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Committee Members

Key Persons

Richard Shaughnessy Profile

Conference Chair

Richard Shaughnessy has served as Director of the University of Tulsa’s Indoor Air Quality Research Program (TUIAP) in the Chemical Engineering Department since 1987. His studies have focused on particulate research, air cleaner evaluation, indoor chemistry, school studies, asthma/housing research, and resolution and remediation of bioaerosol-related problems. He is experienced in field research in homes and schools, and associated measurements/tools related to characterization of IAQ and moisture. He is currently furthering research studying associations between IAQ parameters in classrooms and student health/performance and is actively working toward defining a basis for “clean” in schools which applies to both performance and health of students. In addition, he currently is overseeing a HUD grant to define what constitutes “normal” background fungal ecology in homes. He was a primary member of the ACGIH Bioaerosols Committee and contributing author to the 1999 ACGIH book on Bioaerosols: Assessment and Control and contributing author and section editor to the AIHA document on Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Indoor Mold. Dr. Shaughnessy was a contributor and member of technical review work group for the 2014 Healthy Housing Standard (American Public Health Association 2014). Through 2009 – 2012, he also served as President of The International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) and continues to work with the Society to translate science into practice.

Karen Dannemiller Profile

Conference Co-Chair

Karen C. Dannemiller directs the Indoor Environmental Quality research group, which addresses emerging environmental concerns within the built environment. She is an associate professor at The Ohio State University with a joint appointment in Civil, Environmental & Geodetic Engineering and Environmental Health Sciences. She is also a core faculty member of the Sustainability Institute and has a courtesy appointment in Microbiology. Her work aims to improve understanding of chemical and microbial processes indoors that impact health while fostering student engagement. Funding sources include NSF, NIH, NASA, HUD, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and SOCHE/AFRL. Recent awards include National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, Buckeye Engineering Women in Executive Leadership (BEWEL) Leadership in Innovation Award, the Lumley Engineering Research Award, and selection in American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists’ 2022 40 under 40.

Indoor Air Institute

Seema Banghar Profile

Seema Bhangar is a Sr. Scientist at Aclima, Inc., a company that designs, develops, and deploys environmental sensing solutions to improve the way we operate buildings, cities, and relevant sectors in industry. She is the author of 10+ refereed archival journal articles as well as numerous conference papers, invited talks, and reports that address indoor environmental quality, human exposure, low-cost sensing, and climate change.  She has graduate degrees (M.S. in Environmental Health Sciences, Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering) from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also completed postdoctoral research on the microbiome of the built environment. At Aclima, Seema manages technical coordination and integration across teams, and applies her scientific expertise to product development. In 2017, she served as a subject matter expert on the US Green Building Council Working Group on Indoor Air Quality. She regularly serves as a peer-reviewer for journals and conferences including ES&T, Building and Environment, Indoor Air and Greenbuild.

Glenn Morrison is a professor of Environmental Science & Engineering at the University of North Carolina and has been studying indoor and outdoor air pollution and human exposure for 30 years. He received his PhD from Berkeley and his research has primarily been related to indoor physics and chemistry. He has a particular expertise in interfacial chemistry, having also worked as a chemical engineer on heterogeneous catalysis. This research has included ozone-surface chemistry, acid-base chemistry and its role in sorption to indoor surfaces, methamphetamine contamination in buildings, aerosol-SVOC modeling and field measurements of reactive oxygen species in homes. In recent years, he has focused on the role of clothing on indoor chemistry and occupant exposure. From 2014-2016 he was the President of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ).

Brett Singer is the Department Head of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Systems and co-leads the Indoor Environment Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley in 1998. He has researched and published on outdoor and indoor air pollutant sources; physical and chemical processes that impact transport, transformation, fate and exposure; the use of building systems to control air pollutant exposures; and the impacts of controls and exposures to well being. Over the past thirteen years, he has focused on indoor air quality in homes that are built or are being retrofitted to achieve high levels of air tightness for energy efficiency. He has served on the Editorial Board of Indoor Air since 2008, served on the International Scientific Committees for ISIAQ conferences and served on the Planning Committee of the Healthy Homes Track of the National Home Performance Conference 2016-2022.

Additional Primary Organizing Committee Personnel

  • Mark Hernandez, PhD: Summer School Representative
  • Jordan Zambrana: Audio, Visual, and Technical Area Lead
  • John Dowdy: Industry Liason