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.  13:141-147. 2016
    2016 Heat Treatment of Buckypaper for Use in Volatile Organic Compounds SamplingJournal of Nanomaterials.  2016. 2016
    2015 Breakthrough curves for toluene adsorption on different types of activated carbon fibers: Application in respiratory protectionAnnals of Occupational Hygiene.  59:481-490. 2015
    2014 A novel method for designing and fabricating low-cost facepiece prototypesApplied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.  11:665-671. 2014
    2014 PH-responsive hydrogel cubes for release of doxorubicin in cancer cellsJournal of Materials Chemistry B.  2:2494-2507. 2014
    2014 Adsorption characteristics of activated carbon fibers (ACFs) for toluene: Application in respiratory protectionApplied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.  11:133-143. 2014
    2014 Photothermal desorption of single-walled carbon nanotubes and coconut shell-activated carbons using a continuous light source for application in air samplingAnnals of Occupational Hygiene.  58:877-888. 2014
    2013 Application and limitations of a mass transfer VOC emission model for a dry building materialAtmospheric Environment.  81:25-31. 2013
    2013 Comprehension of hazard communication: Effects of pictograms on safety data sheets and labelsJournal of Safety Research.  46:145-155. 2013
    2013 Physical Fabrication and Verification of New NIOSH Digital Headform Designs with Skin-analog for Use in Fit TestingJournal of the International Society for Respiratory Protection.  29:82-93. 2013
    2012 Morphologic and surface characterization of different types of activated carbon fibresAdsorption Science and Technology.  30:355-367. 2012
    2012 An Evaluation of Sediment Data from the Deepwater Horizon Oil SpillIndian Journal of Environmental Health.  1:341-350. 2012
    2012 Comparison of a novel surface laser scanning anthropometric technique to traditional methods for facial parameter measurementsApplied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.  9:81-88. 2012
    2011 Comparison of toluene adsorption among granular activated carbon and different types of activated carbon fibers (ACFs)Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.  8:573-579. 2011
    2011 Influence of temperature on styrene emission from a vinyl ester resin thermoset composite materialScience of the Total Environment.  409:3403-3408. 2011
    2009 Bayesian modeling of exposure and airflow using two-zone modelsAnnals of Occupational Hygiene.  53:409-424. 2009
    2009 Ozone Induces Pulmonary Fibrosis via a TGF-beta Signaling PathwayFree Radical Biology and Medicine.  47. 2009
    2009 Exposure of jeepney drivers in Manila, Philippines, to selected volatile organic compounds (VOCs)Industrial Health.  47:33-42. 2009
    2006 Laboratory Evaluation of Volatile Organic Compounds Emissions from Coated and Uncoated Oriented Strandboard.Forest Products Journal.  56:85-90. 2006
    2005 Employers' expectations of knowledge and skills of master's-trained industrial hygienistsApplied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene.  2:1-7. 2005
    2004 Exposure to volatile organic compounds in residences adjacent to dyeing industrial complexInternational Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health.  77:113-120. 2004
    1999 The effect of moisture on the adsorption of xenon by activated carbonHealth Physics.  77:298-302. 1999
    1996 The Sampling Rates of Diffusive Samplers Measured in the Laboratory and in Simulated Use as Personal SamplersAmerican Industrial Hygiene Association Journal.  57:551-557. 1996
    1992 Cs-134 and Cs-137 Body Contamination of Human Adults in the Bucharest Area in the Aftermath of the Chernobyl Nuclear AccidentRadiation Protection Dosimetry.  42:45-49. 1992

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2005 The Nature and Properties of Workplace Airborne Contaminants..  85-105. 2005

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Lungu’s current research effort is directed towards environmental and occupational exposure to gasses and vapors, the use of innovative 3D technology for designing respirator face pieces, the use of carbon nanotubes for air sampling involving photo-thermal desorption, use of activated carbon fibers in respiratory protection, and the development of novel composite adsorbent materials for respirators and environmental remediation.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Lungu is the director of the Environmental Air and Water Sampling and Analysis course (ENH 661) and teaches in a number of graduate level courses in the department.
  • Teaching Activities

  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH698 - Masters Directed Res (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH670Q - Fund of Occup Safety Online (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH681 - Interdisc Worksite Evaluations (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH681Q - Inter Worksite Eval (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH691 - Current Topics in ENH and OH&S (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH691Q - Current Topics in ENH and OH&S (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH698 - Masters Directed Res (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • ENH624Q - Control Occupat Hazards Online (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH661L - Env Sampling and Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH661Q - Env Sampling & Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH680 - Interdisciplinary Field Study (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH680Q - Inter Field Studies (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH691 - Current Topics in ENH and OH&S (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH691Q - Current Topics in ENH and OH&S (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH698 - Masters Directed Res (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH781 - Journal Club (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH790 - Current Topics in ENH Res Sem (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH697 - Internship (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH698 - Masters Directed Res (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH611Q - ENH and Occup Exp Assmt (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH681 - Interdisc Worksite Evaluations (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH697 - Internship (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH781 - Journal Club (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • ENH660Q - Fund of Air and Water Pol (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH661L - Env Sampling and Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH661Q - Env Sampling & Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH680 - Field Interdisciplinary Study (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH691 - Current Topics in ENH and OH&S (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH691Q - Current Topics in ENH and OH&S (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH781 - Journal Club (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH697 - Internship (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH660 - Fundam Air/Water Pollution (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH660Q - Fund of Air and Water Pol (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH691 - Current Topics in ENH and OH&S (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH691Q - Current Topics in ENH and OH&S (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH781 - Mech of Redox Cell Signaling (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • ENH661L - Env Sampling and Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH661Q - Env Sampling & Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH691 - Current Topics in ENH and OH&S (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH691Q - Current Topics in ENH and OH&S (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH781 - Mech of Redox Cell Signaling (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH796 - Environ Hlth Sci Resrch (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH697 - Internship (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH660 - Fundam Air/Water Pollution (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH660Q - Fund of Air and Water Pol (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH691 - Currt Tpc in ENH Occp Hlth Sft (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH691Q - Current Topics in ENH OH&S (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH691Q - Current Topics in ENH OH&S (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH705 - Special Topics (Readings) (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • ENH661L - Env Sampling and Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH661L - Env Sampling and Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH691 - Currt Tpc in ENH Occp Hlth Sft (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH691 - Currt Tpc in ENH Occp Hlth Sft (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH705 - Special Topics (Readings) (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH790 - Current Topics in ENH Res Sem (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH697 - Internship (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH498 - Undergraduate Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH660 - Fundam Air/Water Pollution (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH681 - Interdisc Worksite Evaluations (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH691 - Currt Tpc in ENH Occp Hlth Sft (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH691 - Currt Tpc in ENH Occp Hlth Sft (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH790 - Current Topics in ENH Res Sem (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • ENH498 - Undergraduate Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH621 - Fund of Industrial Hygiene (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH661L - Env Sampling and Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH661Q - Env Sampling & Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH680 - Field Interdisciplinary Study (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH680 - Field Interdisciplinary Study (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH680Q - Inter Field Studies (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH691 - Currt Tpc in ENH Occp Hlth Sft (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH691Q - Current Topics in ENH OH&S (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH790 - Current Topics in ENH Res Sem (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH697 - Internship (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH660 - Fundam Air/Water Pollution (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • ENH661L - Env Sampling and Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • ENH697 - Internship (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • ENH660 - Fundam Air/Water Pollution (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • ENH796 - Environ Hlth Sci Resrch (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • ENH661L - Env Sampling and Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Res (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • ENH705 - Special Topics (Readings) (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • ENH796 - Environ Hlth Sci Resrch (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • ENH697 - Internship (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • ENH660 - Fundam Air/Water Pollution (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • ENH691 - Currt Tpc in ENH Occp Hlth Sft (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • ENH698 - Masters Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Res (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • ENH661 - Air Sampling and Analysis (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Res (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • ENH697 - Internship (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Res (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • ENH796 - Environ Hlth Sci Resrch (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • ENH660 - Fundam Air/Water Pollution (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Res (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • ENH796 - Environ Hlth Sci Resrch (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • ENH661 - Air Sampling and Analysis (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Res (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH697 - Internship (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH796 - Environ Hlth Sci Resrch (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH660 - Fundam Air/Water Pollution (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH697 - Internship (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Res (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH796 - Environ Hlth Sci Resrch (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • ENH661 - Air Sampling and Analysis (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Res (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH796 - Environ Hlth Sci Resrch (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH697 - Internship (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Res (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH796 - Environ Hlth Sci Resrch (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH660 - Fundam Air/Water Pollution (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH697 - Internship (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Res (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH796 - Environ Hlth Sci Resrch (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • ENH661 - Air Sampling and Analysis (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • ENH662 - Air Sampling and Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • ENH697 - Internship (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Res (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • ENH796 - Environ Hlth Sci Resrch (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • ENH697 - Internship (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • ENH796 - Environ Hlth Sci Resrch (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • ENH660 - Fundam Air/Water Pollution (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Res (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • ENH661 - Air Sampling and Analysis (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • ENH662 - Air Sampling and Analysis Lab (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • ENH699 - Masters Level Project Res (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • ENH798 - Doctoral Level Directed Res (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science, University of South Carolina System : Columbia 1998
  • Full Name

  • Claudiu Lungu