November 30, 2016 9:00 pm / 10:00 pm

Lecture Hall 43-105 CHS

About the lecture: many of us think that when we wear gloves that we are protected from exposure to hazardous agents. This seminar introduces the key concepts of chemical permeation through gloves research, the current standard methods, and how the speaker’s research group studied the spectrum from single chemicals, from complex mixtures like pesticide formulations, petroleum fractions, and metal working fluids, and field techniques.

About the speaker: Shane Que Hee obtained his BSc (1968) and MSc (1971) in Physical Chemistry/Biochemistry at the University of Queensland, his PhD (1976) at the University of Saskatchewan in the environmental analysis of the phenoxy herbicides, and had postdoctoral experience at McMaster University (1976-78) in liquid crystals research. He was Assistant and Associate Professor in Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati 1978-89, and Associate Professor and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health 1989+. He has published over 230 peer-reviewed publications (132 peer-reviewed journal articles), mostly in the fields of industrial hygiene chemistry, air sampling method development, direct reading instruments, biological monitoring, analytical chemistry, and bioassay-directed chemical analysis. He has published four books, two on biological monitoring, one on the Phenoxy herbicides, and the other on hazardous wastes. He has been Director of the UCLA Industrial Hygiene Program since 2009, and has headed the UCLA ICP-MS Facility since 2005. He is a member and past Chair of the Biological Monitoring Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association of which he is also a Fellow. His current research focuses on developing sampling and analysis methods for chemicals, biological monitoring, glove permeation, and skin exposure risk assessment. He has obtained four R01 grants from NIOSH/CDCP, a Shared Instrumentation Grant from NIEHS, and grants from ASPH.