Ahn, Kwangseog

Email
At UW-Whitewater

Affiliation
University - Faculty/Staff
Department
Ocup & Envir Safety and Health
Position
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Office Phone
(262) 472-5589
Office Location
HH 3501

Kwangseog (Kwan) Ahn, Sc.D., CIH

About:
Dr. Ahn has extensive experience in teaching, research and services in occupational and environmental hygiene and environmental sciences. Before he came to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, he taught at the University of Michigan and Hunter College of The City University of New York. He also worked as an industrial hygienist at the Environment, Health and Safety Office of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Department of Environment, Health and Safety of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Education:
  • Sc.D. Industrial Hygiene, 2003, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • M.S.E.E. Industrial Hygiene, 1994, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.S.E. Environmental Engineering, 1987, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
  • B.S.E. Urban Engineering, 1985, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Courses:
  • SAFETY 255: Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • SAFETY 489: Hazardous Materials Management
  • SAFETY 492: Fieldwork Internship in Safety
  • SAFETY 757: Principles of Occupational Epidemiology
  • SAFETY 779: Advanced Topics in Industrial Hygiene

Certifications/Licenses:
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), American Board of Industrial Hygiene

Professional Interests:
  • Ventilation applications in laboratory and industrial environments
  • Health and safety in extreme work environments (confined spaces, heat stress)
  • Exposure assessment methods and controls for airborne hazards

Professional Membership:
  • Member of American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • Member of American Industrial Hygiene Association-Wisconsin Local Section

Selected Publications:
  • K. Ahn, M.J. Ellenbecker, S.R. Woskie, and L.J. DiBerardinis, “Effects of Work Practices and Upper Body Movement on the Performance of a Laboratory Fume hood,” Journal of Chemical Health and Safety , Vol. 23, No. 6, pp. 2-9 (2016).
  • K. Ahn, M.J. Ellenbecker, S.R. Woskie, and L.J. DiBerardinis, “A New Quantitative Method for Testing Performance of In-Use Laboratory Chemical Fume Hoods,” Journal of Chemical Health and Safety, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 32-47 (2016).
  • S. Dahal, T. Kim, and K. Ahn, “Indirect Prediction of Welding Fume Diffusion inside a Room Using Computational Fluid Dynamics,” Atmosphere, Vol. 7, No. 6, 86; doi:10.3390/atmos7070086 (2016).
  • D. Bello, B.L. Wardle, N. Yamamoto, R.G. deVilloria, E. Garcia, A.J. Hart, K. Ahn, M.J, Ellenbecker, and M. Hallock, “Exposure to Nanoscale Particles and Fibers during Machining of Hybrid Advanced Composites Containing Carbon Nanotubes,” Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2009 pp. 231-249 (2009).
  • K. Ahn, S. Woskie, L.J. DiBerardinis and M.J. Ellenbecker, “A Review of Published Quantitative Experimental Studies on Factors Affecting Laboratory Fume Hood Performance,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Vol. 5, No. 11, pp.735-753 (2008).


Dr. Ahn has extensive experience in teaching, research, and services in occupational and environmental hygiene and environmental sciences. Before he came to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, he taught at the University of Michigan and at Hunter College of The City University of New York. He also worked at the Environment, Health, and Safety Office of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Department of Environment, Health and Safety of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill as an industrial hygienist. His research interests include the following: • ventilation applications in laboratory and industrial environments • exposure assessment methods and controls for airborne hazards • health and safety in extreme work environments (confined spaces, heat stress) • occupational and environmental noise exposure assessment.

Professional Development Fund
2017
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Professional Development Fund
2016
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Professional Development Fund
2015
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Professional Development Fund
2014
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) Lecturers' Professional Development Grant Award
2011
University of Michigan
LEO Lecturers Professional Development Fund Grant Award
2011
University of Michigan
Paper of the Month for May
2009
Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Public Service Endowment Grants Award
2003
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Professional Development Award
2002
Graduate Student Association, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Graduate Research Grant Award
2001
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Professional Development Award
1998
Graduate Student Association, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Studying Abroad Scholarship Award
1990
Ministry of Education, South Korea

Sc.D.
Industrial Hygiene
The University of Massachusetts Lowell
2003
M.S.E.E.
Industrial Hygiene
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1994
M.S.E.
Environmental Engineering
Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
1987
B.S.E.
Urban Engineering
Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
1985

Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
American Board of Industrial Hygiene
2003
First Class Certification in Environmental Management-Air
Human Resources Development Service of Korea; Seoul, South Korea
1985
First Class Certification in Environmental Management-Noise and Vibration
Human Resources Development Service of Korea; Seoul, South Korea
1984
First Class Certification in Environmental Management-Water
Human Resources Development Service of Korea; Seoul, South Korea
1986
Industrial Hygienist in Training (IHIT)
American Board of Industrial Hygiene
1997

American Industrial Hygiene Association-Wisconsin Local Section
March 2014 - Current
Korean Society of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
2007 - Current
American Industrial Hygiene Association
1991 - Current

Recommendations by Confined Space Type from the FACE Reports on Worker Fatalities in Confined Spaces,”
T. Kim
Not Just an Internship Program: Connecting Students, Industry, and Data
T. Loushine
A Survey Study of Ergonomic Risks Associated with Older Workers in the Road Construction Industry
A.D. Barkley, S.D. Choi
Developing a Comprehensive Manual to Prevent Fatal Incidents in Confined Spaces in South Korea
T. Kim
Findings from the FACE Reports on Worker Fatalities in Confined Spaces
T. Kim, S.D. Choi
Laboratory Fume Hood Performance and Its Related Factors
Work-related Musculoskeletal Risks associated with the Office-based Outpatient Surgeries
S. D. Choi
Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety of Nanotechnology
Introduction to Tools for Risk Assessment and Control of Chemicals
Development of a Web-based Chemical Control Banding Program for Small and Medium Enterprises in Korea
Y. Shin, J Ha, S. Lee, J Kim, J. Yong, D. Hong, B. Ku, H. Park, S. Lee, S. Kim, H. Lee, J. Woo
Development of Chemical Hazard Information Sheets for Managers and Employees in Korea Enterprises
Y. Shin, J Ha, S. Lee, J Kim, J. Yong, D. Hong, B. Ku, H. Park, S. Lee, S. Kim, H. Lee, and J. Woo
A Study on the Revision of KOSHA Sampling and Analytical Methods (KOSHA Codes) for Particulate Matters in Workplaces Air
Y. Shin, S. Lee, J. Ha, D. Park, J. Woo, B. Kim, S. Paik, J. Park, J. Lee, B. Ku, H. Lee, J. Shin, I. Lee
Development of a Web-based Chemical Control Banding Program for Small and Medium Enterprises in Korea
Y. Shin, J. Ha, J. Kim, H. Park, B. Kim, S. Lee, B. Ku, S. Kim, J. Woo, H. Lee
An Easy and Practical Quantitative Method to Evaluate Exhaust Ventilation Equipment and Particle Removing Devices
J. Caravanos
Nanometer-scale Particle Filtration Efficiency of Ventilation Air Filters
J. Isaacs, M.J. Ellenbecker
Nanometer-scale Particle Filtration Efficiency of Ventilation Air Filters
J. Isaacs, M.J. Ellenbecker
Nanomaterials and Occupational Hygiene
Occupational Hygiene and Safety Management Programs in the U.S. Research Universities
Toxics Use Reduction Programs in the Massachusetts State, the U.S.A.
M.J. Ellenbecker
Nanomaterials and Occupational Hygiene
Introduction to Tools for Risk Assessment and Control of Chemicals
Dermal and Respiratory Protection in Handling Nanomaterials at the Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN)
M.J. Ellenbecker
Use and Efficacy of Protective Gloves in Handling Nanomaterials
J. Lee, C. Tsai, M.J. Ellenbecker
A New Quantitative Method for Testing In-Use Laboratory Fume Hoods
M.J. Ellenbecker, S. Woskie, L.J. DiBerardinis
Laboratory Safety Management System – Environment, Health and Safety Activities at MIT, U.S.A
Toxics Use Reduction
Toxics Use Reduction & Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Work, Health, and Environment
A Review of Quantitative Studies on Laboratory Fume Hood Performance and Its Related Factors – II. Estimating the Odds Ratios Using Logistic Regression
M.J. Ellenbecker, S. Woskie, L.J. DiBerardinis
A Review of Quantitative Studies on Laboratory Fume Hood Performance and Its Related Factors – I. Summary of Their Findings
M.J. Ellenbecker, S. Woskie, L.J. DiBerardinis
Ergonomic Assessment of the Concrete Pouring Operation During Highway Construction
V.L. Paquet, B. Buchholz
Noise Control in Highway Construction
S. Moir
Problems Encountered in the Operation and Use of Laboratory Fume Hoods at a Large Research University
M.J. Ellenbecker

Awareness and Perceptions of Ergonomic Programs between Workers and Managers Surveyed in the Construction Industry,” WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, accepted 2018
Work
Survey Study of Ergonomic Risks Associated with Older Workers in the Road Construction Industry
Proceedings of the XXIXth Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference
Pg. 17-23
Stretch & Flex Programs Effects on the Reduction of Musculoskeletal Disorders & Injuries
Professional Safety
Vol. 62 Iss. 5 Pg. 38-43
Analysis of Suffocating Accidents in Confined Spaces in the Past 10 Years (2005-2015)
Journal of Korean Society of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Vol. 26 Iss. 4 Pg. 436-444
Effects of Work Practices and Upper Body Movement on the Performance of a Laboratory Fume hood
Journal of Chemical Safety and Health
Vol. 23 Iss. 6 Pg. 2-9
A New Quantitative Method for Testing Performance of In-Use Laboratory Chemical Fume Hoods
Journal of Chemical Safety and Health
Vol. 23 Iss. 4 Pg. 32-47
Indirect Prediction of Welding Fume Diffusion inside a Room Using Computational Fluid Dynamics
Atmosphere
Vol. 7 Iss. 6 Pg. doi:10.3390/atmos7070086
Preliminary Findings on Stretch and Flex (SF) Program and Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Proceedings of the XXVIIIth Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference
Pg. 46-51
Developing a Comprehensive Manual to Prevent Fatal Incidents in Confined Spaces in South Korea
American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition (AIHCE)
Findings from the FACE Reports on Worker Fatalities in Confined Spaces
American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition (AIHCE)
A study of work-related musculoskeletal risks associated with the outpatient surgeries
Journal of Environmental and Occupational Science
Vol. 4 Iss. 4 Pg. 190-195
Exposure to Nanoscale Particles and Fibers during Machining of Hybrid Advanced Composites Containing Carbon Nanotubes
Journal of Nanoparticle Research
Vol. 5 Iss. 1 Pg. 231-249
Characteristics of Rain Penetration through a Gravity Ventilator Used for Natural Ventilation
The Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Vol. 52 Iss. 1 Pg. 35-44
Exposure to Nanoscale Particles During CVD Growth and Subsequent Handling of Vertically-Aligned CNT Films
Carbon
Vol. 46 Pg. 974-977
Massachusetts Chemical Fact Sheet, Cadmium and Cadmium Compounds
The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
A Review of Published Quantitative Experimental Studies on Factors Affecting Laboratory Fume Hood Performance
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Vol. 5 Iss. 11 Pg. 735-753
Particle and Fiber Exposure During Machining of Hybrid Carbon-Nanotube Advanced Composites
2008 SAMPE Fall Technical Conference
Environment, Health and Safety Offices of the Top 30 Research Universities in the U.S.A. - Focused on the Case of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Journal of Korean Society of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Vol. 17 Iss. 3 Pg. pp. 192-202
“Noise Perimeter Zones” – A New Systematic Method for Noise Exposure Reduction in Highway Construction Sites
Journal of Korean Society of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Vol. 16 Iss. 2 Pg. pp. 123-130
Toxics Pollution Prevention for Engineering Curricula: Homework Problems to Compliment Traditional Coursework
University of Massachusetts Lowell Toxics Use Reduction Institute
Construction Occupational Health Project Technical Report: Hearing Protection in Highway Construction
Construction Occupational Health Program, Department of Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Three-Dimensional Finite-Element Simulation of a Turbulent Push-Pull Ventilation System
The Annals of Occupational Hygiene
Vol. 39 Iss. 5 Pg. pp. 573-589
Absorption Characteristics of Trihalomethanes in a Bi-Solute System
Proceedings of the Korean Society of Civil Engineering
Vol. 7 Iss. 2

AECOM
South Korea IAPC Update
AECOM
South Korea IAPC Update
ENSR Corporation
South Korea
South Korea IAPC Update
STC
South Korea IAPC Update
STC
South Korea IAPC Update
Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc.
AECOM
South Korea IAPC Update
Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency
Consultant; Review of Chemical Exposure Standards in the UK
Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency
Investigator; Building Asbestos Management Guideline
Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency
Investigator; Standard Sampling and Analysis Methods of Occupational Health Hazards
Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency
Investigator; Developing a System for Chemical Hazard Information and Control Banding
The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing under the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers Program of the National Science Foundation
Researcher; Nanoparticles Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety
Korea Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Investigator; Developing an Environmental Management System in the Research Environment
Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency
Investigator; Chemical Hazard Information and Control Measures
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Investigator; Laboratory Ventilation Design and Troubleshooting and Fume Hood Testing
Mission Research Corporation
Researcher; Small Business Safety Officer

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