Peter C. Raynor PhD » Faculty

Research Interests:Exposure control, Exposure assessment, Industrial hygiene, Air pollution, Hazardous substances, Air filtration, Ventilation, Nanotechnology health and safety, Personal protective equipment, Respiratory protection, Biological aerosols, Airborne viruses, Semi-volatile aerosols, Metalworking fluids, Aerosol physics

Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences

Address Division of Environmental Health Sciences 420 Delaware St. SE Mayo MC 807 Minneapolis MN 55455 Work Phone: 612-625-7135
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Biography:

Pete Raynor earned his doctorate in environmental sciences and engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He teaches and conducts research in the field of exposure assessment and control. He directs the University of Minnesota Industrial Hygiene Program for the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, and the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety (METPHAST) Program.

  • Ph.D., Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998
  • M.S., Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 1986.

Expertise:

Environmental Health, Infectious Disease, Mining Health, Nanotechnology & Health, Occupational Health & Safety

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Professor, with tenure, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, June 2010 – present
  • Assistant Professor (tenure track), University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, July 2005 – June 2010
  • Assistant Professor (non-tenure track), University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, September 1998 – June 2005
  • Research Associate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, May – July 1998
  • Product Development Engineer, Eastman Kodak Company, July 1986 – July 1991

Honors:

  • Charles N. Hewitt Creative Teaching Award, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, 2016
  • First author for paper that won 2012 Best Paper Award, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society, awarded 2013
  • David Swift Award for best aerosol paper in Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene in 2010, awarded 2011
  • Best Presenter, PO 103: Sampling and Laboratory Analysis – Aerosols and Metals, American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, 2007
  • Faculty Excellence Award in Environmental Health from Environmental Health graduating class, University of Minnesota, 2001
  • Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1995-1998
  • Community Service Award from Durham-Orange County (NC) Medical Society, 1997
  • First author for paper that won 1996 Best Paper Award, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society, awarded 1997
  • George C. Bunker Award for Outstanding Scholarship and Professional Promise in Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993
  • Cornell University Presidential Scholar, 1986

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